3E Supports Current and Future Business Strategy for CMS Hasche Sigle
Leading German Law Firm Impressed with Advanced 3E Technology and Elite’s Legal Aptitude
LOS ANGELES, Apr. 12, 2012 – Elite, a Thomson Reuters business, today announced that CMS Hasche Sigle, one of Germany’s leading law firms, has selected Elite 3E® as its next-generation business process system after an intensive evaluation of industry solutions. The firm has experienced growth in different regions and practice areas making it critical to standardize on a single platform that can handle the diversity and new demands of the business.
CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the largest and most renowned German-based law firms with nine offices across Germany and three further sites in Brussels, Moscow and Shanghai. The international law firm with more than 600 lawyers is the leading full-service commercial advisor providing a deep local understanding of legal, tax and business issues.
The law firm was looking for a system that combines advantages for its clients with its own needs. Therefore the solution has to be compatible with the operational systems of clients. Elite offers seamless e-billing possibilities and its integrated workflow functionalities can ensure highly efficient generation and delivery of client-focused reporting in a wide range of formats. So exchange of data with clients will be improved.
Hartmut Papenthin, chief financial officer of CMS Hasche Sigle said: “We need a system that is 1) robust and flexible in order to meet the day-to-day demands of the clients; 2) technically reliable and durable, providing a long-term investment and able to integrate with other key business systems; 3) able to handle international requirements and meet the changing demands of compliance and tax rules in various jurisdictions. 3E proved to be the best solution in all of these areas. Plus Elite has proven their expertise in the legal sector, which we feel is important for a smooth upgrade.”
“CMS Hasche Sigle’s evaluation process gave our team the opportunity to fully demonstrate not only the advanced capabilities of 3E, but also our deep understanding of the legal industry,” said Kim Massana, president of Elite. “Our long-standing relationship with the firm will be valuable to ensure a successful conversion and minimize any potential risk. We are very excited to expand our 3E footprint 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 Hasche Sigle
CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading commercial law firms in Germany. More than 600 lawyers serve their clients in nine major German commercial centres as well as in Brussels, Moscow and Shanghai. CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, the organisation of independent European law and tax firms of choice for organisations based in, or looking to move into, Europe.
CMS was established in 1999 and today comprises ten CMS firms, employing over 2,800 lawyers and is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. CMS provides a deep local understanding of legal, tax and business issues and delivers client-focused services through a joint strategy executed locally across 30 jurisdictions with 55 offices in Western and Central Europe and beyond
For more information please visit our website www.cms-hs.com. For more information about CMS please visit www.cmslegal.com.
About Thomson Reuters Elite
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