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Do legal tech companies and other providers like legal process outsourcing and managed legal services need an exit strategy? Ron Friedmann has posed that question in an article he wrote for Legal Business World. As partner at Fireman & Company, a legal industry-focused management consulting firm,...

Once again, the Thomson Reuters Annual Law Firm COO & CFO Forum was a success and CCM was proud to be a sponsor. The 2017 speaker line-up included financial and operational executives from law firms across the country, discussing legal trends, challenges and opportunities. Discussions centered...

Chase Cost Management once again was a sponsor of this annual Thomson Reuters Legal Institute conference for law firm executives in operations and finance. Following are a few quick notes from the panel discussion on The Evolving Law Firm Business Model and how firms are...

The midway point of the calendar year is when many finance executives assess their business’s financial fundamentals and review various performance indicators. At the same time, we also recommend a check on indirect spend. While contract renewals for products and services like office products and...

Usage data of internal electronic resource management (ERM) systems can be invaluable at the time of an electronic resource renewal. The statistics provided by usage reports can help determine if a resource is still needed, or it if can be rightsized or downgraded. ...

The LexisNexis acquisition of Ravel Law wasn’t much of a surprise within the legal community, especially from the library and information center. Our own John DiGilio, Research Director at CCM sister company LibSource, said the signs were pointing in that direction. According to John, while...

Employee uniforms can be both a high-value and high-cost proposition – especially for companies in industries like food service or small parcel shipping, where the percentage of employees required to wear a uniform may be greater than the number of employees who don’t have this...

“Saving money” is usually the quick, ready answer that executives give when I ask them what drives their indirect spend management objectives. The truth is that most businesses fail to give spend management the strategic consideration it warrants. They may not have identified or communicated any...

Options for information services and database subscriptions are growing, at a time when budgets remain flat. To help manage the situation, CCM executives Natalya Berdzeni and Robyn Rebollo are sharing their slides from a presentation just delivered at ALM’s 2017 Legal Week Conference, where they...