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Smart Time Launches Competitive Swap Out Program for Tikit Carpe Diem Customers

Campbell, CA – October 20, 2014 – Smart Time Apps, the leader in timekeeping software for law firms, today announced a competitive swap-out program for firms using Tikit Carpe Diem software. The swap-out program offers existing Tikit Carpe Diem customers a straightforward, cost effective upgrade path to Smart Time.

Smart Time is an all-in-one timekeeping platform for law, accounting and professional services firms. The Smart Time timekeeping platform includes time entry, time capture and mobile modules. Any one of the modules can be installed independently or together to create a complete timekeeping platform. Smart Time enables firms to effectively collect, track and recoup billable time, thereby increasing revenue and profitability.

“Improved timekeeping is a growing concern to law firms” said Todd Gerstein, CEO of Smart Time Apps. “We invite Carpe Diem customers looking for a better solution, personalized customer service, reasonable price and ongoing product innovation to check out Smart Time.”

About Us

Smart Time Apps creates software solutions that maximize profits for law, accounting and professional services firms. Our flagship product, Smart Time, is an all-in-one time management platform. Our team of experts specializes in finance, accounting, marketing, process engineering and technology. We utilize best-of-breed technologies, as well as the most advanced tools and production processes. We have built a dedicated team, who offer solutions that are unique in the industry.

Smart Time Apps is privately held and is headquartered in Campbell, California. For more information visit our website at www.smartwebparts.com.

Carpe Diem is a registered trademark of BT Tikit, which is not affiliated with Smart Time Apps

Smart Time Mobile for Apple iOS 8 Available Today

Campbell, CA – October 12, 2014 – Smart Time Apps, provider of the Smart Time family of timekeeping applications, today announced that Smart Time Mobile—available for iPad and iPhone—is now iOS 8 compatible and ready for download in the iTunes store. Users may also test drive the app using a guest login. Given the robust changes to iOS 8, this latest update makes Smart Time an even more powerful ally for on-the-go timekeepers.

Click here to go to the ITunes store.

Smart Time is an all-in-one timekeeping platform for law, accounting and professional services firms. The Smart Time timekeeping platform includes time entry, time capture and mobile modules. Any one of the modules can be installed independently or together to create a complete timekeeping platform. Smart Time enables firms to effectively collect, track and recoup billable time, thereby increasing revenue and profitability.

Smart Time Mobile enables timekeepers to enter and submit time anywhere. It provides real-time access to time entry information, and users can run reports, see calendars and view time statistics. Timers are available for users who want to keep track of their time as they do the work, what we call “contemporaneous” timekeeping.

“We’re excited to have the most up-to-date version of Smart Time Mobile ready for our users as they upgrade to iOS 8 on their Apple devices,” said Steve Bronstein, CTO and founder of Smart Time Apps. “I’m always pleased by the agility our development team can give to our products.”

Smart Time Mobile can be deployed as a standalone package for firms that need to add mobile time entry to their current system. Or, it can be combined with Smart Time’s desktop time entry and time capture modules to create a complete timekeeping solution. Smart Time integrates with Thomson Reuters Elite, Aderant Expert, Juris, LexisNexis PCLaw, Microsoft Dynamics and other leading accounting systems.

Todd Gerstein, CEO and founder of Smart Time Apps, encourages firms of all sizes to try Smart Time. “Smart Time’s intuitive interface makes timekeeping painless, easy and accurate,” he said. “Combined with Apple’s iOS 8, it is a powerful and easily accessible timekeeping solution.”

About us

Smart Time Apps creates software solutions that maximize profits for law, accounting and professional services firms. Our flagship product, Smart Time, is an all-in-one time management platform. Our team of experts specializes in finance, accounting, marketing, process engineering and technology. We utilize best-of-breed technologies, as well as the most advanced tools and production processes. We have built a dedicated team, who offer solutions that are unique in the industry.

Smart Time Apps is privately held and is headquartered in Campbell, California. For more information visit our website at www.smartwebparts.com.

Smart Time Apps Announces Case Study Featuring Meyers Nave

Campbell, CA – October 6, 2014 – Smart Time Apps, the provider of Smart Time, today announced the availability of its latest case study, which centers on California-based firm Meyers Nave and its experience implementing Smart Time.

Click here to download the case study.

Smart Time is an all-in-one timekeeping platform for law, accounting and professional services firms. The Smart Time timekeeping platform includes time entry, time capture and mobile modules. Any one of the modules can be installed independently or together to create a complete timekeeping platform. Smart Time enables firms to effectively collect, track and recoup billable time, thereby increasing revenue and profitability.

“Smart Time has a lot of intrinsic features I really like,” said Matt Reynolds, top technologist at Meyers Nave. “We recently completed the implementation, and we already can see a positive effect on the bottom line. Attorneys are spending less time building their time chit, and more time practicing law.”

