November 10, 2014

Cullimore Dutton implements OverVu dashboard reporting

Cullimore Dutton, one of Cheshire’s largest firms of solicitors has recently chosen to implement OverVu (powered by Exen Legal Solutions), Advanced Legal’s intuitive reporting solution, to improve fee earner and business performance. Cullimore Dutton offers a full range of legal services for both private and corporate clients including collaborative legal representation, independent financial advice and family mediation. The firm has developed a strong reputation for understanding the needs of each […]
November 10, 2014

How to transform raw data into useful management information

No businesses can succeed without timely and accurate management information. This is particularly true for law firms. Legal sector changes, such as the trend towards disaggregated legal services and fixed fee billing, have only increased management information requirements. Law firms have always been good at recording raw data. But how do you take that raw data, and turn it into useful management information that enables you to make good business […]
November 4, 2014

Transform the Profitability of your Law Practice

A guest blog by Allan Carton, CEO of Inpractice. KPI Dashboards can enable you to focus on transforming the profitability of your practice, providing access to live, meaningful financial information you can see, share, talk about … and ACT on! Through better financial management – and without generating any new business at all – you can readily: 1.       Reduce your overdraft. 2.       Generate extra cash and profit. But you need some objectives to […]
October 22, 2014

The Lawyer Management Conference – Disaggregation is the hot topic

Today sees some of the UK legal industry’s most senior operational and strategic decision makers converge for The Lawyer Management Conference and Awards 2014. This one-day conference focuses on the critical issues facing modern law firms. It is followed by an awards evening, which celebrates the vital contribution that operational departments make to the successful running of a law firm. One topic featuring frequently on the agenda is the disaggregation […]
October 14, 2014

My top 3 legal IT speakers to watch at London Law Expo 2014

Over 50 leading presenters and up to 3,000 delegates from many of the UK’s top law firms will converge at the Old Billingsgate in London today for Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for law firm senior managers and legal professionals.   The London Law Expo offers multiple stages delivering keynote presentations, panel discussions, knowledge sessions, live debates, exhibitions and interactive demonstrations.   Some of the most respected names within the legal and commercial […]
October 10, 2014

6 digital marketing KPIs that all law firms should be measuring

Efficiency drives in many law firms are provoking an increased focus on using management information to report on key performance indicators (KPIs) and drive improvements. Law firms are becoming increasingly savvy at tracking KPIs for their fee earners; measuring performance to identify opportunities for growth and development. The increase that we have seen in the number of enquiries about our SmartEye management information solution has shown us that partners and […]
September 30, 2014
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How to improve law firm management – a view from Elite Vantage

I was in London last week for the Vantage 2014 EMEA Regional Conference. I wanted to find out from senior law firm managers what issues they had and how we could solve them. Law firms are increasingly focused on the efficiency of their practice operations, driven not least in part by recent legislative changes and the resulting industry change towards fixed pricing models. Those who have embraced modern business practices […]
September 19, 2014

Stephens Scown benefits from better management information

  Exen Legal Solutions annunce another successful implementation of SmartEye Management Information for leading South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP. Following the adoption of their new practice and case management system, Stephens Scown was looking to take the next step to improve firm-wide fee earner performance monitoring and reporting. According to Robert Camp, Managing Partner: “Whilst our PMS was efficient and user friendly for processing our day to day […]
August 29, 2014

Five Components Hampering Law Firms’ Profitability

Five Components Hampering Law Firms’ Profitability In today’s increasingly competitive market for legal services, most people would surely agree that profitability can no longer be taken for granted in any law firm. In addition, profitability ratios now vary more than ever as different firms adjust at different speeds to the new realities of the marketplace. What may have been tried and trusted processes in times past might just be the […]
August 29, 2014

Managing a lawyer’s time (recording) more effectively

Managing a lawyer’s time (recording) more effectively: Are you aware of the options? Time management is one of the most challenging tasks for lawyers in a busy law firm. Lawyers who are well-organised and manage their time efficiently are more likely to locate information quicker, think with greater clarity and work more effectively. Disorganisation and getting into to poor time management habits can have a number of negative implications on […]
August 20, 2014

