Lodders selects SOS Connect to replace Axxia system for 100 users
SOS Connect from Solicitors Own Software, based in Bath, has been selected by Lodders LLP of Stratford-upon-Avon for its next generation legal system.
Lodders is an established firm of solicitors based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire with additional offices in Cirencester and Henley-in-Arden, offering specialist advice to individuals and businesses. Private client work forms the core of the business and remains the common thread of the other main areas of work: property, business and agriculture. The goal is to combine technical ingenuity and thoughtful advice with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
In 2008 the firm first decided to replace the existing Axxia system which had reached the end of its life. The selection process was managed by Lodders’ existing technology consultant Solutions Squared Ltd.
Commenting, Rod Bird, managing partner of Lodders said: ” With SOS Connect we expect to automate formulaic processes, freeing up partners’ time for the high end, bespoke work and client services which are paramount in the business, and equip the firm with modern, efficient systems to take us forward.”
The roll-out of the new system to 100 users across the three offices is on schedule for a go live date of July 2010.
David McNamara, managing director of SOS said: “Progressive firms such as Lodders fully understand the need for efficiency, optimised time management and the necessity to deliver excellent client service and satisfaction, as the impact of the Legal Services Act unfolds. SOS Connect offers a modern, flexible solution which we hope will exceed Lodders’ expectations for many years to come.”
SOS has 400 clients and a 20 year pedigree. SOS Connect, the flagship application, is breaking new ground in practice and case management combining efficiency through high levels of process automation with flexibility for lawyers to create and control their own work flows. The Virtual Practices division for smaller firms delivers all the benefits of SOS Connect as a fully-hosted solution together with an outsourced legal cashiering service.
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