August 05 2021

Law Practice Management Software: When 'Good Enough' Really Isn't

A good example for this is transport. For the vast majority of commuters, there is no need to spend the money on a brand-new Ferrari when a used Hyundai will se...

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A good example for this is transport. For the vast majority of commuters, there is no need to spend the money on a brand-new Ferrari when a used Hyundai will serve the same purpose: moving passengers from A to B reliably and quickly.

Sadly, some law firms take the same approach when it comes to selecting the software they will use for their practice management. Their reasoning being that there is no point in getting the best software when a cheap imitation will do just fine.

But your law firm practice management software is not an interchangeable fungible good.

You see, there is a key difference between a fungible good and the tools that you use every day to ensure that your practice is humming along at top efficiency.

Most cars are largely interchangeable: so long as they meet a minimum standard of safety, it really does not matter whether you use a new Ferrari or an older Hyundai. The end result is always exactly the same: you arrive at your destination quickly and safely.

In contrast, the tools that you use to manage your practice have a very real impact on your firm's ability to operate efficiently in today's fast-paced business environment. Instead of wasting valuable time dealing with the drawbacks of inferior practice management software, you should instead be using that time providing clients with the best legal services available and generating billable hours.

Inferior practice management software will result in frustration, lost clients, increased inefficiencies in your law practice, and lost revenue. In short, while a used Hyundai will serve the role of a car nicely—and there really is no reason to purchase a pricey Ferrari for simple everyday commutes—inferior practice management software will end up costing your firm dearly.

Let us help you make your law firm the winner you know it should be.

At LawMaster, we take pride in what we do. We offer some of the best law practice technology available, and everything we do is geared towards upgrading your firm to the next level.

If you are just entering the law practice software market, and you want to get started on the right foot, we are here for you. Or, if your firm already uses law practice software, and you are looking for a way to take the next step and upgrade to something that will deliver quality and improve your efficiency, we can help you.

While every law firm has different needs, and thus requires a different set of solutions, here are just a few of the things that you should consider when you are looking at the various practice management software packages available today:

  • The ability to quickly and effectively manage multiple systems, particularly when there is some overlap or interplay between the systems.
  • The need to improve manual processes while reducing the amount of redundancies in the system.
  • Moving towards a paperless office.
  • Updating from older existing systems.
  • Taking advantage of cloud computing.
  • Improved mobility and accessibility from remote locations.
  • Ensuring compliance with various process and trust accounting standards.
  • Accurately recording time and performing billing functions.

Whether you already know what types of upgrade your law firm needs, or you simply know that something needs to improve, we are here to help you every step of the way. We can assist you in evaluating the status of your law firm's software and identifying key areas for improvement. Contact us today to find out more.

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