Leading African law firm chooses Deltek Maconomy for its pan-African practice to improve matter management, staff utilisation and client interaction
NAIROBI, Kenya — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 26, 2015 — Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, today announced that Kenyan law firm Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) has chosen Deltek Maconomy to improve matter management, staff utilisation and client interaction. A&K will use Deltek to consolidate its organisation under a single, integrated Practice Management Enterprise Resource Platform (ERP) to help streamline its services.
Anjarwalla & Khanna is the largest corporate law firm in Eastern Africa and is generally considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya. A&K and its affiliated businesses have offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Dubai and Dar es Salaam. It offers a broad range of legal services in key commercial centres and is known for its ability to handle complex corporate transactions. A&K also founded and is a member of ALN, a leading alliance of top-tier independent law firms across Africa.
Given A&K’s rapid growth and its work across countries and practices, the firm recognized the need to consolidate business operations onto a single ERP platform, allowing for system unification, data transparency, enhanced matter management and conversion of manual processes like billing to digital, with the goal of ultimately increasing efficiency.
“We were looking for a solution that would give us a competitive edge, improve efficiency in our business processes and also differentiate us from the way we deliver services. As we evaluated our options, it became clear that Deltek’s solution offered the leading end-to-end practice management solution, including advanced reporting, mobility and modern technology plus multi-dimensional accounts that cater to our multiple offices, partners and practice areas,” said Shital Shah, Chief Operating Officer at A&K. “We also were pleased with the option to leverage Deltek’s local partner, Silversoft, for implementation and support. We look forward to working with both companies and joining the global list of successful professional firms that rely on Deltek to power their businesses.”
“As today’s professional services firms such as A&K continue to experience global growth, we see an increased demand for an integrated ERP solution that creates unified processes across clients, matters, partners and regions. A&K shared that vision, and we are thrilled that it selected Deltek to manage its global practice to power its growth,” said Claus Thorsgaard, EVP & General Manager of Enterprise, International & Channel Sales at Deltek. “We look forward to partnering with Silversoft and A&K as it begins its implementation process and goes live on Deltek Maconomy in the coming months.”
About Anjarwalla & Khanna
Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) is the largest corporate law firm in Eastern Africa, with close to 80 lawyers, and is generally considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya, focusing on corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, employment law and employee benefits, immigration, property development, tax, capital markets, private equity, infrastructure and construction, project finance, public procurement, competition law, banking and regulatory advisory work, intellectual property and dispute resolution. A&K is the founding member of ALN, a pan-African alliance of independent top-tier law firms in Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa (associated office), Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Through ALN, A&K is singularly placed to provide local, regional and cross-border legal services. ALN’s member firms offer unparalleled depth and breadth of legal advice in key African investment destinations.
A&K was short-listed for African Law Firm of the Year 2014 by the prestigious African Legal Awards, having won this distinction in 2013. It is ranked first in Kenya by various global legal directories, including Chambers Global, IFLR, and Legal 500.
Silversoft, headquartered in Johannesburg South Africa, is a multinational enterprise software provider focused on delivering solutions to people and project-centric firms. It has partnered with Deltek for more than ten years in offering best-in-class enterprise software tailored for professional services firms in African and surrounds. It’s cloud, on premise and mobile solutions deliver real-time information that helps its clients optimise their resources, manage costs and drive profitability behaviour. Silversoft’s Deltek ERP solutions provide a fully integrated set of financial ledgers, people, project and client management functionality – which supports the entire service delivery life cycle from client acquisition to visualizing key performance indicators. Silversoft's highly skilled consultants and tailored offering have seen some of the largest professional services firms in the world invest in its solutions. It is also a proud Level 1 BBBEE Contributor.
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