There are a number of different practice management systems on the market these days. Some are better than others. Law firm managers and senior staff become quickly and acutely aware if the practice management software in use is not fit for purpose. Poor software can make tasks take longer, result in errors being made and, most importantly, lead to a frustrated workforce.
Good practice management software is imperative for a law firm that wants to ensure that their staff can work effectively, flexibly and with minimal errors. The hallmarks of good practice management software, are that it will:
1) Save Time
Look for a software system that can be personalised so that each member of staff can quickly and easily access information related to their role. In addition, a system which allows electronic processes to replace traditional paper exchanges is good for efficiency and the environment and can streamline the performance of your entire firm.
2) Improve Billing Performance
Your solicitors’ chargeable hours should be accurately and easily recorded. Good management systems will also enable bills to be generated accurately automatically. A management system which is designed with a full appreciation of the needs of a law firm will also provide for the management of daily accounts from the same system. Dealing with tedious tasks such as chits, disbursements and monies in and out should all be easily reconciled with the correct client account or even done automatically.
3) Provide Enhanced Risk Management
Some practice management software systems will now … Read More