5 reasons you need better legal software for your firm

by: NebuLAW Team

Legal software is intended to eliminate manual, time-consuming processes while collecting valuable data to inform critical business decisions. But not all platforms are created equal. If your existing software doesn’t cut it, then you could be wasting time, losing clients, and not reaching your potential.

Deploying a legal platform like NebuLAW, which has been created by lawyers for lawyers, can help you stand head and shoulders above the competition. Here are five signs you need to replace your legal software.

1. You waste time using multiple systems

Scalability should be at the heart of every technology deployment. But for legal firms in a fast-paced industry, it’s easy for new platforms to be added as the business grows. In many instances, this can lead to solicitors working on apps across multiple platforms every day.

This is not only a time-sink, but it can also create huge headaches around communication, version control and data management. In the worst-case scenario, it can lead to loss of critical client data and subsequent damage to your reputation. If you are using more than one platform for your business-critical tasks, it’s time to upgrade to a holistic solution.

2. Your legal software’s support is not up to standard

It’s a bad sign if new recruits are unfamiliar with the software your firm uses, but it’s even worse if you can’t access support directly from the platform provider. Due to the fast-paced and demanding nature of law, a responsive and reliable support service is imperative for your firm to thrive. If support is ineffective and leaves you asking more questions, your software is no longer capable of streamlining everyday tasks, and will prove to be costly in the long run.

Even worse, without a knowledgeable customer support liaison, you will have to rely on your IT department – or an external, and expensive, IT expert – to solve any issues that arise on your outdated platform.

3. You are still dealing with mountains of paperwork

Modern legal solutions are designed to make a solicitor’s life easier, not more complicated. One of the easiest ways to see whether the software is streamlining tasks is by the amount of physical paperwork you produce.

If your firm is still generating mountains of paperwork despite integrating a digital platform, there is a critical problem at the core of that technology. Paperless is the future of the legal industry, so you need a cloud-based solution that eliminates wasteful and unorganised paperwork – NebuLAW, for example, acts as your all-in-one repository for centralised data management.

4. You struggle with recording time and expenses

Whether you’re working in a small legal firm or you manage hundreds of solicitors in Australia and abroad, billing hours and expenses is an essential part of every lawyer’s life. But it can be a huge waste of time and resources if you don’t have a platform that streamlines the process.

NebuLAW understands that time is money in the legal world, so your platform should be able to easily capture time and expenses across every matter. Best of all, our global time entry is accessible no matter what you are working on, which means your work is never interrupted.

5. You aren’t getting the most out of Salesforce

There’s a reason why the overwhelming majority of legal firms use Salesforce. Operating in a digital and cloud-ready sector means you need a platform that leverages the power of Salesforce while making it easier to meet your firm’s day-to-day needs.

To help firms become more agile and secure, we built our solution on the Salesforce cloud. There is no other solution for a law firm looking to retain its competitive edge in the modern workplace and protect its client data. If your current platform doesn’t provide the flexibility to integrate with Salesforce then you are likely losing ground on your competitors.

NebuLAW will bring your firm into the digital future

Running your firm on outdated, legacy technology is not only bad for productivity and attracting top talent – it can also negatively impact your bottom line. If any of the foregoings has sounded an alarm, it’s time to look for better legal software to integrate into your practice.

NebuLAW is a practice management solution that stands apart from the competition, namely because it was built by lawyers, for lawyers. Coming from a background steeped in the challenges of a mid-sized law firm, NebuLAW aims to combat common pain points and provide a solution that is user-friendly, functional and infinitely scalable.

Being a complete platform on which to run a modern legal practice, NebuLAW offers far more than its competitors and is the only Australian practice management solution built on Salesforce. It is a cheaper and superior offering compared to similar solutions in the legal space, and it is driving fee-earner productivity and job satisfaction.

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