Minter Ellison SA/NT Taps IntApp Time Builder to Automate Lawyer Time Recording

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Time Builder software creates an automated, categorised diary of lawyer activity to help ensure that all billable work is accurately recorded.

IntApp, Inc., the leading provider of time capture software for law firms, today announced that Minter Ellison SA/NT, part of the Minter Ellison group of federated law firms and South Australia’s largest commercial law firm, has selected IntApp Time Builder to enhance its time recording practices and financial performance.

“We selected IntApp Time Builder because we wanted to provide our lawyers with the most advanced time capture technology available,” said Michael Veasey, Director of Technology Services, Minter Ellison SA/NT. “After evaluating other options on the market, we quickly confirmed that Time Builder offers the most comprehensive monitoring, the most sophisticated categorisation and the most intuitive user experience. We were similarly impressed with IntApp’s product vision and roadmap, which promises significant enhancements that will benefit our firm for years to come.”

IntApp Time Builder is a software product that enables law firms to increase revenue by capturing billable time that is missed or under-billed. It does this by providing lawyers with an accurate, consolidated report of their client and matter-related activity, generated by automatically monitoring the key applications they use throughout the day. Tracked systems include document creation, email, calendar, phone, and mobile devices.

Built to leverage IntApp’s proprietary IC3 technology, an intelligent cross-referencing, categorisation and classification engine, Time Builder integrates information from a variety of firm business applications to automatically and accurately match lawyer activity with associated clients and matters. Activity reports are provided to lawyers in a timesheet format that also includes the exact duration of each task.

These intelligent information management capabilities set Time Builder apart from other time capture software tools, which rely on users to manually “train” software to assign specific activities with specific matters and to record task durations themselves.

To allow lawyers to effectively access and use their activity report in whichever way best aligns with their work patterns and preferences, Time Builder makes this information available in several ways including:

  •     A web-based interface, which offers an optional “secretary mode” to allow third-party time recording assistance
  •     On mobile devices including Apple iPads and iPhones
  •     Directly through Microsoft Outlook
  •     An automated email
  •     A paper printout

The web and Outlook interfaces allow lawyers to group, detail and submit activities directly to financial and time entry software tools including Elite Enterprise, Elite 3E, Aderant / CMS, DTE Axiom and Tikit Carpe Diem.

Using Time Builder allows lawyers to more easily record and enter their time, often finding lost or overlooked work. Additionally, by simplifying time tracking, Time Builder increases lawyer satisfaction while accelerating internal pre-bill review and external client collections processes.

“We are eager to get Time Builder in the hands of our fee earners, so we’re implementing and integrating it with our existing practice management system in the short term, with plans to connect it with our new Elite 3E practice and financial management platform once that’s in production,” added Veasey. “We’re very pleased with IntApp’s fixed-fee services model, which allows us to execute our ambitious implementation plans free of risk and uncertainty.”

“An acknowledged IT leader, Minter Ellison SA/NT is wisely leveraging time capture technology to enhance lawyer time management practices and increase firm revenue,” said Eldean Ward, head of IntApp’s Revenue Practice Group. “We look forward to rolling out Time Builder at the firm and supporting their ongoing success.”

About IntApp
IntApp provides software products and services that enable law firms to achieve competitive advantage by exceeding client compliance requirements, increasing revenue, and reducing operational costs. IntApp's three practice groups (Revenue, Risk and Integration) focus on understanding existing pressures and emerging trends, and translate this knowledge into products and best practices. IntApp products are the most-adopted in their respective categories - Time Builder for time capture, Wall Builder for information barriers and client confidentiality management, and Integration Builder for application integration and master data management. IntApp serves over 200 customers, is endorsed by major software vendors across all categories, and has cultivated a vibrant partner community. For more information, visit:

About Minter Ellison
Minter Ellison is a leading Asia Pacific law firm with more than 284 partners and 870 legal staff work in 14 offices across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China and the United Kingdom. Our specialist lawyers support local and multinational companies as well as public sector clients throughout the region and have been independently recognized among the world’s pre-eminent lawyers.

“IntApp,” “Time Builder” and “IC3” are trademarks of IntApp, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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