Document Automation with M-Files Ment - easily create first drafts


M-Files Ment is a no-code, 100% visual document generation platform that helps to automate legal drafting through interactive templates. M-Files Ment enables lawyers to:

  • package legal expertise into interactive document templates
  • create strategic value for clients in the initial phase of document generation: by more efficiently managing first drafts of legal documents
  • retain full control of the first drafts by crafting questionnaire based document templates for end-users (internal or external clients)
  • offer end-users a streamlined process to provide input to legal documents. 

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M-Files Ment enables optimization for both internal processes and client-facing legal work. By carefully preparing templates from the legal perspective, end-users from any department or industry can access up-to-date, professionally crafted legal documents within minutes.

Document Automation with M-Files Ment is an intuitive step-by-step process:

  1. Upload document templates of your organization to M-Files Ment.
  2. Highlight text to be automated with the mouse automation can focus on words, sentences or entire paragraphs. For this, consider the details you would expect the end-user (internal or external client) to fill in.
  3. Create an intuitive list of questions for the end-user ↠ this will be the smart questionnaire that guides the end-users to create the document (fill in answers) on their own.
  4. Add instructions to the questions ↠ this will provide more in-depth guidance to your end-users.
  5. Make use of the clause library ↠ add new clauses to your library or create new clauses for future use. want the end-user to fill in.
  6. Use the ‘send link’ or ‘widget’ functionalities of M-Files Ment to share the questionnaire with end-users they can simply answer the questions you have prepared for them!
  7. M-Files Ment will do the rest of the work: the answers will be automatically embedded in the template you have uploaded in Step 1 above!
  8. Document generation: end-users can now download the ready-made first draft of the legal document and use it in further work streams (forward for review, make further amendments, proceed to execution, etc).
Top tips for in-house legal teams:
  • prepare “self-service widgets” to generate templates for other departments
  • regularly update document templates for the entire organization to make sure that the documents generated by various departments are fully compliant at all times
  • manage legal know-how by adding model clauses and best practice tips into the document templates
  • train juniors and new team members through the workflow embedded into the document templates
Top tips for law firms:
  • create new revenue streams by selling automation projects to clients
  • use the “self-check-in documents” feature to automatically update documents with client input
  • sell your brain and not your time with the “do-it-yourself-documents” feature
  • productize legal work by selling “self-service widgets” to clients
  • ensure knowledge management by creating templates from firm know-how
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Key Benefits to Document Automation with M-Files Ment:
  • Boost efficiency and profitability by saving up to 70% of the time required to generating first drafts by minimizing manual repetitive work;
  • Enable effective knowledge management: by implementing internal policies, model clauses and best practices into the document automation processes, companies can retain know-how when and where needed and get new team members quickly up to speed;
  • Enable lean processes and empower colleagues: by automating workflows, colleagues can do more independent work and business owners can focus more on their vision and goals;
  • Create new business opportunities and revenue streams for law firms that offer document automation services to their clients; and
  • Keep full control over the actions lawyers allow the end-users (internal or external clients) to take with respect to the first drafts of legal document.

For more inspiration on using M-Files Ment in everyday legal work, take a look at this 3-minute video:
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