Firm Served as Pilot for the SaaS Financial Management Solution for Large and Mid-sized Law Firms

Thomson Reuters Elite, part of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, announced today that U.S. law firm Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC has now gone live on 3E® in the Cloud. Serving as the pilot site for the development of 3E as a cloud-based offering, the firm is the first to utilize the market-leading enterprise business management solution in the cloud. As part of the firm’s forward-momentum strategy, the 3E scalable technology will be used to track and manage workflow, reporting, and analytics to improve law firm efficiency and increase profitability.

Headquartered in New Orleans, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett was a long-time user of the legacy Enterprise® platform from Elite. The availability of a cloud-based option was a key driver in the firm’s decision to transition to 3E, giving the firm lower infrastructure costs and less ongoing maintenance when compared with an on-premises solution.

Hosted on the Microsoft® Azure® platform, 3E in the Cloud is the first Software as a Service (SaaS) financial management solution for large and mid-sized law firms. The cloud solution is the result of a Thomson Reuters and Microsoft relationship to provide superior data security, power and load capacity flexibility, improved disaster recovery, and real-time rollover for improved risk management of business data. It is expected to be generally available in the third quarter of 2018.

As a result of adopting 3E in the Cloud, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett will benefit from significant financial management capabilities, improved scalability, and enhanced flexibility for lawyers, thanks to 3E Workspace Mobile. Use of the Cloud Blueprint Accelerator Pack significantly streamlined the overall implementation process, reduced conversion timelines by more than 50%, and when compared to average on-premises implementations, reduced their elapsed implementation time by 40%.  The video story of the Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett implementation can be found here.

“The successful implementation of 3E in the Cloud by Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett marks a major milestone not only for Elite, but also for the legal technology industry as a whole,” said Eric Ruud, managing director of Thomson Reuters Elite. “Looking ahead, firms seeking a best-in-class enterprise management technology solution to propel their businesses forward can now benefit from a cloud-based option with lower implementation and maintenance costs, driven by market-leading technology from both Elite and Microsoft.”

“We are very happy with how the implementation proceeded. We chose 3E in the Cloud because we think it makes sense to go with the best cloud technology available and because Thomson Reuters Elite provided the service and support to ensure that our implementation was a success,” said Ray LoCicero, firm administrator of Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett. “Along with our firm’s long history with Elite and 3E’s track record as the best financial management system around, having it in the cloud is one more reason why we are pleased with our decision to work with Thomson Reuters Elite.”

3E from Thomson Reuters Elite offers an end-to-end enterprise business management solution that allows law firms and professional services organizations to run all operational aspects of their business. Designed from the ground up on Microsoft .NET, 3E offers built-in application development capabilities. Why does it matter? The unique architecture enables firms to become more agile, lawyers to quickly respond to client needs, and staff to easily track and manage activity on any scale—from single-office to multi-office and multinational. 3E is the next-generation technology that can help firms improve efficiency, increase profitability, and confidently take on a future without limitations.