Bircham Dyson Bell Selects ELITE 3E for Significant Upgrade in System Functionality
3E Meets Full List of Financial and Practice Management Requirements for Current and Future Needs
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2011 – Bircham Dyson Bell LLP (BDB), a leading UK law firm operating in both the public and private sectors, has recently selected ELITE 3E as its next-generation financial and practice management system. The firm needed a more sophisticated platform to better handle future growth and adapt to its specific business processes.
The evaluation and selection process, managed by 3 Kites Consulting, was targeted at evaluating the market in order to provide BDB with a solution that would assist in areas that their legacy system could not meet, including:
A step change in basic financial/contact management system functionality and efficiency
The ability to cope with potential further growth and to accommodate multi-currency, multi-site operations and general increased scalability
User-friendly interfaces increasing the efficiency of working
Sufficient and flexible management information available to all users
Easy administration of the system, minimizing the total cost of ownership
Meeting clients’ requirements in terms of access to information and reporting
A flexible technical platform that is maintainable, scalable (in terms of volume) and extensible (in terms of functionality)
The ability to integrate seamlessly with the firm’s existing systems
The ability to provide and deliver financial and business development reporting via user-friendly dashboards
The ability to manage compliance with accounting and reporting standards for a law firm
“We reached a point where our previous system was no longer able to support our increasingly complex business requirements. . So we had to find the right system that would meet those demands, whilst supporting our long term plans for growth,” said Guy Vincent, managing partner, BDB “We found 3E far and away the best solution that offered the right balance of business process flexibility and core architecture functionality to support our firm over the next 10 to 20 years.”
London-based BDB is one of the UK's fastest growing and progressive law firms in London and recognized as leaders in fields across its major practice areas. The firm has been ranked as a leading firm by Chambers UK named and its Corporate Group has been voted the Listed Company Law Advisor of The Year (UK) in the 2009 ACQ Country awards by ACQ Finance magazine.
“We are happy to add BDB to our fast-growing list of 3E law firm clients in the UK. They are asking the same questions we get from firms across the globe. ‘How will this solution meet my needs now and in the future?’ Clearly they are confident with the power and functionality 3E provides,” said Kim Massana, president, Elite. “Not only do we offer the most advanced system on the market today, we also provide our clients with world-class services and support.”
ELITE 3E offers powerful core financial and practice management features and built-in application development capabilities—all seamlessly integrated into one high-performance system. Designed from the ground up on Microsoft .NET, 3E provides an integrated development environment that enables firms to become more agile in responding to client needs. A full suite of capabilities is delivered through a consistent web-based user experience that allows staff to easily track and manage activity on a multi-office, global scale.
About Bircham Dyson Bell
Operating from its office in London, BDB is a law firm of approximately 300 people, approximately 50 of whom are Partners. The firm works across all major practice areas, with a focus on planning and major projects, public law, corporate and commercial and real estate. These practice areas add to the firm’s traditional strengths in private wealth, employment, litigation, charity and the not-for-profit sectors.
One area of special interest is the advice the firm gives on influencing government policy and legislation. BDB has now created a market-leading position in the areas of transport infrastructure and other major projects, public inquiries and promoting or opposing private and local legislation.
About 3Kites Legal IT Consulting
3Kites Legal IT Consulting provides a fresh, practical approach towards consultancy for the legal sector. We add value by bridging between the business (clients, lawyers, secretaries and other support functions) and IT to gather, clarify and validate requirements, and by helping to deliver solutions which reflect these requirements accurately. Our consultancy style is dynamic, energetic, passionate, creative, collaborative and, above all, honest – we commit to setting and maintaining expectations about deliverables, timescales and costs so that you don’t have any surprises. For more information visit www.3kites.com
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