Last month was a busy time for Thomson Reuters on the acquisitions front and this month seems is no different. The latest deal to be announced is the acquisition of the Scottish*-based case management and workflow software provider Flosuite Legal Solutions, whose systems are in use with law firms in the UK, Australia, Canada and the Cayman Islands. Thomson Reuters say Flosuite will be ‘aligned’ with the groups Legal UK & Ireland business and will “accelerate TR’s move into software and productivity solutions for the UK legal market.” The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Elsewhere on Planet TR, Elite has reported that Minter Ellison, one of the largest law firms in the Asia-Pacific region, has selected Elite 3E as its new financial and practice management platform. This is Elite’s fourth major 3E win in the region in 12 months – Blake Dawson, DLA Phillips Fox New Zealand and a firm on Hong Kong have also ordered 3E during the past year.

Interesting footnote for IT anoraks: Back in August 2000, Minter Ellison selected CMS Open (now an Aderant product) as its new PMS. Three months later is dropped CMS and switched to the rival Keystone system, which also subsequently became part of Aderant.
* If their management turn up at industry events wearing kilts, they can't complain if we call them Scottish.