Datacert legal and claims department clients will have full application capabilities through dynamic user interface optimized for mobile devices
HOUSTON, September 27, 2012 – Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, announced
today its upcoming release of Passport®, Datacert’s patent-pending technology platform, which allows Datacert’s legal and
claims department clients to extend their use of Passport's suite of applications to their mobile devices. Mobile users
will be able to utilize the full capabilities (including customizations) of their Passport solutions, such as matter
management and legal spend management, via a dynamic and rich user interface that has been carefully designed and optimized
for the smaller screens of tablets and mobile phones. Clients can also use the Passport Designer Toolkit to create new,
mobile-only screens for unique, on-the-go data capture needs.
Datacert’s approach to delivering a mobile Passport solution continues the strong focus the company placed on usability when first
developing Passport, which has been widely recognized for its industry-leading design and usability. Many vendors develop device-specific
mobile apps that greatly limit functionality (e.g., only allowing users to approve invoices) or simply port their standard software user interface
to cumbersome mobile browsers. In contrast, Datacert’s approach is device-agnostic, mobile-optimized, and provides mobile Passport users
with a rich and unlimited experience that utilizes the full capabilities of their mobile devices. The Passport mobile solution supports
the full range of the desktop application’s capabilities, including customizations clients have made to their Passport solutions,
allowing clients to use their mobile devices to perform essential job functions and collaborate effectively outside of the office.
Users will be able to perform common tasks, such as:
- Reviewing, adjusting, and approving invoices, budgets, and timekeeper requests
- Viewing and updating matter information, including matter summaries, narratives, tasks, and events
- Viewing documents
- Viewing dashboards and dashboard reports
The entire user experience is optimized for the smaller screens of tablets and cell phones and made even more intuitive by
the utilization of native operating system widgets, such as the iOS spinning date picker, designed to enhance usability on
mobile Apple® devices. Users will be able to easily interact with and manipulate graphical dashboard reports,
ensuring the latest real-time KPI data is always accessible, even when out of the office.
Use of native operating system widgets, such as the iOS spinning date picker, optimizes usability for mobile Passport users.
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Screen auto-reformat capabilities ensure content rendering is optimized based on the size and orientation of the screen.
Users will also be able to very easily set any page of the application as their "homepage," allowing quick access to most
commonly used features. For example, casual users who just need to quickly approve invoices on their mobile devices can
set the My Invoices to Approve screen as their homepage. This user-selected homepage setting will automatically carry
across all of the user’s mobile devices.
Mobile Passport users will have easy access to real-time KPIs via interactive, graphical dashboard reports.
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"The use of mobile devices to conduct day-to-day business is a practice quickly being adopted by corporate
legal departments," stated Chris Fields, chief technology officer, Datacert. "The philosophy behind Passport
included simplifying the use of technology for attorneys and simplifying the maintenance of legal department systems
for clients. This philosophy has been carried through to our mobile offering. In addition, by providing mobile users
access to the full functionality of their Passport solutions, they are able to be just as productive on the road as in the office."
As a technology platform, Passport enables new application development using the Passport Designer Toolkit,
which Datacert’s internal development team utilized to develop the mobile solution. The use of HTML5 for Datacert's mobile
solution greatly simplifies maintenance as it allows for a single code base for all mobile devices and requires no redeployment
to mobile devices when new releases of the client’s Passport Server are deployed. Rather, the mobile version automatically
stays in sync with the latest version of Passport, including any customizations the client makes to the solution.
In addition, clients can utilize the Passport Designer Toolkit to create custom screens for use only on mobile devices.
This allows clients to support unique, on-the-go data capture needs, such as retailers that want their store managers to
quickly and easily capture information about in-store incidents (e.g., slip-and-falls) that may turn into legal matters.
This ability to capture incident information on-the-spot right in Passport greatly streamlines processes.
"As a true technology and applications development platform, Passport gives our clients extreme flexibility to
support their unique needs and seamlessly capture, update, and view information on-the-go," said Fields.
The initial release of the Passport mobile solution will support Apple and AndroidTM tablets and cell phones,
with support for other mobile platforms in subsequent releases.
Datacert will be demoing Passport's extensive mobile capabilities in booth #209 at the Association of Corporate
Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting, Sept. 30 – Oct.3 in Orlando, FL.
For more information about Passport, please contact Datacert at 800-780-3681 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org (North American inquiries) or
email@example.com (international inquiries).
About Datacert, Inc.
Datacert is a global technology innovator and the premier provider of enterprise legal management
software and services that empower corporate legal departments and claims organizations to operate
more efficiently, support changing business needs and global workforces, collaborate with legal suppliers,
and make strategic business decisions. Datacert's offerings include its patent-pending technology platform,
Passport®, and solutions to manage legal matters, mitigate risk, and control legal and claims spend.
Datacert solutions are relied upon by Fortune® 500 corporations, Fortune® Global 500
corporations, 100 percent of the AmLaw 200, and thousands of legal suppliers around the world.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC,
Datacert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries.
Visit www.datacert.com for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates http://twitter.com/Datacert.
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