HopgoodGanim’s Smart Path to Empowering Practitionersaderantuser
When law firm HopgoodGanim realised it would outgrow its legal accounting system, it spent more than two years in search of a replacement.
The firm, which has two sites in Brisbane and Perth, had been using its Comparto legal accounting system since 1989.
The system had the practice management functionality but not to the extent or with the flexibility that HopgoodGanim required.
“Reporting was probably the No 1 issue,’’ HopgoodGanim chief operating officer Martin Kingston says. “These days marketing and HR teams need a greater amount of information. From an HR perspective, it needs to be on time performance management of our staff and marketing need to be able to know who our clients are.’’
HopgoodGanim, which has about 280 staff, has clients in mining and resources as well as one of the largest family law practices in the country.
“We achieved the outcome we needed, but it was all done through a very labour-intensive form so we had multiple databases that we would have to consult to extract the information; we would have to update multiple databases and when you are doing that there is a time issue but there is a risk of error and things being missed,’’ Kingston says.
The core business of recording time and disbursements on behalf of clients and being able to bill clients was crucial.
“Maintaining the core accounting functionality was the absolute priority, beyond that, we then needed to ensure that the system was flexible enough to allow us to hook in other databases and other business models for business needs and extract information as and when required.’’
After extensively researching the market, HopgoodGanim decided on Aderant in July/August 2012.
Aderant, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a global industry leader in providing comprehensive legal business management software for law firms and other professional services organizations. Aderant is a market leader in technology solutions for practice and financial management, ebilling, knowledge management, business intelligence, matter planning, calendaring and docketing. Aderant is an established and trusted partner with its versatile and innovative technology solutions, superior customer service and reliable implementation process. Aderant operates as a unit of Roper Technologies, a constituent of the S&P 500®, Fortune 1000® and the Russell 1000® indices.
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