Legal software company Aderant releases Expert 8.0 SP2 with new collections and expense management solutions
Aderant, the world’s largest independent legal software company, announced today the release of Aderant Expert 8.0 SP2 (service pack). Highlights of the release include all new Expert Collections and Expense Management modules, updates to Expert ClearView, a new rules engine, and a number of other key global accounting enhancements.
The Expert Collections module has been redesigned to improve a firm’s collections processes, streamline and improve debt collection, and expand management capabilities using a new set of functionality, automated tools, and embedded workflow. The updated module provides multiple tools and reporting functionality to help identify and prioritize overdue accounts and automate collection tasks, shortening collection cycles, improving cash flow, and reducing write-offs while improving productivity and increasing visibility throughout the firm.
Aderant Expert 8.0 SP2 also includes a revamped Expert Expense Management module to assist firms in ensuring compliance to both internal and recoverable expense policies. Using a simple, intuitively designed interface, firms can enter, track, edit, and approve expense reports in an efficient, rapid manner. Internal firm expense policy compliance is ensured through the use of customized rules and an embedded workflow for automated approval, minimizing billing delays, write downs, write-offs, and unbilled expenses.
“I’d like to thank the Aderant Expert User Community, focus groups, and early adopters for their collaboration in the development of Aderant Expert 8.0 SP2,” comments Mike Barry, Aderant’s executive vice president of strategy and product. “Collaboration with our clients is one of the most important steps to creating a quality product. Working with clients before products are begun helps us determine exactly what business problem to solve, what functionality is required, and what the optimal design needs to be to maximize adoption and usability.”
Additional updates in the release include enhancements to Expert Paperless Billing that further streamline the prebill review, editing, and approval process. The Expert Matter Planning module incorporates several additions based on client feedback, such as new reports and mass resource allocation, which will further simplify processes and make them more intuitive. Usability enhancements for Expert Time Management include optimization of the Matter Search process and a variety of other improvements streamlining time capture. A series of client-initiated enhancements have been added to accommodate global accounting requirements for firms with multiple offices or an international presence.
One firm particularly excited about the release is Bowman and Brooke LLP, one of the largest product liability practices in the US. “We are looking forward to the release of the latest version of the Aderant Expert Collections module,” shared Gwenn Hess, a business analyst for the firm. “We anticipate that its new capabilities will greatly improve the workflow process and make it easier for us to address collections issues.”
The Aderant Expert financial and practice management system is a scalable, fully integrated business management solution built on Microsoft technology providing integrated front office and back office solutions. Aderant Expert includes time and billing, financial accounting, budgeting, performance management, business intelligence, client/matter management, business development, and much more to maximize profits for law and professional services firms. Hundreds of mid-sized to large law firms worldwide use Aderant Expert to help them better serve their clients, manage their operations, and maximize their profitability. For more information, visit www.aderant.com.