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Legal Practice Management System Comparison

Making the best possible decision

Selecting the best possible Practice Management System for your firm can be difficult and overwhelming.

 

Deciding on your firm’s core Practice Management Software is not something you do often, yet the ramifications of such a decision are likely to have a long-lasting impact on your firm’s bottom line efficiencies and top line opportunities.

 

Independent Advice

NextLegal are completely independent of all Practice Management Software providers.  In-short, this means our advice is not swayed by sales commissions or incentives.  We work as your advocate to select the best possible system for your specific needs.

 

Our experience, processes, technical expertise and independence, all mean that your decision can be made effectively and with confidence.

 

Choose the level of assistance you require

Regardless of if you are a sole practitioner, small / boutique firm or a national firm with in-depth requirements, our team can help.

 

Our assistance can be tailored and priced to meet your needs, meaning the value you receive will always exceed your investment in our services.

Request a fixed fee quote

You can call us on 07 3505 0166 , or use the form below to request a fixed fee quote to have NextLegal help you select the best possible system for you and your firm.




Outline (Helping you with the approach, short-listing and decision-making)Guided (Expert assistance and advice throughout, with the inclusion of a detailed cost comparison and IT considerations)Premium (This all-inclusive offering has our team manage and co-ordinate all aspects of the process for you, including our involvement in software demonstrations as your advocate)

This comparison page is proudly brought to by Client Sense

Client Sense is an intelligent Business Development solution developed specifically for Professional Services firms.  Working seamlessly alongside any Practice Management System listed below, Client Sense was developed by NextLegal to provide real-time visibility across the client, contact and referral networks that drive firm revenue.

Client Sense ‘joins the dots’ on your client relationships and communication automatically, requiring no data-entry from busy professionals… seriously!

Book a demonstration today or click here to learn more.

Zero data-entry Business Development and Client Relationship Visibility

Functionality compared:

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Contact Information Average number of users Time / Billing Workflow Document Management Custom Reporting Office Accounting QLD Trust Compliant Law Society of NSW Trust Certified Precedents / Court Forms Document Assembly Client Relationship Management Safe Custody Client Portal Lawyer Mobility Cloud / Hosting Pricing Model
Actionstep (02) 8011 3682 Website  10-20 Yes Yes Yes – plus integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes No – but integrates Yes – plus integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes – App Software as a Service Subscription
Aderant Expert +1 888 604 2366
Website
100-200 Yes Yes, plus integrates Yes, plus integrates Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes, plus integrates No No, but integrates Yes, mobile site Onsite or hosted Licence + maintenance
Affinity 1800 772 772  Website 30-50 Yes Yes Yes – plus integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – plus integrates Yes – plus integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes – Mobile site Onsite or hosted Licence + maintenance
BHL Insight 1300 132 385 Website 30-50 Yes Yes Yes – plus integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes No – but integrates Yes – plus integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes – Mobile site Onsite or hosted Subscription
Cabenet (04) 3821 7585 Website 10-20 Yes Yes – plus integrates Yes No Yes Yes Yes No – but integrates Yes No, but integrates Yes Yes Yes – Mobile site Software as a Service Subscription
Clio (04) 3427 5273 Website  1-5 Yes Yes Yes No No – but integrates No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes – App Software as a Service Subscription
ContactsLaw (08) 9220 4421 Website 20-30 Yes Yes Yes Yes, plus integrates Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes, plus integrates Yes No, but integrates No, but integrates Onsite or hosted Subscription
CoreMatter (04) 3427 5273 Website 10-20 Yes No No – but integrates No Yes No No No No No No No Yes – App Software as a Service Subscription
Elite 3E 1800 118 053 Website 100-200 Yes Yes, plus integrates Yes, plus integrates Yes, plus integrates Yes Yes No No, but integrates Yes, plus integrates Yes, plus integrates Yes Yes Yes – App Onsite or hosted Licence + maintenance
FilePro 1300 653 380 Website 10-20  Yes  Yes Yes Yes – plus integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes  Yes via 3rd party On-site or hosted Per matter
Firm Central (02) 8587 7159 Website 1-5 Yes Yes Yes No, but integrates No, but integrates No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – App Software as a Service Subscription
Infinitylaw (02) 8587 7180 Website  20-30 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, plus integrates Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – App On-site or hosted Licence + maintenance
LawMaster 1300 135 214 Website  30-50 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – Mobile site On-site or hosted Subscription
LEAP Cloud 1300 607 625 Website  5-10 Yes Yes Yes No, but integrates No, but integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes – App Software as a Service Subscription
Legal First (02) 8705 3777 Website  20-30 Yes Yes, plus integrates No, but integrates Yes, plus integrates Yes Yes No No, but integrates Yes, plus integrates Yes, plus integrates  Yes, plus integrates  Yes, plus integrates No, but integrates Hosted or on-site Other
Open Practice 1300 366 002 Website 20-30 Yes Yes Yes, plus integrates Yes, plus integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes, plus integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – App On-site or hosted Licence + maintenance
PCLaw 1800 772 772 Website 5-10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes  Yes No Yes No  Yes – Mobile site  On-site install Other
Practice Evolve (02) 9046 6900 Website 30-50 Yes Yes – plus integrates Yes Yes – plus integrates Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – Mobile site On-site or hosted Licence + maintenance
SILQ solicitor 1300 556 689 Website 1-5 Yes  Yes Yes – plus integrates Yes – plus integrates  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes  No Yes – Mobile site On-site or hosted Subscription
Wise Owl Legal

(07) 3106 6022 Website

5-10 Yes No, but integrates Yes Yes – plus integrates Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes – Mobile site Software as a Service Subscription

Last updated: 8 August 2018.  This information has been provided by each of the vendors listed.  This does not indicate the ease of use, capability or features within these core functions.  This is not an exhaustive list of all Practice Management Systems available within the Australian market. To submit a PMS not listed, please contact us.