The German law firm Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has selected the Aderant Expert practice management systems to manage its global operations. The Cologne-based firm will deploy Aderant Expert to its 220 lawyers and consultants throughout its 13 German offices as well as its three international operations in Brussels, Budapest and Singapore. The
firm is implementing Aderant’s core time and billing, finance and
accounting and reporting applications as well as its marketing and new
business development, business planning, performance management and
business intelligence modules.
Luther required a new business management system after the firm terminated its association with Ernst & Young in August 2006 and could no longer use Ernst & Young’s shared services capabilities. Consequently, Luther faced a tight deadline to select and implement a practice management system to manage its operations. “Given the tight deadlines imposed by our separation from Ernst & Young, we focused our selection process on two critical areas: the breadth, depth and stability of the solution and the vendor’s ability to implement on time,” said Dr Stefan Kraus, the managing partner of Luther.
“After judging the candidates by these criteria, it became clear that Aderant was the ideal choice. Its solution was built on industry standard Microsoft technologies and contained the comprehensive capabilities we needed to effectively manage our firm, including specific functionality that met our unique domestic and international needs. Furthermore, Aderant has consistently proven its ability to meet tight implementation deadlines. Equally important to us, Aderant Expert is also used by other law firms in our expanding European partner network, the Pinsent Masons Luther Group (PMLG).”