Additional user interface enhancements facilitate better collaboration and customer experience.

September 20, 2016 – Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions, a global market leader in transformational, technology-based solutions for the legal industry ecosystem, today announces it is bringing greater efficiency, collaboration and software usability to corporate legal departments with Passport® Office Companion. ELM Solutions’ Passport solution now features an interface that enables legal professionals to manage their legal workflows directly from familiar Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Today, nearly 61 percent of employees typically access four or more systems to get the information they need to do their jobs. With Passport Office Companion, users can manage their matter management tasks and execute their legal workflows within familiar tools including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.  

The flexibility and design of Passport, and the Office Companion interface, allows for new apps to be easily added and deployed. Built with modern web technologies, the new module is designed to work in today’s corporate IT environments without major desktop or infrastructure upgrades. It supports Office 2010, 2013, and 2016, as well as single-sign-on authentication for simple, quick access while working in Office without having to re-type credentials. 

Passport Office Companion is being made available today to select customers as part of an early customer release program, with full product availability open in the first quarter of 2017. 

“Passport Office Companion transforms workflows for corporate legal professionals by eliminating the need to switch between multiple systems while staying within the Microsoft environment where they do a majority of their work,” said Glenn Paredes, executive vice president and general manager, ELM Solutions. “This latest ELM Platform innovation is a result of our deep knowledge of legal workflows and our continuing focus to help corporate legal departments connect disparate processes and technologies in order to remove silos and complexity and make them more effective to the entire enterprise.”

“We’re always looking to simplify business processes and enhance productivity,” said Rob Howard, director of Office ecosystem, Microsoft Corporation. “We are pleased that ELM Solutions is supporting our mutual customers in the legal industry with its Passport Office Companion.” 

New User Interface Enhances the Passport User Experience: 
With input from customers and collaboration with usability experts, Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions also launches a new, modern, and more personalized user interface (UI) for the Passport Platform that extends to key Passport applications, including the Passport Collaboration Portal. Overall highlights reflect a modern approach to the user experience, in keeping with software industry design developments. More information about Passport can be found by linking to the website here

Through comprehensive technology solutions, in-depth data and analytics, and professional services, Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions helps the largest and best-run legal and claims organizations address the intricate complexities they face and ultimately make better business decisions. More information about the Passport and related offerings is available at the ELM Solutions website.


About Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance 
Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer which provides legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals and small business owners with a broad spectrum of solutions, services and expertise needed to help manage myriad governance, risk and compliance needs in dynamic markets and regulatory environments. The division’s prominent brands include: AuthenticWeb™, Bankers Systems®, BizFilings®, Capital Changes, CASH Suite™, CT Corporation, CT Lien Solutions, ComplianceOne®, Corsearch, Expere®, GainsKeeper®, LegalVIEW®, OneSumX®, Passport®, TyMetrix® 360, Uniform Forms™, VMP® Mortgage Solutions and Wiz®. 

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2015 annual revenues of €4.2 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.