In the same way that it's hard to remember life before email, legal teams that have implemented electronic billing are already wondering how they ever functioned without it. Legal departments using e-billing solutions have already seen the benefits of automation: faster, more efficient processing and the ability to identify billing anomalies more quickly. Even at a relatively basic level of e-billing usage, most legal departments are likely to see measurable improvements in these areas.
However, far greater strategic advantages await those who tap a capable third-party service provider for e-billing support. With the right help, e-billing enables legal spend analysis at both macro and micro levels, giving in-house legal teams the ability to manage outside counsel spend in new and better ways.