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August 24, 2016 | Press release

HighQ redefines legal collaboration with latest release of HighQ Collaborate

London, 24th August 2016 – HighQ, the leader in secure content collaboration, client engagement and knowledge sharing solutions for law firms, announces general availability of its latest release of HighQ Collaborate.

Collaborate 4 is a groundbreaking new version of its secure enterprise collaboration and process optimisation platform, used by over 280 of the leading law firms, corporate legal departments and financial institutions worldwide.

Collaborate 4 will be available to new and existing customers from 5th September 2016 and HighQ will be demonstrating the new version at the ILTACON 2016 educational conference in National Harbor, MD from 28th August – 1st September 2016.

Taking legal collaboration to the next level to drive business transformation

Stuart Barr, Chief Strategy Officer, HighQ comments, “Collaborate 4 sets a new benchmark for secure content collaboration in the legal industry and beyond. CIOs are no longer forced to choose between delivering secure, compliant, functional tools to their lawyers and clients or an easy to use, consumer-grade experience. HighQ brings all of the elements of best-of-breed point solutions for client extranets, secure file sharing, project management, knowledge sharing and process optimisation together into one seamless, fully integrated platform with a stunning user experience. It really is a revolution for getting work done inside a law firm and for collaborating with clients.”

Watch the embedded video below to see how a global team uses Collaborate 4 to successfully deliver a project, exceed expectations and deliver an amazing client experience.

Greg Taylor, President and COO, HighQ adds, “We know that firms are under enormous pressure to become more efficient, improve client engagement and deliver innovative new legal services. Providing the right tools to lawyers to facilitate efficient and productive working practices internally as well as enabling them to work with clients externally can be a significant challenge. So we want to be a key strategic partner for firms to help solve the core of the technology problem. We can deliver best-in-class collaboration and process optimisation solutions to help drive business transformation initiatives in the firm and simultaneously simplify the IT landscape.”

A major platform evolution

Collaborate 4 sees a major evolution of the already market-leading platform that introduces a completely new user experience, significantly improved performance and hundreds of customer requested enhancements to deliver a next-generation platform for law firm collaboration, file sharing, project management and legal process optimisation. Completely redesigned to deliver a truly market-leading experience for users to drive efficiency, productivity and help people get their work done. Highlights of the release include:

– Upgraded user experience including support for a multi-lingual user interface and a new global navigation
– New full-screen file viewer with custom document metadata and support for annotations
– Support for over 150 file types including specialised DICOM medical images and AutoCAD files
– Significantly enhanced file handling with full support for multiple file selection, drag and drop and bulk adding metadata
– New thumbnail view for files to display previews of images and the first page of documents
– Expanded structured data and process optimisation module, iSheets, to improve efficiency and usability
– New inline editing in the Wiki and Tasks modules for seamless and efficient knowledge capture and task management
– Improved activity streams with dynamic link previews, tailored content metadata and more powerful filtering
– New user “mini-cards” for quick interaction and access to essential contact details as well as improved people profiles
– Improvements to search with advanced faceted filtering, enhanced performance and search-as-you-type results
– New engaging header images in the Blog module with ability for admins to change the author and published date of posts
– Significant usability, performance and responsiveness improvements across every module in the platform

Customers ready to take advantage of the new capabilities to transform their legal services

HighQ customers previewed the new release at the HighQ Forum, London in June and have had access to a beta version since then. The feedback has been incredibly positive and customers are eager to roll-out the new version to take advantage of the new features and stunning user experience to transform their collaboration and client engagement initiatives.

David Eaglesfield, Head of Applications at DLA Piper said “HighQ Collaborate is the cornerstone of our data room and collaboration strategy. Consequently, we are excited about Collaborate 4 and the improvements it offers our clients and our business. The improved features and performance of Collaborate 4 will enable us to speed up sharing and to build more streamlined business processes.”

HighQ will be demonstrating Collaborate 4 at the ILTACON 2016 educational conference in National Harbor, MD from 28th August – 1st September 2016. Come and visit us on booth #611 for a demonstration and conversation. Collaborate 4 will be available to new and existing customers the following week, from 5th September 2016.

About HighQ
HighQ provides innovative cloud collaboration and content management solutions to the world’s leading law firms, financial services companies, governments and corporations. The company’s blue chip client base includes over 40% of the global top 100 law firms and some of the largest global financial institutions. HighQ combines secure, enterprise-grade technology with an amazing user experience to transform the way businesses collaborate, communicate and share information securely in the cloud. Founded in 2001, HighQ is headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Sydney and Ahmedabad.

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