Experience the benefits of a Planning Tool

Through a digitized Planning Tool, legal firms and departments are empowered with a tool that makes the internal planning of time, availability, and projects streamlined and transparent. Enable the optimized and fair distribution of work and projects through a customized self-serve solution which creates efficiency across your organization.

Background

Increasingly, legal teams and lawyers are balancing a growing workload of activities, responsibilities, and projects. Meanwhile, insight into the availability and capacity of a workforce is often limited to checking email calendars, in-person checks, or convoluted email chains. Managing projects or coordinating staff for tasks thus becomes a time-heavy and complicated process. Through these inefficient methods, firms quickly lose oversight of responsibilities, capacity, timelines, and deadlines. Additionally, much administrative work has to go into creating visibility into or oversight of a firm’s ongoing projects and employees’ capacity and work.

By providing your legal firm or department with a Planning Tool you create a streamlined, standardized, transparent, and optimized process around time, resource, availability, and project planning. Through one centralized and digitized self-serve project planning tool, your employees can indicate their availability and capacity four weeks ahead at a time. Users can indicate their availability degree (high, medium, low, not at all), and adjust this on a rolling basis. Integrate optional reasoning functions for employees to explain unavailable periods. Meanwhile, a notification system reminds employees to fill in a new week when one becomes available, marking availability consistently on a rolling basis. Through enabling dashboarding capabilities, statistics show availability averages and predictions in a longer-term, creating insights for project planners and staff coordinators. Additionally, users can see their billable hours in comparison with their team or colleagues, and access oversight into their reported availability and actual availability. Through a digitized application, projects and tasks are easily and equally assigned and distributed, while extra availability never goes to waste.

Using the Betty Blocks platform, legal firms and departments can custom build a Planning Tool that digitizes and streamlines your availability coordination and project planning process. This eliminates wasting resources and time and optimizes your firm through one secure, fully integrated, customizable LCNC platform.
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Benefits

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Efficient

  • Optimize your organization and resource management through digitally overseeing available time and capacity within your firm, and digitizing or project planning.

  • Ensure that resources, expertise, and time within your firm are used to their maximum availability and capacity.

  • Improve your client service by having full oversight of the capacity and availability of your workforce.

  • Decrease time wasted in searching for lawyers available for tasks or resources through convoluted emailing or asking around.
  • Empower those with the most necessity for the tool to custom-build the solution to their problems.
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Transparent

  • Create a standardized, streamlined, and transparent process to enable insights into your firm’s time, resources, and planning.

  • Simplify your project and resource planning and coordination, as well as team collaboration, through a digitized calendar tool showing available capacity and time.

  • Enable your project managers and staff coordinators to have a pre-emptive insight into workloads and timelines, simplifying the project planning and resource management.

  • Track and oversee the ongoing projects in your organization as well as the time and resources involved.

  • Ensure the equal distribution of workloads and types of tasks to increase your employee satisfaction.
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Bespoke and secure

  • Configure your Planning Tool to your firm’s exact needs, and secure and govern your project management process end-to-end.

  • Customize your planning tool to the exact needs of your organization, integrating specific settings and functionality.

  • Configure bespoke user capabilities and access to enable dashboarding and statistical overviews.

  • Secure your Planning Tool to ensure that calendars, availability, and employee information is protected and viewed exclusively by appropriate parties.

  • Integrate with your existing technology infrastructure and project management software to optimize your project and time planning end-to-end.

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App Development The Betty Blocks Way!

1. Plan

The first stage: understanding what needs to be built and what the initial steps to a successful application are.

The Betty Blocks Platform empowers new types of (citizen) developers. This gives everybody access to join the process. Join a workshop or our online academy and learn how to create your first workflow and wireframe in hours.

2. Build

The most exciting part: the moment where everyone can contribute. 


Through Betty Block’s simple drag and drop functionality, you can create your interfaces. Without writing a single line of code you can configure workflows, visually define how you want to store your data and customize your application.

3. Release

Once you’ve built something it is time to delight your audience. 

By running tests in various sandboxes people are encouraged to play around without having a fear of breaking things. Everyone satisfied? Great! Release to production and instantly share your work with the world.

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Product features

  • Email and slack notification system
  • Optional reasoning features
  • Dashboarding and statistic capabilities
  • User capabilities and permissions management
  • Integration with existing infrastructure