ILTACON News… Prosperoware to unveil better BI – new version of Umbria BI completes better BI vision

Prosperoware, a leading enterprise software company delivering innovative technology transforming the business of legal and professional services, today announces the newest version of Umbria BI with unmatched configurability and a new, firm-driven, drag and drop dashboard that enables the secure creation of innumerable, custom visualizations. Umbria BI completes the vision of Better BI and is the core module of the industry’s only client value management platform, Umbria. As the core module of Umbria, the new release of Umbria BI allows firms to use visual layout tools and widgets that leverage data from Umbria’s in-memory cube and warehouse, plus other databases, cubes and websites to create secure dashboards that flex to serve all a firm’s constituents from a single source of truth.

Prosperoware will exhibit and demonstrate Umbria BI at booth #401/403 at ILTACON, August 19-23rd in National Harbor, MD, and is providing an invitation-only Lunch & Learn, “Introducing: Better BI”
on Wednesday, August 22nd 12:30pm.

Better BI is the combination of data strategy, workflow to capture it, legal-specific schema to make it actionable, and powerful reporting. The complete Umbria platform, which now includes Umbria BI as its core module, also includes the innovative Umbria Price Budget & Monitor (PBM), BD & Experience, and Profit & Compensation. These modules deliver the complete Better BI capabilities so firms can more effectively price, pitch, staff, deliver on price, strategize their cases, compensate, and plan growth from the same data. Umbria does not just provide this data through a secure, web-based dashboard, but through a multitude of outputs including, PowerPoint, Excel, and in the body of emails.

Umbria BD & Experience provides for a complete workflow to capture critical pipeline data, matter, client, personal experience, and provides an alerting system that prompts data capture through the life of a matter. Without Umbria BD & Experience, this critical data needs to be otherwise manually captured.

Umbria PBM allows firms to profitably manage matters across all types of unique arrangements (e.g. hourly with fixed fee). As the critical data regarding unique client and matter arrangements (such as special rates, bottom of the bill discounts, outside counsel guidelines, AFAs and unofficial fee caps) is usually found in biller’s notes, the Arrangements module in Umbria PBM make this data actionable and provides higher quality analytics. Partners will not be bothered to bill work-in-process fees associated with a pay-on-close matter, or use a calculator to adjust their work-in-process for bottom the bill discounts. Umbria PBM allows firms to manage matters with different types of arrangements (e.g. hourly with fixed fee).

The Umbria Profitability & Compensation module enables firm to build multiple cost models for different purposes, including pricing and matter-monitoring, compensation, and firm and practice group management – all through a simple user interface.

With Umbria BI’s new functionality, firm management, Finance, Pricing, and BD teams can analyze and build ad-hoc dashboard and reports to examine trends, top/bottom performance, growth potential, flight risk attorneys, and more, resulting in greater insight and more informed decision-making.

Some of Umbria BI’s key features include:
• Easily configured, firm-driven dashboards with 100+ widgets out of the box
• 30 different types of visualizations
• Robust email alerts and exports
• Natural language inquiries via Umbria Answers
• First-class warehouse and tabular cube stores data at the required granularity
• Import data from key systems with the ability to record, modify, and transform it to meet the current legal landscape
• Enables new metrics and accommodates metadata from source systems
• Incorporates data from other Umbria modules

Real-time, flexible reporting secured to specifically-authorized users:
• Supports all major reporting languages – SQL, MDX, DAX, R
• Drag and drop report creation via queries and filters
• Role-based notification, configuration, and user-specific reporting
• Dashboard integrates data from across multiple systems and sources
• Support for multiple output including Excel, PowerPoint, and email body.

CEO, Keith Lipman, states: “The new dashboard capabilities of Umbria empower customers to deploy as a critical system to deliver value across the firm. Firms are no longer impeded by the limitations of their existing systems.”