CounselLink applies your organization’s attorney billing guidelines by scanning invoices for a static set of words and phrases. Unfortunately, the reality of legal services isn’t so simple. Considering the significant variability in how law firms describe their work, non-compliant expenses can quickly slip through this flawed system.
Brightflag’s solution goes several layers deeper, leveraging artificial intelligence to scrutinize each line item and maximize compliance. The resulting insights translate to incremental savings on outside counsel spend.
Powerful Pricing Analytics
CounselLink customers seeking even basic insights into their legal spend are inevitably forced to purchase, integrate, and configure separate products to complement the platform.
Brightflag customers, by contrast, can immediately analyze blended rates by law firm, practice area, and business region. This intelligence fundamentally transforms the matter lifecycle. From resource selection to price negotiation to quality of service evaluation, decisions are enriched by the best available data.
Instant Reporting Capabilities
Legal matter management and e-billing become exponentially more complex across borders. CounselLink customers in particular, though, will face additional challenges. Not only does the platform lack support for the PDF invoice format preferred by many law firms outside the United States, it also struggles to track savings or support tax recalculation when those non-U.S. invoices are resubmitted.
Brightflag provides superior visibility into global activity from Day One by supporting both LEDES and PDF invoice formats. Our sophisticated savings tracking and tax compliance capabilities also bring dynamic international businesses peace of mind.
Enjoyable User Experience
No matter how good the benefits listed above sound on paper, we know they’re only as valuable as what we can deliver in practice. That’s why Brightflag was intentionally designed with ease of use in mind.
On average, customers switching from a system like CounselLink can expect to be up and running within 90 days**. Once live, users will also benefit from a control set optimized for fast action. Because at Brightflag, we ultimately know that a legal team’s time is best spent creating business value in arenas far beyond our software.
** Actual duration may be shorter or longer depending on unique circumstances of your business.
What industry leaders say
Brightflag has freed up valuable time for my legal team, by modernising invoicing. We were up and running with Brightflag quickly and were soon generating reports that advised our leadership team where to save legal costs and allocate resources.