Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CT TyMetrix 360 releases vendor management and robust alternative fee arrangement (AFA) support

As regular readers of this blog are aware, CT TyMetrix has been hard at work developing and launching release 10.0 of CT TyMetrix 360, adding robust vendor management capabilities, including the industry's most comprehensive support of alternative fee arrangements (AFAs), to our integrated legal e-billing and matter management platform. From the press release:

"The economic downturn has underscored the value of strategic spend management. In order to better predict and manage their legal spend, corporate law departments are looking increasingly beyond the billable hour. These alternatives to the billable hour, commonly known as AFAs, can better align law firm compensation to the corporation's interests. The latest release of CT TyMetrix 360° is the first comprehensive solution for AFA management that provides end-to-end support for the creation, administration, tracking and measuring of AFAs.

The AFA module is the result of in-depth research among the CT TyMyetrix user base. Included in the module are the commonly used and requested AFA templates, such as blended hourly rates, deal-based billings, fee caps, hourly rate discounts, hourly rate volume discounts, matter-based rates, task-based billing caps, and others. In addition to AFA management, Release 10.0 introduces an advanced timekeeper rate management, another integral part of vendor management. Highly configurable, the advanced rate management functionality gives users more control over how timekeeper rates are created and maintained."

See the CT TyMetrix site for the full announcement, or see previous discussion of alternative fee arrangements on the CT TyMetrix Legal Spend Management blog, or listen to the archived webinar we recently conducted on AFAs.

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