Why is document automation on the rise?
There are external and internal factors that play a role here. We hear and see the following developments from our clients.
1. Clients don’t want to pay top dollar for ‘standard documents’
First of all, prices for standard documents are under increasing pressure. Customers are increasingly reluctant to pay per hour for ‘standard documents’. The emergence of online platforms where entrepreneurs can download model agreements plays a role in this situation. Lawyers need software to produce documents efficiently so they can competitively price their documents and cross sell the rest of their services.
2. Software is becoming easier to use
The arrival of new players makes document automation more accessible. Prices are becoming more affordable for medium and small offices and the user-friendliness of the software is increasing. As a result, expensive specialists are no longer needed to automate the documents.
3. No more copy and paste
The new generation of lawyers is more accustomed to working with software. They feel it is a waste of their time to copy and paste from existing templates. It is error-prone and repetitive work with little intellectual challenge.
4. Consistent quality
Finally, another much-heard argument to make the transition is that firms need a solution that offers consistency in corporate brand identity and the content of the templates. When, for example, there are changes in the law, firms want to make the necessary changes once in one central place. This central way of working eliminates human error and ensures the consistent quality that firms want to offer their clients.