Built from the ground up with a fresh philosophy, Time Builder has rapidly established a position as the most-adopted time capture software for law firms. It provides lawyers with an accurate, consolidated report of their client- and matter-related activity, generated by automatically monitoring the key applications they use throughout the day. Today, Time Builder is actively used by firms ranging in size from 100 to over 3000 lawyers.
The time recording software ecosystem has been virtually stagnant for a generation. Vendors preoccupied with incrementally improving manual entry have delivered little innovation since the introduction of timers in the late 1990’s. But, meanwhile, the legal marketplace has seen dramatic change, with new pressures compelling firms to improve time recording.
Forces driving the need for better, less burdensome, and more comprehensive time recording include:
Significant lawyer adoption of mobile devices (iPads and iPhones), and associated demand for seamless mobile time entry and management
The growth of alternative and fixed-fee delivery models creating pricing challenges which can only be tackled effectively with accurate activity records for analysis
Ongoing pressure to boost firm financial performance, both revenue and profitability
Increasing numbers of technology-savvy lawyers, dissatisfied with legacy tools, expecting a consumer-grade, “polished” experience from legal-specific applications
Finance teams coping with complex client billing guidelines, validation and review processes
Against this background, the stark reality that lawyers hate tracking and recording their time persists. Given that time entry is seen as a “necessary evil,” it’s no wonder that studies show many lawyers regularly overlook or under-judge activity, resulting in significant revenue loss for firms.
In response, several vendors have recently decided to offer enhanced time entry tools that streamline recording and helps find lost time. While these moves validate the very real need for an updated approach, it will be several years, if ever, before these new tools fulfill their lofty promises and catch up with the state of the art.
That’s because the future of time recording is already here. It’s automated. And it’s amazing.
The Time Builder Advantage – Total Time Management
Time capture is a simple concept, but one that’s incredibly difficult to execute in a way that actually works (and work for lawyers). It takes an activity lawyers dislike, keeping track of their daily work, and automates it.
Time Builder does this by providing lawyers with an accurate, consolidated report of their client- and matter-related activity, generated by automatically monitoring the key applications they use throughout the day. Human judgment and review is never bypassed. But instead of a blank sheet of paper, with Time Builder, lawyers start with an accurate diary of their day, week or month.
Building upon this capture technology that has been tuned and refined over seven years, Time Builder offers enhancements including desktop and mobile time entry. Together, these deliver “Total Time Management,” a modern approach to time recording for modern law firms and lawyers.
Time Builder Adoption and Momentum
Today, Time Builder is actively used by firms ranging in size from 100 to over 3000 lawyers. Offering a consumer-grade user experience, the product has a proven track record of significant lawyer adoption in real-world environments, aided by IntApp’s extensive customer roll-out support. The product also has a documented record of successfully boosting firm revenue, and offers several features and capabilities designed to streamline billing, collections and other financial operations.