At the beginning of the year, iManage provided a new and improved version of iManage Drive. Why should you and your firm or company consider implementing this iManage application? When buying a car, one model does not work for everyone or every occasion (I used to love my sports car, now I need a mini-van). Similarly, the same iManage client does not work for everyone or every situation.

The implementation of iManage Drive will allow users to:

  1. Interact in Microsoft Windows Interface – This can help aid adoption for users that prefer the traditional folder structure, as well as provide Windows-based functionality that may be available in third-party apps, such as compiling PDFs.
  2. Take matters or folders offline – A folder or a whole matter can be synchronized locally for times when an internet connection is not available (e.g., courtrooms, airplanes, etc.)
  3. Upload and Download from websites and non-integrated applications – iManage documents appear as a drive-in Microsoft Windows, allowing them to be visible from any application.
  4. Use linked excel files without breaking the document links.

Things to be aware of with iManage Drive:

  1. Matters and folders do not appear automatically. Users need to actively choose which matters and folders to sync.
  2. iManage Drive stores a local copy of any synced documents onto the user’s hard drive. This data is encrypted for security but can take up significant hard drive space. You can limit the number of matters that can be accessed via iManage Drive at any one time to mitigate risks around space.
  3. Certain features, like document deletion, do not have the same full feature set as when using other iManage clients. They are constrained by Microsoft Windows functionality.
  4. The advanced searching that differentiates iManage is not available in iManage Drive, again due to limitations in Microsoft Windows.

Ready to take iManage Drive out for a spin? Contact ASI for a demo or more details.