RainMaker to Provide Portal Integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

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RainMaker Software, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and leading full-service provider of Financial, Practice Management and Business Intelligence software today announced plans to provide Microsoft portal integration as part of its Platinum 8.0 system release. Microsoft SharePoint Portal, which runs on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, gives firms a centralized location for aggregating information for presentation and collaboration among users.

With Microsoft SharePoint integration, RainMaker will be able to provide its clients with a highly-centralized common location to display critical information to meet ever changing attorney demands

RainMaker has developed a library of Web Parts to provide easy end-user access to information residing in its core enterprise system, dramatically impacting the way financial information is distributed, accessed and managed within a law firm. RainMaker's initial SharePoint content includes financial data from its financial management suite, with Web Parts such as:

  • Financial and Business Intelligence Reports: Firm management and other authorized users can use a new Message Center on the SharePoint portal to access financial reports from RainMaker, including standard (e.g.Realization), scheduled and bursted reports based on individual preference.. Further, specific Business Intelligence reports, with associated drill-down and charting capabilities, can be easily developed and distributed on-the-fly.
  • Digital Scorecards: RainMaker 8.0 SharePoint content includes a set of Digital Scorecards that provide e-views of different dimensions of the law firm's business with user selection criteria, drill-down and trend graphs that satiate some of the more commonly asked performance requests within a firm, such as top 'X' rankings in your firm, daily or weekly cash reports, billing and collection statistics, and working attorney analysis and performance information. RainMaker is currently developing Practice Management, Business Intelligence and some futuristic Financial Managementrelated Web Parts that will include CRM and calendaring components. In future versions RainMaker expects to offer its Platinum users:
  • Custom Built Reports via BI Report Writer: The ability to build their own Web Parts or modify an existing RainMaker Web Part by designing a report and publishing it as a Web Part using the Business Intelligence report designer (BI .NET), in conjunction with services provided by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Excel 2007.
  • Paperless Pre-Bill Distribution: The delivery and editing of RainMaker pre-bills via the SharePoint portal which will relieve staff from the time-consuming distribution and routing of paper pre-bills and offers increased efficiency with regards to time worked to time collected and faster editing in a familiar, secure Excel interface. Changes can be made online, via the portal, or downloaded and edited off line and then synchronized before submitting to accounting for final approval and posting.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve how a law firm conducts business by providing comprehensive application integration, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating collaboration across all levels of the business for improved insight. Instead of relying on separate, fragmented systems, Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports all intranet, extranet and web applications across an enterprise within one integrated platform. Additionally, this collaboration and content management server provides IT professionals, developers and the end-user with the platform and tools they need for server administration and interoperability. Microsoft SharePoint Portal Integration is an attractive solution to law firms because it offers a means of delivering all of the firm's meaningful content from disparate systems to one place - on demand. "With Microsoft SharePoint integration, RainMaker will be able to provide its clients with a highly-centralized common location to display critical information to meet ever changing attorney demands," said Jim Hammond, President of

RainMaker Software. "Firm management and attorneys now have actionable information from key firm systems available at their fingertips."

The Microsoft SharePoint portal integration with RainMaker will be demonstrated, in conjunction with Microsoft, at the ALA National Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, April 30th from 9:15 - 10:15AM. Interested parties may register via the ALA National website: http://www.alanet.org/conf.

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 or by visiting the company website at http://www.rainmakerlegal.com.

About RainMaker Platinum 8.0

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

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