Technology is evolving rapidly in the legal industry. Our LegalTech team takes law firms, corporate legal teams and government agencies through digital transformation journeys to stay ahead of the curve.
As you consider implementing new software for your firm, here’s how to maximize your results without losing money in the process:
Focus on an MVP: A different kind of MVP, a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) lets you see how your team uses a software before investing in automation you may or may not need. Rather than spending 12 months implementing a complex solution that could become out-of-date by the time it is finished, build an MVP in four to six months with the most important features. Then add remaining features once you are already seeing a return on your investment. MVP solutions provide the ability to user test, assess, iterate or even change course without sacrificing huge budget and resource commitment. Perfect is the enemy of good. Get value from your new software as quickly as possible with an MVP.
Select the Right Partner: Who you partner with can make or break your implementation. And a failed implementation is astronomically expensive. When selecting a new partner, ask about the track record of project success and the size and maturity of the partner organization.
Beware of the lowest bidder. In implementation, you get what you pay for. Make sure the scope of work you receive is honest, detailed and has what you need to succeed. Too many projects are set up to fail because of bad scopes of work.
Select a Future-proof Product: Look for products with solid roadmaps to grow and evolve over time. It used to be that you bought a static piece of software, used it until it was well past its prime, and then had to install and learn new software. Software as a service (SaaS) eliminates this problem and offers an evolved solution that grows with your organization, your people and your long-term goals.
Change Starts at the Top: It is important for your company’s leadership to advocate for and support your new software. Ensure leaders are accessible to address team concerns. Change is always hard, and learning new technology is difficult. Your team members will draw confidence from their leadership. Make sure you set a precedent at the start of implementation that your leadership fully backs this software and is prepared to vocalize this across the organization.
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