Aderant Moves into Knowledge Management with Acquisition of Handshake Software

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Aderant Moves into Knowledge Management with Acquisition of Handshake Software

ATLANTA – August 7, 2017 – Aderant, a global leader in firm management software, announced today the acquisition of Handshake Software, Inc., a market leading and award-winning provider of software products to the legal vertical, including portals, knowledge management, enterprise search, and mobility solutions. The acquisition will expand the Aderant suite of products.

Handshake Software platforms connect all of an organization’s knowledge together into one location, creating quick and intuitive views of important data and analytics. Additionally, the data then becomes searchable through Handshake’s Universal Search, a rapidly growing enterprise search product in the legal market. During Handshake’s 17-year history the company has been recognized as an industry thought leader and innovator, including winning the coveted ILTA Innovator of the Year award.

“Aderant’s mission is to help firms run a better and more profitable business through technology,” said Aderant President Deane S. Price. “We have long been an industry leader in areas such as docketing, practice, and matter management solutions. Acquiring an industry leader in knowledge management expands our offerings and helps us better serve our clients, so they can better serve their clients.”

The acquisition is promising for Handshake’s future as Aderant’s resources will help build and accelerate product development, as well as expand the support and services capabilities. Both Aderant and Handshake are confident that the transition will build on the already strong relationships with clients and partners.

“We are extremely proud of all that Handshake has accomplished and are excited for the next chapter as part of the Aderant family,” said Handshake CEO Doug Horton. “We know they will be great stewards of our brand and Handshake will be a fine compliment to their suite of solutions. We’re also pleased that our employees and clients will be in the best hands possible going forward.”



About Aderant®

Aderant is a global industry leader which provides comprehensive business management software for law firms and other professional services organizations. The company’s popular technology brands include Aderant Expert for practice management, Handshake and Drive for knowledge management, iTimekeep, OCG Live & Thrive for timekeeping and compliance, BillBlast for eBilling, CompuLaw for docketing and calendaring, and Expert Case for legal case management. Aderant operates as a unit of Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), a constituent of the S&P 500®, Fortune 500® and the Russell 1000® indices. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has several other offices across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit, email [email protected], or follow the company on Twitter @Aderant or on LinkedIn.

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