Legal departments serve to protect the business
interests of their companies. Unfortunately most legal
issues are complex, time consuming, and sources of
significant cost, distraction, and uncertainty. From
decisions to uncertainties to financials, legal
departments must navigate through the complexities of
legal cases and provide structure to the decision-making
process. They must be able to fully understand the range
of possible outcomes and choose the best course of action
in response. And, they must be able to clearly
communicate their recommendations to colleagues and
Bringing Together People, Analytics, and Systems
The Vanguard System™ helps Legal departments and
firms answer these questions and more. Vanguard is a
comprehensive business solution for improving the
quality, reliability, and speed of management decisions.
It does this by helping you Collaborate with
colleagues on important plans, Analyze alternatives
using state-of-the-art modeling and simulation
techniques, Automate routine
decisions using expert system technology, and Improve
overall management effectiveness by adding
structure to a normally chaotic process.
Business improvement is all about working smarter.
Vanguard brings together the people, analytics, and
systems required to help your business operate
What Can Vanguard Do For You?
Here are just a few ways Vanguard supports legal
- Litigation Strategy: Choose the
best course of action while reducing transaction
costs and maximizing opportunities for early
- Negotiation Analysis: Know
whether or not a deal is a good deal.
See which factors have the greatest impacts on a
negotiation and use them to your advantage.
- Mediation Support: Resolve
business disputes more quickly. Better convey the
complexities of a case to all parties through
structured models and risk analysis.
- Liability Exposure: Capture
risks and uncertainties to fully quantify your
exposure. Prepare risk mitigation strategies and
- Collaborative analysis: For
complex cases, Vanguard lets colleagues and
clients simultaneously contribute to a decision
analysis model in their areas of expertise. For
example, one colleague can estimate the
likelihood of liability while another estimates
- Claims Filing: Expertly guide
lawyers and paralegals through complex claims
filing processes using intuitive Web-based
question and answer sessions.
The new Vanguard Content Management System (CMS) enables law firms to develop automated systems for routine decision-making processes without programming knowledge. In the Web-based development environment of CMS, individuals can convert their expertise into an automated Web-based application using visual editors similar to word processing software. Interactive decision-making tools that leverage the expertise of senior lawyers, online guides to help lawyers apply policies and follow procedures, and other interactive Web applications can be rapidly developed by legal business experts to improve consistency in communication and reduce costs.
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