Datacert CLD legal matter and spend management application

By: Datacert  09-12-2011
Keywords: service providers, legal service, Internal And External

CLD Datacert Corporate Legal Desktop (CLD®) is a combined legal matter and spend management application that optimizes the performance of the corporate legal department by streamlining business processes and providing visibility into legal spend and overall department and outside counsel performance. Using CLD, legal departments can manage all aspects of a matter from beginning to end and efficiently track, organize, and share volumes of matter-related information. With CLD, corporate counsel spend more time practicing law and gain the tools and insight to control legal spend, improve internal and external collaboration, mitigate corporate risk, and more effectively and strategically serve business partners and the organization.

Key features of CLD include:

  • Ability to capture, organize, and share volumes of matter-related details
  • Tracking of matter assignments, business unit ownership, and matter status
  • Docket and calendaring tools
  • Collaborative tools to support the exchange of budget, timekeeper, and accruals information with legal service providers
  • E-billing with legal service providers, including support for international LEDES format
  • Automated invoice workflows and enforcement of outside counsel guidelines and alternative fee arrangements
  • Multi-currency capabilities and support for compliance with VAT (or country-specific equivalent, such as TVA, MOMS, etc.)
  • Comprehensive search and reporting capabilities across matters and their associated financials
  • Integration with accounts payable, ERP, and other systems

CLD’s robust set of features for effective legal matter and spend management have been carried forward to and , powered by PassportTM.

Keywords: Alternative Fee Arrangements, Corporate Counsel, Internal And External, Legal Department, Legal Departments, legal service, legal service providers, service providers, Spend Management,

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