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Elite announce 30 + new wins for 3E

More than 30 law firms across the globe have adopted Elite 3E from Thomson Elite as their next-generation financial and practice management software, with 12 firms signing up within the past three months across the UK, CEMEA and Asia-Pacific. These include Allen & Overy, Nabarro Nathanson, Semple Fraser, Ozannes, Edward Nathan Sonnenberg, TressCox, Amarchand & Mangaldas and Johnson Stokes & Master.

Magic circle firm Allen & Overy, which has approximately 5,000 staff, including some 450 partners working in 24 major centres worldwide, recently chose Thomson Elite to revamp its practice and financial management systems in the UK. Group Finance Director Ian Dinwiddie said “We chose 3E because it offered us the most technologically advanced business process platform to move forward with. It will allow Allen & Overy to transform our business processes to achieve key strategic objectives and to improve overall efficiency and profitability.”

Nabarro Nathanson has also made the move to Elite 3E. Charles Furness-Smith, Financial Controller at Nabarro Nathanson, said “This is a very impressive product with remarkable functionality and I am confident that it has the flexibility to enable us to satisfy the ever-changing and demanding requirements of our current and prospective clients. It is fully integrated and easily manageable with powerful financial and practice management features. In our opinion its value for money puts it ahead of other providers.”

Semple Fraser in Scotland, which has over 90 fee-earners and 24 partners, recently selected Elite 3E following an intensive review process.Although there were many features of the Elite 3E system which impressed us, it was the combination of functionality, configurability and ease of development, presented in a single integrated solution, which ultimately led us to select 3E,” said managing partner Alister Fraser.

The new system will undoubtedly free up fee-earners‚ time for more pressing and fee-generating tasks and will allow us to make a significant reduction in our work-in-progress and debtor days, which will mean increased profits. Furthermore, improved management information on clients, pricing, conversion, margins and leverage will be invaluable in aiding decision making.”