Assess your rainmaking


Develop expectations

Rainmaker PRO supports individual attorney and the practice analyse business development planning. The 5next algorithm calculates bespoke assessments of the future outputs of current rainmaking actions. This supports commercial judgements on investing in rainmaking follow through.


Guesstimate returns

Rainmaker PRO forecasts financial returns of business development actions. The 5next algorithm produces an interpretation of return on investment and assessment of opportunity cost. This gives a picture of the financial case for a course of rainmaking action and supports making the most profitable decisions.


Surmise likelihood

Rainmaker PRO delivers the probability of the outcome with a probability of time frame. The experienced rainmaker can make a judgement of the percentage of possibility but this is less easy to calculate over a group of lawyers. The rainmaking measurement system and algorithms can produce a report of likelihood based on averages that supports the interpretation.


Summarise outputs

Rainmaker PRO supports lawyers actualize a contact network and referral marketing overview. This reporting can be produced monthly and quarterly through the unique interpretation of rainmaking actions. This reporting supports rainmaking plans to develop the practice and individuals. It can also determine if there is a requirement for additional rainmaking capacity.


The Rainmaking Potential of Your Practice


Refferal technique

Rainmaker PRO builds referral marketing habits within the firm. It supports times use, strategy development, measurement of actions, sharing information keeping the practice on track.

Introduction technique

Measure the impact of your current introduction methodology and tactics. Rainmaker PRO leverages the professional evidence-of-competence the firm possesses to measure and forecast the likely impact of new introductions.

Upsell technique

Manage referral opportunities across the departments and legal disciplines within the practice maximising the potential opportunities that the firm is creating.


  • C4DI is one of the UK’s leading technology incubators. A challenge many of our businesses have is a lack of a focussed approach to business development. To help with that, Bob Spence has delivered a number of business development programmes at C4DI based on the 5next method that helps build a network of connections in a structured fashion.

    The software 5next has developed supports this approach and I believe it is a groundbreaking method of business development. In fast-growing businesses, time is rare and so any connections need to be developed in an effective and efficient way.

    John Connolly
    The Centre for Digital Innovation
  • 5next is the first application that I have seen that manages, educates and coaches you to develop the connections that make the difference. The 5next online ‘smart team’ makes sure you network like a ‘pro’.

    Throughout his career, Martin has written, planned and hosted promotional and networking events for blue chip companies across the UK. He is highly skilled at presenting to small groups or large conferences and ran 26 networking groups simultaneously across the UK.

    Martin Byrne 5next
    Martin Byrne
    Senior Partner Core Business Solutions
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