Somehow, the holidays are already only three months away, and if those three months are anything like the rest of 2020 has been, they will feel like the longest months of our lives and yet will be over before we know it.

Preparing early for this holiday season may be more important than ever, because we’re all looking for a little (or big) escape from the 2020 norm.

For legal departments, a big part of this prep can be solved with legal operations software. Now, I know now may seem like a strange time to think about investing in customized software; business has looked different, projections are up-ended, and in some places, employees seem in limbo. But, and stick with me here, times like these can ultimately be the best time to install a legal operations management system.

Here’s three reasons now is the time to start the process:

1. Your staff has a little breathing room.
While business is a little bit slower, your staff has a little bit of breathing room to take on a new project. Selecting and implementing new software can take some time, so utilize your staff to their full potential now to help them prepare for when volume goes up again. Your team can give your system the right amount of focus to fine-tune and optimize your software – and get the level of training they each need to be successful – all without digging into their time for other projects.

2. Smart businesses are using this time to plan for the future.
The stock market continues to rise, and that’s because investors are betting on a big comeback. Companies that use this time to prepare, train, and make their organizations scalable will be in a much better position to come back swinging. Set yourself up for success by investing in software now – contract and matter management solutions will allow your team to be more productive, improve customer satisfaction, and increase your team’s work/life balance. Not only that, but it will be far easier to collaborate while working remote with the right tools in place.

3. Your holiday season will go so much more smoothly.
I know, I’m back to the holidays and it’s only September. But they are going to be here before you know it! To get that extra break time you’re craving, you need to start thinking about your strategies now. You know what I’m talking about:

  1. Miracle deals you’re expected to pull off before the tax year ends
  2. Getting the audit delayed until after everyone goes on vacation
  3. Juggling the rest of the crushing year end workload
    What if you had processes that helped these projects go faster, more smoothly, and with fewer errors? Legal operations software can help you complete the sales contracts, schedule the audits, and manage your own workloads all year long – and the busy times won’t seem quite so crushing.
Brycellyn LaBorde

Brycellyn LaBorde

Operations Manager, Bigfork Technologies