Aderant Partners With BigHand to Support Law Firm Operations

BigHand and law firm management platform Aderant have announced a partnership that will combine the two companies’ capabilities in financial metrics and analysis with data warehousing and dashboarding.

The companies will also run joint events and webinars to educate law firms using Aderant’s Expert software on the benefits of the partnership and about BigHand’s financial productivity solutions.

It’s another example of legal tech companies partnering closely together to provide clients with greater capabilities. We recently have seen what appears to be a surge in such moves, which go beyond the usual and often very far apart connections many legal tech companies have been operating for many years.

Close partnerships make a lot of sense when companies can see a clear product synergy, but when even deeper links are not what either party wants in the short-term. Of course, you then have to deal with matters such as client ‘ownership’, co-branding of marketing, and then how the relationship evolves.

However, this allows each company to do what they are best at, without having to build out what each other already can offer.

Rob Stote, Chief Product Officer at BigHand, said: ‘The two organisations have always worked closely together, but this formal partnership will enable a more proactive approach across all areas from development and integrations right through to our client-facing teams. BigHand are delighted to be Aderant’s first Gold partner in their new partnership strategy.

‘Aderant is aware of our progress and plans for our BI and Pricing solutions: surfacing strategic financial data in an AI-enabled data and insights platform. We believe the partnership gives our mutual customers the best technology and experience.’

While, Josiah Chaves, General Manager, Business Law Solutions at Aderant, concluded: ‘We are beyond proud to announce this new partnership with BigHand as part of our new Aderant Technology Partner Program. As a Gold Partner, BigHand is a highly-valued collaborator, contributing their deep expertise particularly in BI, data and insights development. Working together, Aderant and BigHand will more beneficially service our mutual clients to provide seamless integration and an optimal client experience.’