CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Houthoff Buruma, one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands with offices in five European cities, has selected Autonomy's iManage Workflow Manager to streamline its new client intake process. Built on Autonomy's unique meaning-based technology, the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), Autonomy iManage Workflow Manager enables Houthoff Buruma to automate this traditionally cumbersome, document-centric process in a manner that is compliant with the Dutch Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism Act.
The Act came into force in 2008 with the aim of combating money laundering and terrorism. It requires all trading institutions in the Netherlands, such as law firms, banks, insurers and brokers, to perform background checks on new clients to ensure they do not have a history of such activity. Houthoff Buruma had already deployed Autonomy's comprehensive legal information management platform, iManage WorkSite, when it began searching for a solution to automate its client intake process while complying with this national legislation.
Houthoff Buruma selected Autonomy iManage Workflow Manager, the industry's most comprehensive solution for client screening compliant with the Dutch Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism Act, as the only solution capable of meeting and exceeding its requirements. Autonomy iManage Workflow Manager offers an intelligent process automation module with rich capabilities for streamlining business processes, such as new client intake. Houthoff Buruma compliance experts will benefit from visual tools, rules-based routing, real-time activity monitoring and secure connectivity into the firm's document system. By understanding the meaning of the information across distinct repositories and data formats, Autonomy iManage Workflow Manager intelligently routes documents and raises alerts, delivering improved governance and greater efficiency through time and cost saving.
Implementing a controlled new client intake process powered by Autonomy iManage Workflow Manager will enable Houthoff Buruma to accurately assess potential risk, and become more efficient and consistent in its screening by eliminating cumbersome, paper-based processes. Furthermore, the adoption of Autonomy iManage Workflow Manager will be critical to Houthoff Buruma in the firm's strive to offer a speedy and effective service to all eligible clients.
"As a long-standing iManage WorkSite customer, Autonomy iManage Workflow Manager was the logical choice for us when the need arose for a client screening solution that is compliant with Dutch law and requires significant interaction with our core document management system," said Anne Wehrens-Lawson, IT Project Director at Houthoff Buruma. "The iManage Workflow Manager integration will enable us to achieve compliance via a single, automated and integrated platform with minimal additional investment."
"In recent years, law firms globally have been facing increasing regulation of their processes from national and international legislation," commented Ian Black, Head of Global Operations at Autonomy. "Autonomy is delighted to be able to offer Houthoff Buruma a comprehensive solution for streamlining their client intake process in a way that is not only compliant with the national legal requirements but also allows employees to leverage electronic resources based on their meaning, thereby powering an intelligent automated process."
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Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, spearheads the Meaning Based Computing movement. IDC recently recognized Autonomy as having the largest market share and fastest growth in the worldwide search and discovery market. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information, forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data, including unstructured information, such as text, email, web pages, voice, or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including pan-enterprise search, customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and audio analysis.
Autonomy's customer base is comprised of more than 20,000 global companies, law firms and federal agencies including: AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Ericsson, FedEx, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Banking Group, NASA, Nestlé, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, Tesco, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More than 400 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including Symantec, Citrix, HP, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO. The company has offices worldwide.
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