Costs budgeting and management: Eclipse announces new Proclaim software functionality for April 2013 changes

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18 March 2013


The UK’s largest independently owned legal IT provider, Eclipse Legal Systems, has announced new functionality for its market-leading Proclaim Case Management solution.

New budgeting requirements will be in place for multi-track cases issued after April 2013.  Chief among the requirements is the necessity for practices to accurately track costs against budget, through the life of a case, in order to provide categorised breakdowns of estimated and actual costs.

Eclipse has implemented new budgeting functionality into its Proclaim solution, enabling Proclaim users to budget and manage costs in line with these new legislative requirements.  Seamlessly integrated with all existing Proclaim functionality, the Costs Budgeting and Management system will provide for:

  • Ongoing alerts and colour-coding for each element of the budget
  • A quick-view screen presenting all relevant costs information ‘at-a-glance’ for fee earners and management
  • Reporting and analysis across all budget categories on an individual case or global basis

Tracy Blencowe, Business Solutions Director at Eclipse, comments: “We have created an integrated solution within Proclaim that enables our clients to easily comply with the forthcoming costs changes.  The litigation sector is experiencing huge levels of change at the moment, and to compete effectively law firms absolutely must be armed with the right systems and tools.  By building costs budgeting and management tools directly into Proclaim, we are negating the need the firms to duplicate work with third party or ‘bolted on’ systems.  It’s vitally important that law firms utilise solutions that simplify these new requirements, not create additional administrative overhead.”

 



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