Other Issues With LexisNexis for MS Office
LexisNexis for MS Office will begin Beta Testing later this month and the roll out will begin sometime in the Spring (Mar-Jun ’10). I did not get into the pricing model, but have read that it could be simply an “add-in” for existing customers with an installation charge, but did not get verification. It apparently doesn’t access all LexisNexis databases at this time, but I imagine this is something that will be added over time. Also, in the initial version, there will not be a cost recovery module (researcher will not be able to enter client/matter numbers). This will be added in later versions. Also, if you use cost recovery products (Research Monitor, OneLog or LookUp Precision), these products will not work with LexisNexis for MS Office.
There is still a way to go on getting this ready for full-blown research capability, but there will be some attorneys that will love the ability to do everything within MS Office.