“This is the second firm Matt has introduced to Smart Time, and we’re pleased to have another example of the ways in which Smart Time benefits firms almost immediately,” said Smart Time Apps co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Todd Gerstein. “This case study again demonstrates Smart Time’s ability to achieve greater revenue, less pain and total mobility for its users.”

About Smart Time Apps

Smart Time Apps creates software solutions that maximize profits for law, accounting and professional services firms. Our flagship product, Smart Time, is an all-in-one time management platform. Our team of experts specializes in finance, accounting, marketing, process engineering and technology. We utilize best-of-breed technologies, as well as the most advanced tools and production processes. We have built a dedicated team, who offer solutions that are unique in the industry. Smart Time Apps is privately held and is headquartered in Campbell, California. http://www.smartwebparts.com.

Top 5 Things to Look for When Selecting a Mobile Time Entry System

If we’ve learned one thing about the mobile revolution, it is that it is ever changing (and usually rapidly so). When you’re searching for the right mobile solution for time entry, be certain you’re investing in a system that is agile, easy and up-to-date.

Here we’ll offer our top tips for “must-haves” that will make your mobile time entry system a joy to use.

1.   Start Small, Grow Big

The idea here is that you’ll be able to implement a system quickly, with little lag time between purchase and going live. Make sure the product can scale up for growing numbers of users and capabilities as your needs change.

Also, involve your users from the start. Product deployment only works when end users like the product and find it easy and intuitive to use. As you roll out a pilot program, include a sample of actual users from all departments, and take their feedback seriously. If you do, you’ll achieve wider and faster adoption.

2.   Implementation Options

Get it your way. Want the mobile system be installed on-premises behind your firewall? Or, do you prefer to have it in the cloud? Or maybe you’d like a hybrid solution that is partly on-premises and partly in the cloud?

Whichever way you want, make sure that security and safety of data is always the highest priority. Vendors accomplish this in a number of ways, including independent certification by industry-standards bodies, data protection schemas, firewalls, and encryption of in-transit data.

Finally, make sure the vendor’s product update delivery process is as agile as your business. As your business grows, your needs are bound to change. Ensure the product is designed to deliver new capabilities quickly and seamlessly, without affecting your budget.

3.  Highly Configurable

No matter the system, it must be flexible, highly configurable and powerful enough to meet the demands of any organization without having to undertake customization.

Ask if the application allows you to configure your time entry screen to match the requirements of your time and billing system? Besides date, client, matter, hours and narrative, can you configure other fields that you might need? For example, phase, task, action, activity, location and jurisdiction codes?

4.   Tight Integration to the Backend Accounting System

You’ll want any solution to tightly integrate with your time and billing system.

Also, ask: Can it look up clients and matters? Can it reach into the time and billing system to determine if a phase task is required and then only present valid phase task options? Can the mobile solution see all time entries in the accounting system of record and present them in a calendar so the user can see where they stand for the month? How easy is it to insert records from the mobile system to the accounting system?

All of these must be addressed to create a fluid, error-free environment for both users and the admin group supporting the app.

5.  An Intuitive Product Design and Experience

Ease of use is so necessary and obvious that it might be ignored—don’t let it be. The user experience is critical to the adoption and success of any new product. When evaluating user experience, look at every interaction you have with your vendor and product. How easy was it to try out and purchase the product? Was implementation fast and easy? Is the end user’s experience intuitive and even fun?

When you step into the marketplace for a mobile time entry system, make sure you have these top 5 “must-haves” on your radar when selecting a new system.

 

Murchison & Cumming Deploys Smart Time Mobile to Modernize Attorney Timekeeping

Smart Time – Proven, Accessible Mobile Time Entry for Law Firms

Campbell, CA – August 11, 2014 – Smart Time Apps, the provider of Smart Time, today announced that Murchison & Cumming, an AV-Rated AmLaw 500 litigation law firm with more than 90 attorneys with five offices in California and Nevada, has deployed Smart Time Mobile to its attorneys to modernize client timekeeping.

Smart Time Mobile enables timekeepers to enter and submit time anywhere. It provides timekeepers real time access to their time entry information. Users can run reports, see calendars and view time statistics. Timers are available for the user who wants to keep track of their time contemporaneously. Native applications are available for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

“Earlier this year, we undertook the initiative to improve mobile timekeeping. Our legacy mobile time entry system had become outdated. It was not meeting the needs of our attorneys,” said Jean Lawler, Senior Partner of Murchison & Cumming. “We reviewed several systems and quickly picked Smart Time. We particularly liked the Smart Time iPad user interface and the tight integration the app has to our accounting system.”

Smart Time Mobile can be deployed as a standalone package for firms that want to add mobile time entry to their current timekeeping environment. Or, it can be combined with Smart Time’s browser time entry and time capture modules to create a complete timekeeping solution. Smart Time can be deployed on-premises or hosted in the Smart Time cloud.

