Microsoft Teams use continues to soar as more employees are called to work from home, to help slow the spread of Covid-19. According to Microsoft’s latest figures, there are now 44 million daily users of Teams globally, who generated 900 million meeting and calling minutes collectively via the platform – per day – over the last week.
Discussing, creating and sharing matter-related information via Teams’ chat facility may move workflow forward temporarily, but unless this activity is linked back to the core information/matter management repository, the longer-term value will be compromised and the firm could soon lose control of matter status, as well as information compliance.
Here’s a practical way forward:
Leading technology innovator Zylpha has launched an integration between HM Land Registry’s electronic mortgage deed service and LexisNexis Visualfiles. The first integration of its kind, the new system allows Visualfiles case management users to access and utilise the government’s electronic signature facilities whilst working within Visualfiles.
These are unprecedented times, and never have we faced such challenging circumstances. There are a million videos and articles about staying mentally well and physically healthy during this time, but what people can do to use this time in a positive way to help their career or boost their skillset. It’s a time of uncertainty, and many will be concerned about job security, so aside from working up your CV and connecting with recruiters, here are a few things you can proactively do to put yourself in the best position when we’re out of lockdown:
After having been in business for over 100 years, you would think it would be very difficult for Davis Blank Furniss to make substantial changes. Nevertheless, the company’s two offices and 60 employees have been able to seamlessly transition to working from home considering the present emergency. Despite everything, life and the courts do go on – and Davis Blank Furniss uses SOS Connect to excel as a full-service law firm no matter where they work.
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be launching our new client retention and business development platform, Client Sense, for legal professionals at LPM South (10 February 2020).
Why Client Sense?
Developed specifically for professional services firms, Client Sense provides a simple and cost-effective solution for firms of all sizes. By leveraging existing data, Client Sense allows firms to quickly and easily enhance their business development capabilities.
In our changing world many of us are finding ourselves in the unfamiliar situation of working from
home. The Hubshare Team have banded together with our clients and partners to bring you some
handy tips to help enhance your experience when working remotely.
We recently held an interactive webinar focusing on how legal and accounting firms can create real-time visibility to identify, protect and grow client relationships.
Professional services firms have vast amounts of data, but most aren't using it effectively to drive their business development and client retention strategies.
Business development challenges
One of the key points discussed in this webinar was about the challenges faced by marketing and business development teams.
According to the Legal IT Landscapes 2020 research, the desire for SME law firms to explore agile working has risen. When firms were asked ‘what percentage of the workforce would you like to enable to regularly work from home?’ we received an average response of 32%. As we are now all probably aware that figure will have increased significantly as the concept of remote working has now become a reality for the vast majority in light of the recent COVID- 19 developments.