Did you know…?

  • Datacert is a business of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company
  • Datacert has 11 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific
  • Each month over half a billion dollars’ worth of invoices are processed through Datacert's system

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Did you know?

  • 70% of Passport clients are Fortune /Fortune Global 500 companies
  • 100% of AmLaw 200 firms are Datacert customers
  • Datacert has customers in 140+ countries

GRC Award

Datacert Receives
GRC 20/20 2013 Value Award

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Upcoming Events

February 3rd, 2015 LegalTech New York 2015

Spotlight - ACC Value Challenge

ACC

MMC Legal leveraged new technology in pursuit of innovation and improved metrics. The department recently completed a global implementation of Datacert’s Passport system for e-billing and matter management, and has transferred over 85 percent of its outside legal spend to the system.

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Datacert Has a Global Network of More Than 50 Partners

Partner Spotlight - Huron Legal

Huron Legal Named Datacert's 2013 Partner of the Year

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Datacert Partner of the Year

 

Did you know?

Datacert has completed more than 400 software implementations worldwide and has the following certifications:

  • SOC 1 Type 2 Audited
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • CSSEC/TSIA
  • FISMA
  • Safe Harbor

Support and Learning Contacts

Corporate Support:
(800) 770-8162

Law Firm Support:
(800) 770-5121

Datacert Learning Institute:
(855) 258-0196

Passport® Legal Spend Management, which includes e-billing for outside counsel, dramatically improves corporate counsel’s ability to manage and reduce costs. With its ability to capture detailed cost data from outside counsel, streamline business processes, and provide actionable analytics, Passport Legal Spend Management represents a critical part of a legal department’s strategy for effective management of matters and risk.  The solution empowers in-house legal departments to:

  • Automate and streamline cumbersome invoice audit and review processes
  • Collaborate and manage relationships with outside counsel more effectively
  • Gain deep visibility into legal costs
  • Make smarter decisions about how they source legal work 
  • Improve the predictability of legal spend
  • Drive down legal expenses

Built on Passport, Datacert's patented technology platform, Passport Legal Spend Management is available as a standalone application or can be combined with Passport Legal Matter Management, which provides the ability to track all matter-related information, documents, and deadlines in one place and gain a comprehensive view of legal risk across a matter portfolio. The solution also integrates seamlessly with Passport GRC.  This integration allows legal, risk, and compliance functions to easily share information and processes and gain better visibility into the true cost of compliance breaches.                

Deliver significant cost savings and streamline the way attorneys and legal staff work.

  • Automated workflows streamline the tedious review of invoices and other financial data, which enables attorneys and legal staff to focus on the practice of law

  • Passport®’s powerful rules engine automatically catches billing errors and enforces compliance with outside counsel guidelines, alternative fee arrangements, and negotiated discounts

  • E-billing eliminates the hassles and the overhead associated with paper invoices

  • Passport’s highly intuitive user interface and role-based dashboard views deliver the most relevant information, tasks, reminders, and reports to each team member


Gain visibility into legal spend and make more proactive and strategic sourcing decisions.

  • Advanced business intelligence capabilities empower actionable analytics and the in-depth measurement of legal spend across a matter portfolio

  • Role-based dashboard reports provide summary views of key performance indicators and make it easy to identify trends and potential risks

  • The ability to seamlessly integrate with Passport GRC allows organizations to better understand the true costs of non-compliance

  • Reporting tools enable corporate counsel to conduct a detailed analysis of spend to benchmark their law firms and to identify opportunities for cost savings and improved value from outside counsel – e.g., bring work in-house, utilize AFAs, disaggregate matters to source work to multiple firms, etc.

  • Scheduled and event-driven reports deliver timely and relevant data to each user

Improve collaboration with internal business partners and with outside counsel.

  • Visually-rich reports enable corporate counsel to more effectively communicate and set expectations internally with regard to how matters are managed and the budget is spent

  • The Passport Collaboration Module enables the legal department to collaborate with outside counsel on budgets, timekeeper rates, accruals, and more

  • The Passport Collaboration Portal provides a secure pipeline for the exchange of information with outside counsel –  this enables companies to meet highly stringent data security standards that may be driven by regulatory or IT requirements


Rely on a legal spend management solution that easily adapts to meet current and long-term business needs.

  • Passport’s industry-leading level of configurability ensures that screens, workflows, rules, and reports are able to support the unique needs of litigation and transactional practice areas, as well as individual business units, regions, etc.

  • Passport toolkits provide customers with powerful capabilities to administer, configure, and extend their Passport solutions to adapt to changing business needs

  • Passport's multi-currency capabilities and full support for compliance with the EU VAT Directive enable e-billing on a global scale in compliance with varied and complex tax and regulatory requirements

  • Localization features ensure Passport meets the needs of a global workforce and displays information in each user’s preferred currency and date/time format

 

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Experts' Corner Content

  • Sample RFP: Legal Matter and Spend Management Software 
    Sample RFP
  • The Intersection of Legal and GRC

    Podcast

  • Accelerate Your Use of Metrics
    Podcast On-demand Webinar

  • A Practical Guide to VAT-Compliant Legal E-Billing in the EU
    White Paper

  • E-billing in Europe and the Impact of VAT
    White paper

  • Maximizing Legal Technology ROI through Effective Training and Knowledge 
    On-demand Webinar

  • Using Legal Spend Management to Ensure a Successful AFA Strategy
    White Paper