Manchester-based startup Summize has started working with online grocery service the Modern Milkman.

Founded in Colne, Lancashire, Modern Milkman has reinvented the traditional milk round through an easy-to-use app – using data and analytics to map out milk rounds, assess demand and reduce waste through its delivery of fresh grocery products. They’ve already made waves by saving over 50 million plastic bottles from landfill.

Like the Modern Milkman, Summize was founded in 2018 and uses  human expertise and AI-powered technology to condense lengthy legal documents, pulling out the key points.

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Now, the Modern Milkman is embarking on the next phase of digital transformation, focused on transforming the business’s in-house legal department to save time and resource as the business grows and expands internationally.

Users of the Summize platform, including clients such as Fujifilm, Vodafone and NCC,  are estimated to save 85 per cent in time spent reviewing contracts.

Kenzo Onumonu, director of legal at Modern Milkman, said: “Speeding up the legal process and continuing to improve our digital journey is critical to unlocking our next phase of growth, and this is why we approached Summize. With a lean team, the contract lifecycle was becoming a real pain point, consuming time that needed to be funnelled into other areas of the business.

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“As a platform that is underpinned by using tech to solve everyday business issues, Summize offered a solution that we needed. The user interface also seamlessly integrates with the platforms we already use, which is going to be a real game-changer for the way we interact with contracts across the business.”

 Tom Dunlop, co-founder and CEO at Summize, said: “The reality is the legal department is often one of the last parts of any business to be truly digitally transformed, but the forward-thinking businesses that are pioneering change in this area will reap huge rewards in efficiency and cost savings.

“Kenzo and the team realised the potential in speeding up Modern Milkman’s legal processes and we’re pleased to be on this exciting journey with another disruptive business that shares our vision for digital transformation.”

Integrating directly within Microsoft Teams, Word, and other well-established platforms, the Summize interface covers contract creation, review and approval workflows post-signature contract management.

This innovative approach will bring the legal team and other business colleagues closer together and accelerate smarter workflows, while advanced contract lifecycle analytics will unlock insight and data-driven decisions.