iManage, the company dedicated to Making Knowledge WorkTM, announced a global strategic partnership with Microsoft that will harness cloud technology with the industry’s premier document and email management platform to innovate, develop new solutions, and deliver better business outcomes for customers. The two companies bring together expertise and advanced technologies to enable organizations to improve productivity, enhance connectivity and collaboration, all the while benefitting from institutional knowledge to gain competitive advantage.

“This is a significant partnership that should deliver real value and confidence to our firm and our clients as we continue our own digital transformation,” commented Lawrence Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, Shearman and Sterling LLP. “It’s not just the operational benefits that excite me, the impact this will have on our users, delivering a seamless modern work experience, with the utmost security, is game changing.”

“The deep integration of Microsoft 365 and iManage Work 10 is important to the firm. Shearman’s goal, consistent with our security, risk and compliance policy, is to integrate Microsoft Information Protection with iManage.” Commented Jeff Saper, Global Director, Enterprise Architecture & Delivery Services, Shearman & Sterling LLP.


  • Better together digital transformation to improve customers’ organizational performance and agility, enabling them to scale globally as business requirements dictate.
  • Tapping into the rich Microsoft Azure services to deliver new functionality, the strategic partnership will enable new ways to fully manage global projects, surface organizational expertise, and coordinate knowledge work among distributed teams, all the while using a highly secure, resilient, and performant network.
    • Better together for collaborative work, enhanced user experience and new, more efficient ways of Making Knowledge Work.

    With early adoption to the latest Microsoft innovations, iManage will build on existing integrations to meet the user where they are, delivering new, frictionless experiences that enhance productivity and support anytime, anywhere work while maintaining the world-leading security and governance the market demands.

    • Better together data security creating the safest place to work.

    Combining Azure native cloud security with iManage’ s capabilities in policy-based security and the ability to manage, govern, and audit content and all actions around it, customers will have confidence that their organization is secure; – protection extends to content in Microsoft products like Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, critical to the way users work. iManage’s security is comprehensive, pervasive, and unobtrusive, ensuring no user action is required to enjoy the highest levels of protection.

    • Better together product innovation extending value to customers

    Combining the power of iManage and Microsoft, the companies will work in close alignment on product roadmaps and go-to-market activities to benefit from the companies’ respective expertise and capabilities and also provide iManage early adoption to new Microsoft features, accelerating iManage’s delivery of key innovations to customers. Customers will also have access to the latest communities, briefings and events and an ever-growing partner ecosystem.

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