1. Donut charts: the all-time classic.
Possible use: Provide stakeholders with an easy-to-digest visualization of the total value, as well as an individual breakdown of each activity, its value, and percentage.
2. Seasonal charts: find out what times of the year are busiest.
Possible use: Identify trends. Partition by timekeeper, timekeeper level, or practice group. Apply filters for one year, one at a time. Compare the graphs and see if there are any trends in terms of the workload for particular months of the year.
3. List view: a detailed breakdown.
Possible use: Create a top client report. Partition by Client, select the values you want to include in the “Display” options, and use the “Sort” button to see the top-performing clients.
4. Comparison list: compare two data points at the same time.
Possible use: Identify experts. Partition by activity and compare against timekeeper. Each color represents a timekeeper, so you can quickly identify who spends the most time on a specific activity, thus indicating they're likely an expert.
5. Expanded list: compare two data points at the same time.
Possible use: Timekeeper leverage report. Filter a Matter or Practice Group you want to analyze, Partition by timekeeper level. In the “Compare” button select “timekeeper” to answer questions such as: “How many paralegals or partners worked in this type of matter?”, “How much did it cost?”, “Who is the most valuable player”
6. Matter list: Quickly group matters.
Possible use: create a matter group. Filter out a set of matters based on matter type, specific activities, office location, or any other factor you're interested in, and create a matter group, which you can then use in the fee comparison, budgets, or drilldown.
7. Bar charts: draw comparisons in your data set.
Possible use: Identify cross-selling opportunities. Filter out a client, partition by practice group, and analyze the work done. Are there more practice groups that could be doing work for this client? Is there a practice group that is already working for this client but could do more?
8. Cumulative charts: track progression.
Possible use: analyze staffing and resource allocation. Filter out a matter or set of similar matters and partition by Timekeeper level. See who worked on the matters in terms of seniority levels, and at what point the workload increases so you better allocate resources in the future.
9. Bubbles: track progression.
Possible use: analyze the life of a matter. Filter out a specific matter or set of matters and partition by activity. See what type of activities were done at a specific stage of the matter. Use this to predict what type of resources you need to allocate and when, and see if there are any obvious phases you can identify and recreate in Clocktimizer.
10. Cost development: analyze growth.
Possible use: pro-actively identify risks. Filter out a specific client and analyze the growth trends. Is there a declining trend for billing value or a sharp increase in cost values? Use this as a starting point to zoom into that client, and further analyze leverage, resource allocation, profitability, or work done, and start working on ways to increase your billables and reduce your costs.
11. Matter progress - days:
Possible use: find workload patterns. Partition by matters and apply any filters you'd like, such as client or period. Is there more work done at the beginning, or the end of the matter? Are there any gaps? The bigger the bubble, the more work was done in that period.
12. Matter progress - percentage:
Possible use: find workload patterns. Similar to the days' progression graph, you can identify how much work was done by a particular stage in a matter's life. Partition by matters and apply any filters you'd like, such as client or period. Is there more work done at the beginning, or the end of the matter? Are there any gaps? The bigger the bubble, the more work was done by that stage.
13. Social graphs: Understand who is working with whom within your firm. Find the key lawyers for each client within your firm.
Possible use: identify MVPs. Select a Client in the drilldown filter options, and use one of the Social Graphs (office; practice group; timekeeper level) in the list of visualizations. The example below displays a timekeeper office social graph. If two dots are connected, it means the two-time keepers worked on the same activity, on the same matter, in the same month.
14. Word clouds: what are people writing down.
Possible use: find out what the most common words are being written down by your timekeepers. The bigger the word, the more often it appears in the narratives. Are there any red flags such as traveling?
15. Activity clouds: what are the most common Clocktimizer activities.
Possible use: find out what the most common activities Clocktimizer is detecting in the narratives. The bigger the activity, the most common it is. Are there any red flags such as uncategorizable or traveling?