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Think twice before suing Walmart


Not that anyone ever forgets Walmart is a really big company, but every now and then a fresh reminder surfaces. That was the case this week with an announcement by Datacert, Inc., that Walmart had selected its Passport technology platform to help manage domestic legal processes and systems. Big companies that make a lot of money tend to get sued a lot, and in Walmart’s case the situation is magnified by the fact that it has more than two million employees interacting each week with 200 million customers in its 8,000 stores.

Now the company has on its side a new technology provider in Datacert, which bills itself as the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solution. The company contends its Passport technology platform is the only enterprise legal management platform available that allows the most expansive law departments to integrate all legal technology solutions in one space, including complementary software that supports other business processes and will provide the retail organization with enhanced visibility into its legal-related business and improve collaboration internally and with outside legal firms.

“A detailed review of key legal department management systems helped us determine that it was time to upgrade our existing spend and matter management systems to embrace more current technologies and features, and to implement a platform that simplifies the integration of other best-in-class legal department management systems," said Ken Vermilion, senior director Walmart. “Following an extensive RFP process, we selected Passport because it proved to be the only platform with the comprehensive capabilities to meet our current requirements and easily evolve to support our future needs. The ease of configuration and integration that Passport offers, combined with user-friendly features in Datacert's matter management system, will help us greatly enhance legal process efficiency.”

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