This is the last part of our series articles which are based on our recent Demystifying PMS Implementation’s seminar.
In the first article we covered the definition of a PMS project, a high-level market overview and the traditional PMS project approach.
In the second article we suggested a different approach for resourcing PMS projects.
This week saw the confirmation from Thompson Reuters (TR) that the next update (version 3.11 scheduled for release in Q2 2016) will be the last planned enhancement release of their Enterprise platform.
From that point the system will be updated with bug fix releases only until 31st December 2022 at which time support will also be downgraded to migration support only.
There is little doubt following TR’s earlier announcement (21st December 2015) that Envision (aka Pilgrim / Lawsoft) will be put in maintenance mode until December 2019 (when it is expected support will be discontinued) and that TR’s strategy is to move away from the mid-tier market.
We were engaged by Matthew Arnold & Baldwin to lead the IT aspects on their mergers with Dentons, VWV and Hill Dickinson
Initially engaged by a leading London / Birmingham based law firm to provide Consultancy and Project Management services in relation to their new PMS (Practice Management System) implementation.
We have been retained as RightChoice-Conveyancing’s Virtual IT Director since July 2015.
We were engaged by Piper Smith Watton to undertake an IT review, to address some operational issues and define the IT strategy:
In 2010 the world of computing changed forever with the launch of a new consumer-orientated product which lawyers were pestering their IT departments to let them use. Most IT managers were reticent in their response and objected to being told by lay people what kit they should be purchasing.
The release of the Apple iPad catapulted enterprise IT into the mainstream. Apple’s marketing was sublime. The iPad was easy to use, flexible and powerful and provided apparently endless functionality. One month after the iPad’s launch 1 million devices had been sold, and this figure had grown to 15 million by March 2011 when the iPad2 was released.
At the time I don’t think anyone realised what the iPad would do to users’ expectations. For years there had been talk of IT consumerisation and early smart phones had seen the start of this, but people were buying the iPad almost as a fashion accessory and expecting to use it at work. The iPad was the first consumer device which IT departments had to deal with and it would spawn the ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) challenge.
David was engaged to create a model to cost IT services for a top 40 UK law firm
David was engaged by a leading London based Personal Injury and Human Rights law firm to provide Consultancy and Project Management services in relation to their new PMS (Practice Management System) implementation.
David was engaged by a leading East Anglian Law firm to provide interim Head of IT services initially to resolve mission-critical post-merger IT issues.
Baskerville Drummond were engaged by British Pipeline Agency (BPA) to undertake a independent review of their IT function.
Initially engaged by Kirwans Solicitors a leading Liverpool Law firm to provide interim Head of IT services.