Mark Gerow, Director of Applications Development at Fenwick & West, recently wrote an article for Legal Technology News that outlines the potential benefits of using Microsoft Office SharePoint's workflow in law firms.
Workflows, or series of tasks performed in a predefined way to produce an end result, can be automated with software. Automating basic processes, such as opening new clients or matters, increases efficiency by reducing time spent on administrative tasks and eliminates human errors. In his article, Gerow elaborates on three ways that firms can take advantage of workflow within SharePoint and the potential of each option to save costs and bring value to a law firm. He also offers instructions for building SharePoint workflows that may be useful to law firms.