Roadmap includes a user ‘persona’ approach to drive ease of use and new Client Matter Inception module
26 March 2019, SAGlobal Europe HQ
SAGlobal today announced an accelerated product roadmap for the LexisOne Practice Management Solution. SAGlobal Group CEO, Stephen James, said, “We aim to provide a comprehensive, end-to-end solution across all aspects of modern Practice Management and Enterprise Relationship Management. Today’s announcement is the result of the successful merger and collaboration of LexisOne and SAGlobal. We have coupled SAGlobal’s expertise on Microsoft platform capabilities in Mobile, PowerApps and BI, with LexisOne’s deep legal domain knowledge, to dramatically accelerate the creation of a fully integrated and complete solution.”
Commenting on the ease of use being an important factor in the user adoption story of enterprise software, Stephen continued to say, “The Dynamics 365 finance solution is an incredibly powerful finance and billing solution, which is very well-designed and adapted for back office and finance staff. For fee-earning and support staff, our technical strategy is based on a ‘persona’ approach, whereby they can leverage an intuitive modern graphical environment, which is consumable via a variety of means, including mobile, workflow and portal technology. Microsoft terms this as the “Intelligent Edge”.
Ease-of-use, integrated functionality and the cloud platform continue to be our key differentiators. We are building a solution that fully leverages the finance and billing capabilities of Dynamics 365, along with the ease-of-use and productivity of the Microsoft Cloud business platform.
First on the product road map is a module for Client Matter Inception (CMI), which we plan to release early summer 2019. Along with CMI, SAGlobal will also be releasing an entirely new mobile timesheet solution that is based on the PowerApps platform, available across iOS, Android and browser formats. This solution will be competitive with the best of breed applications from well-known vendors in the space and is fully integrated with the back-office Finance and Business Intelligence suite. The initial version will incorporate core timesheet capabilities, while the later versions will leverage advanced capabilities such as AI, to auto-populate the data.
Finally, we are also working on integrating and adapting our existing BI platform from the ’Projects+’ solutions for professional services firms. This work will quickly add a complete range of over 30 operational, financial and KPI reports to LexisOne.”
While SAGlobal as a company is a newcomer in the legal software arena, the product LexisOne is based on deep legal expertise. We believe our Dynamics 365 pedigree, together with LexisOne’s knowledge in the legal domain will change the perception and position us as a real player in the sector.
SAGlobal will be hosting a breakfast briefing on Dynamics 365 in the Legal market at Microsoft's Paddington offices, 23rd May, 2019. For further information on the LexisOne product roadmap and the overarching Legal360 offering, please pre-register your attendance here as seats are limited.
Further information on LexisOne can be found at lexisone.saglobal.com.
The addition of LexisOne practice management solution to the Legal360 product suite will dramatically change the landscape of the law firm practice management and time & billing marketplace.
Atlanta, GA – March 4, 2019
SAGlobal® announced today that they have completed the acquisition of the LexisOne® practice management solution from LexisNexis®. The acquisition becomes part of their Legal360® offering to create a new leader in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Practice Management, Finance & Accounting and Business Development solutions for law firms.
Built on the award-winning Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform, LexisOne is a fully integrated business management suite providing practice management, time and billing, accounting, and human resource management capabilities. By using a single system for everything from time recording and matter management, to HR and procurement, LexisOne helps leading law firms differentiate on service, optimize their operations, empower their employees, and gain real-time insights across their firm.
“This is exciting because it is a solution built on top of Microsoft’s proven Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations (formerly Dynamics AX) platform and places it in the hands of Microsoft’s leading global partner in the professional services sector", stated Stephen James, Global CEO for SAGlobal. “We believe law firms are looking for a new alternative and Microsoft, SAGlobal and LexisOne can deliver this alternative. There are tens of thousands of large companies running their businesses on this platform and we are fully prepared to offer this next generation solution to law firms.”
SAGlobal Americas CEO, Whit McIsaac explained why this should matter to law firms, stating “The law firm practice management marketplace is dominated by two legacy suppliers with older technology, and they are not architected for the cloud. The convergence of SAGlobal, Legal360 and LexisOne places the development of a best-in-class practice management solution in the right hands. We have experience with the platform as well as dedicated development, consulting, delivery and support teams. We also have deep legal industry expertise, a series of complimentary legal software products, the global reach and the strong Microsoft relationship necessary to make this successful.”
“I have worked closely with both LexisNexis and SAGlobal for over 8 years”, stated Patrick Fitzhenry, Microsoft Dynamics’ Global ISV Partner Director. “The combination of these law firm technologies, along with other Microsoft solutions such as Office365, provides the first ever end-to-end total solution for law firms based entirely on the Microsoft platform. This is truly a game changer for the legal market.”
Legal360 is a key product of SAGlobal that focuses exclusively on the legal industry, providing Dynamics 365 solutions for law firms with customers in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Australasia. Based in Atlanta, GA, the Legal360 team has implemented over 40,000 law firm users and has been awarded four Partner of the Year awards and the Microsoft ISV Software Developer of the Year. For more information visit our website at www.legal360.com.
Established in 1990, SAGlobal is a leading provider of Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 solutions to professional services organizations. With over 600 employees operating out of offices in 19 countries around the world, SAGlobal provides industry-focused Dynamics 365-based Practice Management, CRM, ERP, PSA, HCM, and business intelligence solutions to professional services firms in key vertical markets such as Legal, Accounting, A/E/C, Consulting, and Advertising & Marketing. SAGlobal is one of Microsoft’s elite Inner Circle Partners and has been named a Dynamics Partner of the Year nine times. For more information, please go to www.saglobal.com.
