NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2010 – Onit Software, LLC , a company dedicated to developing online project management tools for business and legal professionals today announced the introduction of its open beta of Onit Legal Edition at LegalTech New York 2010. Founded by legal industry software veterans Eric M. Elfman and Eric Smith, Onit offers a flexible, cost-effective, software as a service application that gives lawyers and people that work with lawyers the essential tools to collaborate, communicate and manage legal and business projects from most Internet browsers or mobile devices. Onit provides a secure and reliable online workplace without any upfront IT investments or concerns over data loss and system down time.
Onit Legal Edition is one of the company's first products. Also available is Onit Business Edition to address the growing market demands of professionals that need affordable technology to manage multiple projects, streamline business processes and reduce operational costs.
"The legal market needs a cost-effective means to easily manage legal projects," said Eric M. Elfman, co-founder and CEO, Onit. "Simply put, Onit is the best project management tool for legal projects. Onit is easy to use and deliver to legal and business professionals and provides rich functionality at an affordable price. Using Onit project manager, entire legal teams can track progress on deals, transactions, cases and litigation, share status updates, communicate project goals, and manage legal budgets."
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Onit provides lawyers and legal professionals with shared online calendaring, project management, online document storage and other collaborative features. Because Onit is project-focused, all participants have the same view of project plans, notes, documents, financials and reminders. These tools can be used for individual purposes or shared with designated group members for easy, real-time collaboration.
Legal teams no longer need to forward emails, send revised documents back and forth or manage multiple shared calendars. With Onit, legal teams can manage multiple projects - all within the same view, all at the same time. Onit is a valuable, easy-to-use technology that increases productivity and efficiency, and simplifies online collaboration.
Onit also gives lawyers and legal professionals the flexibility to update a project, revise a budget, or comment on a legal matter from most mobile devices. Onit works effortlessly with most Internet browsers as well as the iPhone and Microsoft Outlook. In fact, updating project status with Onit is a lot like updating your personal status on Facebook or Twitter. Onit's comprehensive features include:
- Collaboration - Link up with team members in less than two minutes-with zero friction.
- Document Management - Easily and effortlessly store any type of document with your team.
- Status Updates - Update your status and view your team's status from the web or smartphone.
- Project Planning - Full project planning capability, including delegating and tracking responsibilities.
- iPhone App - View and search all project information; update and view status of your team.
- Microsoft Outlook Integration - Join your e-mail with your projects; publish e-mail messages to your projects.
- Budgeting and Estimating - Create and share budgets for your projects; receive regular estimates to complete projects.
An Internet browser and an e-mail address is all you need to access basic Onit at no cost during the open beta. In fact, even after the full subscription version is launched in spring 2010, basic Onit will remain available at no cost. There is no software to install and no long deployment or implementation cycle. Collaborating on legal and business projects can begin as soon as you register and invite your colleagues.
Onit was formed by legal software industry experts Eric M. Elfman and Eric Smith, co-founders of Datacert, a leading provider of enterprise spend management software. Launched in early 2010, Onit Project is a light-weight online project management and business collaboration tool for legal and business professionals. Onit Process, the company’s latest product release, is a game changer for all companies that need to be more efficient, productive and process-driven. Businesses have process for everything -- whether it’s hiring a vendor or law firm, terminating an employee, submitting a contract for review, requesting a trademark request, obtaining an NDA, etc. Most of these processes are manual, paper intensive and cumbersome. Onit Process simplifies data collection and makes is easy for all employees to request business and legal services. Processes are automated in a few clicks and the responsible party is notified immediately. Onit is a simple, easy-to-use tool that doesn’t require any software to download. For more information, visit www.onit.com or contact 1-800-281-1330.