Part three: the future of legal operations
Our third and final installment in the maturity model series tackles the future of legal operations. We will take an in-depth look at how the industry is evolving and what legal operations professionals need to do to stay ahead of the curve.
Part two: critical tools for the five stages of the legal ops maturity model
Welcome to the second installment in this three-part series discussing the legal ops maturity model. We will discuss departmental initiatives based on maturity model stage and the tools that are critical for each of those initiatives.
Part one: finding and plotting the ideal technology path for your organization
In this series of three articles, we will explore the importance and immediacy of understanding your legal operations. We will answer key questions like: What do legal ops look like across the continuum? What tools are critical, based on the maturity model stage? What lies ahead for the legal ops industry?
SimpleLegal announces revenue growth in 2020 despite pandemic challenges
A Cornerstone of Success Lies in SimpleLegal’s Customer-Centric Approach and Scalable Legal Ops Platform
5 cost-cutting strategies for corporate legal departments
Beyond scrutinizing where you can cut hourly costs, there are 5 ways to trim your legal spend without compromising quality of work. Learn More:
SimpleLegal partners with Fender® for matter management and legal spend management
Fender® Selects SimpleLegal for its Superior User Experience, Efficiency and Analytics that Inform Strategic Business Decisions
SimpleLegal named as a Major Player in IDC MarketScape Reports for enterprise Legal Management and Matter Management
SimpleLegal is recognized by IDC as a major player in two MarketScape reports for enterprise legal spend management and enterprise matter management.
SimpleLegal introduces new embedded document management for its legal operations platform
SimpleLegal announces their new embedded Document Management System (DMS), a convenient, one-stop-shop that allows corporate legal teams to improve processes and productivity at no added cost.
How GCs can evolve from ‘lawyer in the room’ to strategic business partner
Modern general counsel need to partner with the CEO and advise on more than just legal matters. Nathan Wenzel, founder of SimpleLegal, says GCs are expected to be strategic business partners, analysts, and budget managers, and offers tips on how to achieve these goals.
SimpleLegal appoints Mark Weidick as General Manager; company poised for continued growth following 2019 acquisition by Onit
SimpleLegal announces Mark Weidick as the company's General Manager. Weidick brings more than two decades of experience in high tech as a business operator and entrepreneur, with success at both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.
2020, the year legal operations finally flourish
Now, thanks to technological advancement and consistent incubation, we are hitting that critical mass where legal ops is recognized as an important part of the legal department across industries, company size and geography.
SimpleLegal announces banner year after doubling revenue; receives OnCon Icon Award for top legal vendor
SimpleLegal, a modern legal operations platform offering spend management and matter management, today announced 2019 revenue doubled driven by the acquisition of 81 new customers.
Legal operations in 2020 will focus on more than core competencies
In 2020, and in the coming years, there will be a greater focus on giving legal operations a seat at the general counsel’s leadership table and preventative measures, according to experts in the field.
The future of legal process management for in-house counsel
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Jared Correia talks with Nathan Wenzel of SimpleLegal about strategies for effective legal process management for in-house counsel.
Onit and SimpleLegal host webinar with guest speaker from leading analyst firm
Thought leaders from Onit and SimpleLegal with analyst firm, IDC, will discuss market trends, change management, and the future of legal operations.
SimpleLegal unveils new technology and integration tools for its legal operations platform
New features to offer countless benefits to current and new customers. Enhance your matter management with our new platform integrations and matter reviews.
Driving disruption in legal operations
SimpleLegal's Legal Operation Disruption White Paper provides candid view of technology, data, and process in today's corporate legal departments.
Five trends of legal operations advancement
The legal operations function, while not new, is in its infancy stage and will see tremendous growth in companies of all sizes over the next decade. As it continues to evolve, here are five industry trends SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, sees accelerating value for legal operations in organizations.
How legal operations technology is saving funds and improving efficiency for finance
Unplanned litigation and constant regulatory changes makes it difficult for legal teams to predict spend, causing increased frustration for finance teams. This is where legal operations technology can help.
