Planned integration between eBillingHub and Datacert Passport® will improve e-billing efficiency and accelerate payment cycles for companies’ joint law firm clients
LOS ANGELES, August 14, 2012 – eBillingHub and Datacert, the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to improve the e-billing experience for their joint law firm clients. Together, they will develop a tighter integration between eBillingHub’s Web-based legal e-billing system and Datacert’s Passport Collaboration Portal, giving law firms increased e-billing efficiency and shortened payment cycles.
Both eBillingHub and Datacert recognize that the legal e-billing market has evolved to include numerous vendors. Law firms, which often struggle with the challenge of managing electronic bill submissions across this range of vendors, are looking for the most efficient and cost-effective way to meet these demands. eBillingHub is used by law firms to streamline the process of billing to the multiple legal e-billing providers used by their various corporate clients. Datacert’s e-billing technology is used by thousands of law firms around the world to submit electronic invoices to Datacert’s corporate clients. Strengthening the integration between these systems will allow for increased automation, further minimizing the time it takes the companies’ joint law firm clients to submit invoices, including initial validations, resulting in quicker invoice delivery and helping accelerate time to payment.
“Our partnership with Datacert underscores eBillingHub’s strategy of working with a wide spectrum of legal spend management providers to improve the e-billing experience and value for law firms and their clients,” said Carlos Seoane, general manager of eBillingHub. “These partnerships continue to reinforce eBillingHub as a universal one-stop shop for law firms that are engaged in e-billing.”
Passport, which is Datacert’s patent-pending technology platform for corporate legal departments, includes a standard API (application-programming interface), which eBillingHub will utilize to build the integration between the systems. The Passport Collaboration Portal, Datacert’s next-generation invoice submission portal for law firms, is replacing ShareDoc which firms are transitioning from based upon corporate client demand.
“Datacert has long been recognized as providing the industry’s leading law firm support services and this partnership is further proof of this ongoing commitment,” stated Don Schad, Datacert’s SVP, customer and law firm operations. “When our law firm clients submit invoices to Datacert through eBillingHub, we want to ensure that their experience is the best in the industry.”
eBillingHub, part of the Thomson Reuters family of innovative solutions for professional services firms, provides a comprehensive and collaborative approach for preparing, tracking, submitting and managing the e-billing process. Unlike tools used by law firms to create LEDES invoice files, eBillingHub simplifies the e-billing process by integrating a law firm’s time and billing software with multiple e-billing vendors, which are often specified by a firm’s clients. By streamlining and reducing the complexity and administrative costs of the process, eBillingHub helps firm’s efficiently and effectively manage the e-billing process and ultimately improve cash flow. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, eBillingHub maintains strategic and marketing partnerships with Elite, Rippe & Kingston, Minisoft, and multiple legal e-billing vendors. The company is a strong supporter of key industry standards as a member of the LEDES Oversight Committee and ILTA. For more information, visit eBillingHub.
Datacert is a technology innovator and the premier global provider of enterprise legal management software and services that empower law departments to collaborate more effectively, manage legal systems more efficiently, support changing business needs and their global workforces, and make more strategic business decisions. Datacert’s offerings include its flagship product, Passport®, a patent-pending technology platform, and legal spend and matter management applications. Datacert solutions are relied upon by Fortune® 500 corporations, Fortune® Global 500 corporations, and 100 percent of the AmLaw 200. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Datacert has offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC, and thousands of law firm, vendor, and agent connections around the world. Visit Datacert for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates http://twitter.com/Datacert.
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