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For general counsel who care about key metrics, two tools are essential: matter management software (MMS) and comparative benchmark data. The software provides current and usable data on outside counsel spending, for example, and can help a general counsel manage not only expenses, but also workload. The data obtained from benchmark studies enable a general counsel to spot opportunities to improve and to convey the value of the department to other executives using their lingua franca, numbers.