Brunswick’s growth demands the most comprehensive, flexible, and powerful corporate legal operations platform in the industry
AUSTIN, Texas – October 12, 2017 – Mitratech, the leading provider of legal, compliance, and operational risk software solutions, announced today that its award-winning enterprise legal management (ELM) solution, TeamConnect, has been selected by Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), a leader in the marine and fitness industries, to improve operations and maximize efficiencies within the company’s legal department.
TeamConnect is the operational hub for progressive legal departments seeking to drive efficient collaboration both internally across departments and with outside counsel. The flexibility of the platform enables organizations to support complex legal processes and information ensuring maximum value across their organization. TeamConnect clients consistently report bottom-line savings of up to 15% annually, directly resulting from the streamlining of legal operations.
“We conducted a thorough review of solution providers and concluded that Mitratech’s TeamConnect platform is the best fit for our current needs with the flexibility to grow over time with our evolving legal and business needs,” said Chris Dekker, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Brunswick. “TeamConnect offers us the unique ability to manage a global e-billing program and deploy a streamlined matter management system that can integrate with other business applications. All of this, combined with its proven track record of success and client community, made for a winning formula for our company.”
Brunswick had been an Economic Analysis Group, Ltd. Customer for 15 years, prior to Mitratech purchasing EAG in 2015, and in that time both the company and its legal operations team have undergone significant transformation. It was this transformation that sparked the search for a solution that could cope with the growing demands on the department. With the help of Duff & Phelps, LLC, a long-time Mitratech partner and premier independent advisor with deep expertise in legal department technology and operations, Brunswick selected Mitratech’s TeamConnect to replace their existing matter management and e-billing system, CaseTrack. The team knew they needed a more comprehensive, flexible and powerful platform to sustain them going forward. Equally important, the Brunswick team wanted to maintain the highest levels of support and trust they experienced with Mitratech.
“After working with Brunswick on a current state assessment and getting to know their department requirements and applications, we fully support their decision to stay with a Mitratech solution and migrate to TeamConnect. It not only gave them the comfort knowing that they would be working with a trusted-service provider but will also enable future automation and harmonization of their business processes,” commented Tim Strong, Managing Director, Legal Management Consulting of Duff & Phelps, LLC.
TeamConnect provides a single source of truth for the company’s legal team across all of its growing divisions, while also simplifying the matter intake process, streamlining invoice processing, and improving the ability to collaborate internally, as well as externally with outside counsel firms. In addition, TeamConnect provides better visibility to Brunswick’s executive leadership via robust dashboards and reporting.
“Legal operations at global companies like Brunswick play a strategic role in not only increasing efficiencies and reducing costs enterprise wide, but also in helping the organization achieve its mission,” said Mitratech CEO, Jason Parkman. “We’re extremely excited to partner with Brunswick and leverage our extensive experience working with global manufacturing organizations to help the business achieve its goals.”
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Mitratech is a market-leading provider of legal, compliance, and operational risk solutions for more than 1,200 organizations of all sizes across the globe, representing almost 40 percent of the Fortune 500, and over 500,000 users in over 160 countries. Mitratech’s portfolio of enterprise legal and risk management software includes: legal matter management, spend management, e-Billing, legal hold, contracts management, risk management, policy management, audit management, and health & safety management. To learn more, visit www.mitratech.com.
ABOUT BRUNSWICK CORPORATION
Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation’s leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land ‘N’ Sea, Kellogg Marine, Payne’s Marine, and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group and SCIFIT fitness equipment; InMovement products and services for productive well-being; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.