PMS: Australian law firm Macpherson Kelley selects 3E Cloud

Longstanding Elite customer Macpherson Kelley has selected Elite 3E Cloud in what is described as the final piece of its cloud journey. Founded in 1905, Macpherson Kelley is a full-service commercial law firm with around 250 professionals across offices in Brisbane, Dandenong, Melbourne, and Sydney.

A 3E on-prem customer since 2010, the firm began its cloud journey in earnest in 2019, with the arrival of CIO Andrew Mitchell, although it had selected NetDocuments in 2017. Speaking to Legal IT Insider in May 2019, Mitchell said: “I’m taking my team and the business on a massive change journey, including finalising our strategy and roadmap to move our entire technology stack to the cloud and preferably all SaaS.” Prior to joining Macpherson Kelley, Mitchell was CIO and operations manager at Xenith IP. He has also held roles as CIO and director of national operations at Griffith Hack; CIO at leading law firm Gilbert + Tobin; and director of technology & innovation at Lander & Rogers.
“The move to the cloud version of 3E, and being a 100% cloud-based organization, will enable us to be more agile as the firm grows and enable us to focus on more business enabling initiatives versus operational activities,” said Mitchell. “We have used 3E for years, and it was the obvious choice to provide a robust, open, cloud-based platform while keeping most of our existing customizations. Making the transition to 3E in the cloud also won’t require a substantial change management program, given our familiarity with the platform, which is a huge bonus.”