HOUSTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgeway Software, the leading provider of legal enterprise management solutions, today announced the latest version of its leading legal enterprise management Suite. Available immediately, and comprised of eCounsel™ and Secretariat™, Smart Invoice and Corridor™, Suite 8.4 now includes significant enhancements to its tax processing capabilities including worldwide tracking, processing and recovery functionality as well as improved workflow to speed and execute tasks. Bridgeway's latest software suite is designed with the user in mind, allowing general counsel and corporate secretaries to quickly and easily manage data assets in order to save both money and time and make better business decisions.
"As our global economy expands, organizations operate under increasingly complex legal and regulatory mandates," said Louann Barnett, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps. "To be more effective, legal professionals need to have greater control over their matter management efforts and be able to streamline routine functions so they can focus on providing greater business value. Bridgeway understands this, which is why they continue to achieve such high marks from customers."
Specific enhancements to Suite 8.4 include:
- Tax tracking, processing, and recovery: eCounsel v8.4 now includes international tax tracking, processing, and recovery. The latest version supports the Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard (LEDES) 1998BI e-billing format. The latest functionality allows firms to provide details associated with the entire range of legal invoice taxes so corporate law departments can more easily track, control, and recover taxes on their legal services worldwide.
- Streamlined workflows: New service of process (SOP) alerts notifies appropriate individuals of the delivery of a writ, summons, or other legal papers to the person whom is required to respond to them. eCounsel v8.4 has streamlined workflow capabilities which automatically sorts SOP alerts according to the types of service and then routes them to the appropriate department. Further, the new enhanced "lobby view" now includes all actions taken on the SOP by date and the user name of the person taking the action to ensure all parties are up to date and to improve efficiencies.
- Subsidiary ownership auto-creation: Secretariat v8.4's latest auto-create ownership function allows corporate secretaries to easily create organization charts for subsidiary companies. By automating ownership processes the secretaries office can save time and avoid repetitive tasks while ensuring subsidiary information is accurate and up-to-date.
"With ever-increasing case loads, limited resources, and varying reporting needs, matter management is more challenging than ever before," said Keith Okano, president at Bridgeway. "The latest Suite continues to provide an uncluttered, easy-to-use system that helps our clients manage the data that matters."
Bridgeway is dedicated to providing software solutions and professional services to implement best practices for the offices of the general counsel and corporate secretary. Most recommended by customers, leading corporations and government agencies optimize productivity and reduce risk with Bridgeway's integrated technology approach for complete legal enterprise management. Bridgeway implements systems in the areas of electronic discovery, matter and case management, electronic invoicing, cost management, corporate governance, contract management, litigation risk assessment and entity management. Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with representative offices in Philadelphia and Toronto. More information about Bridgeway eDiscovery, Bridgeway Legal Hold, eCounsel®, LawManager®, Smart Invoice, Corridor™ and Secretariat® is available at www.bridge-way.com or by calling 888-272-4699.
SOURCE Bridgeway Software