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This document includes two charts: a Practice/Case Management Software Comparison Chart for Solo/Small Firm, and a Time

& Billing Software Comparison


Chart for Solo/Small Firm. Scroll down to view the Time & Billing chart. Last updated: Sep 1, 2010.

Practice/Case Management Software Comparison Chart for Solo/Small Firm


(Note: May include time/billing features. See below for Time & Billing specific chart.)
Software
Technical Compatibility
Pricing Front Office Tasks Back Office Tasks Mobile Access Technical Support
Requirements (Import/export,
etc.)
Customizable based on PC: Windows XP Pro, Fully integrated Available in Microsoft Word BlackBerry, iPhone, Customer care
firm, desired options. Vista, or Windows 7. calendaring, cases, AbacusLaw Gold Microsoft Outlook Palm, Windows CE, includes tech
Pricing includes conflict checking, only. Includes one- WordPerfect Pocket PC. support, online
software, training, and Server: Microsoft auto-filling court click time & billing, training modules and
support. forms. Link docs, accounting, trust Data import/export. Call 800.726.3339 as more.
(more info) emails, messages, accounts, general Data conversion new phones are
For "no obligation notes & more to ledger, check from other available. Support by remote
quote," fill out form client records. writing, payroll and programs. desktop, telephone,
Abacus Law (click here) or call more. email, and fax.
Classic/Gold 800.726.3339, M-F 6am- Specialty versions
5pm PT include litigation, (more info) US-based, M-F 6am-
transactional law, 5pm PT.
Free demo available. family law, personal
injury, immigration, (more info)
ABA members save 15% estate planning and
on AbacusLaw through workers' comp.
ABA TechEZ.
(more info)

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.
Amicus Attorney 2010 Windows 7/Vista/XP Matter management, Most back office Microsoft Outlook Contacts and Annual technical
Premium Edition: $999 Pro contact relationship features in Amicus Microsoft Word Calendar Sync with support plans offer
1st license, $599 management, Accounting (see WordPerfect any mobile device unlimited telephone
additional licenses. Windows Server knowledge Time & Billing chart HotDocs (iPhone, BlackBerry, & email support,
Optional add'l fees for 2008/2003 management, below). CompuLaw Palm, Windows web-based remote
annual maintenance calendaring & Worldox Mobile) via Outlook. desktop assistance,
($350/$250 resp.), Premium Edition: docketing, universal Timeslips Amicus Mobile (add access to experts,
annual tech support SQL Server 2008 communication PCLaw on software) convenient hours.
($295/$95 resp.). inbox, document QuickBooks provides real time
(more info) assembly, document Tabs3 two-way access to (more info)
Amicus Attorney 2010 management, conflict Juris Amicus time, files,
Amicus Attorney Small Firm Edition: $499 checking, to-do lists, Plus numerous other notes, stickies, phone Annual maintenance
1st license, $399 deadline accounting and calls, and messages. plan s offer
additional licenses. management. billing applications Support for Windows automatic software
Optional add'l fees for Data import/export Mobile and upgrades/updates in
annual maintenance (more info) BlackBerry devices. addition to technical
($280/$180 resp.), (more info) support.
annual tech support (more info)
($295/$95 resp.). (more info)

(more info)

Monthly subscription: - Web-based, requires Matter/case Time tracking, billing Microsoft Outlook Because Clio is web- Technical support is
$49/month per attorney Internet Explorer management, and reporting, trust Google Calendar based, it is accessible included in Clio's
- $25/month per 6.0+, Firefox 2.0+, document accounting, online Apple iCal from any device with monthly subscription
support staff Safari 3.0+ or Google management, bill paying Apple Contacts an integrated web- free. Support
Chrome client/contact QuickBooks browser. options include
Clio ABA members save 25% management, task phone (800-number)
on their first six months scheduling, practice An iPhone-optimized and e-mail.
of Clio through ABA performance metrics, version of Clio is also
TechEZ. document available.
sharing/collaboration.

