Wilson Allen, provider of software, services, and expertise that help law firms and professional services organizations enhance business performance, announced today that it has acquired Capensys, a leading provider of software training services and technology. The addition of Capensys’ training solutions will extend Wilson Allen’s ability to help firms accelerate user adoption of technology, streamline change management, and rigorously enforce information security practices.
“We exist to help our customers get the greatest benefit from technology investments. Since change management is one of the most important aspects of every technology project, we are increasing our investment in training solutions as a foundational element of our change management offering,” says Norm Mullock, VP of Strategy, Wilson Allen. “Capensys has tremendous breadth and depth of software expertise and an established online learning platform that we will build upon to help our customers drive ROI. The company’s training platform, content, methodology, and expertise complement and greatly expand our existing training capacity. This is all the more important as firms deal with the added dimension of remote training.”
Founded in 2008, Capensys is a trusted provider of technology and security training solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments for clients in the US, Canada, the U.K., and Australia, helping firms optimize their training programs through blended learning strategies and innovative training tools. The company has a full portfolio of training delivery tools, a comprehensive library of user adoption materials, and online and instructor-led materials. It is an iManage, NetDocuments, DocsCorp, and Intapp training partner, and a recognized leader in improving user proficiency, productivity, and efficiency. Capensys helped establish the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4). This non-profit group created and maintains legal technology core competencies that have become the industry standard for law firms.
“We are delighted to join the Wilson Allen organization,” says Sue Pasfield, founding director of Capensys. “Wilson Allen is a trusted advisor and services partner with a clients-first ethos. Our companies are fully compatible culturally and our offerings are entirely complementary. Being part of Wilson Allen will expand our reach and allow us to continue to invest in deepening our goal-based training offerings and our learning platform, ultimately to make our clients more competitive, profitable, and secure.”
Capensys training for Thomson Reuters Elite software will become a standard offering in Wilson Allen’s Elite upgrade projects, and Capensys Intapp training will be available as an extension of Wilson’s Intapp implementations. Aderant software training services are coming soon. These services will be available to any firm requiring Elite, Intapp, or Aderant training. The company will develop Capensys training services to complement Wilson’s own software and service offerings and is creating packaged training content for Wilson Proforma Tracker software to help firms digitize pre-bill preparation and validation. Additionally, the company is developing a broad offering around Microsoft Azure, including Power BI as well as Cognitive Services and Machine Learning.
Arbor Ridge Partners served as the exclusive M&A advisor to Capensys and arranged this transaction.
Both Wilson Allen and Capensys operate virtually in locations throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. Hence, there are no plans to make staffing or location changes for Capensys staff and consultants.
Capensys is a global thought-leader within the legal industry providing innovative and effective technology training services and courseware, skills assessments, blended learning and evaluation tools, and a learning management system. Capensys is an iManage and NetDocuments Certified Training Partner and works with Intapp and DocsCorp to produce eLearning content for their clients. The Capensys Sentinel Security program offers a full suite of security, privacy, and compliance content, a Foundations course (that qualifies for CLE), and a phishing tool. Capensys helped found the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) and offers courseware and evaluation tools to fully support LTC4 workflows.
About Arbor Ridge Partners
Arbor Ridge Partners is a business broker that focuses on mergers and acquisitions for Legal Technology and Legal Services companies, including litigation support, computer forensics, eDiscovery, legal services, and software companies. With over 60 years of combined industry experience, legal backgrounds, first-hand industry M&A experience, and deep relationships, Arbor Ridge Partners maximizes value in the purchase and sale of Legal Technology and Legal Services Businesses.
About Wilson Allen
Wilson Allen offers law firms and professional services organizations an unprecedented range of software, strategic consulting, and technical services for optimizing client life cycle management. Our specialized expertise helps firms break down the silos across software, data, and processes, enabling firms to build stronger relationships, work more efficiently, and run more profitably.