Clayton Utz turns to HighQ for client collaboration

A cloud-based collaboration platform from HighQ has been chosen by Australian law firm Clayton Utz to provide a new extranet.

The HighQ platform combines secure document management and exchange with social tools such as wikis and blogs.

“One of the things we liked most about Collaborate was the fact that we can quickly set up and configure a site to a meet client’s specific needs with very little effort. A simple document sharing site can be built and shared literally in a matter of minutes. More complex sites take a little more effort, but that’s really just ticking boxes and settings to make it do what you want.” said James Kleinig, Technology & Innovation Manager at Clayton Utz.

James also commented that “the features and services we are now able to share with our clients are making a positive difference to how we provide online services to our clients. The document management capabilities are excellent, the WorkSite integration takes away a lot of the internal maintenance effort and the social and data management features have allowed us to build some really interesting and useful sites for our clients.”

HighQ Collaborate is cloud-based solution, and Clayton Utz additionally opted for global web acceleration, which means that wherever the application is accessed from, it will feel responsive and fast, as though it is hosted locally to the user. For Clayton Utz, which acts for international clients, this was an essential feature.

“We chose HighQ Collaborate not only for its combination of features but also because it is immediately available as a cloud-based service. It’s saving us a huge amount of time and effort by not having to build and host our own solution in-house. And because it’s hosted in the cloud, our lawyers and clients can access it quickly and easily from anywhere.” Said Garry Clarke, IT Director at Clayton Utz.