Contact sales team for Windows NT, 2000, Case/contact Time management, Microsoft Office Legal Files Mobile, Yearly maintenance
quote. Volume, XP Pro. Also management, email, budgeting, expense suite Internet, PDAs and support
government and non- available in web document assembly tracking and eBilling Numerous popular agreement available
profit discounts browser version. and management, module document offering unlimited
available. relationship management and help desk support;
1.800.500.0537 (more info) management, conflict accounting online customer
Legal Files checking, programs. resource center.
calendaring, Contact company for
automatic (more info) additional
notification system information.
for tasks and to-do's. 1.800.500.0537

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.
Licenses 1-10: $1,000 Workstation: Notes, calendar, Marketing, expense Acrobat Remote access New Needles clients
per user. Annual Windows 2000, XP, document tracking, reporting, Corel WordPerfect must undergo initial
support, Sybase, and Vista. management, case import/export to Docs Open (more info) trainng and
implementation/training status, e-mail, IM, other Needles firms. Hot Docs implementation with
at additional cost. Server: Windows case fiels, conflict Microsoft Suite certified training
2003, 2008. checking, statute (more info) QuickBooks consultant.
Needles Pricing calculator tracking. Timeslips
available on website. (more info) Worldocs Annual support
(more info) provides technical
(more info) support M-F, 8:30-
5:15pm EST.

(more info)
PracticeMaster Basic: Basic/Premier: PracticeMaster Basic: Fee and cost entry. PracticeMaster Basic: Palm and other Annual maintenance
$150 for first user ($50 Windows: 7, Vista, Matter & contact Tabs3 products can Tabs3, Paperport, smartphones plan available
per add'l user); XP, 2000 database; Firm-wide be purchased for Outlook and other e- (pricing info)
PracticeMaster Premier: calendaring; Conflict back office billing, mail programs, (more info)
$295 for first user ($150 CSV: STI Server on checking; Document accounting, A/R, QuickBooks Free telephone
per add'l user). Windows: 7, Vista, management; A/P, trust support for 60 days
XP, 2000 common task accounting, and PracticeMaster
Client Server Version: templates; e-mail check writing (see Premier: Knowledge base
Basic: $500 ($185 per (more info) chart below). Additional
add'l user) PracticeMaster integration with (more info)
Premier: $890 ($250 per Premier: (more info) Outlook, HotDocs,
add'l user) Adds document Paperport, WorlDox,
PracticeMaster assembly, document Microsoft Word,
Optional annual management WordPerfect,
maintenance: $65/21 integration, area of CompuLaw court
for basic, $130/53 for practice rules.
premier. customization, etc.
(comparison chart) (more info here and
(more info) here)

PracticeMaster Basic is
included with purchase
of Tabs3. (more info)

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.
Contact ProLaw for Workstation: Matter management, Time/expense Microsoft Suite ProLaw offers
pricing. Information Windows 2000 Pro, contacts, document tracking, budgeting, Lotus Domino/Notes support for planning
request form available XP Pro, Vista assembly/mgmt, collections, billing, GroupWise & implementation,
on web page, or call 1- Business/Ultimate. email, cost recovery, Acrobat training & adoption,
800-977-6529. appointments/tasks, contingency analysis HotDocs and technical
Server: Windows docketing, & disposition, DOCS Open support.
Server 2000, Server calendaring, in- integrated OpenText
2003 R2, Server 2008 context Westlaw accounting. Interwoven (more info)
ProLaw running Microsoft research, records Worldox
SQL Server management. (more info) PeachTree
2000/2005/2008. QuickPayroll
Specialized practice
(more info) area modules (more info)
available.

