Lawyer's e-Bill

DataCert to automate Honeywell's legal billing process

Houston  September 10, 2002  DataCert Inc., a provider of legal e-billing and cost management services, has announced that Honeywell International Inc. will deploy the company's ShareDoc/LEGAL and AIMS technologies to automate the electronic billing process with its outside law firms. Honeywell is a technology and manufacturing provider with annual sales of more than $23 billion.

Using DataCert's ShareDoc and AIMS technologies, Honeywell said it will move its law firms' invoicing process from a predominantly paper-driven process to a more efficient, automated format. The company added that it hopes the technology will help its corporate legal department to manage outside legal spending and improve invoice management with its law firms and suppliers.

Using AIMS, DataCert explained that designated personnel are now going to have the ability to review, approve and post electronic invoice information by clicking on a secure Web link. The automated workflow tool is designed to flag problem invoices, view detailed invoice information and make adjustments to invoices.

"We chose DataCert because they have a demonstrated track record of successful e-billing implementations with Fortune 500 corporations' law departments," commented Jane Greenman, vice president and deputy general counsel, Honeywell. "This implementation is part of our ongoing effort to develop innovative knowledge management solutions within our Law Department."