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Is Your Law Practice Suffering From Software Overload?

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By Adam Ramirez on April 07, 2011 6:49 AM

You are running a law practice, and you want to buy the latest, greatest technology to get the job done. You order new software online regularly.

You want these tech tools to help your law practice.

Beware of having too many cooks on your desktop, though. More or new isn't always better. There's often no need to take on the expense and time necessary to change or install new software. 

Oftentimes, the software isn't the problem, but the human is.

Taking on the expense and time necessary to change or install new software doesn't always fix everything. Instead, managing attorneys might want to take a good look at the software they already use.

User error is a big component of why a program is not doing as it should, so it's important to work with user support to figure out what's going wrong.

Project manager Eric-Jan van Alten suggests that attorneys consider their expectations of software. It may be not performing as wanted, but that may have more to do with users than actual software design.

Further, just because there is a tool, it doesn't mean you need one.

A lot of these programs are capable of doing more than it's being used for-many of them are database managers that only need a little tweak.

Basically, ask questions of the right people, and you may be pleasantly surprised.

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