To Find the Perfect Fit, Law Firms Should Consider Custom Apps
Here is a quick example. Recently we came across a law firm using a popular document management system, which worked fine for a lot of tasks, but the partners and associates discovered the product wasn’t able to organize certain types of documents. The firm hired our company, GDSI, to help fill that void. We built a custom app to cost-effectively solve a problem that was causing recurring headaches for the firm. There was no need to replace the DMS; rather, we needed to extend it in order to bring different types of documents to light.
Similar to buying a home, you realize there are missing features that you just can’t live without. Maybe a bathroom needs to be added, a pool needs to be installed, or even a new roof. GDSI spends a great deal of time developing on top of existing off-the-shelf products for legal. Add-ins can be as simple as a button to print a report or as complex as a workflow system incorporating different products.
Every law firm is different with different challenges and different needs. Some may have a particular method of filing emails, for example, while others require users to organize matter management in a specific way. Perhaps their core software solution doesn’t serve those specific needs, or different apps the firm uses do not communicate with each other – a very common problem for law firms. In such situations, transitioning to a custom app can make a huge difference. It’s also a lot faster than waiting for the core software provider to release a new version, which still might not solve your problem. Linking products together in order to exchange information is the No. 1 request we get monthly for add-ins.
• Build custom apps from scratch to solve a challenge.
• Build a platform to be used for future apps.
• Enhance existing off-the-shelf and custom-built apps to add features and functions the firm may need.
• Synchronize different apps so that they can communicate and work together.
• Migrate from one solution to another.
If existing systems come up short in areas important to your firm, let’s talk about whether a custom application makes sense. We can help you find the perfect fit for how you want to work, from design through development and beyond.
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GDSI has been delivering custom software solutions to law firms, legal software companies, and professional services firms for over 25 years. We are a software design studio delivering creative solutions to the business challenges inherent in legal operations. Our frequent, relevant communications ensure clients are always informed. From research and analysis to design and implementation, our judicious approach drives sustainable results. We’re about details done right. For more insights on custom software development, follow me on LinkedIn or email me at DGeller@GDSI.com.