Stuart Maue Base Case

By Mel Duvall  |  Posted 2006-12-18 Print this article Print

Legal auditing firm Stuart Maue installed new databases and tools to help its clients red-flag counsel who might claim to work 36 hours a day—at Pebble Beach.

Stuart Maue Base Case

Headquarters: 3840 McKelvey Rd., St. Louis, MO 63044

Phone: (314) 291-3030

Business: Provides auditing of legal fees for corporations, utilizing data warehousing, electronic invoicing and business intelligence tools.

Chief Executive: Harry Maue

Chief Technology Officer: Bradley Maue

Financials in 2006: Private company. Revenue estimated at $20 million. Firm handles $2.2 billion in billings on behalf of its clients.

Challenge: Answer customer demands for greater access to data through self-service portals and business intelligence tools..

Baseline Goals:

  • Implement an infrastructure that will allow business to grow by at least 20% per year, from $400 million in billings in 2003 to $700 million in 2006.
  • Actual growth achieved: 53%, to $2.2 billion.
  • Reduce turnaround time on invoices, submissions and audits, from average of 10 days to 5 days.
  • Reduce clerical time required to load bills and forms into data warehouse by 30% through use of optical character recognition (OCR) technology.
  • Allow clients to create and run wide range of business intelligence reports without increasing 17-member technology staff.

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    Contributing Editor
    Mel Duvall is a veteran business and technology journalist, having written for a variety of daily newspapers and magazines for 17 years. Most recently he was the Business Commerce Editor for Interactive Week, and previously served as a senior business writer for The Financial Post.


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