Acquisition expands Wilson Allen’s business intelligence portfolio and broadens its offerings to the Aderant marketplace
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA (March 15, 2018) – Wilson Allen, a leading provider of software and services that help law firms and professional services organizations improve business performance, today announced it has acquired Francisco Consulting Group and the company’s LawDrill suite of inquiry and analytics applications. The addition of LawDrill expands the breadth of Wilson Allen’s business intelligence (BI) product portfolio and broadens the company’s offerings to the Aderant marketplace. Jose Hernandez, president of Francisco Consulting Group, is joining the company as LawDrill product manager.
“With this acquisition, Wilson is executing its strategy to continually evolve to meet the changing needs of our clients,” says Bruce Wilson, managing director and CEO of Wilson Allen. “LawDrill is loved by the lawyers who use it to understand what’s happening in their business, and we’re looking forward to making it known to more firms. Over the past year, we have set out to increase our coverage of the industries we serve as well as add to our unequaled team of industry experts. Jose brings an enviable skill set with his knowledge of all aspects of law firm operations, his software development capabilities, and his thorough understanding of Aderant legal software.”
Norm Mullock, VP of strategy for Wilson Allen adds, “This marks a key step for us in transitioning to a true software and services partner to the whole legal industry. Specifically, it enables us to extend our Wilson Ideate offerings to a large, important part of the market, adds great functionality we can incorporate into our products, and grows the number of BI customers Wilson Allen serves.”
LawDrill Analytics Suite Components
LawDrill provides attorneys with self-service access and insight into Aderant Expert data to inform the decision-making process. Rather than ask members of the firm’s accounting team to run reports, attorneys can quickly and easily visualize key insights about clients, matters, groups that they manage, or themselves as working, billing, or responsible attorneys. While the software enables highly granular data inquiry, with access dependent upon advanced security rules, it is simple enough to use that most lawyers require no training. The application, already rich in metrics, is supported by an extensible data warehouse.
The software suite also includes BillDrill, which allows attorneys to access invoices generated in Aderant Expert as a PDF or shared through e-mail. A third component of the suite is the Executive Module, which provides firm leadership with the ability to access, analyze, and visualize law firm data through highly consumable reports and dashboards.
Jose Hernandez Biography
Jose Hernandez, president of Francisco Consulting Group, is joining Wilson Allen as LawDrill product manager. Hernandez has nearly 30 years of work experience in the legal industry including as server applications director with an AmLaw 100 law firm. It was while Hernandez was overseeing the conversion of a legacy practice management system to Aderant Expert that the seeds of LawDrill were planted. Hernandez identified the need for easier access to back-end Aderant data by front-office personnel and led the development of the software that is now LawDrill.
“This acquisition opens new opportunities for LawDrill’s road map and assures our existing customers of the product’s ongoing development, maintenance, and support,” Hernandez says. “In addition, joining Wilson Allen allows me to add my experience to the base of knowledge that the company already has with Aderant legal software. I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with the team at Wilson Allen and the company’s client base.”
For more information about LawDrill or the acquisition of Francisco Consulting Group, please contact us.
About Francisco Consulting Group
Francisco Consulting Group offers industry-leading consulting services for open systems, client/server environments, web technologies, mobile technologies, and other architectures. Its services encompass a wide spectrum of technology implementations including enterprise solutions development for the Aderant Expert system, transformation and support, application implementation, advanced technologies, business systems consulting, program management, and architecture.
About Wilson Allen
Wilson Allen is a leading provider of software and services that help law firms and professional services organizations improve business performance. We apply our expertise to enable strategic, data-driven decisions and support firms throughout the lifecycle of practice management and business intelligence software. Wilson Allen is certified to provide services for all Intapp products, a certified implementation partner for Thomson Reuters Elite, a preferred implementation partner for American LegalNet, and is an Alliance & Affinity Partner with Information Technology Alliance (ITA). Our software makes it easier for firms to access and analyze data that drives profitability and performance, streamline proforma collaboration and workflow, and generate conflicts reports with greater speed and ease.