It’s day on of Chilli IQ’s 7th Lawtech Summit & Awards – this year taking place in Noosa, Queensland – and we have two new deals to announce: one from Thomson Reuters Elite and one from IntApp

Eakin McCaffery Cox has become the first Australian firm to partner with Thomson Reuters Elite for its new practice management solution*. Elite’s solution, which is currently the number one mid-market practice management system in the UK, was recently released in Australia. Eakin McCaffery Cox is a medium-sized commercially oriented practice, based in Sydney.

“On reviewing Elite’s practice management software we found that the application itself and the easy to use interface had no equal in the mid-market, and so we were immediately interested,” commented David Wood, Eakin McCaffery’s General Manager. “Of course there will always be concerns in being an early adopter of a solution which is new to the Asia Pacific market; however, we considered the risk to be very minimal. Elite’s record of successfully launching their products in the large firm space and the fact that they are part of Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest and most well respected legal services provider made this an easy decision for us. We know we’re in safe hands.”

* COMMENT: The Elite PMS in question is the system better known in the UK at Pilgrim Lawsoft and the deal is the cause of much jubilation in Edinburgh as it marks the company’s first international win since becoming part of Elite earlier this year. We understand two more Australian deals will be announced over the next few weeks. However because of branding issues, the name Lawsoft is not being used in Australia and Thomson Reuters Elite is currently researching a new name.

The second deal comes from IntApp Inc who today announced that the Australian commercial firm Arnold Bloch Leibler has selected IntApp Integration Builder to streamline its internal processes.

“As part of a review of the management of the firm’s processes, encompassing everything from new client and matter procedures, risk management practices and administration of new and departing staff, we identified a need for a solution that ensured data quality and an efficient approach,” said David Leong, Chief Information Officer, Arnold Bloch Leibler.  “After reviewing several options, we chose IntApp Integration Builder, as it provides an integrated and flexible solution supporting our predetermined work practices, and assists in achieving efficiencies while removing the human element and duplication of data from many of our complex processes.”