HCB Group signs three year deal with Advanced Legal to implement ALB

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25 September 2014

Legal and accountancy services firm, HCB Group (HCB) has signed a three year, six-figure deal to deploy ALB from leading software provider, Advanced Legal (Advanced) across its nationwide network of offices.

The fully integrated practice and case management system (PCMS), designed to help legal firms efficiently manage their clients, cases and documents, will go live early next year and will be used in more than 20 offices.

HCB Group has been formed through mergers and acquisitions of law firms such as Widdows Mason and Park Woodfine. The firm is replacing its existing solution with a unified system, enabling a more cohesive and consistent approach to working across all practices to be maintained. As a result, ALB will dramatically improve the firm’s efficiencies.

The contract gives HCB access to ALB’s full workflow suite for automating processes and expansion modules such as Marketing and Credit Control, to further help the firm implement its strategy.

Mike Gahan, CEO of HCB Group, said: “We wanted to adopt consistent processes across the different practices, improve customer management and further enhance business performance. ALB offers us everything we need and the full integration of ’practice elements’ such as matter management, accounting and marketing into one package is a real advantage for any firm looking for the complete solution.”

In conjunction with ALB, the firm will be adopting OverVu, Advanced’s dashboard and KPI reporting suite to deliver management reporting and KPI metrics to the business.

Gahan continued: “ALB and OverVu fit perfectly – the seamless integration between the two products will give fee earners, departments and individual offices visibility of their performance at a glance. That knowledge can instantly help us to become more responsive as we can act on management information in real-time.”

Doug Hargrove, managing director at Advanced Legal, said: “It’s great that HCB has selected ALB to achieve their business targets and increase efficiencies throughout the firm. So many firms are now seeing the benefits that a fully integrated PCMS can give them and the fact that the system is so seamlessly integrated helps firms realise a return on their investment more quickly.”

Advanced recently celebrated its 300th ALB client and saw a further 17 firms sign-up for the solution during April, May and June 2014.


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