The significance of one of the most important IT trends for legal professions
The major topic of legal tech, i.e. the digitalization of legal practice, has permeated the working world of lawyers and attorneys like no other in recent years. The increased use of software in law firms and legal departments means that internal processes and even entire legal services are automated, which increases work efficiency and saves costs.
This in turn resulted in new demands and approaches: There was a call for better and more customized software. In other words, software that is perfectly tailored to the needs and requirements of the end user. And where would the development of such software be more appropriate than in the company itself, i.e. where it is actually used?
But this kind of software doesn’t come out of nowhere: For development, including the associated applications, you need either a trained IT department in-house or cost-intensive IT services from outside. Or not? No-/ and Low-Coding Platforms (NLC) make it possible to build, adapt and extend applications with only little or limited IT knowledge.
The trend is moving more and more in the direction of self-developed and self-optimized software: Many companies are tending to create and adapt the software they need themselves and, in a next step, to sell it. Users are becoming developers, and these in turn are becoming providers of software, data and content. In this way, unimagined opportunities and new business models have emerged in recent years.
In the premiere issue of “GoingDigital“, Dr. Juergen Erbeldinger, CEO of ESCRIBA AG, discusses the features and benefits of NLC platforms and explains why NLC approaches will become more prevalent and established in the working world in the coming years and why they will and must lead to a rethinking within specialist departments.
The full article was published in English in the first issue of „GoingDigital“. The recently launched online magazine deals with the technology-driven change in the legal scene and provides exciting insights into topics such as digitalization, security on the web and data protection.