Lenczner Slaght Chooses Panasonic Scanners for Efficiency and Reliability

Widely recognized as Canada’s leading litigation practice, Lenczner Slaght represents clients’ interests in complex, high-profile cases across the country. The firm’s lawyers are distinguished by their depth of court room experience, appearing regularly at all levels of the federal and provincial courts and before professional and regulatory tribunals, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

For more than 25 years, the advocates at Lenczner Slaght have acted on behalf of clients in over 17,000 cases, conducting more than 500 trials, arbitrations and tribunal hearings.

Challenges

Lenczner Slaght initiated a new policy to go digital, in order to streamline their day-to-day workflow and eliminate the lengthy processes of scanning legal documents. In doing so, the firm was looking for a trusted technology partner who could supply them with a solution that provided efficient and reliable document scanning and eased their transition from paper to paperless.

Solutions

After a detailed product demo, Lenczner Slaght knew that Panasonic’s systems would meet their needs. Together with 360 Business Ventures, an authorized Panasonic reseller, Panasonic worked with Lenczner Slaght to identify the award-winning KV-S2087 document scanner as an appropriate solution due to its speed, reliability and ability to scan various types of documents, providing much needed time and resource savings for the law firm.

Results

Members of Lenczner Slaght now have the scanning tools they need to get the job done efficiently, giving them more time to focus on their primary job functions instead of administrative tasks that accompany cthe role. Since going digital with Panasonic, the law firm has
experienced cost savings and increased client satisfaction.

From Paper to Paperless

After implementing a new policy to go digital, Lenczner Slaght, Canada’s leading litigation practice, knew they would need to upgrade their existing document management system in order to digitize the thousands of legal documents they receive each day. They wanted to be certain that the scanner they invested in would be a valuable asset to the staff who would be using it each day. So, Lenczner Slaght began their search for a trusted technology partner who could supply them with a solution that could provide efficient, reliable and high-volume document scanning and help them make the transition from paper to paperless. “Before working with Panasonic, we managed all of our documents manually using a copier, which proved to be inefficient and expensive for our business,” said Bahi Thiyagarajah, director of IT, Lenczner Slaght. “We knew we needed to make a change.”

Leading the charge to help the law firm transition from paper to paperless, Lenczner Slaght sought the expertise from 360 Business Ventures.

In today’s digital age, we recognize the importance of embracing a paperless office, from cutting cost to eliminating repetitive tasks.
Bahi Thiyagarajah, Director of IT, Lenczner Slaght

Exceptional Capabilities, Exceptional Speed

Together with 360 Business Ventures, an authorized Panasonic reseller, Lenczner Slaght turned to Panasonic for guidance in choosing the best document scanner for their situation. After assessing their need for a robust scanner that was reliable, durable and easy to use, Panasonic recommended the law firm to test out the KVS2087 from their departmental scanner line.

Following a product demo and a 14-day trial period, Lenczner Slaght knew the KV-S2087 was the scanner they needed and purchased three units, one for each mailroom on each floor of the firm. “After testing the Panasonic scanners, we knew these solutions would be the right fit for the types of scanning we do,” said Thiyagarajah.

Boasting high-speed scanning of up to 85 pages per minute, the KV-S2087 quickly converts client forms, legal documents and reports, invoices and other large-volume documents in various sizes and thickness into data, relieving the law firm’s staff from much of the tedious work of scanning. Additionally, the scanner’s large-capacity ADF can hold up to 200 documents at a time, making quick work of the up to 3,000 documents scanned daily at Lenczner Slaght. Since a large number of documents can be scanned continuously, the need to set up scanning parameters time after time is eliminated, allowing for higher work efficiency. The Panasonic scanners and Image Capture Plus software, in combination with additional imaging software developed by 360 Business Ventures have provided Lenczner Slaght with a complete document management solution.”

"In today’s digital age, we recognize the importance of embracing a paperless office, from cutting cost to eliminating repetitive tasks” continued Thiyagarajah. “With a digital workflow in place, we can now focus on what’s important – our clients.”

Moving Forward With a Trusted Technology Partner

Once Lenczner Slaght chose the Panasonic KV-S2087 scanner to support its operations, they saw immediate results. The law firm instantly noticed how quickly they were able to complete tasks, and employees were able to take advantage of top of the line features and functionality, including high speed duplex scanning, multiple transport systems, advanced hardware image processing and Panasonic’s intelligent double-feed control for scanning a wide range of documents. In fact, Lenczner Slaght is so happy with their new solution that they are looking to add new Panasonic Network Scanners to their solution as well.

“Without Panasonic’s document scanners, we wouldn’t be able to do our jobs as effectively,” said Thiyagarajah. “The solutions help us stay responsive to client needs and keep us operating at peak productivity. Not only that, Panasonic and 360 Business Ventures have been incredibly responsive in the event of any troubleshooting issues that needed to be addressed, which is how we know we made the right choice for our needs.”

Without Panasonic’s document scanners, we wouldn’t be able to do our jobs as effectively.
Bahi Thiyagarajah, Director of IT, Lenczner Slaght