Today, Aderant releases version 8.2 SP3 of its flagship practice management software, Expert, used by the majority of the largest law firms around the world. This latest release brings significant enhancements to Expert Billing, including new and improved features for the Paperless Billing module, and integration with Onyx, Aderant’s new Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCG) management solution powered by its AI, MADDI. This update underscores Aderant’s ongoing commitment to evolving the Expert product line, ensuring it meets the multifaceted demands of the modern legal sector.
Bolstering Paperless Billing Capabilities
In recent years, the legal industry has experienced a paradigm shift, with law firms transitioning en masse from traditional paper-based billing to paperless systems. Aderant’s Expert Paperless Billing is at the heart of this change, aiding law firms in their digital transformation journey. Moving away from printing endless paper bills and waiting for partners to manually review and edit them, firms can now automate the entire bill preparation and approval process. With the complete elimination of manual data entry, bills are processed more swiftly and accurately. Hundreds of law firms worldwide have adopted Aderant’s Expert Paperless Billing solution.
“Our focus is clear: offering law firms a seamless journey from paper-based chaos to streamlined digital efficiency,” said Aderant’s Chief Executive Officer Chris Cartrett. “Central to our ethos is the belief that law partners should be empowered to work more efficiently, saving their precious time and expediting the billing cycle. Our latest enhancements cater precisely to these needs, focusing on making bill review and editing more intuitive, fostering better communication between partners and other bill reviewers, and providing increased visibility and tracking. These improvements are instrumental in saving partners’ time and effort, enabling faster payments, and reducing costs.”
Key Enhancements to Expert Paperless Billing as part of the Expert 8.2 SP3 rollout:
Ensuring Compliance with Outside Counsel Billing Guidelines
Another notable advancement within Expert is its integration with Aderant’s Onyx – the industry’s first end-to-end OCG compliance platform. Powered by Aderant’s AI, MADDI, Onyx automates the entire compliance process from extracting OCG terms to enforcing time and billing rules across all checkpoints. With this development, Expert users can now better manage time and billing rules, utilizing them to validate prebills and bills at the points of entry, effectively reducing bill rejections and deductions.
Doug Matthews, Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Aderant, noted, “The release of Onyx has brought about a transformative change in how law firms manage compliance. We’re excited to bring this capability to Expert users through a tight integration between Expert and Onyx. By leveraging the combined capabilities of Expert and Onyx, firms can ensure compliance at a lower cost while enhancing coordination across multiple functions. Ultimately, this contributes to simplifying billing processes and expediting compensation for law firms.”
“We are dedicated to consistently improving the experience of our Expert users,” said Matthews. “Through attentive listening to their evolving needs and ongoing innovation, our goal is to always provide them with state-of-the-art solutions, empowering them to excel in their daily operations.”
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