Consensus – an award-winning Microsoft Cloud-based matter management solution

Consensus – an award-winning Microsoft Cloud-based matter management solution

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Unified and collaborative matter management 

The automated and integrated workflows provided by Consensus across legal matters empowers legal, procurement and contracting teams to increase productivity, reduce risks, align legal KPIs and facilitate business engagement.

Increased matter efficiency​

Reduce matter cycle time by automating processes and save time by surfacing matter knowledge and related data in a single click.​

Optimised legal team utilisation​

​Triage legal matters to manage workloads and create space for the legal team to truly add value to clients.

Reduced risk​

Catch key matter dates and manage legal registers for ease of compliance and auditing, reporting and risk management.​

Aligned legal KPIs​

Deliver value to business and add value to legal advice through insights derived from analytics and connected data sources.​

Business enablement​

Improve transparency and visibility in legal processes and leverage analytics to make data-driven decisions.​

Key Features

Consensus is a stable and highly secure solution built on the Microsoft Power Platform, guaranteeing a safe environment for your organisation’s transactions.

End-to-end Matter Lifecycle Management

End-to-end Matter Lifecycle Management​

  • Manage reminders, activities and appointments automatically synced to Outlook

  • Track matters from creation to completion
  • Fully audited timeline tracks contract history and activity

Automated workflows and approvals​

  • Automate activity and approval templates

  • Create automated reminders on matter due dates

Automated workflows and approvals
Single source of truth

Single source of truth

  • Centralised repository of matter data, including all related documents for document management and email correspondence for email management​

​A sustainable knowledge source​​

  • Facilitate continuous improvement through a sustainable database for legal users to share and retain information

 A sustainable knowledge source
Work in native Microsoft 365 applications

Work in native Microsoft 365 applications​​

  • Intuitive design based on M365 applications leverages the immense capability offered by the Microsoft 365 and Power Platform suite
  • Access Consensus directly from Outlook and action approvals or reviews without having to leave your Outlook inbox​

  • Synced natively to SharePoint, respecting SharePoint access & permissions and mirroring SharePoint activities directly within the app

​Self-managed, configurable solutions​

  • Design your own workflow and document templates

  • Create your own business rules and automated reminders and notifications

  • Flexible and easily scalable as needs change

  • Extensively supported with in-app help and guided support

 Self-managed, configurable solutions

Built on a platform without limits

Microsoft Power Platform is the leading analytics and business intelligence platform Consensus was built on.

  • Connect to hundreds of data sources using a library of connectors and Dataverse — bringing your data together for a single source of truth
  • Leverage your existing financial and personnel investment in Microsoft to use and extend Consensus
  • Used by organisations big and small, the technology underpinning Consensus is extremely robust, reliable and secure

Business Outcomes

Increase turnaround time by reducing cycle time, automating processes and surfacing knowledge at speed.

Save money by catching due dates and obligations, and create space for legal teams to add value by creating lead time for the business, opportunities for re-negotiation and better contract utilisation.

Reduce risk of missed dates and manage compliance requirements across your legal and contract portfolio.​

Streamline business and legal collaboration through self-service portals, increasing transparency and visibility, removing bottlenecks and lessening the dependency on individuals.​

Empower teams to make data-driven decisions and identify opportunities for improvement using insights from centralised reporting.​

Create a central source of truth for information and knowledge, so users can share and retain information relating to matters, contracts, documents and emails, ensuring the continuity of corporate knowledge.