Premier public university system chooses eCounsel to facilitate a more collaborative legal environment
AUSTIN, Texas, November 30, 2015 – Mitratech, the leading provider of enterprise legal management (ELM) solutions, announced today that The University of Alabama System (UAS) has chosen the eCounsel solution to handle its legal matter management and document management needs.
The University of Alabama System consists of three doctoral research universities, The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville. In addition, UAS boasts one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and over 40 affiliated entities. With over 55,000 students, 35,000 employees, a pooled endowment valued at over $3.3 billion, and a combined revenue of $5.4 billion, UAS is Alabama’s largest higher education enterprise.
In seeking to implement a proven technology foundation for the Office of Counsel, UAS’s goals were threefold: 1) to increase collaboration between legal department users across all campuses, 2) to allow for anywhere-anytime access to the system through a secure, hosted environment, and 3) to minimize risk by ensuring all legal matters were stored in a single location.
“No other products we demoed compared to eCounsel. The user interface was intuitive and easily customizable. We felt this product would allow for a better transition and adoption for our staff, resulting in more efficient operations and effective collaboration across all legal units in the Office of Counsel,” General Counsel Cooper Shattuck said.
“We are delighted to welcome The University of Alabama System to our rapidly growing community of best-run legal departments, and we look forward to assisting them to realize their goals,” said Mitratech CEO Jason Parkman. “Our clients realize that having an enterprise legal management system that serves as a single source of truth will make legal staff more productive and effective, reduce overall legal spend, and create true value for the broader organization.”
Mitratech is the most trusted, market-leading provider of fully-integrated Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions for over 750 global legal departments of all sizes, representing 7 of the Fortune 10, almost 40% percent of the Fortune 500, and over 100,000 users in over 150 countries. Mitratech’s products are also used by over 11,000 of its clients’ external partners, including 99 of the Global 100 and 100 percent of the Am Law 200 law firms. Mitratech’s portfolio of ELM software solutions offer end-to-end matter management, spend management, e-Billing, legal hold, contracts management, GRC, and reporting solutions. Clients are able to prove demonstrable value creation for their organization by automating legal workflows, improving business outcomes through actionable data and insight, increasing collaboration with external partners, and reducing overall legal spend. To learn more, visit www.mitratech.com.