How E-billing Has Evolved Since the 90’s By Onit March 5, 2010 Business Process Management,Enterprise Legal Management 2 Minute Read I have been thinking about legal e-billing and spend management for a long time now. My partner and I implemented the first really successful e-billing systems in corporate legal back in the late 1990’s. At that time, corporations were dealing with invoices the size of phone books from their outside lawyers. They were simply too big for busy inside lawyers to review. The goal with our product was to identify waste. Everyone knew the waste was there. They knew that their invoices were too high. They also knew this was not because the firms were cheating them but because no one was reviewing the invoices for mistakes made by their firms. Many of the Fortune 500 were the earliest adopters of the technology and the earliest success stories. We designed our product with their requirements in mind. We developed big hairy systems to get invoices electronically from law firms to their corporation customers. We wanted to help them save time and money and eliminate waste. We at Onit are in the process of developing a new e-billing system that will work for BOTH small and large corporations. One of the first things we learned was that scale matters. Smaller firms and workgroups have very different problems and barriers to adoptions than the largest corporations in the world. Trying to implement software designed to squeeze pennies out of every line item will not work for you unless you have lots of line items. We have a philosophy about how, why and when you should adopt e-billing and spend management systems and this collection of blog posts, I hope, will articulate some of that philosophy. Today's Popular Resources Webinar Accelerate Time to Revenue with AI Contract Management Read More Infographic Enterprise Legal Report Infographic – UK Read More Case Study Transforming Service Delivery Case Study Read More Subscribe Today Sign up for updates on new posts from our blog. Related Readings Business Process Management The Need for Speed: 3 Ways Legal Can Elevate Efficiency Read More Enterprise Legal Management The Ultimate Guide For Legal Departments to Directly Influence Business Materiality, Growth and Efficiency Read More Enterprise Legal Management The ROI of Legal Operations: Measuring Success and Demonstrating Value with Legal KPIs Read More Thank you for subscribing!