Busy Autumn for Exen Team

Exen are again on the road this autumn, sponsoring both the Alternate Legal IT conference and Elite Vantage EMEA. As a conference purely focussed on the needs of mid-tier law firms, Alternative Legal IT is an ideal opportunity for us to catch up with existing clients and spread the word to other similar firms with the same requirements for faster, simpler and more effective management information. This will be our third […]
June 14, 2014

Top 100 firm implements SmartEye

Birketts, the full service law firm based in East Anglia, has become the latest top 100 firm to implement the SmartEye management information solution from Exen Legal. Operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas, Birketts have rolled out a fee earner performance monitoring solution to over 200 lawyers across the four offices. The solution was designed to fully integrate with the firm’s new Aderant Expert practice management […]
May 14, 2014

20 Firms benefit from Advanced Legal Partnership

Exen is celebrating the first anniversary of its partnership with leading legal software provider Advanced Legal (Advanced). During the past year, 20 firms that use Advanced Legal’s practice and case management systems (PCMS) have also implemented OverVu, a version of Exen’s SmartEye management information solution tailored for Advanced Legal clients. OverVu, which has been integrated into several of Advanced Legal’s products including ALB, Evolution, Legal Office and Legal Enterprise, aims […]
March 23, 2014

Exen Announce SmartEye Touch

At Lawtech Futures 2014, Europe’s largest legal technology event, Exen will be launching the latest enhancement to the SmartEye law firm management information solution – SmartEye Touch. With a brand new user interface, designed specifically for small format and mobile devices, SmartEye Touch will allow law firm managers and lawyers to keep track of performance wherever they are, on whatever device they are using. Attendees at LawTech Futures will be […]
March 10, 2014

More work, more staff

As the demand for SmartEye continues to grow, Exen have recruited a new Management Information Consultant to strengthen our team. Jayne Dopson joins from one of the country’s leading practice and case management vendors, with nearly 10 years’ experience of law firm training and consulting. Jayne’s role will be to help our clients deploy SmartEye rapidly and effectively in order to maximise their benefits in the shortest possible time.
January 1, 2014

Great end to the year for SmartEye

We had a great 2013 at Exen and as a result we are looking to expand our team again. Our SmartEye law-firm management information solution seems to have really found its niche amongst mid-sized law firms and we finished 2013 with 8 new firms signing up in the last 3 months.
November 7, 2013

Advanced Legal partners with Exen

Leading software provider, Advanced Legal has today announced a partnership with Exen Legal Solutions, a management information solutions provider for law firms. The IT providers have agreed to combine technologies thereby enabling UK law firms to maximise efficiencies and improve business performance.   Exen provides SmartEye, a dashboard and KPI reporting solution that displays the most commonly reported law firm metrics and also allows users to define their own KPIs, […]
September 24, 2013

SmartEye at Elite Vantage

Exen Legal Solutions were amongst the sponsors at the Elite Vantage conference in London on the 19th & 20th September. Over 200 law firm delegates attended the conference and we were busy over the 2 days demonstrating how SmartEye provides and out of the box dashboard and reporting solution to firms of all sizes. Plenty of attention was given to our shiny new Microsoft Surface tablets, running the latest Exen […]
July 24, 2013

SmartEye at Elite Vantage 2013

Exen Legal Solutions will once again be sponsoring and exhibiting at the Elite Vantage conference in London on 19th & 20th September 2013. This year, in addition to our Envision and MatterSphere customisation services, we will also be demonstrating how the Exen SmartEye Dashboard and Management Information solution can enhance management reporting for users of Elite Envision. SmartEye delivers fast, aggregated performance information to law firm management. Integrating with most […]
June 24, 2013

Exen to sponsor LawTech Futures

Exen Legal is proud to announce we are sponsoring ‘LawTech Futures 2014 – The Future of Legal Technology’. LawTech Futures is Europe’s Largest Legal Technology Conference and Exhibition and returns to London’s QEII Conference Centre on Tuesday 25th March 2014. With the Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee confirmed as Keynote Speaker, ‘LawTech Futures 2014’ will continue to step aside from the traditional and often mundane legal […]