Unlocking the benefits of practice and case management tools
The outlook for the legal sector in 2016 is heavily focused on technological advancement yet many firms are under-using systems their practice and case management tools. An audit of law firms outside the UK Top100 has revealed that most are not making full use of the features of their existing practice and case management solutions that could help them improve efficiency and maintain competitiveness in a fast moving marketplace.
Advances in technology have meant that a lot of traditional jobs have been automated to help increase productivity and efficiency. The legal sector is no different. Yet with 52% of firms fearful of integrating emerging technologies the pace of change in the sector is slow.
“52% of firms fearful of integrating emerging technologies”
When questioned on their top five priorities for 2016, 94% of firms put improving their use of technology at the top of their list. A Neochange and Capensys survey found that ‘firms with the highest rate of technology adoption billed 25% more in the last year’ – increasingly, higher levels of technology adoption to streamline operations are a must to maintain firms’ competitive advantage.
This white paper presents the findings of research revealing the extent of the under-use of practice and case management software and provides some recommendations for law firms to get the best from their solutions.