I saw a demo yesterday of the new BILR tool offered by LSG as either a standalone system or as part of their law firm portal functionality. The simple-to-use system allows for uploading templates or spreadsheets and converts the information into editable LEDES 98B or LEDES Ebilling XML 2.1 files. Use the “Get In Touch” feature on their web site for more information.
By the way, the features in their law firm portal are excellent! Hats off to a company that recognizes that law firms need to be served too.
Until today the only tool I knew of that generated LEDES invoice files from QuickBooks was by Bridged Analytics. In walking around the exhibit floor at Legal Tech today I stumbled on another tool by Simple Legal. It is nice to see more offerings for this market!
In the last few months I have heard about quite a few new products for law firms to create LEDES invoice files or to administer ebilling. Halleluiah! We need more alternatives to generate the more complex LEDES formats and to make ebilling administration within the law firm more efficient. What am I talking about?
Over the summer I learned about Kestrel’s eBillingFlow, a tool for law firms to create, track and report on ebills. Looks like a great solution to help administer ebilling.
BillBlast is another ebilling administration tool that looks fabulous and offers back analytics to the law firm. The product development team has actual experience with client requirements and the lack of technology for law firm billers to deliver and manage ebills efficiently.
TyMetrix will soon release a rebranded version of the old LEDESense program that they purchased a couple years back, now called eBillingDesk. The program facilitates the creation of the more complex LEDES invoice formats and is a great invoice editing tool. I was fortunate to get an advanced peek at the tool and liked what I saw.