Leading Toronto-based Law Firm Selects Broad Range of Elite Solutions to Help Reach Goal of Greater Automation

Blaney McMurtry LLP Selects 3E, MatterSphere, xcelerate, and Design Gallery to Enhance Practice

May 11, 2017

Thomson Reuters Elite, part of Thomson Reuters Legal, today announced that Blaney McMurtry LLP has become the latest firm to select 3E® as its enterprise and financial management platform. The firm has also selected MatterSphere®, the matter and document management component of the Elite Client & Matter Management offerings, to modernize its case and document management capabilities, and xcelerate Budgeting and Forecasting, the only Microsoft® Excel® and web-based budgeting and forecasting application built specifically for law firms and professional services organizations. In addition, Blaney McMurtry LLP also selected Design Gallery™, a next-generation solution that manages the collection, reorganization, conversion, and distribution of data available within 3E. All four solutions are part of the Elite Enterprise Business Management Solution, a comprehensive suite designed to help clients manage every aspect of their business.

Headquartered in Toronto and with more than 125 lawyers, Blaney McMurtry LLP is one of Canada's premier law firms. They selected the solutions after a competitive review process that saw Elite beat out several competitors, including Aderant. The firm were also impressed by the cutting-edge platform, the built-in workflow capabilities, the Lawyer Dashboard that can be fully integrated with Document Management Business Analytics and will be transitioning from its existing Enterprise® system, continuing this successful 17-year relationship.

According to Maria Scarfo, Managing Partner at Blaney McMurtry, “We chose Thomson Reuters Elite in large part for the seamless integration between the four elements that make up the Enterprise Business Management Solution. We believe it will allow us to continue to bring new efficiencies to our business as well as added value to the services we deliver to our clients.”

The 3E scalable foundation will help the firm manage all operational aspects of their business and meet future growth demands. MatterSphere was chosen for its robust and dynamic case and document management capabilities that will enable users to quickly and easily store case-related emails, documents, and pictures. To bolster its financial forecasting capabilities, xcelerate will give Blaney McMurtry LLP in-depth analyses of essential financial information through intuitive reports and alerts, and Design Gallery will increase the flexibility and transparency of the firm’s data across 3E.

The firm also selected Cosine Matter Planning as part of the deal to provide a comprehensive IT solution to the firm, boosting its business analysis capabilities as well as its end user training and documentation.

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.

MatterSphere is a robust client and matter management system that provides firms with a single, unified way to view and manage day-to-day activities. Built entirely within the familiar Microsoft Office environment, MatterSphere automates and standardizes manual processes with built-in workflows and allows lawyers to easily manage clients, matters, documents, and all associated details in a familiar interface. As part of the Thomson Reuters Elite family of innovative solutions for professional services firms, MatterSphere provides a strong enterprise-class solution with limitless functionality that helps firms unify the entire matter lifecycle, from beginning to end. For more information, visit the Elite Client & Matter Management page.

xcelerate Budgeting and Forecasting is a web- and Microsoft Excel-based solution for budgeting and forecasting of operating expenses, fee earner revenue, fee earner compensation, and capital expenditures. xcelerate is integrated into 3E and Enterprise and quickly plugs into human resources and payroll systems to push global assumptions from a firm-wide level down to the individual fee earners. Visit xcelerate for more information.

Through its advanced design, Design Gallery transforms data into a variety of document types and distributes the formatted output quickly and efficiently. Because Design Gallery runs as a true server-based solution, no login or Microsoft Office installation is required in the production environment. For more information, visit Design Gallery.

Cosine provides IT solutions to the legal industry.  As Elite 3E specialists, Cosine offers all aspects of solution provision, from business analysis and development right through to end user training and documentation. In addition to customized software services, Cosine provides software products, which have been developed based on expert-in-house development, as off-the-shelf solutions, like LIMS, POS, and others.

Founded in 1954 in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, Blaney McMurtry is one of Canada's premier law firms. The firm is recognized by the legal industry as a Top 10 Regional Law Firm and it is ranked for its top level expertise in litigation & advocacy, real estate and business law. Visit blaney.com to learn more.

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.