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The Australian Business Award for Product Excellence recognises leading products and services that provide exceptional solutions for new and existing market needs.

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Lexis® Draft, created by LexisNexis®, helps protect the lawyer’s reputation and raises both the drafting quality and efficiency. With 85% of lawyers spending over two hours a day drafting documents, products that can help speed up that process, avoid repetitive and menial tasks and increase accuracy to give peace of mind is certainly not a luxury, but an essential tool.

Lexis Draft and Lexis Draft Pro give users access to a wide range of analytical and editing tools designed specifically for the legal market. By giving users all the tools they need for fast, accurate and precise legal drafting and by reducing manual tasks inherent in their drafting workflow, Lexis Draft saves time and allows users to streamline work. Lexis Draft range is used for legal proofreading, internal collaboration, analytical and legal research, language review and editorial review. Lexis Draft Pro offers an additional language review feature which analyses sentences and provides suggestions to improve readability and clarity of text. With results displayed side-by-side within the document or email, Lexis Draft works where lawyers work, so they do not need to break their thought process.

The Analyse and Get Cited Docs functions of Lexis Draft encrypt all information sent to and from LexisNexis servers in compliance with industry standards for electronic data privacy and integrity of content. Subsequently, it is not possible for others to view the information being communicated in any attempted ‘hacking’ of communications. No information is stored on LexisNexis servers and with regard to the proofreading and language review functions, all scans are performed locally on the user’s device and data is not transferred anywhere.

To maximise adoption of Lexis Draft, LexisNexis’s support desk conducts outbound check-in calls within seven days of the subscription order being processed by LexisNexis. At LexisNexis, they focus on Customer led innovation. They involve their customers at every stage of development and shadow them in their day-to-day work. They set out to understand exactly how they work and get feedback on pain points in their daily tasks in order to drive solutions that address real, practical and actionable problem areas.

LexisNexis is the partner of over 500 firms subscribing to Lexis Draft, amounting over 3800 users of the product, and with a user base growing at a rate of around 30 users a week. LexisNexis is being recognised for a Product Excellence Award for Lexis® Draft in the Australian Business Awards 2016.

The Australian Business Awards are the regional chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership program conducted on a national and international level. Eligible organisations from each region are invited to participate in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards. Conducted annually and currently in the second year of its international launch, The World Business Awards seeks to engage with the world’s business, innovation and technology leaders through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework. The program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum of their products, services and initiatives and to review their business performance. The cycle culminates in the recognition and celebration of organisations that implement world-class business initiatives and industry leading products and services on a prominent and far-reaching scale. All entries must be entered in the regional chapter where the organisation is based.

Organisational participation includes private companies, publicly listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.

Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings.

Entries are assessed utilising a robust and dynamic framework to ensure that the assessment process is pertinent and objective. The World Business Awards Framework (WBA Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards. The Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the evaluation criteria for each of the award categories. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

Organisations that participate are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally. The recipients are acknowledged for their achievements and recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their products, projects, initiatives, contributions and achievements recognised on a prominent and far-reaching scale. The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing brand awareness, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige. This establishes a valuable resource that can be used extensively to create opportunities for publicity, positive organisational profiling and heightened brand awareness within the respective industries both nationally and internationally.

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