According to Steve Bronstein, CTO and Founder of Smart Time Apps, “Smart Time is a best built application that directly integrates with different accounting systems. Smart Time integrations include: Aderant Expert, Rainmaker, Thomson Reuters Elite, Prolaw, LexisNexis, Juris, PCLaw, Microsoft Dynamics and other leading accounting systems. At Murchison & Cumming Smart Time is tightly integrated to the firm’s Aderant Rainmaker accounting system.”

“We are pleased to add Murchison & Cumming to our growing Smart Time customer base,” said Todd Gerstein, CEO and founder of Smart Time Apps. “We look forward to supporting the firm’s ongoing success with Smart Time.”

About Murchison & Cumming LLP

Murchison & Cumming is an AV-rated AmLaw 500 “Go To” law firm for litigation in California and Nevada. We represent domestic and international businesses, insurers, professionals and individuals in litigated, non-litigated and transactional matters. With more than 90 attorneys in our five offices, we are large enough to provide clients with the resources of a large firm while ensuring the level of personalized service one would expect to receive from a small firm, including being able to respond quickly to client emergencies, cutting edge legal issues and developments in the law. We are known and respected trial attorneys and have an appellate record that includes precedent-setting decisions. For more information visit www.murchisonlaw.com.

About Smart Time Apps

Smart Time Apps (formerly Smart WebParts) creates software solutions that maximize profits for law, accounting and professional services firms. Our flagship product, Smart Time, is an all-in-one time management platform. Our team of experts specializes in finance, accounting, marketing, process engineering and technology. We utilize best-of-breed technologies, as well as the most advanced tools and production processes. We have built a dedicated team who offer solutions that are unique in the industry. Smart Time Apps is privately held and is headquartered in Campbell, California. www.smartwebparts.com.

Smart WebParts Announces Company Name Change to Smart Time Apps

New Branding Aligns Company and Product Brand Identities

Campbell, CA – August 4, 2014 – Smart WebParts announced today that it has changed its company name to Smart Time Apps. The goal of the name change is to align the company and Smart Time product brand identities.

Smart Time is a complete timekeeping platform for law, accounting and professional services firms. The Smart Time timekeeping platform enables firms to effectively collect, track and recoup billable time, thereby increasing revenue and profitability. Smart Time can be deployed on-premises or hosted in the Smart Time cloud.

Todd Gerstein, Chief Executive Officer and founder, Smart Time Apps, states “When we started the company we had a single product. Today we offer browser time entry, passive time capture, desktop timers and mobile timekeeping applications. We are aggressively expanding the Smart Time product line. Our name change reflects that commitment.”

“It will take us a bit of time to fully transition all of our products and materials to the new name, so the Smart WebParts name will still linger in some areas,” Gerstein added. “Over time, we believe that you will like this new name as much as we do. Welcome to Smart Time Apps.”

About Smart Time Apps

Smart Time Apps (formerly Smart WebParts) creates software solutions that maximize profits for law, accounting and professional services firms. Our flagship product, Smart Time, is an all-in-one timekeeping platform. Our team of experts specializes in finance, accounting, marketing, process engineering and technology. We utilize best-of-breed technologies, as well as the most advanced tools and production processes. We have built a dedicated team who offer solutions that are unique in the industry. Smart Time Apps is privately held and is headquartered in Campbell, California. www.smartwebparts.com.

Industry Veteran Kandace Donovan Joins Smart WebParts as Senior Vice President of Sales

Campbell, CA – May 1, 2014 – Smart WebParts, the provider of Smart Time, the leading timekeeping platform for law, accounting and professional service firms today announced Kandace Donovan has joined Smart WebParts’ Executive Team as Senior Vice President of Sales. Kandace joins the company with more than 20 years of legal technology experience in business development and account management.

Prior to joining Smart WebParts, Kandace worked for The Frayman Group as Vice President of Key Accounts. Prior to that, she worked for Intapp, Hummingbird and LegalKEY Technologies in key sales positions. She has shown herself to be an extraordinary leader throughout her career and has a proven track record.

Smart WebParts flagship product, Smart Time, is an all-in-one timekeeping platform for law, accounting and consulting firms. The Smart Time on-demand time capture and time entry application enables firms to effectively collect, track and recoup billable time. On the desktop, Smart Time runs in a browser. Native applications for mobile timekeeping are available for the iPad, iPhone and Android smartphone and tablet devices.

According to Todd Gerstein, CEO and Founder, “Smart Time’s adoption has reached critical mass. We’re expanding in all areas to meet the demand. I am thrilled Kandace is joining our team. I’ve known her for a decade and she is the consummate professional. She shares our values, our focus on innovation and our commitment to customer service. “

“I am profoundly honored to join Smart WebParts in this newly created position,” said Donovan. “Smart WebParts has built a best-in-class timekeeping platform with a solid client base. Smart WebPart’s commitment to treat clients with integrity was extremely important to my decision to join the team. I am pleased to take on this new responsibility to help grow Smart Time sales worldwide.”