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Managing your practice.

The core of effective practice management is having accurate, up-to-date information at your fingertips.

This is where LawWare really comes into its own. Our database includes two heavy duty reporting modules – The Report Centre and The Productivity Centre – where a wide variety of Key Performance Indicator reports are built-in as standard.

 

 

The key reporting categories are:

  • Budgeting
  • Client and File Management
  • Feeing Analysis
  • Feeing and Credit Control
  • Financial Reports
  • General Accounting
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Strongroom
  • Time Recording and Profitability

The list is by no means exhaustive.Bespoke reports can be created by your staff or with help from us to address any other management information requirements that you may have.

Herding cats…

Business-People-Team-Work-WallpaperIt’s all very well having a team of bright fee earners at your disposal – but how do you know how well they are performing?

LawWare’s Productivity Centre provides you with the perfect resource to capture key performance data and use it to manage your staff more effectively and efficiently.

 

 

 

Standard performance reports include:

  • Fees Recovered Report Listing
  • Fees Rendered Report Summary
  • Activity Type Analysis
  • Aged WIP Report
  • Management Analysis of WIP
  • Average days to be paid by Department
  • Average days to be paid by Fee Earner
  • File turnaround by fee earner.

Managing your Finances.

mgmt_report_exWe are all in business to make a profit. And it is critical from both management and compliance standpoints to ensure that the business is performing soundly and that any potential problems can be flagged up as early as possible.

LawWare’s financial management reporting infrastructure is extensive; it covers all the regular accounting reports you would expect and it can provide you with real-time assessments of how your business is performing.

Typical financial reports include:

  • Balance Sheet
  • Firm’s Trial Balance
  • Client Trial Balance
  • Day End – activity list to print and file
  • VAT period end draft report
  • Accounts Certificate (Scotland)
  • Reprint accounts daybook
  • Firm and client bank balances
  • Transaction Search / Custom listing
  • Purchase Invoice List
  • Purchase Invoices Due
  • Budget analysis reports
  • Profit and loss reports
  • Historical reporting.
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Management Reporting and Performance Analysis.

337Nowadays Legal Firms have come to recognise that as profit-generating businesses it is vital that partners and business managers have up to date reporting & analysis facilities available to them to monitor performance throughout the firm. With the LawWare Report Centre & the LawWare Productivity Centre this sophistication is readily available.

Fully integrated in the LawWare relational Database, the Reporting & Analysis Module provides:-

  • Client Accounting Reporting
  • Firm’s Financial well-being reporting
  • Target Reporting
  • Exception Reporting
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Annual & Monthly comparison Reporting
  • KPI trend analysis.

Specifically designed to integrate with the complete set of modules provided in the LawWare Integrated Practice Management Suite, the Report Centre and the Productivity Centre Modules provide an invaluable managerial tool for analysing both financial information generated within the Accounts Module and also information from the Activity & Time Recording Module to produce data on the overall performance and financial well-being of the firm.

While most practice management systems restrict their reporting analysis functions to accounts information, LawWare provides a comprehensive real-time picture of a firm’s overall health directly on the desktop of partners and practice managers.

Obviously it is better to nip a developing issue in the bud before it develops into a full-blown crisis, but how can these buds be identified? On an individual basis LawWare can indicate areas where particular attention should be paid. The Partner and the Fee Earner notifications will summarise certain key performance indictors in an easy to read form. The Partner/Fee Earner can click on any aspect and drill down into it in order to explore the instances that have been alerted.

Join over 350 law firms across the United Kingdom.

Our clients range from small start-up legal practices to multi-partner, multi-site firms.

As the first commercial user of LawWare back in 1998, we have had no hesitation in remaining with the product through its development. We thoroughly recommend it to any firm looking for a practice management system.

Alastair Hart & Co.
Alastair Hart

The helpdesk is exceptionally good. Whatever the query there is always a human being there to help. No leaving messages or being advised to go to a website. The best computer service for solicitors I have ever used!

South Forrest
Irene Yule

The linking of documents and casefiles saves so much time! I have experience of several accounts packages and I like that LawWare is simple to use and easy to learn. Support is quick and effective and staff are helpful and courteous.

Sprang Terras
Fiona Allison

I have worked with a number of Case Management providers over the years but have not come across anything with the attention to detail and thoroughness of LawWare. My colleagues and I have not been disappointed.

Brymer legal Ltd.
Professor Stewart Brymer

I can’t imagine trying to be a law firm in the 21st Century without 21st Century IT systems. Having a ‘single system’ that underpins all the work, whether we are in the office or out, is an integral part of what we are building.

Sneddon Morrison
Eric Lumsden

The level of support is the main benefit using this system.  The system itself once you have had training is simple and easy to use. We have a great relationship with LawWare and the ongoing support is second to none.      

Linda George Family Law
Sharon Rodger

Significant preparation was required to configure and import the data from our old firm. We had to get all clients onto the new system and then learn how to use it. We just find it very easy to use, much easier than our old system.

Scanlon Ewing
Maureen Ewing

It’s a big help that you can speak to the boss directly. The support team takes a lot of the technological stress away and, as LawWare continues to build relationships and integrations with other suppliers, it makes our life much easier.

Matthew Cohen & Associates Ltd.
Matthew Cohen

Being a busy litigator with a growing firm it is incredibly useful to be able to view my files from any location with some form of internet connection. I am a fan, and want to keep working with LawWare to make a good product great.

Helix Law Limited
Jonathan Waters

The LawWare team bend over backwards to help and I have no hesitation in recommending LawCloud to start-up law firms.

It was  the right product at the right time for me.

Moore Law
Tris Moore

The switch to the new LawCloud system, which is still on-going, has gone very well. We found the LawWare team without exception to be very helpful and knowledgeable. All queries are followed up and dealt with promptly.

Cullen Kilshaw
Ross Kilshaw

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