By: 16 September 2013

Eclipse Legal Systems has announced the forthcoming rollout of its Application-to-Application (A2A) solution for EL/PL work.


The software will be bolted on for current users of the firm's Proclaim Personal Injury system and is the first example of a provider adapting its product to deal with the extended portal.


Using A2A, claimant law firms with Eclipse’s Proclaim Personal Injury Case Management solution will be able to manage EL/PL claims entirely through the Proclaim desktop, without resorting to the manual entry ‘web browser’ method.


The software integration has been introduced by Eclipse following the Government's decision to add Employers Liability (EL) and Public Liability (PL) claims under £25,000 into the RTA portal, which is now simply called the Portal.


Eclipse’s business solutions director, Tracy Blencowe, said that the company had over 250 law firms using A2A for RTA claims, and expected a similar number to be using its EL/PL integration.


"We are approached almost daily by claimant law firms whose incumbent suppliers can't (or won't) provide full A2A integration for them," she said.


"Given the recently reduced margins in some areas of personal injury work, an IT system that reduces administration and improves processing time is not merely desirable, it is vital."