C'M'S' Derks Star Busmann Selects 3E for Superior Technology Platform to Maximize Legal Business Support
Complementary Solution Set from Thomson Reuters Creates Compelling Value Proposition
LOS ANGELES, Apr. 18, 2011 – CMS Derks Star Busmann is the first law firm in Holland to upgrade its financial and practice management system with ELITE 3E.
CMS Derks Star Busmann is part of Europe’s biggest legal operation, CMS, with offices in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Brussels and 200 lawyers working at the very highest level for businesses, institutions and government bodies.
“We looked at several global and more locally developed software options and found that 3E simply had more advanced features and functionality to support our business well into the future,” said Marten Kroese, Director, Finance & IT at CMS Derks Star Busmann. “Plus we were impressed with the responsiveness and knowledge from the Elite Services Team. We look forward to a successful implementation of 3E to help us maximize support to the business and run the firm more efficiently.”
Some of the most valuable features for CMS Derks Star Busmann are the ability to embed its own business rules for workflow and reporting processes and comprehensive audit and system controls to define security roles and fully track changes made in the system. 3E’s integrated development environment (IDE) enables the firm to easily customize processes and incorporate new features as the business demands it.
A further compelling reason for selecting 3E was Thomson Reuter’s commitment to the legal market and the long term viability of the organization. CMS DSB currently uses Hubbard One business development software applications.
“With 3E now proven in the global marketplace, firms like CMS Derks Star Busmann benefit from enhancements we’ve made to the platform, experienced support teams and an extensive installed customer base of law firm reference customers around the globe with helpful insights,” said Kim Massana, president of Elite. “We are extremely proud to add CMS Derks Star Busmann to our growing list of clients in Europe.”
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 CMS Derks Star Busmann
CMS Derks Star Busmann is a leading legal services provider with 200 lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax consultants based in Amsterdam, Brussels and Utrecht. It provides legal advice and support in Banking & Finance, Corporate and Real Estate and other legal disciplines to companies, institutions and government agencies. CMS Derks Star Busmann is part of CMS – a pre-eminent European provider of legal and tax services, with 9 independent law and tax firms, operating in 28 different jurisdictions from 53 offices in 47 cities with a staff of 5,000 employees including 2,800 lawyers, CMS offers deep local expertise combined with extensive industry-specific knowledge right across Europe.
About Thomson Reuters Elite
Thomson Reuters Elite offers an end-to-end enterprise business management solution that allows law firms and professional services organizations to run all operational aspects of their firms including business development, risk management, client and matter management, and financial management. For over 60 years, we’ve demonstrated we understand the business and financial aspects of firm operations, with proven tools that streamline processes to increase visibility and workflow efficiency across the organization and provide the flexibility to change and grow your business. For more information, visit Elite.
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