Thomson Reuters Elite Launches MatterSphere 7.2 with Enhancements to Increase Flexibility and Control for Users

Latest Version of MatterSphere provides closer integration with 3E and enhanced usability for clients

April 11, 2017

Thomson Reuters Elite, part of Thomson Reuters Legal, today announced the release of MatterSphere® 7.2, the latest version of the client and matter management component of the comprehensive line of Elite offerings. MatterSphere 7.2 gives clients greater and closer integration with 3E®, the leading next-generation end-to-end financial management solution. Client & Matter Management is an integral segment of the Elite Enterprise Business Management Solution, a comprehensive suite designed to help clients manage every aspect of their businesses. MatterSphere ensures consistent, repeatable matter workflow processes that keep teams working productively and profitably toward the same goal.

Enhancements have been made to the user interface, creating flexibility with how screens are displayed. With the ability to pin, hide, and move the Navigation and Information panels, users will benefit from better views of the screen, allowing for tasks to be completed more timely and efficiently.  A closer integration between 3E and MatterSphere also will allow clients to create invoices and reports and save them using Design Gallery™ to the MatterSphere Document Management System against corresponding files or matters, making the flow faster and easier.

In addition to the user interface improvements, the latest version of MatterSphere includes enhancements for developers such as updates to the Admin Kit that improve how menus are displayed. Included is the ability to pin the Explorer panel in place and work in several areas at the same time. More flexibility is also created by search functionality that helps administrators find what they need quickly. New development tools in the Admin Kit, including check-out and check-in, locking of related components, versioning, comparison, and restoring previous versions help developers avoid conflicts during development and to control versions of Enquiry Forms, Scripts, Search Lists, and Data Lists. Updates have also been made to the Create Packages with a drag-and-drop facility that increases flexibility.

Other enhancements include improvements to template functionality. Significant time saving benefits will be delivered to template editors who will now be able to make and keep a history of changes to templates, reverting to a previous version if required. Furthermore, users are now able to embed a signature into a Microsoft® Word document, ensuring they are included if the document is converted to PDF.

“The newest version of MatterSphere gives our clients an improved user interface that supports the most up-to-date versions of Microsoft® software,” Elisabet Hardy, vice president of Product Management at Elite, commented. “We are wholly dedicated to improving the service our clients receive, and these enhancements will deliver significant time and cost benefits.”

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, 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 life cycle, from beginning to end. For more information, visit the Elite Client & Matter Management 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.