The October issue of the Orange Rag – the Legal IT Insider newsletter – is out now – includes new Accountancy Tech Report

In this packed issue we not only bring you latest breaking news but our brand new Accountancy Tech Report, see below for details!
Exclusive: Epiq rolls out SAP with Fulcrum GT
Epiq has rolled out SAP across its entire business with Fulcrum Global Technologies as its systems integrator, as the legal services giant also goes live on Fulcrum’s global time entry solution Epoch in a project made more complex by the merger last year of Epiq and DTI.
Elite to split as part of TR restructure
Thomson Reuters Elite is in the process of splitting along company-wide customer segments as opposed to product lines and cutting its headcount in line with the wider Thomson Reuters restructuring in a move that while welcomed by many, is creating significant internal tension as staff find out if they still have a role.
Bradford & Barthel goes live on Fulcrum Snap
And it’s more good news for Fulcrum GT this month, after Bradford & Barthel, a leading West Coast employment firm with 13 offices, took just three months to be ready to go live on Fulcrum Snap. Snap is Fulcrum’s integrated business suite that incorporates new business intake; time management; matter management; billing, finance and practice management; and Snap Insights, a real-time analytics solution that includes dashboards, visualisations and reports.
3Kites hires trio including former Easyjet GC
In a major growth spurt for 3Kites Consulting, the professional services consultancy has hired a trio of new consultants, one of whom is the former general counsel of EasyJet, we can reveal.
Microsoft says Peppermint has “shifted gears” with CRM online
Microsoft says that Peppermint Technology has “shifted gears” following the launch earlier this year of a Dynamics 365 public cloud customer relationship management system that is gaining the interest of Microsoft’s larger enterprise clients
DLA restructures entire US back office with BigHand Now
DLA Piper has successfully completed an entire US back office administration and support restructure using task delegation and workflow tool BigHand Now, which has been rolled out to over 2,000 users across all 28 of DLA’s North American offices
Clocktimizer to unveil machine learning capability
Clocktimizer is set to unveil new machine learning capability to automate the extraction of costs codes from lawyers’ billing narratives, as it grows 20% month-on-month in the US.
Perfect storm or holy trinity? Lupton Fawcett to roll out Visualfiles, iManage and SOS
UK commercial law firm Lupton Fawcett has selected LexisNexis Visualfiles, Solicitors Own Software and iManage to replace its sunsetted integrated practice management system Thomson Reuters Elite Envision, we can reveal.
Legal IT Insider Intelligence – UK Top 200 Case Management Report
Legal IT Insider will shortly be analysing the UK Top 200 Case/Workflow/BPM column and producing a detailed report that will look at who the dominant providers are; who the challengers are; and what the future of CMS technology looks like. The report will be researched and written by industry expert Neil Cameron. Get in touch now.
Are you aware of Reynen Court? You need to be
The single biggest bit of news in the past four weeks – and we’d argue potentially the biggest news this year – was the launch of Reynen Court, which aims to become the marketplace where IT directors procure all new legal applications and which so far has the backing of 12 heavyweight global firms co-chaired by Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance. We speak to the founder and three heavyweight CIOs with comment from law professor and industry commentator Dan Katz.
Up and running: Adidas Global Legal Solutions
One of the highlights of the past month in our packed legal tech calendar was attending Eversheds Sutherland’s inhouse legal 4.0 event, where the UK top 20 firm brought together a number of senior in-house counsel to discuss their technology challenges and achievements. Here is what Adidas had to say.
Eversheds Ignite RPA
And we bring you an update of the ways that Eversheds’ managed services business is using robotic process automation in an ever integrated way.
Oh Joy! Entire world welcomes new ILTA CEO
Legal IT Insider speaks to Joy Heath Rush about her immediate priorities as new CEO of ILTA.
ICYMI. A new regular column from industry veteran Jonathan Maas
We’ll stop calling it ‘new’ next month but this is the second digest of the more important eDisclosure/eDiscovery news from Jonathan’s BONG! email updates over the past month.
Of course we have our regular What’s Hot & What’s Not: Wins & Deals PLUS Movers & Shakers
And the Legal IT Insider team are excited to announce the dates of The 4th Annual Legal Leaders IT Forum – GlenLegal 2019. Chaired by Mike Rebeiro, head of digital and innovation at Macfarlanes and Rick Howell, CIO at Perkins Coie. The conference will be held on Sunday 3rd to Tuesday 5th March 2019, once again hosted in the fabulous surroundings of the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. Contact if you are a tech leader and wish to attend or to contact our sponsorship team.
Finally, don’t miss our Accountancy Tech Report, packed with high profile interviews and comparing how the legal and accountancy professions ‘do’ tech, including the areas where the accountancy sector really pulls ahead and why.
PLUS here’s a flip-book version of the newsletter offering print, sharing, bookmarking and full-screen viewing capabilities. As it uses HTML5 rather than Flash, it is Android & iOS smartphone & tablet friendly.

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Our next issue (No #318 – November/December) will be out on Wednesday 5 December 2018 
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