Thousands of dollars can be saved by automating your manual non-billable workflows, and by tracking time electronically will improve the accuracy of your billable time. Scheduling, time-keeping, invoicing, legal billing, and data storage are all areas which can be digitized easily and affordably. By moving towards automating your law firm, you will save time and increase both productivity and profitability. Such an investment will mean long-term benefits for your practice.
With 71% of the top-performing firms using technology, automation is really at the forefront of improving the efficiency and success of law firms around the world. This automation alone can reduce administration time by up to 10+ hours per month, and by tracking time down to the second, billable hours have proven to increase by up to 20%. If you want to improve time management in your firm, and increase your billable hours from the 1.6 average in a working day, it’s time to get serious about automation.
Here is how you can reduce administration time and increase your billables with eBillity’s Time Tracker:
Automated timers. By shifting from manual time entries to automated timers, you are ensuring accuracy for both employer and employee, and the down-to-the-second tracking enables you to add the correct amount of time to the right case, reducing errors, as well making sure that your billing is as accurate as possible. Single- and multi-timers which can be used from the workplace or at home, integration with your other software, and easy reporting are all features which save you both time and money. Track on the go, wherever you are, with mobile apps.
Track time without effort. With IFTTT (If This, Then That) app, you can automatically complete repetitive tasks by using ‘applets’ . You can start and stop timers based on location or Wi-Fi signals, start timers when a client calls, or even automatically send an email alert when you submit a time entry. Just set up the applets once and all your repetitive tasks will automatically be logged as time entries in Time Tracker.
Turn Outlook entries into time entries electronically. Conveniently convert your Outlook emails and calendar events into time entries with Outlook Add-In for Time Tracker. Eliminate the need for labor-intensive and error-prone manual entries by capturing and approving time entries digitally for invoicing. These entries will be automatically merged with your Time Tracker account for review and approval before the information is used to generate client invoices.
Switch from paper receipts and time tracking spreadsheets to mobile apps for invoicing. This feature is so cool! It is an easy way to manage your time and expenses in a few clicks. Simply take a photo of a receipt with your phone, and upload it to your software program. The snapshot will capture all of the relevant data such as date, price, and taxes, and record it as an expense and attach it to your invoice. Save hours in invoicing!
Use Invoice Tracker add-on to get paid faster. To save even more time, apps such as Invoice Tracker make it fast and effortless to collect client invoices. The customizable email templates and automatic syncing with your accounting software means that you can make personalized email reminder sets for clients with outstanding invoices, and the emails will cease the moment a payment is collected. The reporting insights in this app allow you to know the state of your accounts receivable at all times, making this an excellent investment to save you time and money!
LawBillity is an excellent tool for helping your firm to reduce its administration time and increasing billable hours by automating your time tracking and billing. Features such as pre-loaded LEDES and UTBMS codes, timers (single and multi), integrated web apps, expense tracking, , GPS enabled tracking to prove location and avoid billing disputes, the ability to have reports sent automatically on a set date to whomever you choose, and Stripe for instant online payment options make this a smart addition to any firm wanting to automate administrative tasks.
Try Time Tracker + Legal today, free for 14-days, and increase revenue and save time for other important tasks in your law firm.