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Elite Billing Manager Honored for Third Consecutive Year At Law Technology News Awards


Thomson Elite, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSX: TOC; TSX: TOC) and a worldwide provider of business software to professional services firms, earned a prestigious “Best in Class” honor for its Elite® Billing Manager product, awarded by the readers of Law Technology News®.

The recognition was received during the third annual Law Technology News 2005 Technology Awards, held Jan. 30 in conjunction with the LegalTech conference at the Hilton New York Hotel, New York. Elite Billing Manager was recognized as the top choice in the Timekeeping and Billing System category for products servicing over 50 attorneys. This marks the third consecutive year that the product has received the award.

Designed to help firms run more efficiently and profitably, Billing Manager eliminates workflow bottlenecks and reduces the billing cycle for improved cash flow. A core component of the Elite® Financial Management system, Billing Manager provides flexible time and expense entry options, and powerful pre-bill editing and invoice production. Advanced capabilities include multi-language and multi-currency support, and event-driven reporting and notification tools that automatically monitor the system for problems.

In 2005, the editors of Law Technology News asked the publication’s more than 40,000 subscribers to select products and vendors that represented outstanding achievement in legal technology in 11 award categories. Ballots were solicited from the Law Technology News subscriber audience of law firm partners and managing partners, legal administrators, MIS/IT directors and specialists, corporate counsel, litigation support specialists, librarians and other legal professionals. Winners were determined based on the most-mentioned product/company in each category. Information on the awards and winners will be featured in the March issue of Law Technology News and on the magazine’s Web site at

“The role of technology continues to grow in virtually every area of the practice and business of law, from the court room to the back office. The winners of our third annual awards program, selected by readers who use and rely on these technology products and services, are leading the industry. We congratulate them on this significant achievement,” said Kevin Vermeulen, publisher of Law Technology News.

About Thomson Elite

Thomson Elite is a leading provider of integrated information solutions to professional services firms worldwide. Thomson Elite is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and is a premier provider of financial and practice management systems to the legal industry and to other professional services markets, including accounting, engineering, marketing services, and management and IT consulting. For more information, visit

The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation (, with 2004 revenues of $8.10 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).


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