SimpleLegal hires legal technology executive Craig Raeburn, Jr. as Vice President of Sales and Customer Success
SimpleLegal has announced the appointment of Craig Raeburn, Jr. as Vice President of Sales and Customer Success. In this role, he will support company objectives by spearheading efforts toward sales targets, develop strategic sales plans and promote the growth and expansion of SimpleLegal’s client base.
Nathan Wenzel & Erik Reeves discuss end-to-end IP solution for legal operations
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Get double the insight, as host Ian Connett is joined by two guests: Nathan Wenzel and Erik Reeves who share how together they've cooked up an idea and teamed up to create an end-to-end IP solution for legal operations.
Legal tech vendors aiming to be one-stop shops for attorneys
Legal technology companies are expanding their products and buying vendors with niche market expertise as they aim to become sole sources of cutting-edge tools for law firms and legal departments.
Onit buys SimpleLegal
Onit, Inc., a Houston, TX-based provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and business process automation, acquired SimpleLegal, a Mountain View, California-based provider of legal spend, matter and vendor management software.
On heels of $200M investment, Onit acquires legal ops platform SimpleLegal
Legal operations management platform SimpleLegal is Onit's first acquisition and will become a stand-alone subsidiary of the Houston-based enterprise workflow company.
Private equity dominates as Onit acquires SimpleLegal
Private equity driven deals continue to dominate the legal sector news as, following a $200m strategic investment by K1 Investment Management in January, Onit yesterday (13 May) announced that it has acquired SimpleLegal.
Houston enterprise software Co. acquires Silicon Valley-based competitor
The acquisition comes after the Houston company received a $200 million private equity investment in January.
Houston-based Onit announces acquisition of legal tech company SimpleLegal
Houston-based Onit announced Monday that it's acquiring the legal technology company SimpleLegal.
Legal tech consolidation continues as Onit buys SimpleLegal
SimpleLegal, the spend management pioneer, which Artificial Lawyer only recently profiled, has been bought by Onit, the massive process automation and legal data management company, in further signs of consolidation in the legal tech market.
Onit aims to conquer the corporate market with acquisition of SimpleLegal
Four months after receiving a $200 million strategic investment, Onit, a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for large corporations and legal departments, is putting that money to good use — acquiring SimpleLegal.
Onit acquires SimpleLegal to modernize global legal operations
Legal industry thought leaders join forces to deliver most comprehensive product offering in the Enterprise Legal Management space.
SimpleLegal streamlines feedback from in-house attorneys with vendor surveys
SimpleLegal announces a new feature that allows customers to collect feedback from in-house attorneys on their experience working with a particular law firm or vendor.
The leading platform for legal operations management
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SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, speaks with the Legal Corner of Entrepreneur Podcast about why SimpleLegal is the leading legal operations management platform.
LyondellBasell to Streamline its worldwide legal operations with SimpleLegal platform
LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, selected SimpleLegal's platform to power their global legal department.
SimpleLegal introduces new capability to automate budget requests with vendors
SimpleLegal announces Budget Request – a feature designed to streamline the process for managing matter-level budgets and provide in-house counsel with a more structured way to administer budgets and collaborate with vendors.
Google, Square officials point to hot market for legal operations experts
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In a panel discussion held at the SimpleLegal headquarters in Mountain View, CA, local Silicon Valley legal ops leaders said professionals who can combine operational and tech savvy are in high demand.
How to become a data-driven legal team
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SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, was featured on "The Recorder" and shares how in-house legal teams are increasingly using data analytics for a variety of tasks. He discusses how analytics will play a crucial role in the future of the services and how legal teams can emerge as a more quantitative department.
SimpleLegal launches new capability to help legal teams manage, automate and control invoice review and approval
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SimpleLegal, a modern legal operations platform offering e-Billing and spend management, matter management and analytics software, today announced its latest product capability: Intelligent Invoice Workflow. The new feature provides legal operations teams, in-house attorneys and finance departments the ability to create programmatic and configurable rules to better enforce billing guidelines, alternative fee arrangements (AFAs), discounts and more.
