Time capture specialist rekoop has announced details of its latest signing, this time in Australia. Perth-based Lavan Legal is set to deploy rekoop to its 180 + staff, integrating with Aderant Expert. The roll-out will comprise rekoop Desktop, the primary time recording interface; rekoop Digital Footprint, which monitors user activity in the background and encourages more accurate, complete time capture through configurable prompts; and rekoop for mobile, extending functionality to iPhones, iPads and BlackBerry devices.

Lavan Legal’s IS manager Marco Marcello explains the drivers behind the project: “As a forward thinking firm, we’re always looking at ways of doing things better, faster, and more efficiently. We’ve had our own in-house time entry system for some years but felt that now was the moment to bring in a specialist solution, with its richer capabilities and dedicated development program. The roll-out will comprise rekoop Desktop, the primary time recording interface; rekoop Digital Footprint, which monitors user activity in the background and encourages more accurate, complete time capture through configurable prompts; and rekoop for mobile, extending functionality to iPhones, iPads and BlackBerry devices.

“We liked the concept of time capture, the automatic finding of missed time, but we were also mindful that our fee earners were used to the more traditional clocks and timesheet approach. With rekoop, unlike some competitor products we looked at, we weren’t going to have to force them to choose, as the software supports both active and passive approaches equally well. So we felt confident that we had a system that gave us every chance of the positive adoption and buy-in that is so crucial to the success of law firm IT projects. A four-week pilot of rekoop has subsequently confirmed that but interestingly, it has also highlighted just how easily users are transitioning to the time capture method and how valuable they find it in helping them recreate and record their day accurately.”