Handshake Software Integrates Ravel Law Research & Analytics to Extend SharePoint-based KM and Search

legal software

Handshake Software Integrates Ravel Law Research & Analytics to Extend SharePoint-based KM and Search

Ravel’s legal search, analytics and visualization capabilities now part of Handshake Software’s AppStore & SP Bridge enterprise search platform

Alpharetta, Georgia – January 12, 2016Handshake Software, Inc., the market leading, award-winning provider of SharePoint-based products and services to the legal market, today announced its strategic technology integration with Ravel Law, a legal search, analytics, and visualization platform.

The strategic integration between the two companies’ products will significantly improve users’ Microsoft SharePoint-based search experience, underpinning Handshake Software’s “All knowledge. One place” approach to developing a comprehensive legal Knowledge Management (KM) technology solution.

The integration combines Ravel Law’s powerful tools including interactive visualizations and analytics with Handshake Software’s SP Bridge, which extends SharePoint Search to a firm’s enterprise search platform and creates an environment where users can easily find and review critical firm data, firm expertise as well as on-premise and online legal research materials. This creates a powerful set of search results that allow an attorney to more effectively manage both the business and practice of law in a single environment.

The Handshake Software-Ravel Law integration also extends the popular Handshake Software AppStore, a personalized homepage for each user within a firm.  This not only alleviates the need to conduct legal research as part of a siloed search but brings together all other critical aspects of the modern practitioner’s hub including relevant information from the firm’s financials, document management, customer relationship and practice management systems.

“As law firms look for ways to be more efficient in their research, this collaboration offers a new and exciting resource for lawyers to quickly sift through millions of court opinions and find what matters in a centralized location,” said Nik Reed, co-founder and chief operating officer at Ravel Law. “Legal research is an essential part of business intelligence in developing legal strategy, and our integration with Handshake makes data-driven insights available with just a few clicks.”

“Combining Ravel Law with our other product integrations for SharePoint-based enterprise search further creates a ‘One Search, All Knowledge’ environment that is crucial for the modern practitioner,” said Glenn LaForce, vice president of global sales & marketing at Handshake Software. “Lawyers, CIOs and Knowledge Management professionals tell us they want one system to deliver one-stop KM information to their users. Our integration with Ravel Law is another important aspect of the Handshake Software’s all-encompassing solution that includes integration to online legal research and other major legal applications.”

For more information about Handshake Software, please visit https://www.aderant.com.

 # # #

About Ravel Law

Ravel is a legal search, visualization, and analytics platform. Ravel empowers lawyers to do data-driven research, with analytics and interfaces that help them sift through vast amounts of legal information to find what matters. Established by lawyers in 2012, Ravel spun out of interdisciplinary work between Stanford University’s law school, computer science department, and d.school. Ravel is based in San Francisco, and is funded by New Enterprise Associates, North Bridge Venture Partners, Ulu Ventures, Experiment Fund, and Work-Bench.


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 Aderant.com, email [email protected], or follow the company on Twitter @Aderant or on LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Megan Haight​
Director, Global Marketing Programs
[email protected]