Evolve Law: member spotlight with Nathan Wenzel
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In Evolve Law's 100th podcast episode, host Mary Jutten interviews SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, to learn more about SimpleLegal's legal operations software and how it helps data-driven legal departments make informed decisions, streamline processes, and uncover valuable insights for improved legal spend management.
The Recorder: 4 Tools your in-house legal team needs
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CEO Nathan Wenzel is featured on the "The Recorder" and leverages his experiencing working with legal departments of all sizes to provide his list of top tools every legal department needs to streamline legal operations, drive efficiencies, and reduce costs.
5 things I wish someone told me when I first started with Nathan Wenzel, CEO of SimpleLegal
CEO Nathan Wenzel is featured on the "5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me" series, created by Yitzi Weiner. He shares his personal backstory, who he admires most and why, and more.
Talking tech savvy in-house counsel in Silicon Valley
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Evolve Law was back in Silicon Valley for another great tech event, this one focused on the "Tech Savvy In-House Counsel." The event kicked off with a Darwin Talk from Tina Fan of SimpleLegal who presented on "Best Practices for Implementing Legal Operations Software" and was followed by a panel discussing the role of general counsel and the legal operations department in the current environment, how it could improve, and where it's headed in the future.
Outlier AI Podcast: I fought the law and the data and won (Legal Operations)
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Join our CEO, Nathan Wenzel, on the Data Driven Discussions podcast with host and Outlier CEO, Sean Byrnes, to learn about the recent (and tremendous) growth of the legal operations function, the need for legal to shift from the traditional qualitative mindset to a more quantitative approach, and how data is changing the way companies run their corporate legal departments.
Twenty Minute VC Podcast: construct your fundraising process to get 3 term sheets in 36 hours, why slow and steady can be best for startups & why all startups must know their zero cash day
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SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, joins host, Harry Stebbings, on The Twenty Minute VC to talk about SimpleLegal’s journey from the very beginning as a services-based consulting company, to our Y Combinator experience, and finally, getting three term sheets in 36 hours.
Above The Law: SimpleLegal announces $10M Series A: live conversation with CEO Nathan Wenzel
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Zach Abramowitz, CEO and co-founder of ReplyAll.me, spoke with SimpleLegal CEO Nathan Wenzel on the recent Series A funding led by Emergence Capital, what the company plans to do with the funds, the growth of legal ops, and more.
Evolve Law Now Podcast: a catalyst for legal innovation with Nathan Wenzel, CEO and Co-Founder of SimpleLegal
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Evolve Law Now Podcast host, Mary Juetten, sits down to talk to Nathan Wenzel, CEO and Co-Founder of SimpleLegal, about his product, his team's background, and the feedback he has been receiving from his customers. Tune in to find out more about the technological innovations happening in the legal field now!
SimpleLegal launches “Legal Requests” to modernize matter intake process for corporate counsel
SimpleLegal announces the launch of Legal Requests, a new offering that helps organizations and in-house legal teams understand the "why" behind their legal spend and improves communication throughout all departments around legal needs.
IPfolio integrates with SimpleLegal to further unify the IP management process
IPfolio Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based Intellectual Property Management Software, and SimpleLegal, a leading provider of modern legal operations software for in-house legal departments, integrate their offerings to improve process efficiency for corporate Legal and IP groups.
Evolve Law Podcast: SimpleLegal
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In this podcast, Nathan Wenzel and Ian Connett discuss the origins of SimpleLegal, why legal is one of the last "black holes," and how Nathan's business background helps him to find unique legal tech improvements.
IT briefcase exclusive interview: how technology is changing the role of general counsel and the rise of legal operations
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In this interview, SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, discusses the changing role of GCs. He also outlines the importance of legal operations, a growing function within modern legal departments, and shares how legal teams can best leverage technology to amplify their work.
Legal bills, technology and the weak buyer problem
Richard Tromans, Founder of the Artificial Lawyer, interviews SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, discussing all things legal technology and the need for a more data-driven and quantitative legal department to drive cost savings.
SimpleLegal named one of the “Top 20 Most Promising Legal Technology Providers” by CIOReview
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Shining a spotlight on legal technology providers and their impact on the industry, CIOReview named SimpleLegal one of the “Top 20 Most Promising Legal Technology Providers”.