Framework is a web-based, project management tool that unifies all resources within a litigation support department – people, knowledge, workflow, tasks and projects –all in one central repository.
As a litigation support professional you may have one job title, but you have many jobs. And you likely don’t have the luxury of just one, simple project either. In fact, you probably have multiple ongoing projects that require constant organization and prioritization, essentially turning your role into a multi–layered, multi–dimensional project manager. And while juggling varied responsibilities, you need to make it all come together within tight deadlines.
As your projects increase in complexity—involving multiple departments, teams, locations, clients and vendors—risks increase too. So it's essential to have the one tool you need to manage the multiple aspects of your most critical projects.
Framework offers that ONE tool you need for your Litigation Support Department:
Our clients experience these immediate benefits:
Customizable: Add your logo and law firm color scheme, integrate our site with your time & billing system, SharePoint, etc. i-Framework was developed with the thinking of one size fits few and customizing the system to your department's specific and growing workflow and needs is part of our unique offering.
Import & Use Past Data: Firms using in-house built systems, Access, Excel, MS Projects, etc. can import their past and current data from those systems. This eliminates the need to access your former system and run "Parallel" processes. You can have all of your past and current project details in i-Framework to run reports, status updates, etc.
Web-Based System: The application is installed on our servers and all you need is a web browser and an internet connection. It is the quickest way to get started and is ideal for litigation support departments that want to avoid software management (installation, upgrades, backups, etc). Framework takes care of backups, upgrades, availability and security. It is also ideal for those who travel and need anytime-anywhere access as you do not have to worry about firewall issues and exposing your private network to a possible security breach.
User Friendly: Framework’s Intuitive interface does not require hours of training and was developed specifically from input and guidance of litigation support managers of large law firms.
Escape from IT overload: Your IT department is liberated from installing, maintaining, updating and patching another software tool. Because Framework is completely browser-based, there's no software to download, install, or maintain. You will be up and running fast.
Features of this exciting project management software tool include:
Automatic Email Notifications: Anytime a project is updated or completed by any users, participants in the project, attorneys and clients can be automatically notified by e-mail of the exact progress. This keeps team members updated regularly with notifications. All notifications can be completely customized that allows you to send personalized notifications for nearly every action taken within the system.
Calendar View: The calendar is directly tied to the ongoing projects. The project calendar shows a graphical calendar interface with all of the pertinent ongoing, previous and future projects.
Contact Management: Integrate your contact data for clients, vendors, and internal team contacts. They all will be available to you no matter where you are.
Documentation: Upload and download documents related to a project.
Evidence Tracking: Log detailed info on the type of media collected for a project.
Invoice Tracking: Upload and track vendors’ invoices by invoice number, dates received, approved and submitted to accounting.
My Window Display : A dashboard of all of activities tailored to the specific user upon log-in.
Report Generation: Create custom defined reports based upon the data in the system, generate reports on-screen and/or export to .PDF, XML, CSV. Excel, TIFF or Paper
Task Management: Add/Edit tasks, clock-in/clock-out of tasks, checklists for specific tasks, email notifications upon completed tasks. Users may create tasks for themselves and their team members, pop-up reminders of past due tasks.
Time Tracking: Easy-to-use time management capabilities allow every user to quickly input timesheet data on a regular basis.
User Management: set-up access rights, per user’s specific role.
Vendor Management: Keep track of vendor(s) for particular projects, document vendor performance/histories for future consideration; develop a detailed rating system for each vendor.