eBillingHub and Business Development Premier Also Part of Selection Process of Two Firms

May 1, 2017

Thomson Reuters Elite, part of Thomson Reuters Legal, today announced that four leading North American law firms have made the decision to transition from Enterprise® to 3E®, proving that the momentum of firms deciding to choose next-generation technology continues to grow. 3E is an integral component of the Elite Enterprise Business Management Solution, with robust workflow and automation capabilities and a scalable foundation built to help firms manage all operational aspects of their businesses. All four firms chose 3E in order to update their practice and financial management and budgeting technology and to enhance their future growth plans.

The firms transitioning from Enterprise are:

  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, a U.S. national law firm with more than 350 lawyers across 8 offices. The firm ranked 180th on The American Lawyer's 2016 AmLaw 200 rankings of U.S. law firms
  • Clausen Miller, P.C., a Chicago-based insurance law firm in operation since 1936 and staffing 250 lawyers
  • Smith Amundsen LLC, a business law firm focusing on business transactions, litigation, and labor and employment matters, staffing 180 lawyers across 7 offices of the United States Midwest
  • Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, a Vancouver-based firm staffing 75 lawyers and providing a wide range of litigation, dispute resolution, and business law services to clients throughout Canada and abroad

Designed to meet the specific needs of each firm, 3E is perfectly suited for each individual lawyer, partners and supporting staff. Continually being developed and enhanced to meet the legal industry’s future needs, 3E provides an end-to-end solution that will guarantee that the four firms remain at the cutting edge of legal technology.

These four new wins further cement the leading position of Elite within the legal technology market. In each circumstance, 3E was chosen after a competitive review process that saw the solution beat out Aderant. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Clausen Miller, P.C. both decided that 3E would be better able to meet their unique needs as a firm. All firms were impressed by the effectiveness of the sales process and the efficient nature of the sales teams who were able to dive into greater detail and show a nuanced understanding of each firm’s requirements, and all firms had implicit trust in the Elite team to implement the solution.

The move to 3E from Enterprise was also accompanied by other product transitions for two of the firms. Both Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Smith Amundsen LLC also selected eBillingHub®, with its best-in-market functionality designed to automate e-billing processes. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP also selected Business Development Premier, another integral component of the Elite Enterprise Business Management Solution, which gives firm deeper insights into the companies and professionals important to them and helping them unearth opportunities and deliver real-time insights to develop and win new business.

“The highly configurable 3E platform provides a variety of built-in capabilities that will help each firm significantly enhance their ability to respond to client needs and adapt to evolving business requirements,” said Bill Burch, vice president of Global Sales at Elite. “These four major North American firms’ successful transitions are indicative of how clients are learning that progressing from Enterprise to 3E makes business sense for their firms and will help them meet the technology demands in the future while staying profitable.”

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 lawyers and staff to easily track and manage activity on a multi-office, global scale. Visit 3E for more information.

eBillingHub delivers solutions to hundreds of clients, including more than 70% of the Am Law 200 firms, as well as medium and large firms in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. eBillingHub is a strong supporter of key industry standards as a member of the LEDES Oversight Committee and ILTA. eBillingHub, part of the Thomson Reuters Elite family of innovative solutions for professional services firms, provides a comprehensive and collaborative approach for preparing, submitting, tracking, and managing electronic invoices. For more information, visit eBillingHub.

Business Development Premier combines ERM technology, marketing automation, and experience management to drive more successful marketing and business development initiatives. As an integral part of the Elite Enterprise Business Management Solution, Business Development Premier provides advanced functionality to help law firms and professional service organizations achieve significantly higher return on investment from their marketing and business development activities. For additional information, visit the Business Development Premier page.

Elite is the leading global provider of an end-to-end enterprise business management solution, which 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 more information, visit Elite.