Welcome to the Ascertus Limited web site, with completely new branding to complement the rebirth of Ascertus as an independent, private company.
As we approach the end of our 14th year, Ascertus’ immediate objective is to continue providing a high quality service to both existing and new clients. We aim to clearly differentiate ourselves by offering innovative, complementary utilities, systems, and unique solutions. This already includes our ability to provide the HP WorkSite (iManage) document and email management system as a professional hosted solution, with managed services such as remote HP WorkSite and IDOL server monitoring.
Over the coming months, in addition to our existing partners, we will be representing new software vendors and launching new products, which will be of interest to anyone searching for solutions to document intensive processes.
We sincerely hope that you will be attracted to what Ascertus has to offer to you and your firm, and look forward to discussing both your long and short term requirements in the very near future.
With the rebirth of Ascertus Limited comes a completely new brand and attitude to the market.
Ascertus, while hidden from view over the last two years, has certainly not been inactive. Founded in June 2000, Ascertus built itself into a known brand within the Corporate Legal market, attracting outside interest and investment. In 2012, the company was acquired by Huron Consulting Group. Ascertus has now been purchased back by the original founder, Roy Russell, and previous director, Jon Wainwright, along with the original employees, as well as all client and vendor contracts.
Historically Ascertus has been recognised as the leading supplier and services provider of software products for corporate in-house legal departments in Northern Europe; making teams more productive and efficient, whilst mitigating risk and justifying their value.
Having grown and strengthened from the original company, Ascertus are subsequently diversifying into new markets, offering a highly viable alternative IT support and services team for other professional services, including: law firms, accountancies, property agents, chartered surveyors, and management consultants.
Ascertus has a highly skilled team of technical consultants, software development, and support staff who, between them, have over 80 years of experience of providing software solutions to the legal market. For example, many members of our team have been responsible for some of the largest and most complex implementations of WorkSite in the UK.
Based in Central London, we have successfully managed software installations at customer sites globally. We offer a full range of professional services from consultancy, business analysis, and project management; to software implementation, training, documentation, and technical support.
Ascertus are now providing HP WorkSite (also known as iManage), the market leading document and email management system for professional knowledge workers, as a hosted solution. We are the first, and currently only, company in Europe to be providing the WorkSite system as a Cloud based solution. Ascertus is fully backed by HP Software in this venture and we already have reference-able clients utilising our European based data centres with fast disaster recovery processes included.
Trend Tracker: Cloud providers will continue to improve their reliability and capabilities to meet and exceed what even large firms are able to provide internally. As cloud costs find their equilibrium and internal staff costs continue to rise, firms will begin to plan their final DMS migration — a move to outsource the entire system.
Customers can now benefit from a faster adoption and lower cost of implementation and ownership of WorkSite, without the risk of moving to immature, less functional, and less secure alternative Cloud based products. No customer is too large or too small for a WorkSite hosted solution.
WorkSite has over 15 years of development and thought leadership in the professional services document management market. It also has the experiences of hundreds of thousands of law firm and corporate legal department users intrinsically baked in to it. No other system can provide the same tight level of integration with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Exchange and the most popular mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. WorkSite also provides the best integrated document management solution for Lotus Notes Mail, Domino Server and Google Mail Server.
Whether you are considering a new document management system, or you are considering moving your existing on-premise WorkSite system to the Cloud, find out how you can lower your total cost of ownership (TCO), and balance operational expenditure (OpEx) versus capital expenditure (CapEx) by contacting Ascertus now. We can make it happen for you.
Ascertus will be having an official launch of our new incarnation within the next month.
In the meantime, here is a link to an early scoop and opinion piece from Charles Christian: Ciao Huron, Russell back with Ascertus
Legal Technology Insider (273) May 2014, page 10