Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm with 10 offices across the UK. Their clients are a diverse and exciting range of private and publicly listed organisations - from large multi-national corporates to smaller, ambitious, high-growth businesses. Shoosmiths has won Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious M&A awards in 2013 and 2015 and has been short-listed for the 2015 UK Law Society Excellence Awards.
In 2014 the firm embarked on an ambitious strategic IT programme to replace and renew its aging infrastructure and complex applications architecture, by virtualising the former and simplifying the latter. The Practice Management System was replaced by SAP and the entire desktop environment – approximately 1,000 seats - was upgraded from Windows XP/Office 2003 to Windows 7/Office 2013.
An important part of this desktop upgrade was the replacement of the Document Management System (DMS) by a solution based on Microsoft SharePoint and MacroView DMF.