And here's another story you'll read here first… Wiggin LLP, a UK media law firm, has selected IntApp Time Builder to improve time recording practices.

“Our firm pursues a technology strategy focused on adopting industry-leading products best suited to significantly enhance business operations and lawyer productivity. IntApp Time Builder fits this bill on all accounts,” said John Banister, the firm's Chief Operating Officer. “Our experience with the entire IntApp team has been first rate – the project is progressing on schedule, and when the software is rolled out across the entire firm, we expect Time Builder will pay for itself in a matter of weeks.” (Our itals)

IntApp Time Builder is a software product that enables law firms to increase revenue by capturing billable time that is missed or under-billed. (AKA 'found time') It 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. Tracked systems include document creation, email, calendar, phone and mobile devices. Time Builder integrates information from the firm’s underlying business systems to automatically and accurately match lawyer activity with associated clients and matters. Activity reports are provided to lawyers in a timesheet format that also includes the exact duration of each task.

IntApp told the Orange Rag at ILTA that the “intelligent information management capabilities set Time Builder apart from other time capture software tools, which rely on users to manually train software to assign specific activities with specific matters and to record task durations themselves”.

Time Builder makes this information available in several ways, including:
•    A web-based interface, which offers an optional “secretary mode” to allow third-party time recording assistance
•    On mobile devices including Apple iPads and iPhones
•    Directly through Microsoft Outlook
•    An automated email
•    A paper printout
The web and Outlook interfaces allow lawyers to group, detail and submit activities directly to financial and time entry software tools including Elite Enterprise, Elite 3E, Aderant/CMS, DTE Axiom and Tikit Carpe Diem.