Billing Software Excuse #5: We’ve Always Done It This Way
Your practice already has a method of billing clients that works for you so you may feel that there is no reason to change. This system has been fine for years so why look at new law office billing software? This is the “we’ve always done it this way” argument, also known as the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” excuse. The problem with that approach is it stifles innovation and progress. We have advanced as a society because of the men and women who looked at a system and said, “It ain’t broke but I will fix it. I will make it better and more efficient.”
Just because a method works doesn’t meant there isn’t a faster and cheaper way to do things. Your office may have functioned just fine without law office management software but “just fine” isn’t good enough for today’s competitive market. Saddling your practice with outdated and labor intensive billing systems increases your operating expenses and reduces profitability.
Sure you can keep track of attorney billing hours manually, total them with an adding machine, and produce customer invoices on a typewriter. It wasn’t that long ago that law offices did exactly that. On the other hand you can enter the information into Easy TimeBill and have the law office billing software do the math and print out the invoices in a fraction of the time it would take by hand.
We’re not saying your practice should jump on every technological bandwagon that comes along or go out and buy every law office management software product on the market. But you also shouldn’t automatically reject legal software programs as unnecessary without evaluating them and seeing for yourself how easy they are to use and how efficiently your office can run when using them.
Don’t take our word for it. Download a demo of Easy TimeBill or one of our other legal software programs. Maybe your current system really is the best choice for your practice right now, but we’re willing to bet you’ll love how Easy Soft law practice management software takes the drudgery out of billing, trust accounting and other practice administration tasks.