Case Management software specialist, Eclipse Legal Systems, has announced record results for its financial year 2006/7.
For the year ending 30th June 2007, Eclipse’s turnover hit ?4.25 million – an increase of 33% over last year’s (2005/6) record high of ?3.2 million. Pre-tax profit reached an all-time high of ?1 million; double last year’s figure of ?500,000.
This announcement comes at the end of a period which has seen unprecedented demand for the firm’s Proclaim software solution. Eclipse’s Founder and Technical Director, Steve Ough, comments:
“The stability and resilience of Proclaim, teamed with its ability to be rolled out in very short timescales, mean that we can simultaneously keep Support overheads low and expand our development R&D. Minimal wastage in providing the system to new clients allows us to maintain an impressively full order book with fast turnaround of implementations, ensuring that our turnover and profit trends remain very much on an upward path.”
Highlights from the last 12 months include:
– Seventy-one (71) new client signings, ranging from new start-ups through to national heavyweight firms such as Blakemores, ASB aspire LLP, Fletchers Solicitors and Thomas Eggar
– Client referral and word-of-mouth accounting for almost 50% of these new sales
– Proclaim user licence sales up by 60% on 2005/6’s figure
– An end-user count of around 7,200, representing over 350 individual firms
– Staff headcount reaching 60, with ongoing plans to further expand across all areas
Eclipse’s Sales Director, Russell Thomson, comments on the firm’s record trading year:
“The level of interest we have enjoyed over the last 12 months has been nothing short of phenomenal. Recent years have seen Eclipse become established as a major player in the Legal IT arena, fuelled by a pro-active approach to winning new business and a strong client care ethos. Our orderbook for 2007/8 is enviably strong, and we look forward to welcoming onboard many more new clients across all sectors. By this time next year, our end-user count will surpass 8,000.”