UK-Top 100 national law firm accelerates its work-to-bill life cycle with Wilson Proforma Tracker
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (January 22, 2020) – Wilson Allen, provider of consulting services and software that enable professional services firms to enhance business performance, today announced that Bevan Brittan LLP has gone live with Wilson Proforma Tracker software, enabling the firm to streamline its billing processes and increase invoice accuracy.
Bevan Brittan produces a large number of invoices each month. Wilson Allen worked with Bevan Brittan to design a workflow using Wilson Proforma Tracker to reduce manual input and minimize inaccuracies caused by the re-keying of information by multiple users. The software integrates with Bevan Brittan’s Elite 3E practice management system, enabling the firm to save time and increase accuracy throughout the billing cycle to minimize delays in bill production and invoice delivery.
Nick Hodgson, Finance Director at Bevan Brittan, explains the experience of working with Wilson Allen. “We started the project with a nine months’ timeframe in mind, which I am pleased to say we hit. We found Wilson Allen to be exceptionally responsive and collaborative throughout the project. The consulting team’s technical and functional knowledge is very high. They effectively designed a solution that meets our functional requirements with minimal customizations to reduce our long-term total cost of ownership,” Hodgson says.
Early results with Wilson Proforma Tracker have been positive. “The software has a very intuitive user interface, so training went very quickly. Within our first couple of billing cycles with Wilson Proforma Tracker, we have been able to reduce the time spent on our billing processes,” Hodgson explains. “There is less work in progress (WIP) remaining at the end of the month as we can include more time on each proforma that we produce. We’re also able to get bills out the door more quickly in part, as the solution provides our finance team with details of where proforma’s are in the overall review process and take appropriate action to release any blockages, which will hopefully result in quicker cash collection.”
Shishir Shetty, VP of technology services for Wilson Allen, explains why more firms are seeking solutions like Wilson Proforma Tracker to improve efficiency and productivity. “The business environment for law firms is growing increasingly competitive. The most successful firms will be those that use technology to introduce process efficiencies that drive profitability. Implementing a solution like Wilson Proforma Tracker is a low- risk high-reward way for firms to accelerate the work-to-bill-to-collections life cycle,” he explains. “We’re delighted Bevan Brittan chose our solution to meet this need and that it’s delivering improved business services to the firm’s stakeholders and clients.”
To enable ongoing engagement of the user community, and in response to client feedback, Wilson Allen has launched a user group with the first area of focus on Wilson Proforma Tracker. The group’s advisory committee is a who’s who of finance directors among professional services firms. Members have the opportunity to connect with existing users, learn from each other, see how they can use the product more efficiently, and provide feedback. The group’s inaugural meeting takes place on February 12, 2020.
About Bevan Brittan LLP
Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 national law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal and advisory services to over 800 businesses, as well as being a market-leading firm within health and social care, housing and local and central government. Our award-winning teams provide commercial, corporate, property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice. Learn more at https://www.bevanbrittan.com.
About Wilson Allen
Wilson Allen offers law firms and professional services organizations an unprecedented range of software, strategic consulting, and technical services for optimizing client life cycle management. Our specialized expertise helps firms break down the silos across software, data, and processes, enabling firms to build stronger relationships, work more efficiently, and run more profitably.