Some neurologists believe that the average human being only uses about 10% of his or her brain’s capabilities. The same might be said of law firms and small businesses relative to their use of the software they own. Typically, businesses buy software in bundles. They want one program in particular, but the software maker throws in 6 or 7 other programs. And the company’s employees have no idea how to use them. Sometimes they don’t even know what they have.
JURINNOV recently helped a law firm discover the power of some of the software they already owned, and solved their problem for about 10% of the cost of a custom software solution.
The firm had previously engaged JURINNOV to help identify employees who had violated the firm’s security system and copied files and data. The firm wanted to set up a pre-emptive system, one which would make it more difficult for employees to copy and download files. The truth is, many small to mid-size law firms store their documents on folders on their network and any users of the system have easy access.
JURINNOV performed an audit of the firm’s software and found that they already owned Microsoft SharePoint. So instead of creating a whole new system, JURINNOV was able to customize SharePoint to upgrade the firm’s security procedures for document storage. JURINNOV set up a system for checking files in and out of the network that would leave an audit trail and used SharePoint to establish other storage and retrieval protocols.
The firm had expected to spend around $100,000. Instead they spent under $10,000. Incidentally, JURINNOV was also able to show the firm how to use SharePoint to audit conflict of interest issues for new matters. By capturing relevant information from every case the firm is handling, SharePoint can identify and red flag potential conflict of interest issues.
JURINNOV’s philosophy is that software capability is a terrible thing to waste.
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