No Team Left Behind
Blog //15-07-2021

No Team Left Behind

by Doug Hargrove, Managing Director - Legal and Education

Often when a business thinks of development and digital transformations, its product, brand and marketing are at the forefront, coupled with strengthening communications. Due to the pandemic, businesses have been forced to fast-track digital transformations and find effective ways to continue operating efficiently while staff work remotely. This led to prioritising digital platforms and collaborative software. But what about other supportive departments of the business that are equally as important? Often a business’ legal department isn’t what comes to mind when you think digital transformation and you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for in-house legal teams to have been left behind.

These teams may be struggling to continue to work effectively and efficiently using outdated systems, and you might find yourself or your team in this very situation. The intrinsic value that the legal department adds to its organisation is not always easy to quantify. For this reason, general counsel must make a compelling return on investment case for funding in cutting-edge, fit-for-purpose technology that can enable them to provide enhanced and broader benefits to the wider business. Fortunately, these days this does not mean an expensive commitment to a new, on-premise system. Instead, the power of the Cloud facilitates simple, low-cost entry and immediate implementation.

In addition to all other tasks, the general counsel is required to have in-depth commercial awareness relating to the wider organisation and its market. They must make contributions to the strategic direction of the business, using legal knowledge and skills to forecast and anticipate problems, understand the wider market conditions and make recommendations about investments and business developments. All of this requires time for research, creativity and understanding. Automated processes facilitate this by freeing up more of your time during your busy working day. This can then be better utilised for other more pressing tasks that not only help your legal team but the business as a whole.

Ways forward 

If you feel you or your legal team would like to increase productivity, efficiency and collaboration, but are uncertain what to do next, talk to us to find out how we can help.

We are always happy to use our years of experience in the Legal sector to advise on how your operations and document handling could be more effective.  

Worried about costs? One of the best things about a DMS is that it is inexpensive and can help tackle a lack of productivity brought about by poor document management. In addition to this, Cloud-based document management protects documents from getting lost, provides access from anywhere and helps prevent data breaches. We can provide you with a no-obligation quote for your organisation.

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Doug Hargrove

Doug Hargrove


Managing Director - Legal and Education

Doug joined Advanced in 2013 via an acquisition, and brings over 25 years of senior management experience in software companies in the UK and globally.

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