Pilgrim pulls off two more IRIS swapouts
Pilgrim Systems has signed two further new PMS deals. Curtis Davis Garrard in Uxbridge and Thames Valley real estate specialists BrookStreet des Roches LLP of Milton Park, Abingdon are the 16th and 17th new Pilgrim clients of the year. Pilgrim reports that they expect to finish the year with 18 new customers and are just agreeing the finer points of the associated contract.
Curtis Davis Garrard (CDG) differs from the usual LawSoft user. CDG are a 30 user boutique practice specialising in the shipbuilding and offshore oil & gas sectors. The firm is replacing its IRIS AIM Evolution system. CDG was prepared to invest in a system that is normally used by larger practices because it can see the real benefits it will derive from a progressive system that will grow with them as the partners develop the firm. Daniel Callaghan the firm’s Head of IT comments, “LawSoft was by far and away the most advanced system we looked at and had a price tag to match but we focussed on return on investment, and are confident that we will reap significant benefits from using the system in all areas of our business.”
BrookStreet des Roches is a 75 people commercial real estate practice replacing an IRIS Videss system. After having ruled out IRIS the firm narrowed down its potential list of suppliers to Pilgrim and one other, eventually opting for Pilgrim’s LawSoft. Joe Hughes the firm’s Practice Manager stated, “We like the breadth of the LawSoft product and take comfort from the fact the system uses Microsoft technology in all its layers.”
Colin Kennedy Pilgrim’s COO added “Our pipeline for 2011 is looking even stronger than it did at the beginning of this year and already we are at the preferred supplier stage with a number of firms. We very much believe that we will sustain our current rate of growth next year.”