Brightflag, Bill.Com Integrate To Let Legal, AP Departments Collaborate

Brightflag, which provides software that helps companies manage their legal spending and legal matters, has rolled out a connection for its users to link up with, according to a Tuesday (June 15) announcement.

“Brightflag has always been focused on helping in-house legal teams better align with the rest of the business,” Brightflag Vice President of Product Barry O’Melia said in the announcement. “When we build integrations with business-critical tools like, we’re making it easy for Legal to meet expectations shared by every department without taking time away from the essential work only Legal can deliver.”

Brightflag clients that use now have the ability to automatically make sure that the invoices legal vendors send in have accurate cost code allocations and currencies prior to the time they get to financial approvers.

Invoice summary paperwork and line-item information are kept current between Brightflag and the accounts payable (AP) infrastructure without any manual work needed. Moreover, Brightflag said per the announcement that “all data remains protected by SOC 1 Type II compliant controls.”

Every Brightflag client can harness the connection without a further charge, and the integration can be set up “in a matter of hours,” according to the announcement.

“The resulting solution compounds these initial time savings by removing the effort (and errors) associated with manual data entry from recurring financial workflows,” according to the announcement.

As previously reported, corporations are spending big bucks on their legal departments in the most litigious country in the world. During the past year, corporate legal spend has climbed, fueled by different factors such as pandemic-related business interruption matters to data privacy issues.

In a previous conversation with PYMNTS, Onit CEO Eric Elfman explored the largest barriers to ensuring that legal departments are sufficiently linked to AP workforces and that their legal corporate payments are going to the correct services.