For the 2nd consecutive year, Barhead Solutions and its Consensus Contract Lifecycle and Matter Management (CLM) platform have been named a winner in the Australasian Lawyer and NZ Lawyer Service Provider Awards under the legal technology–contract management software category.

Service providers were judged on criteria such as their innovativeness, commitment to R&D and their impact on the lives of legal professionals. On these factors, Barhead and its Consensus product stood out from the competition, with its close integration with Microsoft business applications, strong data security, and the greater level of control over data within the solution.

Amanda Fajerman

‘Data sovereignty and security are key concerns among legal teams transitioning to the cloud. The Microsoft-based Consensus gives organisations and their legal teams complete control over their data, empowering them to manage contracts, matters and sensitive data securely and efficiently.’

Amanda Fajerman, Engagement Manager, Barhead Solutions

With its seamless integration with Microsoft business applications, Consensus has grown to be one of the top solutions in the rapidly growing niche for Microsoft-based CLM solutions, in just 3 years. As the niche market expands alongside accelerated AI adoption in the legal sector, Barhead plans to leverage Copilot, Microsoft’s AI assistant, and its close partnership with Microsoft.

Barhead CEO Ken Struthers says, ‘Through the Consensus platform, Barhead aims to help legal teams and their organisations take advantage of industry-leading AI capabilities, all while leveraging their current investment in Microsoft business applications.’

As legal teams adapt to an industry landscape that was one of the first to be disrupted by AI, Barhead will continue to develop AI capabilities and integrations with Microsoft Dynamics 365 applications, to better support their transition.