Why is Entergence different?
Precedent Intelligence resides not in documents, but clauses
When one complains about a bad contract, it is never the whole document that represents the opinion, but rather those select few clauses which do. Hence it is the ‘clause’ that carries potent intelligence, while a document is just an aggregation of clauses.
We build Master Knowledge Trees for each document type from several similar documents. The trees contain an exhaustive set of clauses and sub-clauses by bringing together content from scores of documents of a particular document type. Each clause or a sub-clause contains preferred versions along with several alternate options, each suited for a particular context. Your lawyers will see each clause and sub-clause analyzed on various parameters of risk, uniqueness, conditional inclusions/exclusions and applicable context amongst others. We moved the granularity to capture intelligence -at the level of sub-clauses.
The best expertise the firm can tap is the firm as a whole
Everyone would love to hire an expert to draft their documents, one who is adept at appreciating the nuances of the subject matter. Can everyone in your firm be made an expert? or Can you make the firm’s expertise materialize in every work product of yours? By adopting Entergence, the answer is “Yes”. Through Entergence the intelligence of all the members of the firm can be captured easily and hence it is the best knowledge library a firm can adopt. Entergence is a platform that pools the expertise from all the work products of all the team members at one place in the form of a Master Knowledge Tree. Master Knowledge Trees are an exhaustive set of clauses and sub-clauses for any document type.
Use of Enterprise Precedent Knowledge is now just “Click n Drop”
While firms are struggling to make sense and manage ‘knowledge’, a few have really focused on making the process of “Use of Knowledge” more efficient. If a search result in an intranet environment throws out 8 documents as a final search result, a lawyer spends precious time in opening those documents, reading through each of them and narrowing down those paragraphs which may contain the relevant information. Once the information is available (at times in Word/PDF/Images), getting the information to the drafting window is cumbersome, as it is traditionally required to be copied and pasted. Entergence simplifies the use of knowledge. Any version of the clause from the Master Knowledge Trees can be clicked and dropped into the drafting window with one easy click. Compare this with the traditional clause library search functions, which may take as many as 48 clicks and several iterations of key word searches to get to the right clause. . 48 clicks versus 2 clicks- that’s Entergence! Knowledge truly exists only if it can be used easily.
Build and tap your own enterprise intelligence
In Entergence, we build master knowledge trees for each firm by structuring and analyzing each type of document from within the firm. Rather than using generic templates which may use language and an approach that the firm may not be comfortable with, precedent intelligence is built from within the firm. Master Knowledge Trees contains the best of your firm’s work products that have been drafted by your best lawyers over past several years.
Static Knowledge becomes stale very soon
Most firms have built some kind of a library for document templates. But maintaining these templates is a tedious job and is seldom done satisfactorily. Enterprise Knowledge is usable only if it is fresh and updated. We build and maintain the Master Knowledge Trees for our clients. We add new clauses and new versions to the trees as well as archive the ones that are inactive and recommended to be removed. Over a period of time, the Master Knowledge Trees become an intellectual property asset for the firm. They are a rich repository of enterprise intelligence built from work products prepared by several lawyers in the firm over the years. Keeping the trees fresh and enriched is the key into tapping enterprise intelligence and we make it happen as a part of Entergence based services.
Standard Template better be dead. It wastes time.
Though lawyers encounter several different contexts for their work products, they tend to start their drafting from either a precedent document or a standard template. They expend a good amount of time in contextualizing the standard template to suit the current context. This is a sheer waste of time. On the other hand, Entergence builds, part-by-part, the apt template best suited for each context in less than a minute, each time saving several painstaking hours of making the changes to the template manually. In Entergence, you can always mark your preferred clauses and generate a preferred document, again in less than 60 seconds.
All alternate clause versions NEXT to each other? Why not?
One of the most recurring requests made by the lawyers has been, “It would be great if we could compare alternate clauses next to each other”. With Entergence, you can precisely do that. You can not only compare the text of any two clauses, NEXT to each other, but can also compare their pre-analysed metadata, again NEXT to each other. Surprisingly, this most desired feature is seldom seen even in the most advanced technology solutions that exist. But as we said, Entergence is a paradigm leap into the future, which can bring in substantial value to the organisation over the years.