Corporate legal departments and insurance claims organizations that receive large numbers of outside-counsel invoices now have a new tool available to them to help review invoices and ensure that they accurately and consistently adhere to billing guidelines.

Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions today launched LegalVIEW BillAnalyzer, a service that combines machine learning and other advanced technologies with human expertise to help ensure compliance with billing guidelines and achieve savings in legal fees.

David Moran, senior director for product management, legal analytics portfolio, told me during a preview yesterday that corporate legal departments that had been testing this service had seen savings of 4 to 8 percent off outside counsel invoices, even after the firms had been given the opportunity to correct invoice entries and remedy non-compliance with billing rules.

The service is best suited for companies that have a high volume of outside counsel invoices — at least 300 to 500 a month — and that work with a number of different law firms, Moran said. The service integrates with WK’s e-billing products TyMetrix 360°, Passport and Passport Pro, and the service is also available to legal departments using other e-billing platforms.