World's first out-of-the-box in-house legal capacity dashboard

Your in-house legal team is drowning. How do you get a clear understanding of capacity to appropriately (and fairly) assign work? A capacity dashboard.

Understanding the capacity of team members is often a tricky task for in-house legal teams. Everybody is drowning. Yet the work keeps coming, so who is going to do it?

An analysis of capacity across your Legal Department is an essential management tool to understand both the absolute and relative ability of team members to take on new work. 

Not all legal work is created equal - the work may be small or large, complex or simple, strategic or routine. An in-house legal matter management software that captures these metrics seamlessly will allow you get a true understanding of each team member's workload and assign work appropriately.

This need is real, and it applies whether you are a team of 2 or a team of 20; every legal team needs to know where to assign the next quick contract review or the enormous M&A project that is about to hit the collective Legal Department desk. 

And yet, you did not go to law school to build a dashboard. Or even to design one and have somebody else build it. You need actionable insights from your in-house legal software, right out-of-the-box!

This is why Xakia has launched a new Legal Department Capacity Dashboard!

in-house legal department resource capacity dashboard with Xakia legal analytics software

The Capacity Dashboard gives General Counsel and senior leaders of in-house legal teams real-time visibility across their team and uses Xakia's analytics to empower immediate decision making. It is a powerful (and exciting!) tool which will help you to better understand the workload assigned to each of your team members.

If you want capacity conversations to be much, much more than “how many matters are you working on right now”, the Capacity Dashboard is worth checking out!

Key highlights of the Legal Department Capacity Dashboard

Traffic light system

If everybody is drowning in work, then by definition nobody has capacity. So a dashboard needs to consider both the absolute AND relative position of the team. Xakia's complex and powerful algorithms sit behind the dashboard, but this is distilled into a simple traffic light system on the left hand side to provide an overall understanding of a lawyer's capacity.Volume

Volume metrics and indicators are shown in both total and time frames to understand whether any given piece of work can fit into the demands on a team member. Combine this with the 'size' metrics (also displayed by volume) to understand the type of work being done by a team member.


Knowing whether a team member has their hair on fire today, this week or next month can be helpful when understanding capacity. How many matters are overdue, how many are going to hit their deadline in the next 7 days, 28 days and beyond, all provide context to establish capacity (or lack of!) across your Legal Department.


Priority, complexity and strategic impact of the work being done also play a role in determining the capacity of a Legal Department team member. Averages are displayed on a dial, combined with colour indicators to show the intensity of the work being done by a team member. One click will show the Xakia Quadrant breakdown for each team member, so you can see matters displayed visually across all three metrics.

That's not all!

Legal requests

When the work requests come in through your in house legal matter management software, you need to see these side by side the capacity of your team so that you can make appropriate work assignments. In Xakia's legal capacity dashboard, you can display your legal requests alongside capacity so that this assessment can be made in tandem.

Powerful in-house legal data analytics drive performance 

For teams of 2 to 20, Xakia has made its powerful analytics available without the need to leverage your own data analysts, internal IT resources or another expensive module in your in-house legal software. Xakia's capacity dashboard and analytics are available at every Xakia subscription tier. And in true Xakia style, these analytics are distilled into a simple, actionable format that everybody will understand. 

Capacity in an in-house Legal Department is always challenging. Xakia's world-first capacity analytics legal department dashboard gives managers an opportunity to find the right resource for the right work, the first time.

Get critical insights into your team's capacity with legal analytics software

To learn more about Xakia's legal analytics software and how the capacity dashboard can help you see and compare the workloads of different team members, get in touch with the team today for a demo OR start your free 14-day trial here.


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