Adding time passively captured in Chrometa to a CosmoLex matter.

The practice management platform CosmoLex today announced its integration with the passive timekeeping system Chrometa. The advantage of this integration is that it helps attorneys ensure that they are capturing and billing as much of their time as possible.

“Passive timekeeping” means that Chrometa tracks your activity on your computer and mobile phone in the background, without requiring you to enter time. When you respond to an email, work on a file or visit a web page, Chrometa captures that time. It then uses keyword-based rules (including email addresses and domains) to assign time entries to matters (which Chrometa calls projects).


A CosmoLex matter within Chrometa.

With the integration between CosmoLex and Chrometa, Chrometa imports a lawyer’s client and matter list from CosmoLex into its system so that passively captured time can be logged to those clients and matters. Those time entries are then passed back into CosmoLex where they are handled just as if they were time entries created in CosmoLex. Any descriptions added to a time entry in Chrometa also carry over into CosmoLex.


Time captured in Chrometa after it has been added to CosmoLex.

And because CosmoLex already has integrated billing and accounting, the time entries from Chrometa get allocated automatically to the clients’ accounts.

CosmoLex users who want to take advantage of the integration will also need a Chrometa subscription. Its monthly plans range from $12 to $29.

Chrometa also integrates with Clio, Rocket MatterTabs IIITimeslips, PCLaw and QuickBooks.

Last February, CosmoLex announced an integration with Casemaker. As I noted then, CosmoLex plans to implement a series of integrations with third-party products.

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