The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from CNW Group

Datacert Passport to be Implemented for AOL's Global Legal Operations

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Datacert Passport to be Implemented for AOL's Global Legal Operations

09:10 EDT Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Need for legal department visibility and cost predictability drives decision

HOUSTON, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, announced today that AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) has selected Passport®, its patent-pending technology platform, to help the company's legal department meet its strategic objectives. This will be a global rollout for the web content provider and pioneer, beginning with AOL's North America operations and later expanding to overseas operations.



This move to Passport marks a major milestone in the two companies' long history together, as Datacert has provided AOL with legal spend management solutions for the past nine years. The decision to upgrade to Passport was driven by AOL's strategic objectives to improve visibility into legal department operations and spend, as well as achieve legal services cost predictability. In order to meet these objectives, AOL required a flexible technology foundation that would support a variety of legal solutions needed by AOL today, including consolidated matter and spend management and collaboration tools.

"We chose Passport because we believed it was the best fit for AOL and will enable us to achieve our strategic and operational objectives," said Jeff Novak, Assistant General Counsel for AOL. "Datacert has long been a trusted partner to AOL and we believe that Passport's matter and spend management solution will give us greater visibility into our book of business so we can manage matters and costs more strategically. Having a systematic approach to make collaborating with our outside firms seamless was also a key consideration in our decision."

The scope of the initial implementation allows AOL to take advantage of a suite of Passport-based solutions, including Passport Matter Management and Spend Management, the Designer Toolkit to configure and evolve the system in-house, the Collaboration Module to better engage with their outside counsel, and the Advanced Reporting package for better insight into legal costs.

For more information, please contact Datacert at 800-780-3681 or e-mail (North American inquiries) or (international inquiries).

About Datacert, Inc.

Datacert is a global technology innovator and the premier provider of enterprise legal management software and services that empower corporate legal, compliance, and risk departments and claims organizations to operate more efficiently, support changing business needs and global workforces, and collaborate with external service providers. Datacert's offerings include its patent-pending technology platform, Passport®, solutions to manage legal matters, mitigate risk, and control legal and claims spend, as well as innovative business intelligence offerings for organizations that require advanced legal decision support. Datacert solutions are used by Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 corporations, 100 percent of the AmLaw 200, and thousands of legal suppliers around the world. Headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC, Datacert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 140 countries. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates at

About AOL

AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.

Media Contact:

Debra Marino
Datacert, Inc.

SOURCE: Datacert, Inc.

For further information:

  • The Globe and Mail Newspaper

    Newspaper delivered to your doorstep. subscribe

  • Globe Unlimited

    Digital all access pass across devices. subscribe

  • The Globe and Mail App

    The New Globe and Mail App for iPhone®, iPad® and Apple Watch download

  • Globe2Go

    The digital replica of our newspaper. subscribe

  • Globe eBooks

    A collection of articles by the Globe. subscribe

See all Globe Products

Advertise with us

Your number one partner for reaching Canada's Influential Achievers. learn more

The Globe at your Workplace
Our Company
Secure Service
Customer Service
Advertising Privacy
Globe Recognition
Mobile Apps
Other Sections