Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is releasing a new Practical Content Dashboard within their flagship Cheetah and Cheetah for Corporate Counsel platforms. The Cheetah platform includes over 20,000 practical content tools and documents spread across twenty seven practice areas. The practice content will now be easier to locate with addition of the dashboard. Ken Crutchfield the vice president and general manager of legal markets at Wolters Kluwer Law & Business US is quoted in the press release: “The new features will give our customers fast access to all of the applicable tools needed for their day-to-day work saving valuable time and allowing them to more easily find information they seek on a multitude of projects“
The Practical Content Dashboard includes smart charts, smart tasks, guidebooks, answer books, decision trees, forms and calculators. Additional checklists are in the pipeline. The dashboard provides for pre or post search filtering by practice area or content type – allowing lawyers to quickly pinpoint everything that is relevant to their topic.
Multi-state surveys have been standardized using the SmartChart technology to improve consistency. Additional SmartTasks which outline the steps in a legal process have been added.
Wolters Kluwer and CCH Were Pioneers in Practice Workflow. Wolters Kluwer acquired Commerce Clearing House in 1996. CCH made its reputation with a suite of topical libraries that integrated statutes, regulations and practice commentary. In the analog print world they offered an abundance of specialized indices, finding lists and conversion tables to speed attorneys’ workflow. Over the past decade they have leveraged AI for insights and mapped out task worklfow which has resulted in suites of Smart Charts( for statutory comparisons), SmartTasks ( process guides) and Clause Analytics products. Wolters Kluwer’s Practical Content Dashboard is one more enhancement to drive efficiency into the practice of law.
The Market The market for practical guidance and workflow tools has paralleled the rising demand for lawyer efficiency. Wolters Kluwer is not alone. Every legal publisher (Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, Bloomberg Law and Fastcase has morphed from focusing on primary law research platforms to building workflow enhancement platforms.