Top-65 global law firm Bryan Cave is to transition from Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise to its flagship practice management system 3E.

With approximately 1,000 lawyers operating in 27 offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, the win is good news for TRE, being the first big name law firm to confirm the transition after TRE announced in February that Enterprise is to be sunsetted.

Enterprise version 3.11 is the last enhancement and bug fixes for all supported versions of Enterprise will end by 31 December 2022.

Since that announcement there have been other, smaller U.S. law firms that have announced the transition from Enterprise to 3E, such as East Coast law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle. As yet, there have been no announcements from UK Enterprise customers.

Michael Stolte, chief financial officer for Bryan Cave said: “We’ve had 3E on our radar for quite some time, and after much consideration we have determined that now is the time to move forward from Enterprise and upgrade to a superior solution. 3E presents an enormous advance in technology, but the trust we have established after working with Elite for more than a decade gives us the utmost confidence in this decision.”

Bryan Cave selected 3E because of its ability to enable firms to meet statutory requirements for each country of operation, making workflows more efficient and data consistent. Built-in language and currency capabilities make it easier to deliver information that is easily understood by each user, regardless of their region. The firm also selected 3E for enhanced reporting capabilities and a more user-friendly desktop experience. Once implemented, Bryan Cave’s decision makers will conduct a review of all areas of financial management to determine the optimal use of the solution for long-term benefit.

“After a carefully calculated evaluation, we are pleased that Bryan Cave made the decision to advance its core technology with 3E, and we are looking forward to working together for many more years to come,” said Elisabet Hardy, vice president of product management at Elite (pictured on the home page).