Using Workflow Automation to Conquer Today's Legal Process Challenges
    Title*Using Workflow Automation to Conquer Today's Legal Process Challenges
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    Over the past several years, legal workflow automation has emerged at the forefront of digital transformation within law firms and legal departments. As tech-savvy and budget-minded clients demand more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent services, an increasing number of legal providers have adopted workflow automation to meet client expectations

    Legal workflow automation adoption empowers providers to deliver higher efficiency and quality at a reduced cost, driving a better return on investment. By streamlining core business processes, workflow automation significantly reduces the costs and risks associated with non-automated workflows. Automating everyday legal tasks, such as NDA processing or client onboarding, also helps ensure compliance and quality.

    According to the latest Briefing report, UK law firms saw process automation technologies as the third-most important priority in 2021; not far behind the top priority of agile working solutions. With the rise of hybrid working and constantly evolving client expectations, legal workflow automation has become a cornerstone of the legal IT stack. 

    Why Automate Legal Processes?

    Processes are essential to operating any law firm - from client onboarding and contract negotiations to service delivery and transactional work. However, manual processes tend to be subject to human error, time-consuming hours, redundancy of effort, and an inability to scale. On the other hand, automated processes reduce complexity, streamline efforts, and ensure the right information is presented to the right people quickly and efficiently. 

    A recent EY Law Survey found that 59% of legal professionals believe that technology offers significant or very significant potential for cost-savings, far ahead of any other opportunities. This is especially true when it comes to process inefficiencies; 57% of survey respondents reported that inefficiency in the contract process slows revenue recognition, and in some cases results in loss of business.

    Legal workflow automation enables legal providers to optimise their processes and maximise growth opportunities amongst new and existing clients. The right technology will also help identify compliance concerns, reduce redundancies, and integrate seamlessly with other tools to create a process that’s truly transformational. 

    An added bonus to workflow automation is its ability to be accessed nearly anywhere. Cloud-based workflow automation tools like Sysero empower legal professionals to access critical workflows from outside the office - a key element to ensuring efficiency gains in the era of hybrid work. 

    Choosing the Right Workflow Technology

    Tackling the process challenges within a firm requires the right technology solution. So how can you choose the best solution for your firm? A robust workflow automation tool offers an array of benefits and features that are customisable to suit the needs of your firm. 

    Ease of Use: 

    Adoption is critical to the success of any internal technology solution, so be sure to opt for a solution that lawyers and staff will actually use. Tools like Sysero offer a non-code environment and an intuitive Visual Workflow Designer to enable non-technical users to quickly and easily build workflows in real time. 

    Security and Compliance:

    When evaluating solutions, look for those with built-in enterprise grade security protocols to protect your firm and client data. Some modern technology tools, like Sysero, also have built-in features to make it easier to embed compliance into everyday business processes. 

    Flexibility and Scalability:

    To adapt in today’s agile environment, firms must be able to quickly adapt to remote working conditions, update processes, or scale their efforts. A cloud-based workflow automation tool can help you provide a more flexible and scalable way of managing processes. 

    Automating your Firm for Improved Efficiency

    To keep pace with today’s evolving legal sector, firms must embrace workflow automation technologies. By creating repeatable, compliant, and quality processes, workflow automation can help boost profits, maximise productivity, and enhance service. 

    Ready to learn more? Get in touch with our team to find out how Sysero can transform your firm. 

    SummaryWith the rise of hybrid working and constantly evolving client expectations, legal workflow automation has become a cornerstone of the legal IT stack.
    Resource TypeBlog
    CategoryKnowledge Automation
    Created Date17/03/2022
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