2017 was a productive year in enterprise legal management, and here at Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions. As we enter the New Year, take a minute to look back at the top blogs of 2017.

It’s not surprising that the most-read blogs centered around major industry themes, like:

  • A better user experience
  • AI and its effect on legal operations
  • Further optimizing processes and programs

Benefits of ELM to Expand Even Further in 2017 – Barry Ader, ELM Solutions’ Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, wrote at the beginning of 2017 about legal industry trends and what he saw as the developments to watch for 2017. Spoiler alert: Barry has good instincts!

Powerful Functionality, Great Usability – A positive user experience is critical to the success of an ELM implementation. This post provides insight on what to look for in an ELM tool to ensure good usability.

You Have Billing Guidelines in Place, But Are They Effective in Advancing Business Goals? – A joint survey by ELM Solutions and Gartner found that many legal departments are not happy with their billing guideline results. This post focuses how you can improve compliance and describes the concrete benefits of doing so.

Combine People and Technology for a 1-2 Punch that Increases Value – Implementing a great ELM system is the first step toward optimizing legal department performance, but there still may be more value to be found. A dedicated, professional legal bill review team can further increase the return on ELM investment.

Artificial Intelligence Brings Unprecedented Value to Legal Operations – While AI is a tool that may be new to many legal professionals, it can be a great source of value and improved efficiency. This two-part post explains what AI is, why it will not replace lawyers, and how Wolters Kluwer leverages AI to better serve our clients.

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About The Author

Barry Ader

As Vice President, Product Management and Marketing for Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions, Barry directs all Product Management, Alliances and Marketing efforts. In this role, Barry is responsible for analyzing and understanding the enterprise legal management (ELM) market, managing the product portfolio, creating a compelling roadmap and driving new business opportunities. He is also responsible for leading and developing the marketing strategy establishing Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions as the premier services and technology provider in the global corporate legal market.

Barry has extensive experience in a variety of technology and management roles in the IT industry helping global companies drive their value proposition with customers. Most recently, Barry led the marketing efforts for 3D Printers at 3D Systems. He also held a variety of product management, marketing and go-to-market roles at EMC Corporation.

Barry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Queens College and an MBA in Marketing from Pace University in NY. He is extremely...