ASCENT v8 improves corporate legal department

productivity by as much as 35%


ASCENT v8 solves the need for legal teams to change the way they work because their eBilling and matter management software can’t adapt to their work processes. The redesigned user interface allows users to customize what they see and how they see it to save time and effort. Added capabilities such as enhanced Query & Report Builders and new SmartView™ dashboard allow legal departments to better predict and control cases and costs to help inform decision making and drive successful outcomes.

Superior Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) systems function best when they have the configuration capability to offer legal teams the unique information they need when they need it. It all comes from the foundation concept of “Smart data, intelligently delivered” which ensures your teams are more informed by ASCENT’s data analytics and business insights so they can make better data-driven decisions. Legal departments continually seek measurable cost-saving strategies and productivity improvements and ASCENT delivers!

Here’s what others are saying about ASCENT and its value to their legal department:

“The new dashboards in ASCENT v8 let us analyze every data element that the system collects and provide a real-time view of our matters and spend. We can now make more informed decisions and take action more quickly, ultimately improving our value and productivity.”
     – Associate General Counsel, Fortune 100 manufacturing corporation, ASCENT user


“With ASCENT, our data is secure, available and actionable, and evolves with us to decrease costs and improve performance.”
     – Chief Legal Operations Officer, Fortune 100 pharmaceutical corporation, ASCENT user


“With ASCENT automating a lot of our internal processes, our paralegals’ workload has been reduced by 50% allowing us to be redeployed on higher value activities.”
     -Senior Paralegal, Fortune 100 broadcast company, ASCENT user

Ensure your software experience makes sense to you

With fresh, modern ways to interact with the software, you can solve the problem of having to change the way you work because your software can’t change.  The completely redesigned user interface lets you navigate more simply, customize what you see and how you see it, enabling you to work smarter, not harder.

ASCENT v8 helps teams overcome problems such as:

“I spend too much time collecting information needed to accomplish my daily tasks.”
“I can’t work efficiently when the screen is set up like this.”

Work your way

complicated questions

Ask complicated questions more easily

You have questions. About everything the system captures. And you want up-to-the-minute results. The new Query Builder simplifies how you ask these questions and lets you target every piece of information the system captures. New features like dynamic filters and user-created calculated fields let you customize your results.

ASCENT v8 solves data analysis problems such as:

“When I have questions, it’s difficult to figure out how to get answers from the system.”
“I don’t ask questions because the process to get the answers is too time-consuming.”

Get answers instantly

You thought of something that you need the answer to. No more waiting for someone else to pull a report for you, the new Report Builder lets you easily create reports by using drag and drop fields. Reports can be scheduled and automatically distributed or made instantly available to everyone using the new SmartView™ dashboard. You can also output to Excel with a simple mouse click for further formatting and mixing with other data.  Combining this with the new Search Page enhancements makes your information even more useful.

ASCENT v8 eliminates reporting problems such as:

“Asking my software vendor to write custom reports is expensive and time-consuming.”
“When I need a report I need to be self-sufficient because I don’t have time to wait for help.”

anytime anywhere answers

complete business view

See a complete view of your business in one place

Viewing your most critical information in one place, in a way that makes sense to you, isn’t always easy. You may be spending hours poring over lengthy reports simply to find the information you need. The new SmartView™ dashboard provides graphical views of key information so you can see all your legal data at a glance. You can compare matter, spend and law firm data in the same view to make truly informed decisions.

ASCENT v8 SmartView™ dashboard solves problems such as:

“I need a complete and consistent view of my business drivers regardless of its origin.”
“The information I need is in different places making my decision-making more difficult.”

Create new fee arrangements to predict and control costs

Today’s fee arrangements should not be limited by your software — only by your creativity. You deserve the flexibility to implement what makes the most sense for your business. The new Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFA) capability allows you to create and manage new “value-based billing” scenarios, transparently collaborating with outside counsel, putting you in control of vendor billing and fees.” (Available Summer 2018)

ASCENT v8 solves AFA management problems such as:

“We would use AFAs if they were easier to manage and analyze.”
“We can’t get the best outside counsel rates because our system forces us into hourly rates.”

afas control costs

V8 upgrade

Upgrade to v8 easily and transparently

Your time is valuable, as is not having to worry about interruptions to work as you move to a new software release. You get all the rich features and benefits this upgrade adds to your ASCENT enterprise legal management platform at no cost. There is no downtime to account for or any data conversions to worry about.  Upgrading to ASCENT v8 is an effortless way to bring the power of the most innovative and efficient enterprise legal management platform to your team.

ASCENT v8 easily removes the competition’s upgrade problems such as:

“Upgrades take too much time and my team needs to remain productive to stay on schedule.”
“We’ve been surprised by added fees for data conversions when upgrading to new versions.”

Ready to learn more?

Visit us at ACC Annual Conference in Austin, TX – October 21-24, 2018.

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