Onit and Archer Daniels Midland Company Honored as Recipients of the 2017 Best Use of Legal Technology Award

Posted on September 13, 2017

The Buying Legal Council, the international trade organization for legal procurement, announced the winners of the first ever Legal Procurement Awards at the 2017 Buying Legal Council North America Legal Procurement conference.

Onit is honored to be the recipient, jointly with Archer Daniels Midland Company of the 2017 Best Use of Legal Technology Award!

Our citation reads as follows:

"In only 6 months, Onit and Archer Daniels Midland were able to significantly improve the company's legal spend management through efficient and effective use of technology. Together, they developed an enterprise spend management platform that encompassed ADM's legal spend in 160 countries. Onit and ADM leveraged change management techniques and built alliances with ADM's shared services organizations. The intention was to ensure and streamline operations and the adoption of the technology. Training and regionalized floor support for the technology helped speed deployment and compliance. The combination of innovation, automated tools, process re-engineering and technology helped ADM save millions of dollars of legal spend. This year's BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY AWARD goes to Onit and ADM Congratulations!"

"We wanted to identify and acknowledge best-in class leaders in legal procurement," says Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, executive director of the Buying Legal Council. "Each award winner and honorable mention not only succeeded in their areas, but surpassed the current status quo of the discipline. These leaders in legal procurement are at the forefront of new developments. We all do well learning from them and getting inspired by them." 


Submissions for the awards were entered in a blind peer-review. All decisions were made unanimous among the judges, all of them legal procurement professionals.