As a customer-centric company, many lawyers only earn on the basis of billable hours. Your day-to-day work as an attorney may include speaking to clients, taking on clients, billing, collections, practice management and possibly, perhaps, the time in your day researching and writing this assignment. Unfortunately, these non-billable administrative tasks are often the ones that take up the most of your time. Workflow automation and Actionstep can help here.
From customer onboarding and scheduling to document creation and billing, there are many ways to keep your business running with automation so you can serve your customer more efficiently and attract new customers. Workflow automation removes the space for human error related to duplicate data entry, improves the customer experience, improves communication and transparency between you, your employees and your customers, and helps you grow your business without breaking the bank.
Actionstep’s workflow automation includes all functions including CRM, matter management, document creation and management, time and invoicing, trust and office accounting, reporting and much more. You can create bespoke workflows to automate data collection and entry, assign tasks, and make sure everything is checked before moving on to the next step. This gives everyone in your company a roadmap that will make sure everything goes according to plan.
Take customer intake as an example. A typical workflow for this could be for a prospect to contact your law firm on your website, someone to contact the prospect, schedule an initial consultation, meet with that client, and then create a fee agreement.
With Actionstep you can automate your customer admission process by using a web form that can automatically populate a database with customer information, instantly create a personalized email, and send it to the prospect once the form is filled out. Create an assignment for someone to connect with the prospect and even generate a fee agreement after the consultation. All you have to do is meet with the customer.
With workflow automation, you are in control of how things are done without having to control every little thing and you can work more efficiently without compromising. By defining your workflow, from customer admission to file closing, you can turn much of this administrative work into an automated process, leaving you free time in your day to focus on higher value customer and operational activities.
How to get it
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Last updated December 9, 2020.