Case Management software specialist, Eclipse Legal Systems, has reported a record trading year for 2007/8.
The firm’s previous best results came in 2006/7, when it published a turnover of £4.25 million with profit levels of around the £1 million mark. The financial year 2007/8 – which ended on 30th June – saw Eclipse announce a turnover increase of approximately 20% to over £5 million, with similar profit levels.
The firm’s growth has been based upon a parallel focus of client acquisition strategies and strong ‘new business’ campaigns. In the financial year 2007/8, Eclipse recorded 76 new ‘greenfield’ client wins (not including existing client upgrades).
Other highlights from the last 12 months include:
– Winning the Legal Technology Awards 2008 accolade for ‘Integrated System of the Year’
– Almost 2,000 new Proclaim end-user licence sales, bringing the overall user figure to over 9,000
– Staff headcount reaching 75, with the purchase of additional premises giving headroom for over 200
Eclipse’s Sales Director, Russell Thomson, comments on the firm’s record trading year:
“Given the uncertainty and misinformation that has surrounded many legal software vendors, law firms are understandably looking for a transparent and driven IT solutions partner. We are enjoying unparalleled success, and our long-term strategies are very much aligned with those of forward-thinking and expanding legal services providers.”