Investing in legal technology is one of the best things you can do to improve operations, streamline workflows and increase your billable hours, but it comes at a price. You want to ensure that your investment aligns with your needs and goals as well as delivers a notable ROI. Here are some things to consider as you evaluate potential technology solutions for your law firm.
Where to Start When Choosing New Legal Technology
Before jumping in, it’s worth remembering that technology on its own will not solve all your problems. It’s a tool, and as with any tool, you need the right one for the job. That’s why before you even begin your search, you need to define your problem(s).
- Define the problem first, then find a solution – With technology, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What works for the law firm down the street might not work for you. Although Apple-using law firms are at an advantage when it comes to technology’s capabilities, the tools you’re using should still be customized to your firm’s unique needs. As you define your problem, gather data and information from your team. Once armed with this information, you can move forward finding a solution that will effectively resolve your problems.
- Establish budget parameters – Determine how much your firm is willing to invest in legal technology solutions. New technology and system upgrades come at a cost and one that’s generally a large, upfront outlay followed by recouping that investment over time. If you have questions about budgeting for technology expenditures or when it’s the right time to upgrade technology, get in touch with us at Honeycrisp.
- Take advantage of trial periods and demos – Test-driving a new legal tech is one of the best ways to assess its fit with your firm. Do you like the interface? Is it easy to navigate or more complicated than it needs to be? You want a solution that maximizes productivity, not hinders it. Now is the time to nit-pick its features and functionality.
Selecting the right legal technology is a critical decision that influences your firm’s productivity, client satisfaction and overall success. For help knowing where to start, get in touch with our team at Honeycrisp. We’ll guide you through the process of selecting the right technology as well as assist with implementation and ongoing maintenance.