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Oce Provides 35 of the Largest US Law Firms with Records Management Services

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO--Aug. 15, 2005-- Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced that Oce Business Services provides records management professional services to thirty-five Am Law 200 law firms, including three of the top five. The Am Law 200 is a yearly list compiled by American Lawyer Media of the top 200 U.S. law firms ranked according to gross revenue. "As compliance issues and rapidly evolving technology change the landscape for law firms, document and records management outsourcing solutions offer real business benefits," said Joseph R. Marciano, President and CEO of Oce Business Services. "The in-depth knowledge and technology we apply to records management have led a growing number of leading law firms to rely on Oce." Complete Oce Solutions for Law Firms Document-intensive law firms face significant document and records management challenges that impact timeliness, accuracy, accessibility and compliance. If not rigorously managed, these ultimately can affect partner productivity and client service quality. Oce Business Services works closely with law firm clients to develop effective solutions that help them introduce best practices, improve performance and processes, including: Transferring records management knowledge from a single records manager or librarian to a best-practices system with standardized processes and leading technology Introducing automated document accounting systems that capture all print/copy/fax/scan costs by client matter so they can be accurately allocated for compliance and billing Implementing digital document efficiencies including imaging, case management load files, web-enabled document management, online print job submission, digital storage and efficient office production equipment Increasing breadth of document reproduction and imaging services offered Modernizing and upgrading the centralized reprographics center - increasing capacity and adding more document production capabilities, including color production, automated Bates labeling and scan-to-network repository Positive Results for Clients The initiatives implemented by Oce Business Services have resulted in positive results for their law firm clients, including: Creating substantial savings, decreased overhead expenses and reduced document creation and records management costs, with incremental savings anticipated in subsequent years Freeing associates, paralegals, and administrative staff from labor-intensive document-related tasks so they can devote more time to billable client matters Increasing the number and types of services law firms can offer to their clients as a competitive differentiator and additional revenue source Increasing efficiency and decreasing service response times by reducing the number of vendors who interact with the client while ensuring capacity to meet peak office and discovery document production requirements "We have a solid reputation for client service and dedication to excellence. Document management and workflow efficiencies created by Oce Business Services can help our legal clients improve on billable hours per partner. This expertise is applied to hundreds of clients in a range of industries," said Mr. Marciano.