LexisNexis Canada Inc.

LexisNexis Canada Inc.

September 10, 2007 10:00 ET

Lexis Back Office Powered by PCLaw Helps Law Firms Improve Cash Flow

Newly Enhanced Business Management Software Provides Law Firms with Expanded Functionality Including Integrated Credit Card Processing and Online Payroll

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2007) - LexisNexis Canada, a leading provider of information and services solutions, today announced the launch of Lexis® Back Office powered by PCLaw? Version 9, a newly enhanced billing, accounting, and management software system that provides law firms with industry-leading tools needed to manage the business side of their practice. With Lexis Back Office powered by PCLaw, this complete "back-office" solution now features integrated credit card processing and online payroll-bringing together a more complete back-office solution. Additionally, billing and reporting enhancements, as well as a new Research Tab providing quick access to the LexisNexis® Quicklaw? online legal research service, round out an existing list of impressive product attributes.

"Lexis Back Office powered by PCLaw 9 provides law firms with a complete back-office solution. The integration with industry-leading credit card processing and payroll provides our clients with the convenience of managing all their back-office needs from one solution," said Alan Tuback, product manager of Back Office Products for LexisNexis. "For law firms, the credit card processing capabilities improve client service by providing additional means to complete billing transactions-improving cash flow and reducing the effort with collecting payments."

More than 8,000 law firms in Canada use PCLaw, which is designed to help law firm staff easily capture more billable time. The PCLaw software's complete back-office functionality provides law firms with the ability to effortlessly manage the business side of their practices including time tracking, cheque writing, trust accounting, billing, and financial and management reporting.

Additional enhancements featured in Lexis Back Office powered by PCLaw 9 include:

* Online payroll powered by ADP - simplifies payroll processing
* Integrated credit card processing - improves cash flow for law firms by electronically processing credit card payments directly within PCLaw, and enables confirmation of payment within seconds
* Bill flow manager - expedites billing and provides more control and management of the entire billing process from a centralized location
* Simplified bank reconciliation screen - enables users to view their information in a preferred, selective manner
* More flexible reporting - allows for new sorting and filtering options for firms to run reports
* New Research Tab - provides quick access to the Quicklaw service, the lawyers.com(SM) lawyer directory, the Supreme Court of Canada and LAW/NET? Legal Update services, and articles from The Lawyers Weekly and The Bottom Line newspapers

"LexisNexis is committed to helping legal professionals and law firms succeed in every area of their profession, including the business of law," said Alan Dingle, vice president, Corporate Development, at LexisNexis Canada. "Lexis Back Office powered by PCLaw 9 reflects our mission to provide the profession with the most complete, most innovative solutions for improved billing, collection, and payroll processes through one, centralized application."

Legal-specific functionality features included in PCLaw provide law firms with added value, with features such as trust accounting management, e-billing, and law firm-specific productivity reports-attributes not usually found in general billing/accounting packages.

Lexis Back Office powered by PCLaw 9 is part of LexisNexis's growing suite of Total Practice Solutions, including award-winning Practice Management services and tools proven to improve firm productivity and profitability. For more information, please visit http://law.lexisnexis.com/back-office-pclaw or call 1-800-711-9726.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® (http://www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship web-based Lexis® and Nexis® research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (http://www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide.

LexisNexis Canada Inc. (http://www.lexisnexis.ca) provides Total Practice Solutions that serve the changing needs of legal professionals and help them achieve excellence. LexisNexis offerings include the Quicklaw? online research service for Canadian legal information; Butterworths print and CD ROM titles and newspapers for legal, accounting, and other professionals; the Lexis and Nexis research services for global online legal, news, and business information; and solutions that serve the needs of law firms and organizations in Practice Management, Client Development, and Litigation Services.
/For further information: Media Contact: Tracy Smith
LexisNexis Canada
613-238-3499, ext. 202
mailto:tracy.smith@lexisnexis.ca/ IN: JUSTICE, TECHNOLOGY, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Tracy Smith, Manager, Communications, LexisNexis Canada Inc.
    Primary Phone: 613-238-3499 ext. 202
    E-mail: tracy.smith@lexisnexis.ca