Cloud vs Hosted
Cloud software is talked about a lot by many different people and that's for good reason. It can have a range of benefits for you legal practice. But that still begs the question, why should you choose cloud-based over on-premises? There are many reasons, and here are 10 of them:
1) Cloud Software is Always Up to Date
Hosted software will require updates, often monthly, in which you have you manually download updates which will force the software closed and sometimes even restart your computer. There's nothing worse then being ready to go in the morning and the first thing you see is a notification saying you need to update your software. With web-based cloud software you don't need to worry about that as it is always up to date. That means regular upgrades with new features, bug fixes, and improvements for your business are added in the background without ever disrupting you.
2) No Installation Required
Cloud-based systems don’t require you to download and install anything on your computer, so they save you both time and money. All you need to do is sign up to mattero, follow the short tutorial then you can start adding and working on your matters. Once you open a document online, everything is saved automatically—no more worries about losing important files or having them accidentally deleted from your hard drive. Cloud software also makes it easy for multiple people in different locations to collaborate on a project.
3) Save Money When Buying Cloud Legal Services
mattero is a SaaS (software as a service) or to put it in laymen's terms, a subscription service , so you pay a flat monthly fee for access. This means that you won't be locked in to expensive three year contracts that hurt your bottom line. Choose from a series of subscription tiers that give you the tools you need, nothing more and nothing less, letting you focus more on practising law and without worrying about hurting your bottom line.
4) Automatic Backup
No technical skills are required to use cloud-based legal software, meaning you can switch over with ease. mattero can be accessed via your web browser, meaning there’s no time wasted installing software on your desktop computer. You simply log in with your username and password whenever you want access—it really is that simple!
5) Work from Anywhere at Anytime
In a cloud software solution, your files are stored online and accessed via a computer or mobile device. There’s no software for you to install, which means there’s nothing for you to maintain. While cloud-based solutions require an Internet connection, they can be used with any number of devices—tablets, laptops and desktops. With many cities going in and out of lockdowns still, it's important that your legal software is as flexible as you are.
6) No Technical Skills Required
One of the main selling points of cloud legal software is that it doesn’t require any technical know-how. This means you can get started with your new system right away, rather than having to learn how to use an unfamiliar interface or hire someone else to do it for you. Plus, cloud legal software is less likely than on-premise options to have issues due to computer glitches or hardware failures. mattero's day zero adoption allows you to sign up for a free trial in the morning and be working on your matters by lunch time, it's that simple.
7) Better security on your files
All cloud software is created with security as the highest priority, with mattero, all data is stored on Microsoft Azure servers in Australia, meaning that your data is far less vulnerable to threats than if it was stored on your own computer. If someone were to break into your home or office, they would be unable to access your files; in addition, if they tried hacking into one of these servers, they wouldn't be able to steal any of your sensitive information.
8) Use Mobile Devices While Working Online
The advantage of cloud platforms is that they take care of all matter management from one place, so you don’t have to download or sync any documents—they’re all accessible from your computer, tablet, and mobile as long as you have internet access.
9) Work Faster by Automating Workflow Tasks
Imagine having all your matter related data stored in one place. Not just your pleadings, documents and legal templates, but also notes, contacts, bills, tasks, and reports. You can have it all—with cloud legal software. No more copies of important files floating around your office or being passed back and forth between departments via email or CDs. With document management capabilities built into cloud software platforms, you can store every aspect of your matter in one central platform. What's more, with Zapier integration you can integrate your favourite apps with mattero giving you powerful two-way-sync capabilities to ensure everything you need for your matters is integrated.
10) Complete Matter Management from One Platform
You can keep track of all of your matters from a single platform; use Outlook integration save emails that you have sent or received directly against the matter number, convert fees and expenses into invoices with a single click. There’s no longer any need for piles of folders and paperwork as you can now manage your entire matter from one easy-to-manage system. In addition, you will be able to access their matters from anywhere at any time through a web browser or mobile device without sacrificing security or control over your files.
Cloud software has many benefits and it's all well and good to read about them, but to truly understand these benefits you have to try it out for yourself. Click the button below to learn more about mattero and simplify you legal practice today.