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AdvocaatCentraal improves document management with OpenIMS

AdvocaatCentraal services over 700 law offices with online software ( and manages all files in OpenIMS Document Management System (DMS). Managing director Tsjeard Boonstra holds high expectations of the ‘multitenant’-solution, by which every law office has its own DMS hosted in the cloud. In order to manage over 100.000 dossiers, holding numerous files, scalability over multiple servers is an important requirement of the architecture.


Tsjeard Boonstra in the midst of Wieger Kunst (OpenSesame ICT) and Frank Rietveld (, whom endorse the cooperation with their signatures.

Boonstra: ,,We need a solid system, for we esteem quality highly. Our customers of course have very diverse wishes. Therefor we need to offer many possibilities with great userfriendliness." AdvocaatCentraal is known as a reliable partner and the security of the confidential data is a demand of the highest importance. ,,For that reason we wanted a solution that holds the data on Dutch soil. With all our demands added up, thorough investigation pointed us in the direction of OpenSesame ICT, despite the fact that they are in my opinion a well-kept secret."

Boonstra aims for a significant improval of the service AdvocaatCentraal offers the Dutch legal profession. ,,The better our service, the better they can accommodate their clients. A well-desiged DMS saves our customers a considerable amount of time. That all functions work properly, to me is a matter of course. A big benefit of this DMS is that it also synchronises documents locally. So a lawyer, on his way to court or travelling, can bring the documents of several dossiers on his laptop and update them 'en route'. When he returns to the office those files will be updated on the server automatically. Even more important is the search function. In OpenIMS DMS our users easily and quickly find the specific file they need. A few key words suffice. On top of that we offer our customers the possibility to share documents with their clients. The digital mailbox in which lawyers can read and correct letters written by secretaries, is another valuable asset."


About AdvocaatCentraal

AdvocaatCentraal was founded in 2005 with the mission to offer Dutch legal offices innovative online software services. Using these services results in less complicated and more cost-effective processes that ensures the law offices of a competitive edge. Initially service were limited to time (hour registration) and expense sheets as well as bookkeeping. Recently services include a Document Management System and the complete MicrosoftTM Office System. In 2015 the National Business Succes Award declared AdvocaatCentraal best of branche in legal software. AdvocaatCentraal holds 8 employees, housed in Baarn and Utrecht.

About OpenSesame ICT 
OpenSesame ICT is a Dutch software company that focuses on the creation of knowledge intensive business solutions based on Open Source technology. These solutions are known as OpenIMS and Sugar. With several projects on Content, Document, Knowledge, CRM and Workflow Management OpenSesame ICT has proven to deliver outstanding solutions for knowledge and information management. For more information please contact Mr. H.W.W. Kunst(Business Development Manager) or visit the websites and/or