Reynen Court, the platform that describes itself as the app store for legal technology, has introduced a new feature, appropriately called One-Click Test Drive, that makes it easy for law firms and legal departments to test products without having to buy them or negotiate trial licenses.
Using Test Drive, a user can quickly deploy a pilot of a pre-configured application in a secure environment. The application comes fully loaded with dummy data and transaction or case materials. It can be easily launched without requiring IT support.
In addition to making it easy to deploy and test sandbox versions of software, Test Drive avoids the delay and haggling of negotiating the trial. The terms pertaining to Test Drive are built into Reynen Court’s standard contracts with its law firm and legal department customers, as well as into its contracts with vendors who place their products on Reynen Court.
That means that when a user clicks to initiate a Test Drive for a specific product on the Reynen Court platform, a binding license agreement is created between the vendor and the customer.
“Test Drive provides the ability for a law firm to in one click open an already configured version of the app and run a real test where members of the law firm can actually take control of the application,” Reynen Court founder and CEO Andrew Klein told me during a recent demonstration.
A Test Drive is launched from the application’s landing page in the Reynen Court store and it is literally as easy as clicking a button to initiate.
The Test Drive makes the product available for a seven-day license. While most are available for free, Klein said that some vendors may choose to charge for a Test Drive or may opt not to participate.
Once a user launches a Test Drive, the application is available from the user’s home page on Reynen Court. From the home page, a single click launches the application live.
Each Test Drive comes with various supporting and collateral materials, including instructions on using the application.
Founded in 2018 and released commercially last January, Reynen Court’s mission is to make it easy for law firms and legal departments to adopt and manage modern cloud-based software applications without having to trust firm or client content to the rapidly growing universe of vertically integrated SaaS providers.
Its platform combines a “solution store” for legal technology with a control panel that makes it easy for law firms and legal departments to deploy and run cloud-based applications, either on-premise or within virtual private clouds. This enables firms to access cloud-based products while minimizing concerns over security and stability.
The platform also provides users with various models for purchasing software, including the ability to purchase software on a metered basis and pay only for what is used, as opposed to buying a license for software that then sits on the shelf.
So far, some 110 products are available through Reynen Court’s store, Klein told me, and 85 more are actively engaged in the process of becoming listed.
The Amsterdam-based company is supported by a consortium of 2o leading global law firms.
Last year, I interviewed Klein on my LawNext podcast.