Datacert’s visionary strategy and products, as well as advanced globalization capabilities, solidify its position as the global leader in enterprise legal management

HOUSTON – March 22, 2011 – Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, has been recognized as a "Market Innovator” in an independent legal industry research report entitled, "MarketView™ Report: e-Billing and Matter Management Systems for Corporations." Hyperion Research, the only provider of market research and advisory services focused exclusively on legal technology and operations, published the report, which also designates Datacert as the market leader in Europe. According to the report, which included a review of Passport™, Datacert’s patent-pending technology platform, "A Market Innovator solution demonstrates a number of leading and differentiated capabilities, with many class-leading characteristics; and demonstrates key product innovations and a clear market vision of ‘next generation’ technologies.”

Of the 25 legal e-billing and matter management vendors that were evaluated by Hyperion Research in the development this report, Datacert was recognized as the clear market leader in Europe on multiple fronts. In terms of global presence and support capabilities, Hyperion found that, "Only one vendor – Datacert – has significant operations, support, and sales staff in Europe.” Datacert was also recognized for its unmatched global product capabilities, being specifically cited as the "only provider that has developed an electronic, paperless invoicing feature set that fully complies with EU [VAT] directives."

"As a trusted legal industry advisor and credible market research organization, I commend Hyperion for instituting such a thorough and valuable report that recognizes Datacert’s strategic vision and product innovation," said Jim Tallman, president and chief executive officer, Datacert. "Our company and product strength continues to permeate the market globally because we remain diligent in our efforts to invest in and develop enterprise legal management solutions that address long-term industry needs. We instituted a collaborative approach with our global client base, strategic partners, and other industry visionaries to deliver Passport to the marketplace. Since its 2010 launch, nearly 20 organizations, primarily Fortune and Fortune Global 500 companies, have selected Passport."

In the "Marketview Report," vendors and products were assessed based upon eight evaluation categories. Hyperion commends Datacert and Passport throughout the assessment, with specific recognition and high acclaim in the areas of:

  • Vision – For strong thought leadership and market vision, evidenced by Passport, and for Datacert’s leadership in the European market
  • Company Viability – For consistent financial growth and the experience of Datacert’s management team
  • Product Features – For providing comprehensive, well-developed capabilities that are globally compliant
  • Product Usability – For Passport’s well-designed user interface, personalization options, and OutlookTM integration

As the industry’s first and only platform for enterprise legal management, Datacert Passport offers clients and partners a full suite of toolkits to enable them to extend the value of the platform by developing and testing new applications for unique business needs, as well as integrating existing enterprise systems. The Passport Testing Toolkit was specifically cited in the Hyperion Research report as being a "unique and differentiating” product feature in the market.

The MarketView reports from Hyperion Research provide independent, proprietary analysis and insight into the leading trends, best practices, and market-defining issues that are driving success in technology and the practice of law. To review the "MarketView™: e-Billing and Matter Management Systems for Corporations" report in its entirety visit

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