Marketing & BD
Technology giants have appeared over the years – Amazon in 1994, Netflix in 1997, Facebook in 2004, Twitter 2006, Uber 2009, and so on. These leading internet-based companies share one commonality.
They are used as the base upon which other technologies and processes are developed. On its own, Facebook offers the ability to connect with friends. As an ecosystem of interconnected applications – Instagram, App Centre, Spotify, Twitter, Messenger, Whatsapp – it becomes something much more, and appeals to a broader demographic.
No business can survive in the market today, it seems, without innovating their products or services. But sometimes that move towards innovation can be slow because of the cost or time to implement. This means many firms could be losing out on that innovation advantage.
‘Innovation’ is quite a suggestive word, ask anyone what it means and there will be a different definition each time, says Alex Williams, Partner for Windows (P4W) product manager at Tikit.
Law firms and legal departments around the world are taking advantage of cloud-based solutions to achieve new levels of collaboration and productivity while reducing ongoing cost of ownership. It’s interesting to see that this movement is affecting firms of all sizes. Newly minted and larger, more established firms alike need to manage the mission-critical nature of managing client work product without imposing additional work on busy lawyers.
Pulsant, a leading UK provider of hybrid cloud solutions, has joined forces with Armor, a top provider of threat prevention and response services for private, hybrid, and public cloud environments.
Search engine optimisation (SEO) is an integral part of any business’s online presence – and an important component of the success of a business overall.
At times, SEO seems to carry a certain “fear factor,” says Scott Brown, digital services manager at Accesspoint. “This is mainly due to a lack of understanding around its ever-evolving nature, which leaves people a bit uneasy. Firms need to know how it works, the time it takes to get it right, but also the benefits they can reap.”
LPM magazine finds out what makes SME firms competitive.
Unite to thrive – Our friends at Tikit give the lay of the land on how law firms can benefit from an ecosystem of solutions.
Over 250 people came together at The Grange Hotel in St Pauls for HighQ Forum, London 2018.
With summer around the corner, the sun definitely shone on our numerous speakers, who enjoyed fantastic feedback from those in attendance.
Our new AI Hub was a focal point, and attendees were excited by the prospect of the Office Online integration which will now be available to clients. Client speakers wowed the audience with descriptions and demos of how they use HighQ to improve their business processes.
Market benchmarks indicate that Travel & Entertainment (T&E) expenses are a firm’s #2 indirect cost with a run rate of 1-12% of annual revenues. Many project and client-based professional services firms struggle with disjointed processes for capturing, tracking and reconciling client billable T&E, and that leads to highly inefficient workflows that add significant additional hidden costs. We invite you to join this webinar on June 12th at 19:00 BST when speakers will discuss:
Anne Becknell has 40 years of experience covering a full spectrum of financial and practice management consulting services. In her role as SVP of strategic solutions, Anne is focused on providing business solutions to Chrome River customers. With her extensive ERP and services background, Anne can communicate and understand the needs of all levels in your organization and assist customers with choosing the best practice for their unique organization needs.
Director of Global Accounting
Latham & Watkins
Neil Ackley is the Global Director of Accounting at Latham & Watkins, one of the largest law firms in the world. There his focus includes the firm’s financial reporting, budgeting, accounts payable, payroll, partner capital and other operational accounting functions. Neil is a CPA and graduate of Miami University of Ohio. Beginning his career at Deloitte serving clients in the insurance, manufacturing and retail sectors, Neil progressed into the role of Audit Manager. After Deloitte, he worked in various management capacities at First American Financial, last serving as Chief Accounting Officer for their title insurance group. Throughout his career Neil focused on increasing value to his organizations by combining strategies of process design, automation and outsourcing.
BigHand, a global software company offering voice, workflow and document production solutions to the legal market, has today announced an integration with iManage Work 10.
Finance directors play a critical leadership role in the legal profession, supporting their firms to adapt to sophisticated and changing client expectations while maintaining internal profits and building the right financial platform for growth.
But with firms looking more broadly – including outside the profession – for the right finance expertise, it has never been more important to understand the challenges of heading up the finance function in law.
We look at the several critical areas that the finance director will need to tackle.