US law firm GableGotwals needed to find an alternative to their previous document comparison tool, CompareDocs, due to its impending end of support and lacklustre DMS integration. The firm’s next provider had to offer seamless integration to power their workflows, fast and easy deployment options, and fair and transparent pricing. Draftable Legal emerged as the ideal solution to meet these needs.
This case study follows GableGotwals’ successful transition to Draftable Legal, a fast, reliable, and cost-effective document comparison software.
GableGotwals: 80 years of high-quality legal services across the US
With a team of approximately 100 attorneys and over 70 other professionals in Oklahoma and Texas, GableGotwals has provided legal services across the United States for 80 years. As a full-service law firm, GableGotwals serves a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 corporations, privately owned companies, entrepreneurs, foundations, and individuals. Known for their high-quality legal services, GableGotwals' experienced team of litigators and transactional attorneys has earned recognition from Chambers USA, IFLR1000, Benchmark Litigation, and various bar associations at the federal, state, and county levels.
Preparing to switch to a new legal document comparison tool
To find the right fit, GableGotwals had specific requirements for their document comparison software. The tool needed to:
- Seamlessly integrate with NetDocuments, to enable attorneys to swiftly run document comparisons directly from the firm’s document management system (DMS) and save comparison output directly to the DMS.
- Include redline and side-by-side view features.
- Include the ability to instantly send a comparison to a colleague for review.
- Provide an intuitive user experience to enhance the workflow of their legal team.
- Offer appropriate deployment options to meet the firm’s internal requirements, with excellent support throughout the trial and post-purchase periods.
- Quick and easy installation and set-up processes.
- Offer fair, flexible and transparent pricing.
A solution that works for both attorneys and IT teams
GableGotwals originally began a trial of Draftable Desktop, Draftable’s original side-by-side only document comparison solution used worldwide by non-legal industries, such as finance and insurance. When the Draftable team saw GableGotwals was a law firm, they reached out to offer a trial of Draftable Legal, the legal-focused solution, purpose-built for attorneys.
From experience, the Draftable team learned that the legal industry typically requires redline comparison features in their document comparison solution. Draftable Legal includes redline features, along with other specific elements of legal workflows such as seamless integrations with DMS, MS Office and Adobe
The firm agreed to the trial and quickly found Draftable Legal was a great alternative to their former solution, CompareDocs, for which support is being discontinued.
Seamless integration with key software
GableGotwals required seamless integration with NetDocuments and the MS Office suite and other important software such as Adobe. With Draftable Legal, the firm’s legal team were able to upload files into the launcher directly from the DMS and launch comparisons directly from the DMS without having to go to the launcher first. They could also save comparison output directly into the DMS, saving attorneys time and creating smooth and efficient workflows.
Intuitive legal features
Along with the seamless integration with key software, GableGotwals also needed Draftable’s specific legal features including redline output and the ability to customise the output. Draftable Legal is designed for busy attorneys who need to quickly start using the software the first time, with no formal training and GableGotwals’ legal team found the software intuitive and easy to use. Their attorneys were able to perform tasks in just a few clicks, such as emailing comparison output and input files directly from the viewer and switching between PDF and Word with tracked changes output without having to re-run a comparison.
Easy and fast software deployment
GableGotwals’ IT team were able to swiftly install and deploy Draftable Legal, in partnership with Draftable’s excellent customer support team. Draftable’s reliable, enterprise-grade software is powered by its proprietary comparison algorithm, with a range of deployment options and a knowledge base of over 40 guides and video tutorials. The Draftable team know our customers operate in a variety of IT environments and it’s important to have a range of deployment options to suit their needs, such as per-user MSI and Machine-Wide MSI install options, so GableGotwals were able to select the option that was most suitable to their firm requirements.
"Choosing Draftable Legal was a simple strategic decision for us. Its quality of comparisons, ease of use, and legal workflows-focused features align perfectly with our high standards of client service. The software has enhanced our workflows, allowing for more efficient and accurate results. Our attorneys spend less time worrying about the software and more time on the results. We strongly recommend Draftable Legal to other law firms.”
- Dave A. Kester, Director of Information Technology, GableGotwals
A successful transition to the right document comparison tool
GableGotwals’ switch to Draftable Legal led to several benefits for the firm:
Smooth and efficient workflows
Draftable Legal’s smooth integration with NetDocuments and other key software meant GableGotwals’ legal team could swiftly start using the software without disruption to their workflows. They can focus on the legal work that matters, knowing they can rely on Draftable Legal.
Painless software transition
Draftable’s easy deployment options and dedicated support meant the GableGotwals IT team experienced a simple and painless transition to the new document comparison software.
With Draftable’s fair and transparent pricing, GableGotwals found a cost-effective solution and was able to budget accurately without concerns about unpredictable cost increases.
Switching to new software can be so painful for law firms, that they often choose to settle for suboptimal solutions, rather than go through the transition process. However, GableGotwals' story shows that when firms choose the right provider, they can equip their attorneys with the right tools that enhance their efficiency, while also avoiding the typical pains associated with changing providers. With Draftable Legal, firms can switch their document comparison software quickly and seamlessly, and start using software that attorneys will love.
If you’re not happy with your current document comparison software or need to switch to a new provider because support for Workshare Compare and CompareDocs has been discontinued, you can easily transition to Draftable Legal. Chat with our friendly team about your essential requirements for your document comparison solution.