Who is it for?
What types of organizations use Kelvin?
Almost all organizations touch legal data in some way; however, most don't think much about this dimension of their data.
Kelvin is designed for organizations or organizational units for whom legal data is a critical part of day-to-day operations.
These organizations generally include:
- law firms
- legal departments
- alternative legal service providers
- legal technology providers
- legal information providers
The world's largest and most specialized law firms have increasingly invested in developing strategic and operational capabilities related to data. To some degree, this trend has been in response to the growing demands of clients, who are increasingly looking for law firms that can provide data-driven insights and advice. In other ways, the trend has also been driven by the need to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs. And, of course, the rapid rise in volume and complexity of e-discovery workloads has also played a significant role.
Kelvin is designed to help law firms proactively build better processes and products and reactively respond to client demands. For example, law firms can use Kelvin to build better document review and e-discovery processes, or to improve margins and client retention through better knowledge management and analytics.
Alternative Legal Service Providers
Alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) are companies that provide legal services to law firms and legal departments. These companies are often focused on a specific area of legal practice, such as contract management, e-discovery, or legal research. Other companies are more generalists, providing a suite of services that help law firms and legal departments manage their "front-office" or "back-office" operations.
Kelvin is designed to help ALSPs build better solutions and support bottom line performance. For example, ALSPs can use Kelvin to build better document review and e-discovery processes, to support pre-bill and post-bill review, or to support common legal operations tasks such as contract management and legal research.
Corporate Legal Departments
Leading corporate legal departments are continuously looking for ways to improve the quantity and quality of work that they can perform in-house. This trend is driven by a number of factors, including the growing complexity of legal work, the ballooning cost of outside counsel, and the expanding demand for legal services from internal and peer stakeholders. In recent years, many corporate legal departments have invested in building internal legal operations teams to help them manage these challenges.
Kelvin is designed to help corporate legal departments build better processes and internal products to support their role within the broader organization. For example, corporate legal departments can use Kelvin to build better contracting workflows, to improve the handling of litigation and e-discovery, to better manage outside counsel selection and billing, or to communicate more effectively with internal stakeholders like CFOs and sales teams.
Legal Technology Providers
Legal technology providers are companies that build software to help law firms and legal departments. Many of these companies build web or mobile applications that are designed to solve a specific problem, such as e-signature or contract negotiations. Other companies build more comprehensive products or platforms like contract lifecycle (CLM), matter management systems (MMS), or enterprise legal management (ELM) systems.
Kelvin is designed to help legal technology providers build better software faster. For example, few technology providers want to build their own document conversion or OCR engines, data model adapters or document search. Kelvin provides a set of common services that can be used to accelerate the product development process, allowing legaltech providers to focus on building the features that differentiate their products, not reinventing the wheel.