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The pros and (more) cons of a law department that relies on accounts payable for its spending data

As the primary source of data on legal spend, both inside and outside, the accounts payable function services many law departments. Especially small departments, one and two lawyers, turn to their finance group for what totals and breakouts they can obtain. It is the stand-in for matter management software or for spreadsheets and home-grown databases.

My most recent column online for InsideCounsel, published under Morrison on Metrics on July 18th, considers some of the difficulties of that arrangement.