International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has begun rolling out web-based software from QlikView that will give employees access to all the financial transactions related to clients via a single dashboard.
Using the QlikView Business Discovery platform, employees at all levels will be able to view the financial lifecycle of clients, including information such as how much clients have been billed, and how much clients have paid.
“We are using it to provide people a one-stop shop source of financial information,” said Dan Wales, financial systems manager at BLP.
The new platform replaces a number of in-house and off-the-shelf solutions that BLP used to use, which had meant that there were multiple entry points to the financial information, instead of just one. The QlikView system is supported by a number of virtual servers, and the company runs on Windows XP.
In addition, because the software is web-based, the QlikView solution allows the law firm to enable remote and mobile access to the financial data.
BLP also hopes that the interactive user interface of the software will encourage employees to more proactively access the financial data and use it to inform their work.
“Historically, the systems gave a one-dimensional report. With QlikView you have more visual and interactive charts, with red and green traffic light-type indicators.
“It’s all about giving the right information to the right people at the right time,” said Wales.
The rollout is expected to be completed in the next six weeks.