Since 2011, eBillity has offered its award winning and globally recognized time and billing software to law firms under the branded name of “Time Tracker +Legal”. It became apparent to the eBillity team late in 2019 that we need to carve off our legal product, assign a development team and focus on features that will support the growing legal sector.
In doing so, we are now able to provide legal resources and content that will help law firms increase productivity and profitability by improving their utilization, realization and collection rates through accurate time tracking.
Legal time tracking is a challenge that can often elude even the best of timekeepers, especially when dealing with a myriad of responsibilities at the office. It is because of this that a variety of law firm software now exists to help keep track of this elusive resource. But not all are equal. Below, we take a look at a compilation of the best time and billing apps that every lawyer can benefit from.
LawBillity by eBillity
LawBillity is a legal time and expense tracking app accessible from any device, every account includes free apps for iOS and Android devices. LawBillity comes with built-in legal features such as a conflict checker, trust accounts, LEDES and LSS invoice formats. Along with these are also realization report features and UTBMS patent billing codes.
Included in LawBillity are web apps which come with an add-in for Outlook/365, allowing you to convert calendar and events into time entries. In addition to this, a Windows 10 desktop app comes in handy by letting you stay connected while working offline with automatic data sync once you reconnect to the internet.
LawBillity also features expense tracking, client billing and a payment processing feature that offers instant payments from Stripe or LawPay. Law firms can also enjoy the secure branded client portal, that allows your clients to easily log in and view any outstanding invoices or bills. LawBillity also integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online for faster payroll and accurate billing.
In addition to the affordable pricing, support is also a critical factor when making a decision on what software to choose. LawBillity offers free support to all users not just the administrator.Start an online chat, book a private demo, join a live weekly webinar, or contact support by email or phone.
Bill4Time features tools such as time tracking, expense tracking, billing and invoicing. Also included are an online payment solution and a client portal to ensure your clients also stay up to date with their case progress. Bill4Time comes with a collaborative project dashboard that displays your team members’ progress on expenses and any shared work engagement. Bill4Time also offers case management features with Legal Pro for an additional cost.
Its availability on iOS and Android makes its email codifications work seamlessly for real-time updates.
Clio‘s lawyer software introduces features such as case management, legal document management and billing via email or the client’s portal. It also has contact management tools for organizing client details during your communication as well as accounting features comprising easy reconciliations following trust accounting regulations.
Other features from Clio are its calendar tools, task management, online payment, time and expense tracking. Additionally, it has a law firm insights dashboard to detail the number of hours that your firm has billed and collected.
Apart from the law firm oriented features, Clio comes with customized features for clients, namely a client intake platform and a Client Relationship Management (CRM) tool inclusive of document automation and signatures.
Next is PracticePanther with features such as a contact managing tool to help you get your client’s information right and a document management platform that ensures you save all your files centrally, which you can also access offline. Other tools on this software are intake forms for client tracking, billing with tractable time and expenses and a fast credit card processing tool.
To help out with any appointments, PracticePanther comes with a calendar and emails consolidation tool to keep track of all your activities as well as a client portal, a trust accounts and reports tool.
MyCase features tools such as billing, case management with centralized document storage, and lead management for tracking, managing and helping you convert clients. It also comes with a client experience tool for shared messaging and calendar schedules with clients and enhanced security features. Its customer support caters to customer training at no added cost.
TimeSolv comes with features like time tracking, invoicing with tax calculating tools with easy to use templates and budgeting capacity that allows law firms to estimate their profitability. Included is also a document management feature, expense tracking and reporting inclusive of billable hours and performance and account receivable. Not forgetting its project management feature to track your work progress in real-time. Other services comprise mobile app use, a desktop widget with an offline TimeSync widget and outsourced legal billing.
Here’s how all this information looks in a comparison table:
When looking for law firm software price is a key factor, especially if affordability is what you are looking for. LawBillity’s monthly cost starts at only $26 per user based on annual pricing. With the above variety of law time and expense tracking tools, you stand a better chance to sample what works well and is affordable for your firm. To get you started, begin by trying LawBillity’s 14-day free trial. No credit card required.
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