Penningtons Manches Cooper swaps out Elite Enterprise for Aderant Expert Sierra

UK top 50 law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has swapped out its Elite Enterprise on premises practice management system for Aderant’s AWS-hosted PMS Expert Sierra. This is the first Sierra customer publicly recorded in a growing bench of Aderant UK top 200 wins.

Penningtons is a circa 880-staff, full-service law firm that provides global legal services to business and individuals across sectors including private wealth, shipping, technology, and real estate. We’re told that the firm, which is undertaking a strategic cloud-based transformation of its business and technology systems, conducted a rigorous series of demonstrations and workshops to involve partners, lawyers, IT experts and finance professionals in the PMS selection process.

Expert Sierra’s implementation is currently in the planning stages as the firm’s project team collaborates with Aderant to ensure a successful rollout. We’re told that Expert Sierra will eventually integrate with every other system at the firm. The benefits of Expert Sierra include workflow and automation tools, data visualisation capabilities, and convenient mobility. The solution will also empower fee earners (lawyers and billable legal staff) to access and leverage data commonly shared by all applications.

Helen Drayton, Penningtons Manches Cooper’s CEO, commented, “Our fundamental purpose is to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. Technology and innovation are key to helping us deliver on this goal, so we continuously monitor the tech landscape for cutting edge solutions that will enhance the delivery of our services. I’m looking forward to seeing what additional capabilities we can implement across our business through our partnership with Aderant.”

Josiah Chaves, vice president of cloud products at Aderant, who was promoted to that role in October last year, said: “Practice management migration rollouts have a large aspect of change management involved. Often, it’s a new way of working, so our Aderant implementation team is already engaging with Penningtons Manches Cooper’s IT and firm management to ensure everything runs smoothly and effectively. We look forward to providing Penningtons an excellent experience working with our client service teams and product so they are able to fully realise the many benefits that Expert Sierra offers.”

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