Thomson Reuters Elite’s Envision practice management system has secured its first win and go-live in China with mid-sized Hong Kong law firm Howse Williams Bowers. The firm’s CFO Kien Ng said prior to establishing Howse Williams Bowers, its partners had used Elite Enterprise at their previous firm and wanted a system that could deliver the same level of functionality but was also better scaled to meet mid-market needs.

COMMENT: Well done Team Envision – it’s a long way from Edinburgh to Hong Kong however it is also interesting to see that Envision is attracting customers who want the functionality of Elite but without the scale and near-ERP capabilities of Elite 3E. In fact back when Envision was still Pilgrim LawSoft, the company won a number of deals where mid-tier Elite Enterprise sites opted for LawSoft/Envision in preference to Elite 3E.