Eclipse has a record year + Minster takes Proclaim RTA solution
Case management software specialist Eclipse Legal Systems has reported record results for its 2009/10 trading year. The firm’s previous best results came in 2008/9, when the audited turnover figure stood at £5.3million. The financial year 2009/10, which ended on 30th June, saw Eclipse announce a revenue increase of 28% to a record high of £6.8million. The 5-year period since 2004/5 has seen revenue almost treble (from £2.5 million).
Highlights from the 09/10 period include:
• Key strategic implementations including Eversheds LLP, which gives Eclipse a presence in two of the top three UK law firms (source: Legal Technology Insider Top 250)
• A total of 78 new client wins across all sectors (not including existing client upgrades)
• Around 2,500 Proclaim end-user licence sales, bringing the total Proclaim user figure to over 12,000
Eclipse founder & technical director Steve Ough said “This last financial year has seen Eclipse really cement its position as the leading Case Management Software provider. Demand for Proclaim has been unprecedented and, coming so soon out of the trough of the recession, this makes our 09-10 results even more noteworthy.”
• Meanwhile heavyweight personal injury claims law firm Minster Law has announced successful Application-to-Application (A2A) integration with the Ministry of Justice's (MoJ's) new RTA (Road Traffic Accident) claims process portal.
Minster Law handles over 50,000 injury claims every year, and processes over 10% of all RTA injury claims in England and Wales. A long-time user of Eclipse Proclaim case management software, the practice has been supported by Eclipse in the implementation of A2A integration and is now successfully submitting volume claims. A2A integration gives Minster Law the ability to submit claims directly from Proclaim Case Management to the Portal. The alternative for law firms is to use the manual web browser interface (developed by the MoJ's technical partners), which has come under much criticism for its inability to deal with high volumes of throughput.
Minster Law has over 300 Proclaim users, and was prepared for the new RTA process on 'day one'. The practice was the very first to successfully submit a CNF (Claims Notification Form) via A2A. CIO, Neil Boddy, lead the A2A project and commented on the importance of integration “For a practice of our profile, it is incredibly important that we move quickly to take advantage whenever legislative changes like this occur. Given the volume of RTA cases we process, using the web browser method of accessing the portal was simply never an option, and A2A integration was critical.”