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Baker Mack go with SAP in biggest deal ever?

Although a formal announcement has still to be made, Orange Rag resources report that on New Year's Eve, the global mega-firm Baker & McKenzie finally put ink on the contracts to buy and implement SAP systems as the firm's new ERP and practice management platform. Baker Mack, currently an Elite Enterprise site, will be rolling out the TCS LMS (Legal Management Solution) template for SAP, with Deloittes rumoured to be the implementation partner. As well as being the biggest SAP legal market order to-date, it is expected that the SAP/Baker & McKenzie order will also become the largest legal IT market implementation ever.

Elsewhere in the SAPosphere… Shoosmiths – who selected a SAP + TCS LMS platform last year, are going live later this month with their implementation of the SAP CRM system. (The firm is currently an Interaction user.) And, Holman Fenwick – whose SAP + Intalec implementation ground to a half a couple of years ago – is reported to be reviewing the market again, with a short list of  SAP/TCS, Elite 3E and Aderant Expert. Peter Owen has been providing the firm with consultancy services.