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Novell and Industry-Leading Partners Deliver Comprehensive One Net eBusiness Service for the Legal Market

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, today announced at LawNet 2000 the immediate availability through Novell Consulting of Novell Legal, a new eBusiness solution for the legal market that makes possible a paperless electronic office and enables seamless collaboration among lawyers, partners and clients.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (LawNet 2000) | August 29, 2000

  • Novell Legal improves accessibility to clients and cuts down on costly administrative tasks, enabling legal market to grow business and increase revenue
  • Addresses unique collaboration and knowledge management needs of the legal market
  • Makes possible a paperless electronic office and enables seamless collaboration among lawyers, partners and clients to ensure consistency and security of critical data
  • Is first comprehensive Net services software offering specifically tailored to legal market from Novell and partners GroupLink, JetForm, Tobit Software and 2ndC

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, today announced at LawNet 2000 the immediate availability through Novell Consulting of Novell Legal, a new eBusiness solution for the legal market that makes possible a paperless electronic office and enables seamless collaboration among lawyers, partners and clients. Novell Legal provides unique collaboration and knowledge management tools specifically tailored to the needs of the legal market to ensure the consistency and security of critical data. Based on Net services software from Novell and partners GroupLink, JetForm, Tobit Software and 2ndC, Novell Legal accelerates the ability to conduct business over the Net, enabling the legal market to promote customer loyalty, rapidly grow their business and increase revenue.

"As the need for customized eBusiness solutions for vertical markets such as the legal industry continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, the winners in this market will be defined by the range of distinguished services they can offer to their clients over the Net," said Craig Miller, vice president and general manager of Novell's Net Management Services Division. "Our information from IDC would indicate that over the next several years software revenues from the business and legal services market are expected to experience the third fastest rate of growth among all vertical markets. For Novell that growth means an increased demand for tailored Net services software and other directory-enabled products that create a significant, sustainable advantage for law firms."

Novell Legal is the first comprehensive Net services software offering tailored specifically for the legal market. Using completely integrated technology from Novell and a variety of leading vendors, this one Net offering simplifies, secures and accelerates every critical eBusiness process employed by today's law firms. Legal teams of any size, both internal and external, can now easily and automatically store, retrieve and share relevant data eliminating redundant efforts and dramatically increase the effectiveness of the firm as a whole.

Novell Legal draws upon integrated eBusiness software from Novell and key industry partners and is tailored for individual law firms depending on their needs. Novell Legal makes use of Novell Net services software such as Novell NetWare, NDS eDirectory, Novell BorderManager and Novell GroupWise, as well as contact management software from GroupLink, process management technology from JetForm, fax messaging software from Tobit Software and information management technology from 2ndC. To view supporting quotes from these industry partners, go to www.novell.com/news/press/novell_legal_quotes. Combining these products to form a comprehensive, secure one Net solution for the legal market makes it possible for law offices to:

  • Provide secure anywhere, anytime access to messages, appointments, tasks, contacts and other information through a variety of wireless devices
  • Manage and securely share client and partner contact information and keep an updated log of client conversations
  • Create standardized electronic forms to speed the creation of common legal documents
  • Integrate intelligent fax communications with the firm's e-mail system, providing full cost recovery reporting and fax image indexing and archiving
  • Profile and store legal documents in a centralized information database and link related documents, including various versions of the same file
  • Search the full text of documents and share them securely across the Net
  • Create electronic approval routing procedures
  • Securely publish documents to the Web so external clients and partners can log in and review them
  • Instantly fax information to any destination directly from a user's desktop, eliminating the costly and time-consuming use of paper-based, manual fax machines
  • Quickly scan and profile hard-copy documents and enter them into a centralized information database
  • Provide secure remote access to network resources, documents and client information

"Like most industries, today's law firms are looking to eBusiness technology to better service their clients, increase the loyalty of those clients and grow their business," said David Hill, chair of the Novell Special Interest Group of LawNet. "In that regard Novell Legal offers a comprehensive solution to improve collaboration among lawyers, partners and clients and transform traditional, paper-based business processes into eBusiness processes. Certainly the delivery of Novell Legal demonstrates a commitment and awareness of the needs of the legal market on the part of Novell and its partners."

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is the leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks the Internet, intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public across leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for one Net a single global network that supports new applications and forms of business. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.

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