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Top 5 Israel-based Firm Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co Improves Efficiency, Access, ‘Findability’, and Collaboration

Vancouver, BC, November 10, 2008 – Colligo Networks Inc., a leader in desktop collaboration solutions, today announced that the law firm of Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co. (FBC) has deployed the Colligo Contributor Add-In to their legal, paralegal, and administrative professionals. FBC is one of the top five law firms in Israel and chose the Colligo Contributor Add-In to support the consolidation and sharing of case related email and documents in SharePoint. FBC was assisted in the SharePoint project by AKT, a leading human capital solutions provider which introduced the firm to the Colligo solution.

To support the firm’s growth, Microsoft SharePoint was selected as the document management solution to manage cases, the firm portal, and the Practice Centers. In addition to managing documents, FBC wanted to also manage emails in SharePoint.

“We found that as a firm, more than 50% of case related information was emailed through Outlook,” explained Israel Fischer, a Partner at FBC who is responsible for the firm’s knowledge management strategy, “so it was critical that we not only manage our documents in SharePoint, but that we also manage our emails. With lawyers storing case related emails and files in their Outlook folders and with emails being replicated in several folders or computers, it was difficult for other lawyers working on a case to access the information when they needed it.”

“The Colligo Contributor Add-In provides an excellent solution for email management in SharePoint,” commented Fischer. “It enables us to fully utilize SharePoint to centralize case data and because it’s so easy to add emails and files to SharePoint, our Practice Center is growing with well indexed documents that are easy to find and share. Colligo provides excellent customer service and worked hard to ensure that their product seamlessly supports our content and metadata in Hebrew, which is extremely important to our staff and clients.”

“With the complex nature of cases and the collaboration that is necessary among legal staff, law firms have a unique requirement for document and email management,” says Barry Jinks, President and CEO of Colligo Networks. “By deploying the Contributor Add-In, the FBC team is able to use the familiar Outlook interface to easily and effectively move emails and documents into SharePoint in order to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing. By providing an effective way to capture email metadata, the Contributor Add-In ensures that important information is not only accessible, but structured and easy to find using the advanced search features of SharePoint.”

To read more about how FBC is utilizing Colligo and SharePoint, please read the case study that details the business challenge and how FBC has achieved their goals for collaboration and document and email management.

Products in the Colligo Contributor product family can be purchased from the Colligo store at www.colligo.com/store. For more information on pricing and availability of the Contributor Software Development Kit, partners and customers should contact partners@colligo.com. The free Colligo Reader (for individual users only) and a 30-day trial of Colligo Contributor Pro are available at www.colligo.com. Volume pricing and other enquiries can be directed to sales@colligo.com.

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About Colligo Networks

Colligo is a leading provider of desktop collaboration solutions. Its client-based software solutions extend the functionality of collaboration and content management applications like Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Lotus Notes. Designed to increase productivity, Colligo products move critical data storage and synchronization functions from the server to the desktop, enabling users to more effectively capture, access, edit, and share information when and where they need it. From instant team collaboration to remote user access, Colligo enhances the collaboration experience for over 200,000 licensed users in more than 50 countries. Customers include Siemens, PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Motors, KPMG, Qualcomm, and Grant Thornton. Colligo is a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV partner and IBM Business Partner. For more information visit www.colligo.com.

About Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co.

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co. (FBC) is one of Israel’s largest law firms, dedicated to providing full service legal advice to a broad spectrum of clients. FBC offers its clients sophisticated and high caliber counseling together with a dynamic and pragmatic approach to the practice of law. Recognized for its ability to address challenging legal issues creatively and successfully, FBC prides itself on professional excellence and dedication to its clients. For more information visit www.fbclawyers.com.

Colligo is a trademark of Colligo Networks, Inc. All other corporate names and / or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

For further information, please contact:
Asa Zanatta
Tel: 604 724 7755
E-mail: azanatta@colligo.com

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