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Cloud Purchasing Helps Change the Legal Industry

The legal system has been around in some form since mankind had disputes. In many offices, their processes and systems remain very antiquated. Billing processes, exchange of services, and time consumed on managing finances often fail to be updated with the changes other industries have experienced in recent years. As a result, out-dated purchasing and spend analysis can contribute to failed financial situations. This being said, the legal industry is one of the most talked about and used industries in the world. In an increasingly litigious society, legal practitioners that do well are busy every single day; no time must be wasted.

Here is where procure to pay software enters the picture. Using an e-procurement system, especially cloud-based processing, can make significant impacts on a busy law firm. With its effortless purchasing procedures, settling accounts with no extra charges and eliminating excessive purchasing, the parts of the office that are not directly related to law can be better managed saving both time and money.

Procure to pay systems will really suit this industry. By providing better purchase management, employees are free to devote more time to existing clients and have more time to acquire additional clients. Clients expect good service and cloud-based purchasing software can contribute toward that goal. Reducing paperwork, expenses and time through the procurement system is something every industry can use, but will quickly become an essential part of the formula for every successful law firm. All purchases can be quickly and easily traced allowing for the reduction of unnecessary expenditures and eliminating piles of papers.

Billable hours – isn’t this what every firm wants to increase? The flip side of that equation is reducing expenses. Utilizing e-procurement software will allow you to increase your workload without increasing staff for additional paperwork, purchasing, and tracking. The same staff you already have will be able to accomplish more in less time. When your software is cloud-based, there is no need for on-site IT personnel because the vendor you use will handle on system upgrades so you simply log into the system and have everything at your fingertips.

As you can see, a procurement system can help solve many problems you knew you had and even some you didn’t realize you had or maybe didn’t take time to stop and admit that you had. A cloud-based system will provide your key people access anywhere they have Internet; and with hot spots in every airport, large cities and even most McDonald’s, this becomes a system that is very portable. Many companies in the legal industry have already discovered how they can save money and increase purchasing capacity with existing staff when they change their old paper-based system to an e-procurement system.

We invite you to be part of the change taking place in the legal industry!

April 10, 2012
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