Barlow Robbins benefits from instant information on business performance with Qlik from Informance.

Informance is pleased to announce that Barlow Robbins, one of the largest law firms in the UK’s south-east region has selected the QlikView Business Discovery platform to monitor its performance and accelerate its reporting process.

QlikView will provide the firm’s management team with instant access to data on clients, staff and business trends and will enable its lawyers to monitor their performance against targets on a daily basis.

Barlow Robbins provides a full range of legal services to individuals, families and business organisations and is recognised as one of the most experienced owner-managed business advisors in Surrey. The firm was unhappy with the reporting system on its practice management system as the data was inconsistent and reports were taking far too long to run. It also had no reporting facility available on the lawyers’ desktops which meant that performance statistics were only available at the end of each month.

The firm knew it needed to improve its reporting process and decided to invest in a new business intelligence solution that would give it faster and more accurate reports. To manage the business effectively one of the firm’s requirements was to give the management team instant access to information on staff, clients and business trends and information on how its lawyers were performing against their targets on a daily basis; which meant lawyers needed access to information from their desktops.

Jonathan Street, ICT Project Manager for Barlow Robbins says: “When we saw QlikView it blew all the other reporting tools we had seen out of the water.  QlikView was incredibly powerful, yet the user interface was intuitive and simple to use and it was much more sophisticated than any of the other reporting engines we had previously seen.  During the proof-of-concept demonstration, we saw our data changing at every click and we were so impressed we decided to purchase QlikView licences for the management and finance teams and all our lawyers”.