Shipman & Goodwin Successfully Implements Collections for Legal Software Aderant Expertaderantuser
ATLANTA – Dec. 3, 2014 – Aderant, the world’s largest independent legal software company, announced today that long-term partner Shipman & Goodwin LLP upgraded to the latest version of the practice and financial management system Aderant Expert and is the first Aderant client to go live on the new Expert Collections module. The system upgrades will streamline the firm’s accounting processes and provide enhanced tools for collections activities and team oversight.
Beginning in 2006, Shipman & Goodwin undertook a series of initiatives to better analyze the firm’s profitability and key metrics on collections and billing, enabling them to get a better understanding of the legal industry’s changing needs. However, gaining a high-level view of collection activity data remained a cumbersome process, which made it difficult for firm management to quickly access some of the information they required, such as managing staff workload and examining collections data in a global view.
In anticipation of the new Collections module, Shipman & Goodwin also determined that the timing was right for an overall system upgrade to Aderant Expert 8.0 SP2. The firm went live with the upgrade and new module the second week of September and have been exceptionally pleased with their increased functionality.
“With the new module, the views are fantastic,” commented Linda Buckland, director of accounting at the firm. “Now I can see what my team is currently working on, where I may need to push them and what they may have missed. Before, we had to go in and out of different parts of the system, getting all the pieces and pulling them together manually. Now, with the integration with Microsoft Outlook and Expert Imaging, what used to take us five, six, even ten steps can be done in a single click. It’s very seamless and efficient.”
Mike Barry, executive vice president of strategy and product at Aderant commented, “The collections process is of growing importance to firms of all sizes and across all regions, which is why Aderant dedicated development resources to create a state-of-the-art Collections module. I am pleased Shipman & Goodwin is already realizing value from the new module.”
Aderant has enjoyed a 20-year partnership with Shipman & Goodwin, which has been an active participant in the early adopter program over the years, including beta testing the original version of CMS, now Aderant Expert. In addition to Expert, the firm has been utilizing Redwood Analytics since 2007, which was acquired by Aderant in early 2014.
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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