Leading Australian Legal Services Provider Selects EBMS from Thomson Reuters Elite for Innovative Technology and Industry Expertise

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 6, 2014 – Thomson Reuters Elite today announced that the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS), Australia's leading provider of legal services to the Australian Government, has made the decision to implement Thomson Reuters Elite’s Enterprise Business Management Solution (EMBS) with 3E, MatterSphere, and Engage. The full-service legal practice will roll these solutions out to 350 timekeepers throughout its main office in Canberra and other locations in every Australian capital city.

AGS’s existing practice management system and multiple other legacy systems were not well integrated and it needed to streamline business processes to provide a more cost-effective system to benefit both its lawyers and its clients. After a thorough evaluation of many competitive solutions, Elite’s Enterprise Business Management Solution offered the preferred benefits.

“The Australian Government Solicitor’s decision to invest in Elite’s EBMS is exciting, not only because it includes three core Elite modules, but also because AGS becomes another addition to an expanding list of leading Australian government agencies,” said Eric Sugden, chief technology officer of Thomson Reuters Elite. “By selecting Elite’s EBMS, AGS aligns with the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, gaining exclusive access to industry expertise combined with innovative technology to deliver critical information to its leading decision makers.”

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.

MatterSphere integrates with 3E, Enterprise, and many other financial management and document management platforms. It is embedded in the Microsoft Office® environment to unite operations and promote collaboration across the enterprise and with a firm’s clients. Visit MatterSphere Matter Management for more information.

Engage combines the ability to rapidly create highly accurate costs management budgets with legal project management tools designed to help lawyers successfully plan and manage to those budgets. Engage was designed with input from lawyers and other legal professionals to mimic the way lawyers work. A step-by-step process enables firms to build thorough plans and automatically builds out the precise budget along the way. To learn more about the Jackson Reforms and how Engage can help, view the information sheet.

About the Australian Government Solicitor
As a government agency and a legal practice owned by the Commonwealth, AGS is dedicated to the interests of its clients individually and the interests of government as a whole. AGS works in collaboration with in-house legal teams, providing value-for-money legal services supporting a “whole-of-government” perspective. AGS is one of Australia's largest national legal services providers, with 330 lawyers who cover 40 different areas of law related to government. For more information, visit Australian Government Solicitor.

Thomson Reuters Elite is the leading global provider of innovative business management solutions that enable law firms and professional services organizations to streamline operations, maximize efficiency, and increase visibility into all aspects of their businesses. Elite is focused on enabling firms of all sizes and locations to meet their true potential and provide the best service for their clients. For more information, visit Elite.