Varnum LLP Selects Aderant Skilled Follow Administration Software program


ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Aderant®, a leading global provider of corporate management software for law firms, today announced that Michigan-based Varnum LLP (“Varnum”) has acquired Aderant Expert. The firm selected Expert, a practice management system (PMS) for corporate law, because of its unparalleled time and billing capabilities. In addition, Varnum has selected Aderant to host and maintain its Expert system through its cloud-based SaaS offering, Aderant Sierra. Sierra has a reputation for superior performance, world-class security, and the flexibility to improve a company’s services while keeping business running smoothly. Because Aderant manages the infrastructure of Varnums Expert PMS, the company can focus its resources more on strategic and market-driven initiatives.

Steve Bentz, Varnum’s chief financial officer, has been appointed to oversee the company’s software selection process. Commented Bentz, “Practice management software is a core component of our law firm’s business and we look forward to using Aderant Expert to meet the business needs of our law firm and lawyers operating in multiple locations and locations. We expect Expert to make Varnum’s workflow run smoothly, safely and efficiently. ”

Varnum will shortly begin implementing its Aderant Expert practice management system on the Sierra Cloud platform. Once this project is complete, the company will deploy Aderant Spotlight, a powerful legal business intelligence technology. Through in-depth analysis, Spotlight provides law firm decision-makers with critical insights into profitability and financial success.

“Aderant is delighted to have Varnum as a new Expert customer through the Sierra SaaS offering and Spotlight,” said Deane S. Price, Aderant’s chief executive officer. “SaaS-based practice management solutions are becoming increasingly popular with medium and large companies like Varnum, and business intelligence with actionable insights is more popular than ever. The Aderant team is looking forward to supporting Varnum in using Expert and Spotlight with optimal technical know-how and project management. ”

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About Aderant®

Aderant is a global industry leader providing comprehensive business management software to law firms and other professional service organizations. The company’s popular technology brands include Aderant Expert for practice management, Handshake and Drive for knowledge management, iTimekeep, OCG Live & Thrive for time recording and compliance, BillBlast for eBilling, CompuLaw for document capture and calendar, and Expert Case for legal case management. Aderant is a unit of Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), a component of the S&P 500 ®, Fortune 1000 ® and Russell 1000 ® indices. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and has several other offices in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit, email [email protected], or follow the company on Twitter @Aderant or on LinkedIn.

About Varnum LLP

Varnum LLP is a premier law firm with more than 180 attorneys in nine offices in Michigan and Florida. The firm advises growing companies and institutions across the country on their complex legal needs. Varnum is routinely recognized as a leading law firm by Chambers USA, US News & World Report / Best Lawyers®, and The Best Lawyers in America, among others. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.