February 21, 2017

Thomson Reuters ProView Partners with Handshake Software to Provide an Integrated eBook Solution for Law Firms Worldwide

Eagan, Minn., Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has entered into a strategic relationship with Handshake Software, the leading provider of SharePoint®-based products and services to the legal sector, to provide seamless access to authoritative digital titles on Thomson Reuters ProView™ and embed eBook content solutions within the legal workflow. 

Thomson Reuters ProView is a proprietary, market-leading eBook platform for legal and tax professionals. The new relationship will combine Handshake Software’s Portals and Handshake Universal Search with ProView’s features that are specifically designed for professional use, such as navigation, annotation and sharing capabilities within digital libraries and titles.

Attorneys and law librarians will now have integrated access to their ProView Library through the Handshake Portal, allowing them to easily find relevant ProView titles and content. The Handshake integration also provides the ability to contextualize ProView’s titles by firm-specific matters and practice area distinctions. Users will find value in time-saving efficiencies and alignment within their legal workflow.

ProView Integration APIs provide flexibility for services like Handshake to discover eBooks available to the user, search the titles, and present results in context within end users’ workflow, all while enjoying ProView’s rich reading experience and functionality.

Through Handshake Portal, users can have the capability to find ProView content, as well as firm work product provided through West KM, which also integrates with Handshake, providing comprehensive views across a firm’s information resources.

“In today’s highly competitive professional services market, our customers are focused on productivity and getting the right information into the hands of their end users when they need it, within their own learning and research workflows,” said Helen Elardo, vice president and global head of ProView at Thomson Reuters. “Our integration with Handshake is an excellent example of the capabilities ProView provides to connect users with digital library resources as effectively as possible.”

“Integrating Handshake’s Relationship Framework with ProView content provides users contextualization of secondary sources in a unified view with other lines of business systems,” stated Glenn LaForce, Handshake Software’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer. “This method promotes greater efficiency for the users by pulling all firm knowledge into one place.”

ProView eBooks are published in seven languages across five continents, and available for iPad® and AndroidTM tablets, SurfaceTM tablets and for Windows® and Mac® computers through both browsers and an installed app. 

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.

Handshake Software

Handshake Software is the market leading and award-winning provider of SharePoint-based products and services to the legal market including portals, enterprise search and mobility solutions. Handshake leverages existing firm investments in practice & financial managements systems, CRM, ECM and DMS by delivering powerful system integrations with Microsoft Office and SharePoint. Handshake Software greatly reduces the time, effort and cost of integrating and presenting business information with Microsoft SharePoint, Search, Microsoft Office and mobile devices. Other business benefits include rapid deployment, reduction of overall risk, unparalleled flexibility and integrated security. Handshake clients include 50% of the Am Law 100, and 45% of the Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 with total users exceeding 130,000 across 10 countries. The company was named 2011 Innovative Vendor of the Year by the International Legal Technology Association's (ILTA) annual Distinguished Peer Awards. Handshake Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and member of the Microsoft Business-Critical SharePoint Program. 

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