LexisNexis® Australia, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced significant new innovations to its Lexis® Affinity Library practice management system, addressing the need for legal professionals to improve performance reporting and workflow efficiency.

“Lexis Affinity Library version 3.0 is an example of the LexisNexis commitment to helping customers achieve better business outcomes. Ongoing feedback from customers was used to create the advanced tools to help minimise risk, gain key insights and make informed decisions,” said Chris Cook, director of Practice Management, LexisNexis Pacific.

The new version was developed from a series of customer advisory boards and in collaboration with practice managers, who helped scope and recommend key software requirements needed to run a legal business, improve day-to-day operations and increase profitability. Customers used a BETA version to test functionality and usability.

The Report Developer function is the main improvement to Lexis Affinity Library. It gives firms the ability to build their own reports, use existing data schemas and leverage a new suite of reports and dashboards which they can modify to suit their business needs.

“The advanced report development functionality allows firms to manipulate the view of their data and gain further insight into how they are performing, from practice area performance to year-on-year financial trends and profitability reports,” said Cook.

Key advancements also include:
– Dashboard templates to help managers bring together information from across the business into an overview of its overall performance. The feature also increases efficiencies and flexibility by exporting reports in various formats, including Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets and PDFs.
– Searchable Help function for an improved trouble-shooting experience.
– Compatibility with Microsoft Exchange 2010 server to allow smooth flow of information between the two systems, managing staff and fee earners time more efficiently. Link to Lexis Affinity