Robots take over electronic bundling at Lambeth Council


Lambeth council has invested in a ‘bundling robot’ in order to streamline its electronic document bundling technology.

The robot enables high-speed background bundling automation, whilst allowing the system’s users to carry on with other pressing matters simultaneously. This saves the user a significant amount of time, whilst dramatically expanding the system’s capacity.

The new system is the latest addition to document bundling specialist Zylpha’s range of integration tools for LexisNexis Visualfiles.

The robot was created by Zylpha’s Visualfiles developer Andrew Gooding, in response to a customer enquiry from Lambeth.

Gerard Kamath, business manager of legal services for Lambeth, had spotted an opportunity for a robotic approach to assembling bundles in the background. “Zylpha’s electronic document bundling solution had already greatly improved our document bundling process significantly,” said Gerard. “However, I could see enormous benefits if Zylpha could engineer a solution that allows for both the rapid automation of creating the final indexed and paginated PDF bundle; whilst enabling users to work away on other issues in the meantime.

“In response, Andrew and the Zylpha team have developed a bespoke bundling robot. This can produce the bundle on a different machine rather than the specific end user’s PC, which remains unaffected. The bundle robot also places the completed bundle back into the client matter and schedules a task in the users to do list.”

“We are absolutely delighted with the Zylpha bundling robot for Visualfiles. It is such a fantastic piece of development and greatly appreciated by the legal team here at The London Borough of Lambeth.”

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