(more info)

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1 user: $59.99/month Web based, cross- Individual and firm- Hourly, flat fee, and Calendar Any mobile device Phone and email
Users 2-6: platform. Runs on wide calendaring, to- contingency matter subscription can be capable of running a technical support
$49.99/month any operating system do and task tracking, support, time and read by Outlook full browser. included in monthly
Users 7-20: with a modern web matter management, expense tracking, 2007, iCal, Sunbird, Optimized for usage fee. Support hours
$39.99/month browser. Requires contact management, flexible user rates, Google Calendar, and on the iPhone, Palm from 9 AM to 6 PM
20+ users: Internet Explorer 7 or phone and inter- online timer most other Pre, Windows EST, M-F. Our
$19.99/month above, Safar 3 or office messaging, (stopwatch), billing, compliant Mobile, and modern support
above, Firefox 2 or conflict checking, invoicing, matter- calendaring BlackBerry devices. representatives are
Pricing includes mobile above, Chrome, or document storage, based ledgers and programs. located in the U.S.
access, upgrades, Opera. reporting and accounting. AR and are native
backups, security, performance reports, batch Mail merge with English speakers.
support, and training. tracking, date invoice creation. Microsoft Word for Support in Spanish is
calculation, tagging, form letter/label also available.
mail merge, on- generation.
Rocket Matter demand data We respond to most
downloads, Skype Invoices can be issues within the
integration. created in hour, and guarantee
WordPerfect, Word, a 1 business day
or PDF. response time.

Reports and data can Rocket Matter


be backed up to CSV subscriptions include
files readable with free training sessions
Excel. and 24-hour access
to online support
videos to help with
most common
questions.

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.
1st user: $950 Workstation: Contacts, matter Time capture PCLaw Online support
Additional users: $525 Windows XP, Vista. management, Juris center with
(includes 1st year Business/Pro edition docketing, (more info) Timeslips articles/FAQs.
maintenance plan) recommended. calendaring, QuickBooks
document Other "billing, (more info)
(more info) Server: Windows management, document
Server 2003/2008 communications, management, e-mail Online service center
ABA members save 15% with Microsoft SQL data import/sync and other desktop available for licensed
on Time Matters 2005/2008. business customers.
Time Matters through ABA TechEZ. (more info) applications."
(more info) Live-answer
(more info) telephone support
available M-F, 8am-
8pm for strictly
technical issues.

(more info)

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.
Time and Billing Software Comparison Chart for Solo/Small Firms
Key
Types of Data
Technical Accounting Software Technical
Pricing Billing Conversion Mobile Access
Requirements and Billing Compatibility Support
Supported Available
Tasks
$399 (first user) Workstation: Time tracking, Hourly, split, flat Amicus Attorney Guide to migrating Annual technical
$299 (add'l users) Windows XP billing and full fee, consolidated, 2010 from another support plans offer
Optional add'l fees Home/XP General Ledger e-billing. accounting system unlimited
for annual Pro/Server accounting. available: see PDF. telephone & email
maintenance 2003/Vista Includes check support, web-
($230/$130 resp.), writing, accounts based remote
annual tech Internet Explorer payable and desktop
support ($295/$95 6+ productivity assistance, access
resp.). reporting. to experts,
File Server: convenient hours.
(more info) Windows XP (more info)
Amicus
Pro/Server (more info)
Accounting 2003/Vista/SBS
2008/ Server 2008 Annual
maintenance plan
Internet Explorer s offer automatic
6+ software
upgrades/updates
(more info-PDF) in addition to
technical support.

(more info)

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.
Free (1 user, 3 All operating Mobile time and Uploads all Pre-existing iPhone/iPod Touch All subscribers get
active clients, 5 systems - the expense tracking, formats for file database with OS 2 or free technical
open projects). software is online customer service, management. conversion easily above, BlackBerry support. Lite and
and isn't subject to scheduling, time Integrates with possible with OS 4.0 or above, Pro users get
Lite - $19.99 per specific operating attendance, Quickbooks. Bill4Time free Windows Mobile priority. Free
user (2 users, 20 systems. All project Exports firm data technical support. smartphones, system updates
active clients, 30 browsers - management, in CSV. Palm and daily back-ups.
open projects). Internet Explorer 6 business smartphones. Free personal
or above, Firefox 2 productivity tutorials,
Bill4Time Pro - $39.99 per or above, Safari 2 control, reporting, Laptops webinars, and
user (unlimited on Mac, Safari 3 accounting, disconnected from group tutorials
users, active on PC. invoicing, payroll & the internet can upon request.
clients, and open billing, firm use a desktop
projects. Users management. widget to track Free access to
after the third are time. video tutorials and
$19.99 per user). (more info) knowledgebase.
(more info)
(more info)

