Case Management software specialist, Eclipse Legal Systems, has become the first Legal IT provider to announce AJAX functionality.
The announcement comes ahead of the Q1 2007 release of Eclipse’s new Proclaim v3 system, and represents the latest step in the firm’s “Open Systems Unions” ethos, which aims to allow users of its software to cleanly integrate with referrers, panels, business partners and third party packages.
This latest advancement embraces the AJAX – which stands for Asynchronous Java and XML – methodology; primarily a web development technique for creating interactive online data exchange. AJAX further pushes Eclipse’s recently-publicised investment in Web Services technologies to enable enhanced ‘Application Business Logic’ (ABL) – in short, allowing users of its Proclaim software to share data instantaneously in Internet environments.
For example, several Eclipse clients are initially to use AJAX functionality in sharing selected case data – published from Proclaim to a chosen website – with insurers and mortgage lenders who can themselves view and manipulate this data in the front-end environment of their choice (e.g. Java, “dotnet”, etc). This dynamic real-time exchange, with the option of personalised user interfaces, presents Proclaim users with a huge range of possibilities for furthering relationships with referrers and commercial partners. Eclipse Technical Director, Steve Ough, comments:
“More and more law firm and commercial clients are approaching us with requests to build integration with partners and sources of work. Our Web Services and AJAX developments open the way for closer relationships and faster, superior knowledge exchange.”