Clifford Chance is an international law firm with 34 offices in 24 countries and 3,400 legal advisors. A long-standing Aderant client using the Keystone financial management system, Clifford Chance is seeking to provide its lawyers with effective ways to capture time and narrative easily. The key to Clifford Chance was choice, recognizing that individual fee-earners work in different ways, requiring different tools. The firm evaluated many options, however, the firm found that Aderant’s new Time Management product developed for Aderant Expert 8.0 to be the best and most complete set of solutions on the market.
“In order for our lawyers and professionals to maximize their efficiency, the tools they use must be extremely easy to use and flexible,” said Paul Greenwood, CIO for Clifford Chance. “Aderant’s new Time Management product suite impressed everyone who saw it as being very user-friendly. There are tools to suit all users however they prefer to capture their time, whether that be through desktop tools, mobile apps, or Found Time.”
Aderant’s Time Management product was designed with extensive collaboration with law firms worldwide to ensure that it was the most comprehensive, user-friendly, and innovative available. It provides capabilities that greatly simplify entering, reviewing, and editing time. Numerous methods for time capture support multiple user behaviors and preferences, giving timekeepers unprecedented flexibility, speed, and accuracy. Lawyers can enter time whether or not they are connected to the firm’s network and leverage convenient tools such as stopwatch-style timers to track time spent. The Found Time functionality is included in Time Management, giving users the ability to quickly review and convert daily activities into time entries with the click of a mouse. Other features include intuitive client and matter searching, narrative text editing with spell-check, and red-flagged words to reduce e-billing cycles and further streamline processes.
“We are extremely proud that a firm of Clifford Chance’s size and prestige has selected our Time Management product and will deploy it globally,” said Chris Giglio, chief executive officer for Aderant. “We set out to develop a best-in-class product, eclipsing the functionality of the time entry capabilities in other financial management systems and in stand-alone products, and now we have independent validation that we accomplished our goal.”