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Quill launches dedicated outsourced payroll website
Outsourced payroll and cashiering supplier, Quill Pinpoint, has launched a new dedicated payroll website, which it says is in direct response to increased demand for its payroll services after the introduction of complex legislation. Pension reforms and changes to shared parental leave and national insurance for the under 21’s mean some firms are struggling to keep up, leaving them open to fines of up to £50,000. Quill’s managing director, Julian Bryan, said: “Quill Payroll site has been created to better handle the higher volumes of web surfers sourcing payroll outsourcing services amid growing pressures to comply with industry regulators whose guidelines have altered substantially over the course of the last few years.”
Perfect Software unveils 35% projected turnover growth for 2015
Bridgend-based software supplier Perfect Software is looking to better its average growth rate of 30% over the last three years, with a projected growth in turnover of 35% to £650,000 in 2015. Managing director Patrick Carmody said: “As a company we understand how high street practices operate. Since our inception [in 1993] we have been dedicated to delivering innovative software products and unique customer service to ensure the practice managers, fee earners and bookkeepers within these firms can fulfil their roles as accurately and compliantly as possible.”
Conscious Solutions and Law League to join forces
Legal marketing agency Conscious Solutions on 1 June 2015 combined forces with Law League, which provides client satisfaction surveys to law firms across the UK. The ambition is to accelerate the growth of Law League, and its founder Andrew Roberts said: “I’m pleased to be working with a company like Conscious to help take Law League forward. After four years of rapid growth it now needs the resources of a larger business to invest more heavily in marketing and product development – that’s exactly what Conscious will provide.” For more information or comment please contact David Gilroy at or on 07976 289015
Landmark Information Group signs partnership with Experian
Landmark Information Group has entered a partnership with Experian, the leading global information services company. Experian’s Unclaimed Assets Register (UAR) will now be included in the Landmark Financial Asset Search (FAS) service, which helps probate professionals identify lost, unknown or dormant financial assets for their clients, as part of the estate administration process. Jo Buxton, general manager, insurance from Experian said: “With billions of pounds of financial assets lying unclaimed, and UK consumers managing more financial services online, it is getting harder to find records of their lost or forgotten assets. The UAR holds nearly five million records of individuals who have unclaimed monies and is invaluable in helping people locate these lost assets and putting probate professionals in touch with financial providers to reclaim clients’ money.  By working together with Landmark Information Group, integrating the UAR into its Landmark FAS service, we are providing a quick and easy way to identify potential assets, from one simple online order.”
DocSolid introduces quality control module to enable post-scan shredding
Document scanning provider DocSolid has announced its ninth patent for its KwikTag Legal module, which will enable firms to shred their documents after scanning them. KwikTag QC (Quality Control) gives assurance that documents have been properly scanned and stored, and identifies whether the paper copy should be shredded, returned to the attorney or retained in the firm’s records. Suzette Allaire, COO of Minnesota law firm Lindquist and Vennum said: “KwikTag QC gives us process closure, so that we can get rid of the paper after scanning… going paperless improves our ability to respond quickly to clients, providing more efficient service. A true win-win.”
Phoenix and Intelliteach Announce Partnership
Phoenix Business Solutions and service desk solutions provider Intelliteach have announced that they are now in partnership, as both businesses continue to expand their service offerings. With the recent addition of a managed solutions division in Phoenix, there has been a strong demand from clients for a complete support offering, which the Intelliteach service desk platform provides in numerous languages.
Orion Law Management Systems announces partnership with Affinity Consulting Group
Orion Law Management Systems, which provides financial and practice management software for law firms, has announced that it is in partnership with Affinity Consulting Group, to provide Orion clients with additional options to improve efficiency and optimize operations at their firms. Affinity will be supporting Orion’s efforts to provide a complete, all-in-one, software solution for law firm management nationwide. Paul Yelton, president of Orion, said: “Affinity’s knowledge and expertise is an excellent additional resource for our clients. Their forward-thinking attitude and approach to law firm technology, combined with the Orion software package, can help law firms reach a new level of success.”
Hoowla announces digital signature capability as clients can now request Official Copies online
Clients of Hoowla’s online conveyancing case management system can now send documents to be digitally signed, after Hoowla partnered with Signable, a leading provider of digital signature solutions. Signable complies with e-signature laws set by the UK and other member states within the European Union. The moves comes as Hoowla also announced that clients can now request Official Copies of Documents from within its conveyancing management software. Hoowla’s chief executive, Adam Curtis said: “Our rollout of Land Registry services provided via the Business Gateway continues to add real time and cost saving benefits for our clients. Our relationship with the Land Registry strengthens our service offering and ensures we add value for clients using our conveyancing software.”