$99 one-time Windows XP, Vista, Automatic time Hourly Standalone Export to No Free phone and
perpetual license, 7 capture (Capture Flat fee Microsoft Excel email support
volume discounts all PC based time Create categories
available (more info) with no interaction to sort time by (more info) Online Quick Start
or data entry) client/matter guide and Training
(more info) Video
Capture non-PC (more info)
Chrometa ABA members time via Away (more info)
save 15% on Time reminder
Chrometa through (meetings, phone,
ABA TechEZ. etc)

(more info)

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.
Billing: Windows Time/expense Hourly by Exports all Unlimited free live
st
1 Computer: 2000/XP/Vista/7 tracking, Receiver timekeeper/task, statement and phone support and
$249/yr retainers in flat fee, reports in weekly web based
Add'l Computer: operating or trust contingency, Word/PDF training classes.
$99/yr banks, billing, global rates, Online training
receive payment matter specific video library.
Trust Module: or apply retainers, rates, time entry
1st Computer: check printing and specific rates,
$249/yr monthly bank UTBMS codes.
Add'l Computer: reconciliation.
$99/yr Batch generate
Easy TimeBill overdue invoices &
& Trust Supports unlimited low retainer
Accounting number of balance notices.
timekeepers & Fully customizable
multiple letters and
simultaneous invoices. Over 25
users. reports for billing,
trust, and banking.
Training, live Matter’s unbilled,
phone support and unpaid & retainer
product updates balances always
are included in the visible.
pricing. (more info)

Including first year Workstation: Time tracking, Flat fee, task- LexisNexis Total Free utilities and PCLaw Travel Online support
maintenance plan: Windows 2000, billing, accounts based, split, Practice paid services Edition module for provided via
1st User: $950 XP, Vista, 7 receivable, contingency, Advantage, Time offered to ease Palm OS 3.5+, LexisNexis Total
Add'l users: $455 integrated credit retainer, electronic Matters, Amicus transition. Data BlackBerry OS 4.0+ Practice Solutions
Server: Windows card processing, billing. Attorney, PCLaw has been Support Center.
Without first year 2000, Windows trust accounts, Timer, LexisNexis converted from (more info)
maintenance plan: 2003 Server ledgers, (more info) Research QuickBooks, (more info)
1st User: $600 comprehensive Microsoft Small Timeslips,
PCLaw Add'l users: $400 (more info) reporting, Business Compulaw, Esilaw,
integrated payroll Accounting Manac, and Tabs3.
(more info)
(more info) (more info) (more info)
ABA members
save 15% on
PCLaw through
ABA TechEZ.

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.
$295 (two users) Windows: 7, Vista, Time tracking, Hourly, flat-fee, Tabs3 Financial Call 402.423.1440 Integrates with Free knowledge
$495 (five users) XP, 2000 accounts contingency, software, for information on Palm version 4 or base, free
(more info) receivable, reports UTMBS/electronic PracticeMaster, data conversion. 5. telephone support
(more info) billing, split-fee QuickBooks (more for first 60 days,
Client Server (more info) retainer, task info here and (more info) annual
Versions: based billing, pro here) maintenance plans
$1395 (5 users) Separate Tabs3 bono, billable, Tabs3 Palm available, which
$2095 (9 users) software available non-billable Handheld and include unlimited
Tabs3 Billing for trust, general Tabs3 Remote telephone support
(more info) ledger, accounts (more info) Entry software and free updates
payable. available at an (more info)
PracticeMaster additional price.
Basic is included (more info here
with purchase of and here)
Tabs3. (more info)

