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Sweeney Miller puts IT 'backbone' into ABS infrastructure

Sunderland-based Sweeney Miller Solicitors has selected Eclipse’s Proclaim Practice Management software solution for a firm-wide rollout. In preparation for the forthcoming legislative Alternative Business Structures change in October, Sweeney Miller recognised the need to optimise profitability and reduce administrative waste on each case.  Following a review of the leading legal software solutions on the market, the firm selected Eclipse's Proclaim system.

Sweeney Miller is implementing the Proclaim Conveyancing, Probate and Personal Injury (with RTA Portal integration as standard) casetypes, as well as a Proclaim Matter Management system for less prescriptive work areas. The firm is also taking Proclaim Accounts to form a completely integrated practice-wide solution for all staff. Eclipse will be carrying out a conversion of data from the firm's incumbent financial system. In addition, the firm is implementing Eclipse’s FileView online case tracking tool to provide its clients with 24/7 access to live case progression data, plus the ATM (Automated Task Manager) module to streamline workflow and minimise unnecessary manual intervention.

Peter Sweeney, Partner at the firm, comments on the selection “With Alternative Business Structures on the horizon, there has never been a better time to focus on our operational effectiveness. Whether ABS turns out to be a 'big bang' or a slow drip, firms must be prepared either way as increased competition is a certainty. Proclaim stood out as a true practice backbone which will help us to achieve our goals of operational excellence and efficiency.”