SAGlobal Europe (HQ) – 19 February 2019
Building on an ongoing expansion across the European market, SAGlobal are pleased to announce the launch of SAGlobal Nordics. SAGlobal Nordics was born out of a need in the market for a trusted Microsoft Dynamics 365 Partner that can respond the requirements of international enterprises based across Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. SAGlobal is positioned to offer a truly global partner to the Nordic market, backed by a portfolio of successful projects including a broad cross section of large multinational implementations and single site domestic implementations. SAGlobal also has a history in the Nordics market, through their involvement in Dynamics implementations for clients including Trelleborg, Quant and Siemens.
On the expansion, SAGlobal CEO, Stephen James, states,
‘In a market saturated by local partners we saw a great opportunity to make an impact and serve global enterprises based out of the Nordics. Across the Nordic Partners our global footprint is unmatched and our experience in delivering Microsoft Dynamics 365 coupled with an archive of customer success stories is hugely competitive. We look forward to replicating SAGlobal’s international success in these new territories.’
Led by Jaana Nylund, Frank Enlund and Heikki Korkala, the founding SAGlobal Nordics team bring a wealth of knowledge around Microsoft Dynamics 365 to the business. The launch of SAGlobal Nordics marks the second territory expansion in the past year, with SAGlobal also launching a new Switzerland entity in 2018.
To find out more about SAGlobal Nordics, visit nordics.saglobal.com
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The addition of LexisOne to the Legal360 product suite will create the legal industry’s premier business management software offering built on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform
London and Atlanta - January 18th, 2019
LexisNexis and SAGlobal® announced today that they have reached agreement on the intention for SAGlobal to acquire the LexisOne® cloud-based ERP and Practice Management solution from LexisNexis®. The acquisition will become part of their Legal360® offering to create a new leader in cloud-based Practice Management and Business Development solutions for law firms.
“LexisOne is a strategic acquisition for us”, explained Stephen James Global CEO of SAGlobal. “Following our acquisition of Legal360 last year, we believe that consolidating LexisOne’s proven practice management solution with our highly successful Legal360 suite of client relationship software will have a major impact on the global legal software industry. It’s a key step in our mission to deliver a full spectrum of best-in-class cloud-based solutions on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform for the global legal industry.”
SAGlobal is a worldwide leader in Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions for professional services, with 700 employees in 19 offices around the world and nearly 30 years’ experience in ERP and Business Financial Systems, delivering successful implementations across 80 countries. Built on the award-winning Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform, LexisOne is a fully-integrated business management suite providing practice management, time and billing, accounting, and human resource management capabilities. By using a single system for everything from time recording and matter management, to HR and procurement, LexisOne helps leading law firms differentiate on service, optimise their operations, empower their employees, and gain real-time insights across their firm.
As part of the transaction, which is expected to close in Q1, the LexisOne leadership team and staff will transition to SAGlobal, along with all of the existing LexisOne customers. “We are proud of having brought the first native cloud ERP solution to the legal market with LexisOne and remain extremely positive about its future,” explained Christian Fleck, MD of the LexisNexis UK and Ireland business units. “In SAGlobal, we saw a partner who has the global scale in the Dynamics arena to rapidly grow LexisOne to achieve its full potential. We share the same philosophy of outstanding customer service and we believe this move will deliver terrific outcomes to both existing and new customers across the global legal market. We are excited about this new chapter for LexisOne, and we retain an active interest in its future success.”
Fleck commented further; “LexisNexis InterAction and Lexis Visualfiles, our market-leading CRM and Legal Workflow solutions, remain core elements of the LexisNexis portfolio, and we are investing in both these products in parallel to our legal content solutions and analytical capabilities, to deliver the next generation of tools for legal practitioners.”
SAGlobal Americas CEO, Whit McIsaac further explained: “We have 30 years’ experience working with law firms, and it’s clear that the legal market is ready for a new alternative, and especially a solution that is built on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud platform. As law firms increasingly embrace the benefits of the cloud we believe that the combination of the LexisOne and Legal360 products, along with the depth and experience of the SAGlobal and LexisOne teams, will make the Legal360 platform a disruptive new player in the legal software market.”
“I have worked closely with both LexisNexis and SAGlobal for the last 8+ years”, stated Patrick Fitzhenry, Microsoft Dynamics’ Global ISV Partner Director. “The combination of these law firm technologies, along with other Microsoft solutions such as Office365, provides the first ever end-to-end total solution for law firms based entirely on the Microsoft platform. This is truly a game-changer for the legal market.”
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
Legal360 is a key product of SAGlobal that focuses exclusively on the legal industry, providing Dynamics 365 solutions for law firms with customers in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Australasia. Based in Atlanta, GA, the Legal360 team has implemented over 40,000 law firm users,and has been awarded four Partner of the Year awards and the Microsoft ISV Software Developer of the Year. For more information visit our website at legal360.com.
Established in 1990, SAGlobal is a leading provider of Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 solutions to professional services organizations. With close to 700 employees operating out of offices in 19 countries around the world, SAGlobal provides industry-focused Dynamics 365-based Practice Management, CRM, ERP, PSA, HCM, and business intelligence solutions to professional services firms in key vertical markets such as Legal, Accounting, A/E/C, Consulting, and Advertising & Marketing. SAGlobal is one of Microsoft’s elite Inner Circle Partners and has been named a global Dynamics Partner of the Year nine times. For more information, please go to lexisone.saglobal.com.