IKM Advocates Goes Live with Envision for a Holistic Front and Back Office Management System

Envision Selected to Increase Efficiency and Overall Profitability 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2013 – Thomson Reuters Elite today announced that leading corporate-commercial law firm Iseme Kamau & Maema Advocates (IKM Advocates) has rolled out Envision as its comprehensive financial and matter management system. The firm, based in Nairobi, Kenya, selected Envision to support its long-term strategy of becoming a premier commercial law firm in East Africa. 

In search of a solution that could increase efficiency and manage both front and the back ends of the business with a click of the mouse, IKM Advocates turned to DVT Emerald Consulting, a specialist subsidiary of software and services provider DVT. Since implementing Envision, the firm can now easily provide financial and matter related information to both the fee earners and the back office staff, allowing for greater collaboration and improved decision-making. Furthermore, productivity increases will ultimately boost profitability. As a member of the Thomson Reuters Elite Partner Program, DVT Emerald Consulting is a product and implementation partner for Envision. 

“Envision is able to meet our day-to-day tactical needs, as well as help us make more information decisions based on the real-time financial health of the firm. Most importantly, the solution aligns with our goals of making IKM Advocates a premier commercial law firm in East Africa,”

said James Kamau, managing partner of IKM Advocates. 

Envision is one of the most comprehensive business tools available for law firms and includes practice, financial, matter, case, document, and client relationship management capabilities. It was one of the earliest solutions built from the ground up to use Microsoft SQL Server as its underlying database engine. Envision was also the first UK law firm solution to be built on an integrated workflow engine to support complete process management. 

“Broadening our geographic reach with Envision in Africa is indicative of how flexible and adaptable the solution is to meet a wide range of needs.” said Cary Burch, president of Elite. “IKM Advocates requires a solution that keeps processes, people, and information connected. Envision achieves this by providing a single, all-inclusive business solution for the entire practice, from front office to back office.” 


To learn more, visit Envision.

About IKM Advocates 
IKM Advocates is an indigenous law firm, which has been providing commercial legal services in Kenya for the last 25 years. The firm is a member of the DLA Piper Group, an alliance of independent law firms. All the members of the alliance work together to provide a comprehensive and coordinated legal service to clients, locally and globally. For more information, visit IKM Advocates.

About DVT Emerald Consulting 
DVT acquired Emerald Consulting in 2008 to fit in with the company’s strategy of “growth through entering niche markets with specialised solution providers,” according to DVT CEO Chris Wilkins. Founded in 1999, the company markets the Elite Practice Management suite of products, which is used by more than two thirds of the global legal profession. DVT Emerald Consulting is uniquely positioned to deliver horizontal and vertical technology solutions across all business areas, specialising in the implementation, development, support and training of ready-made and bespoke technology solutions for professional services firms. In South Africa DVT Emerald Consulting’s client base includes Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, Webber Wentzel, Bowman Gilfillan, Glyn Marais and Bell Dewar. For more information, visit DVT Emerald Consulting.

Thomson Reuters Elite is part of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters and offers an end-to-end enterprise business management solution that allows law firms and professional services organizations to run all operational aspects of their firms including business development, risk management, client and matter management, and financial management. For more information, visit Elite.

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