1 user: $499.99 Windows 7 Time/expense Hourly, flat, QuickBooks, Built-in data Mobile recording 30 days' free
5 user: $899.99 Ultimate or tracking, bill contingency, Peachtree, MS import feature can of time/expenses warranty support
10 user: $1599.99 Professional, generation, percent Outlook, Excel. import data from using PocketPC upon registration
Windows Vista accounts completion, delimited text devices with Time of product.
1 network station: Business or receivable, report others. (more info) files. to Time Pro add-
$199.95 Ultimate, design & on. Basic and "Billing
5 network Windows XP SP3 customization, (more info) (more info) Assurance"
stations: $699.99 scheduled (more info) support plans
(more info) backups, alerts, Tools offered for available at
(more info) custom fields, conversion of Enter time from variable prices.
networking older Timeslips any web- On-demand
Single station options. databases. connected support available
Timeslips support plan: $269 Conversion from computer using as well.
(more info) other databases Timeslips eCenter
Network support may be possible add on. Knowledgebase
plan: $399 Various add-on via Timeslips and community
products available. Certified (more info) assistance
(more info) Consultant. available.

ABA members (more info) (more info)


save 15% on
Timeslips through
ABA TechEZ.

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.
$35.00 per Windows XP, Vista. Billing Hourly by Quickbooks, MYOB Quickbooks Mobile Web Toll Free
timekeeper/per Macintosh, Linux, LEDES billing, timekeeper/task, AccountEdge, CSV CSV files from all Access through Telephone and
month or $29 per Unix, etc. batch bill creation, flat fee, Export, PayPal accounting TimeSolv Mobile Email support
user/month with consolidated contingency, systems including at no charge. included in
an annual plan. Software is billing, multiple global rates, WorkTRAKR for Timeslips. subscription.
No charge for non- browser based and flexible billing matter specific automatically Supported devices Response time of
timekeepers. not subject to templates, five bill rates, time entry capturing time No charge for data include less than 2 hours.
specific operating delivery options, specific rates, from phone calls conversion and * iPhone Support personnel
Includes initial system. online bill LEDES billing, and emails help with data * Blackberry located in the US.
setup, support and presentment and outsourced billing, upload. * Windows Mobile
one-on-one online Browsers: Internet credit card print and mail (more info) * Palm Includes free one-
Training. Explorer, Firefox, payments service. (more info) on-one online
Discounts available Safari, Chrome Laptop based training, initial
for 10+ users (more info) Narrative Additional mobile access setup and
replacement codes electronic billing through TimeSync, configuration.
(more info) for quick notes formats available a desktop
entry, multiple for insurance application for Support hours:
TimeSolv Legal timers, ABA companies, such tracking time and Email 8 AM to 10
UTBMS codes as Chubbs, expenses. PM EST Monday-
Litigation Advisors, Sunday
Accounting etc. (more info) Telephone 9 AM to
Accounts 8:30 PM Monday-
receivable, trust (more info) Friday
accounting,
financial reports, Online support site
auto reports, available for self
project help.
management, (more info)
conflicts
management,
approval
workflow.

(more info)

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.
$30 per month for Windows 98, ME, Time keeping, Custom interval, Microsoft Outlook, PDF (built in), Unlimited support
the first license. 2000, XP, Server payment entry, hour, half-hour, TurboLaw HTML, Text, CSV, including US based
$20 per month for 2003, Vista stop watch, bill quarter-hour, Document MHT, Excel, RTF, toll-free phone
each additional creation, account tenth-hour, exact Software Image (BMP, GIF, support for active
license. Volume XP or higher history, financial time, flat fee. JPEG, PNG, TIFF, subscribers. Free
discount available recommended for reports, EMF, WMF) training webinars
for 5+ licenses. best results. client/staff and help center
information entry also available.
TurboLaw No contract term. Internet (including billing
connection rates), application
Time and Free trial available. required for setup, of finance charges,
Billing updates, and dozens of
activation, but the customizable
program is on your bill/statement
computer, not templates,
hosted on the multiple matter
Internet. support.

(more info) (more info)

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Note: these charts do not provide a comprehensive comparison of all Practice Management/Time & Billing products on the market. Inclusion in the chart should not be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have an update to a listing or if you'd like to submit a product for consideration in future chart revisions, please contact
the LTRC at ltrc@abanet.org.