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8 Hidden Benefits of Using a Mobile App for Timekeeping

Timekeeping. It’s a tedious process for most lawyers, but it’s a necessary task for law firms that want to meet their bottom line. As technology advances, practice management software products have been aiming to make capturing time easier and more efficient for lawyers and legal staff. At LexisNexis®, we’ve taken it one step further with mobile app timekeeping.

State of the art iOS and Android apps are a part of everyday life for attorneys and working people alike. You need something? There’s an app for that. Timekeeping is no exception. Mobile timekeeping is designed to make it easier for attorneys to enter their billable hours wherever they are, no matter what they are doing. The convenience and ease of use provides multiple different benefits that you may not be aware of.


If improving the rate of your billable hours isn’t enough to convince you to give it a try, here are the eight hidden benefits of using a mobile app for timekeeping:

  1. Focus on timekeeping
    Mobile timekeeping offers a simple, modern app that you can use to enter your time without having to worry about anything else. Focus on the more difficult tasks at hand with an app that eliminates all the extra features that come with your computer-based practice management software. You’ll have a clean, user-friendly interface for quick updates to the billable hours you have collected. There’s no fluff—get only what you need.
  1. More time for your staff
    Mobile timekeeping apps make it easier to enter your own time so it becomes a habit. You’ll be able to eliminate the clutter and confusion of handwritten notes and email, giving firm staff the ability to focus on other important activities.
  1. Improve your bottom line
    It’s easy to forget to log hours, especially when you are constantly on the move. Mobile timekeeping helps you track your billable hours and avoid missed opportunities.
  1. Evolve the way your firm operates
    In today’s tech-friendly world, keeping firm staff engaged and educated on new ways to operate will improve firm efficiency and help you stay ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation.
  1. Avoid client disputes
    When meeting with your clients outside of the office, you want to make sure you capture every bit of time you spend with them. By logging billable hours right away when it’s fresh in your mind, it’s less likely that you’ll make an error. Apps like PCLaw® Go even allow you to enter explanations for time capture so there are no disputes when it comes to invoicing your clients.
  1. Integrate seamlessly
    One of the great features of an app like PCLaw Go is that it integrates seamlessly with its corresponding practice management software, PCLaw®. This way, you’re not only improving your rate of billable hours but you’re also creating a holistic experience for your entire staff, which will improve your business operations.
  1. Work on your MacBook and reduce the need for a remote desktop or terminal server application
    Chances are, someone who works in your firm uses an Apple MacBook. A mobile timekeeping application gives your firm the ability to quickly enter time using a MacBook without having to use a remote desktop application or secondary Windows PC to access PCLaw software. Many firms can also reduce their reliance on remote desktop or terminal server applications when time can be entered via an app.
  1. Improve overall efficiency
    Once you improve timekeeping, you’ll see other aspects of your law firm business fall into place. Using mobile timekeeping applications like PCLaw Go will free up your time so that you can focus on other important priorities around the office and get more done within a timely manner.

Say goodbye to pads of paper, sticky notes, and journals. Track all your billable hours with a seamless mobile timekeeping application that offers everything you need to improve your firm efficiency and profitability. Our newest mobile timekeeping application, PCLaw Go, offers attorneys the ability to bill faster by associating time entries to the cases, clients, and matters already in their PCLaw system.

To learn more, visit PCLawGo.com or contact us at 866-448-5871.


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About Dan Beall

Dan Beall
Dan Beall is the Product Marketing Manager for LexisNexis Law Firm Practice Management Solutions. He joined the LexisNexis team in 2018 and brought with him a diverse background in product marketing, management, user experience, and communications. Dan has extensive experience in bringing new solutions to market and evolving established solutions to meet the challenges of an ever-changing technical landscape. His passion to provide solutions to problems with technology started in the late 90's and continues to this day. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, boating, and disc golf.