HOUSTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Onit, a leading provider of Smart Process Apps, today announced that Paul Zengilowski, its Customer Development Executive, will lead a session exploring real-world benefits of Smart Process Apps at the annual Mitratech users’ conference. The event, attended by hundreds of Mitratech clients and partners and scheduled for Oct. 13-16 in Austin, Texas, offers a peer-driven forum that focuses on practical strategies for legal, compliance and risk for corporations and government agencies.
Zengilowski will partner with Rich Seleznov of 3rd Street Consulting LLC to present “A New Era: Smart Process Apps are Re-inventing How Law Departments Operate” on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. CT. The discussion will include an overview into Smart Process Apps and how companies have used them to cultivate significant improvements in operational processes and cost reductions.
For many law departments, growth in business is leading to unrelenting demand for urgent legal services and a constant challenge to provide improved and expanded legal services. Enterprise software often fails to incorporate the very tools – such as email, spreadsheets, and documents – that track and document important processes. Now, law departments are turning to Smart Process Apps to drive new methods of tracking legal services and communicating around matters.
A number of Fortune 500 companies, including a number of Mitratech clients, have selected Onit Apps to automate processes such as contract review, accruals collection, NDA self-service and other processes currently handled with email, Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets. In doing so, they are more easily able to manage risk, improve responsiveness to their business clients, increase productivity of their staff attorneys, and gain greater transparency and insight into their portfolio of work.
Attendees of this session will learn why companies have turned to Smart Process Apps instead of their traditional systems of record and how their performance and adoption metrics are seeing significant business and operational improvements such as:
- Faster turnaround times on agreements
- Easily accessible centralized repositories for agreements and contracts
- A significant reduction in costs around reviewing and finalizing contracts
- A greater transparency into the status of legal matters for clients
To learn more about this session, visit http://www.mitratech.com/community/interact-2013/interact-agenda/?subject=show_details&_year=2013-interact&sid=35#35.
About Paul Zengilowski
Paul Zengilowski is a seasoned business and legal technology executive with more than 20 years of sales, business development and client implementation experience. As a Customer Development Executive, he oversees the company’s outside sales, partner and channel strategy, while also contributing to the company’s product direction and strategy.
Previously, Paul was the Director of Legal Services at Pangea3, a division of Thomson Reuters and was responsible for sales of LPO services to corporate legal and procurement organizations. He also held key positions at IntApp as the Vice President of the Revenue Management Practice and Datacert as the General Manager, Corporate Legal Solutions.
About Rich Seleznov
Rich Seleznov serves as an independent advisor to corporate legal departments. Prior to starting 3rd Street Consulting LLC, Rich was a Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group and managed the Law Department Management practice. He was also in the Law Department Consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining Huron. Prior to consulting, Rich held a variety of management positions at Exxon Mobil including responsibility for the Business and Technology Operations of the Law Department. Responsibilities included financial management, information technology, litigation support, and the management of 150 non-attorney personnel.
Rich applies more than 30 years of financial and management experience to improving the business performance of law departments through process improvement and the use of technology. Focus areas include strategies for reducing the cost of legal services by optimizing internal resources, external spend and discovery management. Rich also works with clients on technology strategies, business process improvement, benchmarking, and technology implementations.
Onit was formed by legal software industry experts Eric M. Elfman and Eric A. Smith, co-founders of Datacert, a leading provider of enterprise spend management software. Launched in early 2010, Onit deploys Smart Process Apps to simplify business process automation and improve business productivity across all departments and industries. The Onit App Builder allows business users to drive efficiency and productivity by combining business process management, project management, and information management into one easy to use tool so the user can create their own Onit Apps without having to rely on IT for support.
Businesses have processes 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. With Onit Apps, processes are automated in a few clicks, responsible parties are notified immediately, and data collection is centralized. Onit doesn’t require any software to download or resources from IT. For more information, visit www.onit.com or contact 1-800-281-1330.