RainMaker Software Announces Platinum Version 8.0 -- The Largest New Feature Release in the Company's 37-Year History

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RainMaker Software, Inc. today announced one of the most significant product releases in the history of the company, RainMaker Platinum version 8.0, a wholly .NET enterprise application.

product that will help firms change the way they manage their business and service their clients.

RainMaker Software, Inc. today announced one of the most significant product releases in the history of the company, RainMaker Platinum version 8.0, a wholly .NET enterprise application. This next generation of Platinum offers law firms consolidated Financial and Practice Management functions, along with Business Intelligence analytics, into a single legal software application that is built on the most up-to-date technologies available. These new advances will enable law firms to fully maximize their enterprise legal software investment to increase efficiency, measure, develop and leverage profitability and ultimately meet both short and long-term business goals.

RainMaker Platinum is a financial management legal software system developed specifically with the mid-large sized law firm in mind. In addition to its core time and billing functionality, Platinum includes integrated practice management and business intelligence modules enabling users to operate the law firm, increase efficiency, monitor performance against key business goals and make more informed decisions; facilitating firm growth. In total, there are more than 400 new items touching 20 modules in Platinum 8.0 which include:

Time and Billing, Accounts Payable & General Ledger, e-Billing Module, Validator/Devices for 3rd Party Interfaces, Core Relationship Management Module, Case Manager Docket & Calendar Module, Conflict Avoidance/Search Module, Microsoft Outlook/Exchange 2003 - 2 way integration, BI.NET - Business Intelligence with Data Warehouse, New Case Electronic Entry & Work Flow Module, Graphic Bill Designer, Trust Accounting, Active Reports Developer and Viewer, Management Reporting, Package with Bursting, Attorney Desktop Time and Expense Entry, Marketing/Mail List Management Module, A/R Collections with Wizards Module, Web and Standalone Time Entry, Digital Scorecards and Zoom .NET Inquiry Module

Platinum Financial Management modules include Time and Billing, Graphic Bill Designer, Trust Accounting, Accounts Payable and General Ledger.

Some of the new benefits of 8.0 throughout Financial Management are:

Simplified Navigation. With split-party and threshold billing and discount enhancements, 8.0 enables firms to simplify otherwise cumbersome billing practices and provide attorneys with the flexibility to negotiate more favorable billing arrangements with their clients. In addition, Platinum 8.0 simplifies user access with Microsoft's new single sign-on technology; users can now bypass login screens, while maintaining full security.

More Practical Applications. New bill editing options and capabilities enable firms to comfortably distribute the billing process, yet maintain centralized control. New features include enhanced graphic bill designs, entire bill spell checking and global word search and replace features. Additionally, Platinum 8.0 provides advanced options to simplify everyday tasks such as global address changes and attorney assignments.

RainMaker's Practice Management module includes Attorney Desktop Time and Expense Entry, Case Manager Docket and Calendar, Core Relationship Management and Marketing/Mailing List Management, Accounts Receivable Collections with Wizards, Conflict Avoidance/Search Module Management, and many other features that integrate functions performed throughout the day into a cohesive flow of easily managed information. Platinum 8.0 offers enhancements to these modules that allow users throughout the law firm to better utilize and leverage information firm-wide.

Packaged into the RainMaker legal software Platinum suite, Business Intelligence (BI) is a powerful tool that allows law firms to easily access, extract and analyze information in practical formats for supporting critical business decisions. It is designed specifically to provide fast analysis of information through data cubes. In addition to a Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence .NET includes a series of information, organization screens and an output manager that allows users to design and save reports, and schedule them for automatic distribution via email or directly to a SharePoint Portal in real time. Digital Scorecards give users access to current payment, investment and performance data directly to the attorney desktop. The Zoom .NET inquiry module provides a window into Key Performance Indicators (KPI) at all levels within the firm including departments, clients, matters or offices. In addition to the stellar features already in RainMaker's BI, 8.0 will offer users:

More Comprehensive Reporting. With hundreds of new reporting options and full integration with the new Microsoft® Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), Platinum 8.0 attorneys can access actionable, relevant information from the desktop, in real time.

Advanced Budgeting.

The all new budgeting module in 8.0 gives firms an easy and effective way to manage timekeeper budgets, including new SmartAlert notifications for Key Performance Indicators.

Microsoft-Based Technology and Reduced Cost of Ownership.

As the first Microsoft Gold Certified Partner within the legal technology industry, RainMaker's legal software is fully Microsoft-centric which means Platinum 8.0 is built completely on Microsoft .NET technology. The 8.0 system utilizes .NET framework 2.0 and is optimized to perform on Microsoft's new SQL Server 2005 database. Microsoft .NET technology reduces the cost of ownership. For example, RainMaker's new Update Wizard allows a firm to substantially reduce IT costs by retrieving new program files from a secured RainMaker portal and, with a single-click, update their system.

"We are confident that RainMaker and its clients will have a distinct competitive edge so needed in today's competitive legal landscape," said Jim Hammond, president of RainMaker. "Platinum 8.0 is a "leap-frog" product that will help firms change the way they manage their business and service their clients."

For more information about RainMaker's legal software products, interested parties can contact the sales department at 1.800.341.4012 x3413 or via email at legalinfo (at) rainmakerlegal.com.

About RainMaker Software, Inc.

RainMaker Software, Inc. provides progressive, proven and practical financial and practice management systems designed to help mid-to-large sized law firms effectively and profitably manage and grow their businesses. With more than 37 years of legal-specific development experience, RainMaker has consistently delivered stable and feature-rich, yet easy-to-use products. The company's premier RainMaker Platinum product line provides a comprehensive offering of useful features and functionality, along with a proprietary Business Intelligence toolset designed to extract decision-support data in practical formats for reporting and analysis, with no custom programming required. RainMaker takes a hands-on, customer-centric approach to evaluating and responding to firms' needs, and is dedicated to long-term client satisfaction. RainMaker is a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner. RainMaker is a wholly owned subsidiary of ASA International, Ltd. Additional information about RainMaker Software, Inc. and its products can be obtained by contacting the sales department by phone at 1.800.341.4012 x3413, via email at legalinfo (at) rainmakerlegal.com or by visiting the company website at http://www.rainmakerlegal.com.


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