BA Insight Now Global Standard for Enterprise Search for Law Firm DLA Piper

DLA Piper to go global with BA Insight platform

NEW YORK and LONDON - BA Insight (, the leader in agile information integration, announced today that global business law firm DLA Piper intends to implement a BA Insight and FAST enterprise search solution for all of its 4,200 lawyers located across 31 countries and 77 offices throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. DLA Piper will consolidate search technologies to a single global solution using BA Insight's Longitude and TotalView for Legal solutions, which layer on top of the Microsoft SharePoint and FAST platforms, enabling lawyers to easily find information, documents and subject matter experts no matter where they are in the world.

According to Jon Short, Head of Applications for DLA Piper in EMEA and Asia Pac, the firm wanted to standardize on one enterprise search solution worldwide that could leverage its investments in the Microsoft SharePoint and FAST platforms, and easily connect to a myriad of other legal IT systems in use at the firm. "We have experience with the leading enterprise search solutions in the legal market. That experience and our research has led us to BA Insight and FAST as the correct, strategic direction for enterprise search at DLA Piper," said Short. "It's clear that FAST is now a critical and core part of Microsoft's strategy and it is clear that BA Insight is the right technology to exploit FAST in a legal environment."

Short anticipates that BA Insight will make search faster and easier, and help produce more relevant results. "Our goal is not just about finding golden nuggets of explicit knowledge, it is about facilitating the extraction of the more valuable tacit knowledge through linking the right lawyers together across the DLA Piper world," explained Short. "Through greater use of search-based applications, BA Insight will help us find the best resources to help our clients."

"Like its clients, DLA Piper demands the best, and we're pleased that BA Insight was able to meet the firm's needs," said Guy Mounier, CEO and Chairman of BA Insight. "We're looking forward to partnering with the DLA Piper team globally to improve the firm's search agility now and into the future."

About DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers across 77 offices and 31 countries. From its offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, legal and business advisers provide a comprehensive range of services to local, regional and international businesses. For further information about our organisation and services, please visit our website:

About BA Insight

BA Insight is a leader in agile information integration, enabling business to drive innovation and improve productivity by leveraging all knowledge and data across the enterprise. Offering an alternative to expensive systems integration, the company's award-winning technology provides a scalable foundation for liberating enterprise data, both structured and unstructured. Microsoft's go-to partner for advanced search technologies, BA Insight enables customers to leverage their investments in SharePoint, FAST and other enterprise systems, and extend them with an overlay of easy-to-assemble, highly targeted business applications. Since 2004, more than three million users around the world have relied on BA Insight for low-cost, on-demand access to the information they need. Visit

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