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Attorney Alert: Did You Know Your Legal Software Maintenance Is Increasing Your Non-Billable Time?

No attorney wants to have to feel like they are working as an IT professional at times when dealing with legal software maintenance. To avoid the amount of non-billable time spent on maintenance tasks, it is important to invest in a self-maintained cloud solution so that the firm's attorneys can practice law.

If your firm has already invested in a software that needs to be regularly maintained by the firm itself, you should understand that the importance of maintenance of software cannot be overlooked, as the technological world quickly advances, and your firm needs to ensure that it's use of technology is keeping up with the times. It is an effort that needs to be made to evolve with change, and that's how you ensure that your use of technology is continually resulting in better performance, efficiency, and value added to day to day work. When you sign up for annually maintaining your choice of software yourself, you should understand the implications that come with that responsibility.

Upgrades

Let's say the firm's choice of legal software is not self-maintaining, and there is a message from the software informing you that you must upgrade to the latest version of the software. Often, especially in the case of old legacy systems, you will find you even incur a fee to make this upgrade, and yet it is forced upon you since the older software version is eventually made redundant. The task of ensuring that each users device goes through the lengthy process of upgrading to benefit from the new features and efficiency is a considerable time spent on a non-billable task. However, if you choose your software choice wisely and opt for a self-maintaining legal software, you will find how easy it is to simply log into your account and reap the enhanced performance, security, and efficiency of the software with no effort made by the firm. This would also ensure the system is updated on time, regularly, and that you avoid being stuck with an obsolete version before it's too late.

Evolving

With the use of any software, you never want the system you are using to be outdated. Think of the advancement of technology as the brain behind the bicycle riding your business towards growth and success. It's what supercharges us and makes us more efficient. If you do not maintain your software system, you run the risk of your bicycle falling behind the race. As businesses evolve, the need for new features, new functionalities become increasingly demanding. Investing into the maintenance of these functionalities is part of providing the firm's users with what they need to increase your profitability. Part of investing into the maintenance of software is choosing the self-maintaining software that will do all the hard work for you quietly in the background, while you continue to focus on practicing law and building relationships with your clients.

Your software needs to match the business performance needs. Investing in software is for the purpose of wanting to help your business grow, and if you do not have the time to do proper upgrades, maintain, and support that software you will not be able to make the most of the investment. That is why it is so important to leave the maintenance tasks to the software providers using a self-maintaining cloud-based solution.

At TimeSolv, we offer free regular upgrades where users receive all enhancements automatically. Simply log in to your account safe in the knowledge that our team is working diligently in the background to help provide you with a well sustained and state of the art legal billing software. We even offer free training and support with one-on-one sessions from our billing experts. If you want a cloud based legal billing software solution that is affordable, efficient, productive, and helps reduce the amount of time being spent on non-billable tasks by users at your firm, sign up now for a 30-day free no-obligations trial at TimeSolv.

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