Business Editors/Software Writers/Legal Editors
     HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2008--DataCert, Inc., the leading provider of legal and IP spend and matter management solutions, announced today that DHL has chosen DataCert’s Advanced Invoice Management System (AIMS) to help the worldwide express delivery and logistics company simplify the legal invoice payment process and control its legal spend.
     â€œDHL selected AIMS for its ability to provide a substantial return on investment both financially and operationally,” said Jon Olin, general counsel, Americas, DHL. “The actionable metrics produced by AIMS will help us develop an in-depth understanding of our legal spend and drive strategic business decisions regarding law department operations.”
     Using DataCert’s legal spend management software, DHL’s law firms and vendors can submit invoices in an electronic format. Line items that do not comply with DHL’s corporate billing guidelines will be corrected or flagged for further review. AIMS will also guide each invoice through designated workflows and approval postings, creating a legal spend database.
     This reportable database of comprehensive legal spend data will give DHL’s legal department the ability to analyze, forecast and reduce future spend.
     â€œDHL has the foresight to expect not only short-term benefits from AIMS - such as the elimination of paper bills - but also long-term benefits such as the identification of billing trends, the strengthening of outside counsel relationships and the recognition of year-to-year cost reductions,” commented Eric M. Elfman, DataCert’s president and CEO. “We are excited to partner with DHL as they begin this initiative.”
     About DHL
     DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized solutions from a single source.
     DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, contract logistic solutions as well as international mail services, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding of local markets. DHL's international network links more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Some 300,000 employees, including more than 40,000 employees in the U.S., are dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers' expectations.
     Founded in San Francisco in 1969, DHL is a Deutsche Post World Net brand. The group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros (more than $93 billion) in 2007.
     About AIMS
     Advanced Invoice Management System (AIMS) is DataCert's web-based application that facilitates the approval and payment of electronic invoices between law firms and vendors and corporate law departments. Its primary purpose is to help managers take control of their corporate legal spend. Using AIMS, legal invoices are validated against corporate outside counsel guidelines, routed, adjusted and approved, then posted to a matter management and/or accounts payable system.
     About DataCert®, Inc.
     DataCert, Inc. is the largest and fastest-growing supplier of legal and IP spend and matter management solutions. Corporate counsel rely on DataCert’s products and services to manage legal activities and provide transparency into outside legal spend. With 72 Fortune ® 500 clients and customer connections in 116 countries, DataCert processes in excess of $9 billion of electronic invoicing data on an annualized basis. Visit DataCert at www.datacert.com for more information.
    DataCert, Inc., HoustonMelanie Brenneman, 832-369-6157pr@DataCert.com
    State Keywords: TexasIndustry Keywords: Technology; Data Management; Software; Professional Services; Accounting; Banking; Finance; LegalSource: DataCert, Inc.


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