eliteLong-time Enterprise firm Bowman Gilfillan will be converting to the ELITE® 3E practice and financial management platform to take advantage of the 3E Workflow and 3E Metrics and Reporting capabilities.

The 350-timekeeper firm is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and is regarded as one of the premier corporate law firms in the country, with additional offices in Cape Town and London.

“We have grown to a point where we need a more efficient flow of information throughout the firm,” said Heleen Wright, CFO at Bowman Gilfillan. “3E enables us to push up-to-date matter and financial information directly to the desktops of every timekeeper in the firm. When combined with 3E’s powerful reporting capabilities, we will have unprecedented visibility of the overall health at a fine-grained level, which will enable us to better manage the firm and ultimately improve profitability”

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“The move to convert to 3E is a good strategy for Bowman Gilfillan because the platform is a better fit for their long-term growth plans. Having a history with the firm gives our team an advantage by understanding their business objectives and firm culture to make the conversion process a success,” said Kim Massana, senior vice president and general manager, Elite.

ELITE 3E offers powerful core financial and practice management features and built-in application development capabilities-all seamlessly integrated into one high-performance system. Designed from the ground up on Microsoft .NET, 3E provides an integrated development environment that enables firms to become more agile in responding to client needs. A full suite of capabilities is delivered through a consistent web-based user experience that allows staff to easily track and manage activity on a multi-office, global scale.

bgThe firm’s committed and diverse team of corporate attorneys, years of experience in the industry and extensive legal expertise comprise a winning formula that has earned the team a series of accolades, including South African Law Firm of the Year at the PLC Which Lawyer? Law Firm Awards 2010 and Client Care Law Firm of the Year for Africa at the ACQ Finance Magazine Law Awards 2010.

About Bowman Gilfillan
Bowman Gilfillan is generally regarded as one of the premier corporate law firms in South Africa with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London. The firm has an association with Coulson Harney in Nairobi, Kenya. Employing more than 300 specialised lawyers (including over 110 partners), with a total staff of over 600, the firm is widely recognised for its professionalism and excellent legal services. For information, visit www.bowman.co.za.

About Elite
Elite is a leading provider of integrated information solutions to professional services firms worldwide. Elite is part of Thomson Reuters and is a premier provider of financial and practice management systems to the legal industry and to other professional services markets, including accounting, marketing services, and management and IT consulting. For more information, visit www.elite.com.

About Emerald Consulting
Emerald Consulting, part of Dynamic Technology Holdings, is uniquely positioned to deliver horizontal and vertical technology solutions across all business areas, specializing in the implementation, development, support and training of ready-made and bespoke technology solutions for professional services firms. These solutions include Thomson Reuters Elite 3E and Elite Enterprise; Clarity Reporting, Budgeting and Forecasting; IDU’s Reporting, Budgeting & Forecasting; Lawtel Precedents; SQL Reporting; Westlaw International and Westlaw UK. For more information visit www.e-c.co.za and www.dth.co.za.

About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minn., Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.

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