Case Studies

iManage - Leading Law Software Company Reaches New Australian Market

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Published: 17 Jul 2023

Industry: Computer Software  

Offices: Headquarters in Chicago, IL. Offices in Silicon Valley, London, Belfast, Bangalore  

Global Employees: Approximately 370  

Key customer benefits:

  • International compliance

  • Cost-effective proposition

  • Quick expansion and onboarding

  • Direct interaction without third parties


iManage is the leading provider of work product management solutions for law firms, corporate legal departments, and other professional services firms such as accounting and financial services. The company has transformed how professionals get work done by combining the power of artificial intelligence with market leading document and email management.

iManage automates routine cognitive tasks, provides powerful insights and streamlines how professionals work, while maintaining the highest level of security and governance over critical client and corporate data.

iManage partnered with Atlas to help mitigate compliance and risk as they expanded their presence abroad with a new hire in Australia.


Having already chosen and sent an offer letter to a candidate in Australia, iManage found themselves unable to set up payroll and lacking the necessary timeline to establish a local entity in a foreign marketplace. Moreover, they wanted a cost-effective solution that would ensure compliance was met in accordance with local legislation. After numerous costly quotes and discussions with companies that outsourced several key HR operations, the team sought an external partner that could offer both competitive pricing and a simplified expansion approach, all while streamlining processes and guaranteeing onboarding success for their future endeavours.

Choosing Atlas

Hoping to avoid the complications of working with numerous international partners, iManage’s CFO wanted a direct global employment resource to eliminate third-party costs and allow the organization to expand into Australia at a moment’s notice. The company quickly turned to Atlas because of our direct Employer of Record (EOR) service model, experience facilitating payroll and understanding of compliance issues in Australia.

From the outset, price, speed and compliance were the three biggest priorities for the iManage team. Atlas delivered, enacting a payroll platform that allowed for seamless and trouble-free onboarding in far less time than would have been possible via other avenues.


From payroll and employment contract creation to risk and compliance services, iManage found a key partner in Atlas, successfully hiring and managing its first employee in Australia. The cost-effective, multi-national solution saved valuable time and resources, providing support for a candidate that was unable to wait for the company to establish their own entity in the marketplace.

According to iManage, without Atlas’ knowledge of international compliance, the team would have had to completely restart the global recruitment process for this position. Atlas continues to be a bourgeoning resource for iManage as they discuss additional expansion plans.