With eCounsel you can selectively outsource projects or bring more work in-house. Create an online legal collaboration system that lets you manage resources dynamically. Promote collaboration with customized views and access levels via a standard Web browser for attorneys, outside counsel and business unit managers.
Bridgeway eCounsel allows you to provide business units with the information they need, when they need it. Share information with corporate governance, tax, risk management, and other key groups with secure, customized access. Use built-in reporting and analysis tools to leverage information-rich data to improve strategic planning.
Bridgeway eCounsel integrates with Bridgeway Smart Invoice and Bridgeway Corridor solutions, linking your matter management with advanced, rules-driven e-billing capabilities to streamline your invoice handling. Leveraging information across applications gives you real-time spend information relating to your entire matter portfolio, putting you in complete control to make more informed legal decisions.
Bridgeway eCounsel streamlines legal matter management processes and automates a variety of tasks, with automatic alerts to ensure deadlines aren’t missed. All related matter information is stored in a single, secure, easily accessed data store—so you have instant access to all details for any legal matter, including a complete historical record.
Bridgeway eCounsel automatically tracks task and deadline information to ensure nothing falls between the cracks. Easily create reports to demonstrate compliance with invoice approvals, matter inception policies, records retention policies, and other policies and procedures.
Provide business units with the information they need, when they need it. Powerful reporting and analysis tools let you easily leverage matter management information to improve planning, so you can better manage your resources.
See instantly who is assigned to which matters, so you balance internal workloads and selectively outsource projects. Manage resources dynamically to meet changing needs, while controlling spending.
eCounsel integrates seamlessly with Bridgeway e-billing, Legal Hold, and corporate governance solutions to create a complete Legal Services Management environment that leverages the full power of your information to maximize performance and efficiency. Modular products let you expand your capabilities one step at a time, whenever you’re ready.
Users can configure the eCounsel home page portal with a variety of widgets to display the information they desire upon login. Standard widgets include Alerts, Crystal Reports, Outside Counsel Monthly Spend, Top Matters, Cost by Business Unit, Favorite Reports, Idle Matters, Invoices Awaiting My Approval, and many more.
Bridgeway's Analysis Center is a powerful ad-hoc reporting tool that allows clients to build standard, analytical, and graphical reports from any eCounsel data. Analysis Center uses an easy to learn drag-and-drop user interface that will empower many more people in your legal department to create reports. Reports will automatically abide by eCounsel's security rules.
eCounsel includes a set of configurable wizards, for example, the Matter Intake Wizard that allows an administrator to create intake screens for various matter types to improve data entry speed. There is also a Matter Assign/Reassign wizard and a Copy Matter wizard.
Each user can configure a set of personal bookmarks to specific records, for example, specific matters, URLs, etc. Users can simply drag and drop records to create new bookmarks. The bookmarks section can also be collapsed to give you more screen space.
eCounsel has very flexible grids for displaying data. Users can personalize grids to display the fields they choose, in the column order they choose, and they can choose how the data should be sorted. Users can also filter the data on these grids in an ad-hoc fashion or by administrator-defined filters, for example, "My Matters."
“eCounsel provides me the ability to report accurate and actionable data to senior management at a moment’s notice. I’ve been able to create over 150 custom reports to manage data requests, with some used to audit data; preserving and promoting data integrity within the database. I look forward to taking eCounsel to the next level.” --Wayne Lutman, Director of Legal Admin Services, RadioShack Corporation
“Bridgeway stands out because they offer personal attention along with industry expertise. As a hosted client, we did not have in-house staff available to support us from an IT perspective during implementation. It turns out that didn't matter, because Bridgeway stepped in to build what was a very sustainable implementation. That was almost three years ago, and they have continued to provide opportunities to expand our use of eCounsel. Their system provides enough off-the-shelf functionality to meet the majority of your needs, and the bonus is that the client is able to configure other functionality on their own, without the need for IT or other support. This is a powerful combination that has allowed us to roll out the system to over 230 firms worldwide." --Lisa Girmscheid, Legal Project Mgr., Rockwell Automation, Inc.
"Seven years ago we picked Bridgeway because it’s a long-standing company that was there and is always there. We didn’t want to get into a solution with a company that is going to be sold or spun off. It proved a great decision as we have gone from 10 people on desktop software to 130 worldwide on eCounsel, managing the department in ways we never thought possible. We could not have done it without a highly functional product and the support and expertise from a true partner.” --Marina Jones, OPC Legal System Administrator, Occidental Petroleum
“Valero has been a Bridgeway client for well over a decade. eCounsel’s functionality continues to keep the Valero Legal Department organized and productive, and Bridgeway continues to be a responsive partner, providing a service level never seen before in a software company.”--LuClare Payne, Senior Legal Assistant, Valero