Just 4 bill formats serving 30 worldwide locations in 13 languages with the same look and feel.

Bird & Bird recently undertook a large project to re-install their Aderant global finance system 20+ years since its first install. A key part of this project was to bring uniformity and consistency to the look and feel of their bill templates across the global network, as well as reducing the number of billing templates they relied upon in their finance system.


ITFS took this brief and worked with the firm over the course of a year turning their detailed international requirements (spanning the 28 countries they operate in) into a few key templates that all offices could use.

Ashley Maw, Head of Finance Systems said “It was a tough brief, especially given all the many and varied local jurisdictional requirements that needed to be adhered to, but David and Margaret helped us get this key deliverable over the line.

Since go-live in January 2023 we have had 7 month ends, one of which was a year end with a significantly heavy volume of bills and these templates have stood up to the job well.

As they say the proof is in the pudding!”

Margaret Waldron of ITFS commented “In the end we designed four formats that deliver a bill with or without a cover letter and with either a detailed breakdown of disbursements on the page or a summary.  Using Matter Options, the users have a choice of several supporting fee and disbursement attachments including those for phase and tasks.”

David Gallagher concluded “We are excited by this modular and data driven approach that we developed in conjunction with the Bird & Bird team.  Not only a technical challenge, but a cultural and communications one that was fraught at times but a complete success.  We look forward to working with other clients on this approach and delivering a solution like this in a matter of weeks rather than months.”

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