Author: Robyn Rebollo

The legal industry relies on clean, actionable and timely financial intelligence on both public and privately held companies. Private company data is not as readily available as public company data, and while information on publicly held companies is easier to find, there’s a lot more of it to sift through. And resources to obtain reliable financial and business information on...

Competitive intelligence research is a growing request from our clients in business and law. And, since you're here, we gather it's of interest to you, too. Read on as we share some 2018 trends and insights and compile some additional CI readings and information....

Providers of financial research software are aggressively competing to load more bells and whistles on their products for investors and other financial services professionals. S&P Global Market Intelligence has rolled out its next-generation Capital IQ platform. Capital IQ, like other competitive, web-based products, is customizable to user needs and available on mobile devices for Android and Apple....

Many law firms and financial services professionals rely on Thomson Reuters financial products for corporate & financial research. The Thomson ONE financial database, in particular, is a favored platform among research experts. Thomson is promoting its next-generation financial research product, Eikon, as a successor to Thomson ONE. Eikon carries many of the same features as Thomson ONE, but according to Thomson...

Do search algorithmic differences, particularly in Westlaw and Lexis, require a firm to maintain both platforms for attorneys' legal research needs? We were recently asked about the impact of search algorithms by a client who is considering aligning with one legal research provider for the majority of the firm's information needs as part of their procurement strategy....

In the spirit of New Year trends and forecasting, Chase Cost Management has updated our report, In the beginning, there were two, an overview of the legal research/information services landscape. Originally published in 2016, this report accounts for vendor changes and trends we saw in 2017 and what we predict the legal landscape will continue to see as we progress...

Do legal tech companies and other providers like legal process outsourcing and managed legal services need an exit strategy? Ron Friedmann has posed that question in an article he wrote for Legal Business World. As partner at Fireman & Company, a legal industry-focused management consulting firm, you would think he has the answer, but he says beyond speculation that he doesn’t...

Chase Cost Management once again was a sponsor of this annual Thomson Reuters Legal Institute conference for law firm executives in operations and finance. Following are a few quick notes from the panel discussion on The Evolving Law Firm Business Model and how firms are working toward profitability....

Usage data of internal electronic resource management (ERM) systems can be invaluable at the time of an electronic resource renewal. The statistics provided by usage reports can help determine if a resource is still needed, or it if can be rightsized or downgraded. ...

The LexisNexis acquisition of Ravel Law wasn’t much of a surprise within the legal community, especially from the library and information center. Our own John DiGilio, Research Director at CCM sister company LibSource, said the signs were pointing in that direction. According to John, while law librarians loved Ravel’s functionality, it was hard to justify the added cost, an important...