Working on multiple matters at once isn’t easy, especially when you have to keep track of it all and recover costs. This post from Avansic discusses working with a provider to handle juggling matters in your eDiscovery platform.
The post Handling One Matter or Many – Whatever You Need discusses the difference between handling one matter at a time and handling multiple matters. Handling a single matter is easy – it’s easy to keep track of where you are and it’s also much easier justifying billing the cost back to the client because the cost is solely tied to them.
Juggling matters is much more difficult. It’s difficult to keep track of where you are in each matter when you’re working on several matters at a time. Some platforms help with that by keeping track of where you’ve left off in each matter. It’s also important to be able to load data to one matter while working in another.
Perhaps the biggest challenge to juggling matters is balancing costs when a lot of platforms cost more for each new matter you load. That may be the easiest way to bill back to your clients, but it may not be the best approach for them, or for your firm. Imagine being able to bill back to your clients while also being able to offer them a discount (without any cost to your firm). Avansic discusses that, and more, in their post here. It’s just one more click! 😉
So, what do you think? How does your firm handle billing the cost of an eDiscovery platform back to the client when you are juggling multiple matters? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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