We can’t believe another year has come and gone, 2018 was a great year at BigSquare --incredible actually. First and foremost, we want to thank all of our clients. It is a pleasure to work with them, and we are lucky to have such a fantastic group of law firms and legal professionals.
The BigSquare team has been quite busy the past year. We have current clients coming back for more of our applications, taking advantage of our upgrades and product enhancements! We also had a record year in new client growth. Not only do we continue to support and upgrade those long term clients to keep our amazing relationships, but we added 25+ new client installations to our growing customer base with more contracts under wraps for first quarter of 2019. Busy might be an understatement!
One of our largest updates was to our Matter Management application this August. Our announcement shares more about the features. We added many new enhancements to both Attorney Analytics and Firm Focus (Profitability ) as well. To name a few:
- New Trending arrows in Summary Grid
- Budget trend line in KPI tiles
- Email alerting capabilities
Firm Focus (Profitability):
- Summary view with top 10 charts/graphs
- Stoplight approach trending from previous year
- Ability to pivot data with drag and drop feature
Conferences & Events
Our sales and marketing team was very busy attending the different industry events and conferences this year. In March we traveled to Chicago, IL for the Mechanics of Law Firm Profitability conference. It was our first time sponsoring and we are looking forward to another great event next year. This blog post covers some great topics of discussion at the event.
Less than a month later we traveled again, this time to NYC for the Business Intelligence and Analytics conference. This conference addressed the increasing prevalence (and significance) of data analytics and visualization tools within law firms — and also reviewed how these tools are being used to accelerate productivity across key firm dimensions. One of our clients spoke on our behalf and shared his insights on BI and BigSquare implementations at two different firms he's been a part of. We have a recap of the event here and whitepaper from his presentation as well.
As always, in August we travel to one of the biggest events of the year, ILTACON. This was our 5th year attending and sponsoring, and it did not disappoint. You can take a look at our week in this album! The conference was again in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention. We look forward to this event every year because there are so many in attendance. It allows us plenty of time to catch up with old and new friends and speak with many of our wonderful clients. We love to hear what they have to say about the products, and of course share their thoughts with you as well.
BigSquare was the best investment we made in the past two years. It was easy to implement and our attorneys love it
--Burr & Forman, CIO
BigSquare is the healing ointment for previous frustrating software implementations.
--Steve Sobotta, McNees
Our last conference of the year took us back to NYC for the COO & CFO Forum. This event is another we've attended and sponsored for 5 years. We look forward to connecting with new faces, and also catching up with some of our clients in the area.
End of the year fun
We celebrated our accomplishments and the end of a great year with a holiday party. It was great to spend the afternoon with the team outside of our office. One Friday afternoon we took it to the links and enjoyed food, fun, and some friendly competition at Top Golf.
What's to come?
We are already well aware that next year is going to be just as successful and busy at the BigSquare office. Quarter one is almost completely full and Quarter two is quickly booking up for new installations. The marketing and sales team has started planning for events and conferences and is looking forward to another busy year of travel. Our development team has some wonderful new enhancements and upgrades coming for our clients and applications for the coming year, we can't wait to share! With a growing team at BigSquare we have expanded beyond the walls of our current office. In March we will be moving down the street to a brand new office to provide extra space for the growing company. As 2018 wraps up the entire team at BigSquare wishes you a happy holiday season and a fantastic start to your new year!