ZERO, a leading provider of productivity automation for professional services firms, today announced the results of a survey on the state of automation in the legal industry that showed how non-automated company processes like time entry are impeding legal services productivity and results. The survey, The State of Automation in Legal: Identifying Opportunities to Improve the Practice and Business of Law, polled both timekeepers (i.e. lawyers, paralegals, etc.) and administrators (i.e. HR, IT, Finance, etc.) on how they recorded their projects and associated time entry.
The survey revealed that nearly 75% of timekeepers don’t think their firms equip them with the automation tools they need to do their jobs effectively. Unsurprisingly, more than 80% of respondents believe that non-billable work is an impediment to achieving their deliverables and goals.
“According to our survey that polled a combination of legal staff including lawyers, partners and paralegals, a majority of respondents who identified as billable employees feel that workplace automation in the legal industry is slow to adopt technologies that can boost productivity, increase billable time and cut down on mundane administrative tasks that take up more of their workday than necessary,” said Alex Babin, ZERO co-founder and CEO. “What we discovered is that the legal industry is still ripe for technological improvements at the most basic level of an organization, which can have a profound effect on not only the welfare of staff but also the productivity and profitability of the business.”
ZERO is a leader in Productivity Automation with products engineered to help professional services firms achieve operational excellence. ZERO’s applications enable lawyers to be more productive and generate more revenue by automating and streamlining onerous administrative tasks such as email management and mobile time capture. Law firms around the world rely on ZERO to minimize revenue leakage, increase email compliance, and improve the lives of their lawyers. Learn more at www.zerosystems.com