Prosperoware delivers innovative technology that connects the practice and business of professional services. Our software products – Umbria, Milan, Zone and Ascera – empower lawyers and other professionals to transform their business from a perfect service model to a more client-focused approach, through process improvement. Prosperoware produces software and integrated platforms to address legal process management (budget, pricing, experience, analytics and monitoring), information governance, remote access, matter centricity and WorkSite and SharePoint add-ons. Prosperoware not only builds the tools needed for professional services, it provides robust best practice information on how to maximize your firm’s experience with our technology. Prosperoware was founded in 2009 and has more than 120 clients including: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Goodwin Proctor LLP, Baker Botts LLP, Hill Dickinson, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, DLA Piper, Duane Morris LLP, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, White & Case LLP, Comcast, NBCUniversal and HP. Prosperoware has offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States. To learn more, visit Prosperoware’s website at www.prosperoware.com.
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The Task Code Conundrum
What’s in a word? Lack of precision often. The terminology in the legal industry around phases, task codes, and tasks can drive you crazy. The word “task” is particularly imprecisely used. Generally in our industry, the term task does not actually apply to a task in the traditional sense of the word but actually applies to work performed during a phase or a sub-phase of a matter. Confused? So are many of us. Let’s de-bunk the most common misuse of this terminology and get everyone on the same page.
The root problem dates back to the design of the ABA task codes and the Uniform Tasks Based Management System (UTMBS). The purpose of these coding systems was to enable electronic invoicing. The code set has been used primarily in the areas of litigation and the cost codes around the management of expenses and disbursement.