Madrid-based Firm to Transition to Comprehensive Suite of Elite Solutions to Ensure Future Growth

Jan. 5, 2017

Thomson Reuters Elite, part of Thomson Reuters Legal, today announced that Uría Menéndez has selected several components of the Elite Enterprise Business Management Solution, a comprehensive suite designed to help clients manage every aspect of their business. The firm, one of the top firms in the EMEA, extended Elite’s global market share by choosing 3E®, the leading next-generation end-to-end financial management solution; Workspace, a single interface for users to perform important daily tasks without leaving their desktop; and eBillingHub®, the leader in legal e-billing that provides a comprehensive and collaborative approach for preparing, submitting, tracking, and managing electronic invoices.

Uría Menéndez, a Madrid-based law firm with 600 lawyers across 17 offices worldwide, selected the solutions after an 18-month evaluation process that saw Elite take over from the firm’s incumbent provider.

The 3E solution is designed to meet the specific needs of the firm and its easy to use software is perfectly suited for their lawyers, partners and supporting staff. Continually developed and enhanced to meet the legal industry’s future needs, 3E will evolve with the firm, ensuring that it is always at the cutting edge of legal technology. In addition to 3E, Workspace will help to increase firm mobility, allowing fee-earners to capture time, as well as view fee earner statistics and review client and matter related information, on-the-go from their mobile devices. Furthermore, eBillingHub, whose best-in-market functionality is designed to automate solutions for the law firm e-billing process, will enhance the firm’s billing capabilities making the management of invoices and cash flow far easier.

Uría Menéndez’s choice of the three solutions is directly attributable to the understanding and commitment of the Elite team to the legal industry and the in-depth knowledge of the industry’s requirements, as well as the team’s overall professionalism. Furthermore, the modern, well proven time entry and billing solution and its reputation as a proven supplier with a recognizable name and brand that is used by many Global 100 firms was also a key factor in the firm’s choice.

“That Uría Menéndez has chosen a range of Elite products to manage many aspects of its practice is incredibly gratifying,” said Bill Burch, vice president of Global Sales at Elite. “All our solutions are designed to meet the firm’s current needs and provide advanced technology and broad functionality, ensuring that it has the best-in-class capabilities to promote growth and future-proof itself for the changing legal landscape.”

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.

Workspace is an innovative integration platform that enables clients to access a range of Elite solutions and third party products from both desktops and mobile devices to improve workplace efficiency. As part of the Elite Enterprise Business Management Solution and driven by the Elite Integration Framework, Workspace unifies operational data across the firm and provides access to both front- and back-office applications. With instant access to data from financial management, matter management, and business development solutions, Workspace empowers lawyers and professionals to streamline workflows, improve profitability, and make data-driven decisions. By accessing Workspace via Elite Mobile, users can prepare for client conversations with up-to-the minute insights and enter time for billing while on the go. For more information, visit the Elite Workspace page.

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.

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.