If you’re reading this then you won’t need us to tell you about the changes affecting the legal landscape. In short, it seems everyone is expecting twice as much to be done, in half the time for no more money! The expectations of clients in relation to time scales and fees, the requirements of the regulators and the rise of the ‘volume’ provider are akin to a perfect storm affecting many firms’ financial performance.
If efficiency, productivity and profitability are important to your firm, then a modern legal IT system meeting the needs of the practice will help to deliver improvements in these three areas.
The challenge for Practice Managers tasked with scouring the supplier market, is whittling down a long list of ‘possible’ IT suppliers to a sensible short-list of ‘suitable’ IT suppliers. Only by finding the right supplier for your firm will the efficiency, productivity and profitability benefits be unlocked.
Sadly, unscrupulous suppliers do exist in the legal IT market. Sales tactics and retention strategies can be at the sharper end of what law firms are used to. Some suppliers see firms as soft targets; they are perceived to have deep pockets and are not as IT savvy as ‘real’ businesses.
As a trusted partner of The Law Society and a leader in the legal software market, our guide is designed to help guide IT Directors and Practice Managers through the process of identifying a short-list of suitable suppliers and then how to select the right partner.