It has just been announced that the English Law Society is to overhaul its membership management and associated business processes by replacing its existing, disparate databases with IRIS Group’s (formerly CS Group) Integra CRM and membership management software package.

Following a selection exercise including an in-depth analysis of the short-listed systems' functional and technical fit, the IRIS Integra package was identified as having the strongest overall fit to the Law Society’s requirements, including non-functional requirements such as the ability to implement it in the UK. To complete the selection process, 20 gap analysis workshops were run and a six week proof of concept exercise was undertaken prior to signing contracts in late July 2007.

• The Scottish Law Society also runs an IRIS Group software application – a LawMaster system from GB Systems (who were acquired by Mountain Software).