Legislative Information Management

LIMS is a solution designed to help countries, provinces, states, and cities - large or small - manage the life cycle of their legislative documents, from drafting and codification, all the way to publishing. Using open data standards and a powerful content management environment, LIMS helps jurisdictions throughout the world improve public access to their legislation as well as their overall production timelines and costs.

LIMS is the world first and most complete Legislative Information Management system (i.e. legislative content management and regulatory content management ), and it:

  • Provides the ability for others - particularly government departments - to add to their own websites stable links to legislation published on the legislative website in a very specific way (generally to the section level), thereby enabling their sites to provide a better service to their users
  • Maintains a historical repository of legislation that enables the website to provide point-in-time access to legislation
  • Ensures the structural consistency, the reliability, and the integrity of legislation; simplifies the exchange of data between different users of the system; and facilitates multimedia publishing of legislation
  • Improves the efficiency and effectiveness of drafting, consolidation, and publication and enables very timely access to up-to date consolidated legislation
  • Uses XML as its data format. This vendor-independent international standard future-proofs your legislative data and enables the implementation of many of the powerful features of LIMS
  • Can interface with an electronic document management system for version control, security, and other organizational needs

LIMS is composed of three distinct, yet interlinked, modules:

Key Features

  • Extensive and flexible drafting assistance
  • Advanced consolidation with audit trails
  • Multimedia and multi-format publication from a single data source
  • Point-in-time access to legislation
  • Advanced search capabilities, with option for results in KWIC format
  • Powerful and convenient browsing features
  • Automated table of contents
  • Access to not-yet-in-force provisions
  • Extensive features for bilingual jurisdictions
  • Use of the XML standard to ensure data independence and longevity


  • Improved image for governments
  • World-class access to the law
  • Highly efficient preparation, publishing, and management of legislation
  • Time and cost savings in legal research for both government and the private sector
  • Future-proof repository of the law
  • Ability to become a “corporate memory” system