The best time keeping software online for Lawyers and Boutique Law Firms
With the growing number of people accessing services online, a lot of applications have been developed to monitor and give the best online service to both the service provider (the company providing the service) and the customer in need of the service. PayPanther has developed one of the best time keeping software online for lawyers and boutique law firms.
Track time spent on research
A lot of industries spend most of their time online doing some research. More importantly, law firms spend their time either checking cases or finding relevant information to deal with a client’s case. It is for this reason that PayPanther, the time keeping software online for lawyers and boutique law firms, was developed. With this software, one can keep track and record the time spent online researching information for a client, case, or matter.
Track time spent on clients, cases, and matters
With just one click on the timer, PayPanther’s time keeping software online for lawyers and boutique law firms has the ability to track the time spent by any lawyer, partner, paralegal, assistant, or intern in the law firm. When any staff member wants to track their time, they simply click on “Time Tracking”, select the client or project (which is another word for your case or matter), and start the timer. This time can be marked as “billable” or “unbillable”. If it’s marked as “unbillable” that means it will not be added to the clients total invoice due. You can invoice your client for all the time spent by everyone in the firm whenever you want, or you can send an invoice for any billable time that has accumulated, or do a monthly invoice which many firms tend to do.
Different hourly rates per lawyer
With PayPanther’s time keeping software online for lawyers and boutique law firms, you can input the hourly rate the firm charges for each attorney, partner, or employee’s time. If for example, the main partner of the firm charges $500/hour, that would be their hourly rate. If a paralegal’s time is billed at only $50/hour, that would be their hourly rate. When the main partner logs in and starts tracking their time spent on a client, the client is billed at the hourly rate associated with that person (i.e. $500/hour).
Invoicing & Billing
Your time is valuable, and you should be compensated accordingly. With PayPanther, we make getting paid a whole lot easier. When you’re ready to invoice the client, simply click on “Create New Invoice” and a box will popup alerting you that you have “billed time for this client that has not been invoiced”. In one click, PayPanther will automatically calculate all the time spent with the client and the hourly rates associated with each user in the software, and then produce a nice, clean invoice that can be emailed, printed, or saved to a PDF. If you choose to email the client, be sure to include your payment terms, payment due date, any notes, and of course, preferred payment methods. If you allow payments by credit card, you can link PayPanther to your PayPal account to receive payments by any major credit card around the world. When the client receives the invoice, they simply click the large “Pay Now” button, enter their credit card details, and pay. It’s really that easy. Want to know more? PayPanther even lets you know when the client has opened and viewed the invoice (as well as how many times they viewed it). Next time they tell you they didn’t get it, you can prove them wrong. You can even get alerted and notified when any activity with the client occurs (i.e. client pays an invoice, invoice is past due, etc…)
Accounting & Reports
PayPanther makes it easy to handle your accounting with detailed reports. Reports available include: Invoices paid, invoices past due, expenses logged, profit and loss, and more. Send your records to your accountant and they should have no problem handling your taxes for you. You can even add all of your expenses and categorize them for convenient exporting to excel.
The unique part of this time keeping software online for lawyers and boutique law firms is its ability to support all devices ranging from Mac, PC, tablet, smartphone, or any mobile device. This enables you to employ any browser as you keep track of your time spent online. The several browsers this supports range from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and many others. If you are on a flight or an area without an internet connection and need to log your time spent, you can simply enter it in manually once you are back online. Because of its ability to support various mobile phones, this time keeping software online for lawyers and boutique law firms gives you an advantage of using it anywhere.
Safe & Secure, Military-Grade Security & Encryption
Fear not for your documents, files, and records are completely protected, safe, and secure. The server online is military-grade encrypted and backed up instantaneously in real-time across multiple servers around the world (should a natural disaster occur, which we’re hoping never happens). If one server decides to fail, the next one will automatically come online which means you should never be left out in the dark. You may import or export your data at anytime and can cancel and delete your account as well.