When it comes to reviewing statements in a paperless environment, it can be difficult to know where to start. The Reviewing Pre-Bills Digitally video walks you through generating your pre-bills to PDF, allowing your attorneys to review them digitally and move toward a paperless process.
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Work-in-process reports can provide valuable insight into what can be billed to a client, as well as what will be owed once billed. These Reports provide detailed information about work-in-process transactions, along with client-related information.
The Detail Work-In-Process Report is one of the most customizable reports in Tabs3. You can set it up to include only the transaction details that you need to see, and you can even control which columns print on the report. The Detail Work-In-Process Report provides access to all of the unbilled transactions for your clients and can be used as a pre-bill to assist with billing decisions prior to generating final statements.
The Summary Work-In-Process Report provides a quick summary of clients’ status for reviewing previous balance and payment/credit information in addition to how much each client would owe if all work-in-process were billed today.
The Detail and Summary Work-In-Process Reports video walks you through the different options for each report, and shows you an example of what each report looks like. Information on the generated reports is also provided.
Watch this nine-minute video here:
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Prior to running final statements, each timekeeper typically reviews pre-bills for accuracy. Tabs3’s Pre-Bill Tracking program (Statements | Pre-Bill Tracking) can be used to track whether a pre-bill is on hold, has been reviewed, is ready to be printed as a final statement, or has already been printed as a final statement. This feature makes it easy to always know where a bill is at and what steps must be taken in order to complete the current billing cycle.
Using the Pre-Bill Tracking program to track the billing status of statements is quite simple. Pre-Bill Tracking records are added to the Pre-Bill Tracking window when a draft statement or a Detail Work-In-Process Report is run for a client (provided the Update Pre-Bill Tracking check box is selected on the Options tab). Once the records are displayed in the Pre-Bill Tracking window, you can track the status of each pre-bill.
When the reviewing timekeeper returns pre-bills to you, individual statements can be marked as “Reviewed” or on “Hold.” Once statement records are marked as reviewed, final statements can be printed directly from the Pre-Bill Tracking window by clicking the Final Statements button (provided they are not on hold and a final statement has not already been run). The records in the Pre-Bill Tracking window can easily be sorted by Client ID, Client Name, Description, Timekeeper, Pre-Bill Date, Hold Status, Reviewed Status, Final Date, or Batch by clicking the applicable column heading.
Clicking the Options button allows you to select whether to view clients that are on hold or not on hold, clients that have been reviewed or not reviewed, clients that have had a final statement processed, or a combination of these selections. Additionally, you can select to view pre-bills for specific timekeepers, or a specific batch.
If you haven’t been using Pre-Bill Tracking, try it out the next time you run your pre-bills.