Iowa law firm of Nyemaster Goode West Hansell & O’Brien has implemented an Aderant Expert financial and practice management software suite and gone live in six months, rolling out the application to the firm’s 93 attorneys in three offices in Des Moines, Ames and Cedar Rapids. The firm selected Aderant Expert in October 2008 to replace its existing legacy practice management system (the Orange Rag understands this was an Elite Prolaw system) which it had outgrown. 
 
Nyemaster Goode kicked off its implementation of Aderant in mid-October 2008 and by January 2009 had finished converting all the data from its legacy system. The firm completed two months of testing and customization and began transacting on Aderant Expert in early April. During the implementation project the firm opened a new office in Cedar Rapids and launched a new practice group focusing on intellectual property.  The firm says Aderant’s professional services team was able to keep the implementation project on track even in the face of competing priorities within the firm.