Ment is a dynamic no-code document automation platform that allows users to automate documents in minutes – without requiring technical resource. One of its unique qualities is that it allows users (i.e. lawyers themselves) to produce templates easily through its 100% visual no-code interface with barely any training at all. You can pick it up easily and run with it, allowing users to scale their team’s automated documents quickly and at reduced cost.
These are the key benefits in relation to Ment’s scalability:
- Reduced cost as technical resource is not required to automate
- Very little training required so barriers to use much reduced when rolling it out
- Lawyers are empowered to automate and maintain their own templates
- Benefits of automating templates can be realised quicker (ie time saving)
- Lawyers don’t need to relay the operation of contracts to non-legal technical resource, therefore reducing miscommunication and reducing time needed for testing
Around five years ago I was a document automation manager of an international law firm tasked with rolling it out across the firm. Before I took on the role I was involved with two trials – the first had lawyers themselves doing the automation and creating their own templates, and the second was where there was one person devoted to the technical side and lawyers fed instructions to automate their templates.
The findings were at the time that the first trial where lawyers were empowered to automate their own templates didn’t work so well, and the second was more suitable. The key reason was that lawyers at the firm didn’t want to learn something so technical at the expense of billable time. In this instance – there would have needed to be at least a day of formal training followed by weeks, or even months, after to master the tool. When the job dictated 6+ billable hours, along with business development and CPD, learning how to automate ultimately fell down (and off) the list.
Rise of No-Code
Why do I mention this? Well one of the important benefits of Ment, and no-code more broadly, is that it can be picked up quickly with limited training (users can automate with Ment in as little as 15 minutes). There is therefore no need to undertake formal training for days at great cost to your team’s budget – and time. It’s designed to be intuitive and easy to use meaning templates can take as little as minutes to create or hours for more complex ones – but not days or weeks.
From an organisational perspective having a tool where you can realise the benefits so quickly is a real boon. Usually technical people need to be employed, or consultancy services acquired, to deliver the return on investment (ie get the template automated and into use) and the maintenance thereafter. This adds on time, cost and risks some loss in translation between the legal and non-legal personnel. Ment avoids this by giving lawyers themselves the capability to automate and maintain their own templates.
So if you’re looking for an automation tool that is able to scale within your organisation and quickly deliver benefits to you, your business and your clients – then Ment is the tool for you.
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