The benefits of automation are fairly obvious. Finding ways to use legal process automation to your advantage now is one of the best first steps you can take to ensure the long term stability and success of your firm.
1. Increased Efficiency
Automating routine and repetitive tasks will minimize wasted time and allow you to get more work done and thereby increases efficiency.
Many legal processes can be very well automated. For example, client intake, basic client communications, document filings, digitizing your document sharing, time tracking, billing and invoices, and other administrative processes can be streamlined with the use of technology and automation.
Law firm must be managed as corporation and SOP for various practices must be documented. Workflows can be developed, which will create Tasks, generate documents or send forms to clients to obtain additional information. Manual data entry is avoided as it leads to mistakes and Dashboard can track and report the status of the Tasks across multiple cases
2. Increased in Profitability
Adopting automation, becomes onetime investment for your firm and does not require an ongoing salary to do their job, thereby reducing your potential cost.
Report generation for Managing partners can be automated and available daily or on demand in Dashboard. These reports were created manually involving Accounts department without the ability for further data analysis. Power BI Dashboard can be a great visualization tool for Partners to know the health of different practices and overall firm performance
As a result, there is a huge scope for profitability to be gained by using software and automation. Processes which would normally take hours and cost hundreds of dollars can be completed in seconds for virtually zero cost.
3. Client Satisfaction
With automated services at your law firm, you will be able to serve more clients at a time and provide more services for a lower cost in order to remain profitable.
Client Portal can provide an effective way of branding the Law Firm with Clients. Client Portal can provide real time update of the Cases and acts as a workspace for Document sharing, collaboration and communication. There is no need to share documents or invoices over emails. Client Portal will allow the clients to interact with the Law Firm and make payments to their invoices
But it’s not just about the productivity boost. Automation also has the power to reduce costs for clients, and improve communication during the process.