West km Connector

West km Ingestion Connector for Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, and Elastic Cloud Enterprise

West km is Thomson Reuters’ knowledge management solution for law firms. The BA Insight West km Connector supports search across transaction and litigation documents, including the creation of custom search results pages. The connector takes full advantage of all the documents in the firm’s DMS that have searchable West km metadata, enabling the users to search off of multiple fields within a single piece of metadata using BA Insight’s parametric search, which creates a cube of metadata that the user can slice and dice.

The connector also supports the West km AutoTagger, software that brings the Thomson Reuters’ West km legal industry entity extraction solution and Elasticsearch together. The product allows for unlimited amounts of content to be tagged from over 60 sources. Law firms can tag content with citations, litigation information (such as court, judge, attorney, and litigation category), and transactional data (such as defined terms, parties, applicable law). This metadata dramatically improves attorneys’ ability to quickly find, explore, and compare information, which translates to higher productivity and an overall improved litigation and transactional law process.

In addition to West km, the BA Insight software portfolio includes a number of other connectors such as Aderant, iManage Work, Elite / 3E, LegalKEY, NetDocuments, PLC/Practical Law, and ProLaw.

Organizations who leverage West km can now extend the reach of this data into their existing search indexes via the BA Insight ConnectivityHub and our West km Connector.

The key capabilities of the West km Connector for Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, and Elastic Cloud Enterprise are:

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    Provides both full and incremental ingestion of content into the index of your choice

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    Provides all management of security, role, and access list management, requiring no specialized security software or search index add-ons

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    Supports all document types within West km

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    Supports filtering of the West km content, allowing administrators to define specifically which data is sent for ingestion into the search index

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    Brings all associated metadata into the search index to drive refinement and relevancy

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    All content remains safely in West km. The portal has only a searchable representation of documents – pointers – and users are directed back to West km to launch documents found in their search results.

The benefits of including West kmk data within your Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, or Elastic Cloud Enterprise are:

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    Provides enhanced search capabilities into your existing search application while ensuring the source system retains the master information

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    Indexes with a very high throughput

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    Requires no custom code, with full support and enhancements

Future-proof Your Investment

As new versions of Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, and Elastic Cloud Enterprise are released, new features and functionality are introduced. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both West km and the Elastic search engine. The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is simply a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release, and installing and configuring it. If desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Productivity

By connecting West km to your Elastic search engine you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.