You'll be able to see this product at LegalTech New York next week however Aderant has today announced that Aderant Expert Release 8.0, the company’s flagship practice and financial management system for law and professional services firms, is now available. As the most extensive update of ADERANT Expert delivered in several years, this release gives firms a best-in-class software platform to run their businesses and drive greater productivity, revenues, and profits. New features include:

•    A new Expert Time Management module was designed from the ground up to be the best in the industry. It provides innovative capabilities that greatly simplify entering, reviewing, and editing time. Numerous methods for time capture support multiple user behaviors and preferences, giving timekeepers unprecedented flexibility, speed, and accuracy that will maximize billable time throughout the firm.

•    Significant new functionality has been added to more effectively manage complex and ever-changing fee rate structures. With a streamlined user experience for handling rates and enhanced reporting, firms can improve the overall administration of their various rates structures.

•    Paperless Billing speeds a firm’s capture to cash cycle with streamlined, electronic prebill review and editing. Expert 8.0 further streamlines the review, editing, and now also the approval processes. Additional information and calculations are available to improve awareness while editing and increase accuracy.

•    Scheduling, managing, and monitoring alternative fee arrangement matters and matter portfolios is easy with the new features, including workflow, added to Expert Matter Planning, ensuring that all engagements meet the firm’s profit targets.

“We are excited about the Expert 8.0 release. The rates management and time entry enhancements show Aderant’s continued commitment to the Expert product line,” stated Swen Nielsen, financial systems manager for early adopters Squire Sanders (US) LLP. “As a global law firm, one of the key reasons that we have partnered with ADERANT for so many years is their continued focus on addressing the often complex requirements of firms like ours.”