LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions (www.lexisnexis-es.co.uk ), a provider of technology solutions to professional services firms, announced that Carbon Law Partners (www.carbonlawpartners.com ), a ground breaking legal services platform, is live on LexisOne, an enterprise-grade business management system powered by Microsoft Dynamics AX. LexisOne, which underpins Carbon Law Partners’ business, will play an instrumental role in enabling the firm to deliver against its innovative business model and achieve its aggressive growth plans.
LexisOne has been deployed to fit Carbon Law Partners’ innovative operating model. The firm is using the solution for centralised client and matter inception, client and partner contract management, flexible time recording and invoicing and credit control. In addition, Carbon Law Partners is able to structure every legal practice area as a separate entity within LexisOne – a unique requisite of the firm’s business model that requires appropriate security protocols delivered within LexisOne.
Carbon Law Partners chose LexisOne for the solution’s inherent scalability and flexibility across multiple entities and currencies, in keeping with the firm’s ambitious expansion and sector-leading plans. The strength of the LexisNexis–Microsoft relationship alongside the significant ongoing investment in both the Dynamics AX and LexisOne platforms assured Carbon Law Partners of the quality and long term suitability of LexisOne for its business. Carbon Law Partners has visibility of the future development roadmap for LexisOne, which further bolsters the firm’s confidence in the solution.
“We operate to a principle of ‘Right First Time’, and so explored an extensive range of software providers and solutions before committing to LexisOne,” commented Michael Burne, CEO of Carbon Law Partners. LexisNexis has exuded the ‘spirit of partnership’ – a belief that in fact lies at the core of our business model. Furthermore, Microsoft’s backing for Dynamics AX is simply unbeatable. It assured us that LexisOne was genuinely an investment for the long term and one that would support the flexibility, agility and scalability our business demands. With LexisOne now operational at Carbon Law Partners, we could not have asked for a smoother and more seamless implementation. Today we have a tailored, enterprise-grade solution for our business model and one that is agile enough to grow with us.”
LexisOne is intuitive to use. Prior to ‘go live’; a 90 minute training session was sufficient for lawyers to feel comfortable using the solution. The approach to implementation was rigorous and thorough by both parties. Consequently, there were no issues – from data migration to operational use.
“LexisOne will deliver all the ERP functionality that Carbon Law Partners requires to support its business model,” Andy Sparkes, General Manager, LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions said. “The solution is proven. The Dynamics AX platform is extensively used the world over, so already incorporates industry best practices across all aspects of business operation. With our legal layer configured for Carbon Law Partners’ requirements, the firm truly has a business management solution that is apt for a legal services provider. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with Carbon Law Partners. This is an exciting time for both organisations.”
LexisOne is an enterprise-grade business management solution for law firms, which goes beyond traditional practice management. LexisOne helps firms proactively manage costs, prepare and track matter budgets, improve control, make informed decisions and optimise resources to deliver greater value to clients. Powered by Microsoft Dynamics AX, LexisOne harmonises financial, human resources, productivity and performance management to provide the insight, flexibility and scalability that firms need to rapidly adapt in an ever changing world.