The Importance of an Active Advisory Board When you Partner with a Vendor

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on December 22, 2017 at 11:34 AM

Does your firm have a voice when it comes to interacting with your vendors? When it comes to vendor selection, there are many things to consider. There are the more obvious things, like making sure that the vendor’s solution offers the features that you need, will provide the right benefits and can deliver at the price point that you are willing to pay. Then, there are the characteristics, like whether or not the vendor is a good cultural fit that will give you a glimpse at what the vendor-customer relationship will look like.

Topics: Vendor Selection

The #1 Mistake You Make When Selecting a Technology Vendor

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on March 29, 2017 at 3:28 PM


When it comes to selecting a technology vendor for your organization, there are many things that you consider. First and foremost, you are likely considering the features, technical specifications and how they will fit within your needs. Beyond that, you might consider the implementation process and resources, maintenance costs, security features and the degree of user-friendliness for your users. All of these things are important, but there is something more that is missing from the picture.

Topics: Vendor Selection, ROI

The 5 Essential Elements of a Winning Time Entry Solution

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on December 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Did you know that your decision to implement a mobile time entry solution could impact virtually every aspect of the firm? One of the biggest mistakes firms make today is undervaluing the role of timekeeping in the overall success of the firm. Timekeeping effectiveness touches every function from
revenue generation to client happiness and attorney/staff productivity.

Topics: Vendor Selection

[Update] Why Law Firm CFOs Should Take Part in Vendor Selection

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on November 23, 2016 at 11:58 AM

The role of the CFO in the modern law firm has evolved to include responsibilities that are perhaps a bit untraditional to the traditional job description. In other words, there are a few key areas of focus that are on the radar of today's most successful CFOs.

Topics: Vendor Selection, CFO

Your Product is Not What You Say It Is. It’s What “They” Say It Is.

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on August 21, 2015 at 4:35 PM


It is not a surprise to any of us that technology has deeply influenced every aspect of our lives: how we buy, what restaurants we go to, how we date, how we communicate, how we book and go on vacations, our social interactions and sharing, just to name a few. And for each of these, we are faced with multiple choices and we need to decide which one best suits our needs, mood, budget, taste, etc. Yes, decisions, decisions and more decisions. Researchers at Cornell University found that people make an average of 226.7 decisions about food alone.

Topics: Vendor Selection

Why the CFO Needs to Be Involved in Vendor Selection

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on January 15, 2014 at 9:15 AM

As the CFO of a law firm, your attention is required on several competing priorities throughout the firm. As such, it is tempting to leave certain important matters, such as vendor and product selection, to the end users or IT department.  However, before you pass these decisions off to other team members, remember that vendor selection can have a direct impact on the firm’s profitability. 

Technology is changing law firms as we know them, presenting new decisions that can have a direct impact on revenue. Anything that impacts the law firm’s revenue should be of interest to the CFO. That’s why it should be the CFO’s responsibility to be involved when making these types of important or critical purchases. Now, more than ever before, the CFO needs to be involved with the vendor selection process to ensure that technology improvements are positioning the firm for future growth and financial success. 

Topics: Vendor Selection