The market for legal practitioners is growing, as is the need for efficiency and innovation both in client facing communications and internal workflows. Accellis provides a range of custom application development and integration solutions that create distinction and competitive advantage over other law firms. See some of the services we offer, specifically designed to increase your firms productivity, efficiency and market presence.

Accellis System Integration & Development Services

Application Automation

In the past the billable hours required to complete these tasks was preferable as the business of practicing law was an hourly service. However, modern law firms are changing and many factors are leading the practice of law into becoming a flat fee service.

With a flat fee pricing model, it becomes exponentially more advantageous to create automation systems that can minimize time spent performing repetitive tasks such as document generation. When automating tasks, you leverage the technology infrastructure to quickly and efficiently complete tasks. Automation allows your staff to remain billable and to continue working on more advanced tasks while continuing to churn out deliverables. In the flat fee billing space, this automation of tasks raises your profitability, and for some firms can even be an absolute necessity to remaining successful.

Some examples of tasks that can be automated are:

  • Document Generation
  • Calendaring
  • Client Status Update Communications
  • Billing Entries

Contact us today to see what we can automate for your firm!

Application Integration

Law firms, like any business employ numerous back end systems to manage their information, workflows and billing. Many of the products have limited integration with each other allowing firms to move information from one system to the other, but why settle for limited?

Many times the individual workflows of a firm don’t necessarily match the integration abilities of the applications that they use. So what is a firm to do? The firm can alter their entire business model and the workflows they employ to match the capabilities of the underlying systems but is this really the best solution?

Accellis offers advanced integration systems that can accommodate nearly any back end systems or workflows. The integration services provided by Accellis allow law firms to work their way, without duplicating work or data and increasing the overall efficiency of the firm. Accellis can analyze your work flow and back end systems to determine the best course of action to make and keep your firm successful!

Some systems that we have integrated for clients:

Contact us today to see how we can integrate your back end systems and increase your profitability!

Data Conversion

Have you been thinking about changing your firms practice management or billing and accounting systems? Is the fear of the conversion process holding you back? You aren’t alone, conversions are messy and complex and have the potential to lose data in the process! Accellis has experience in converting and migrating data to and from the industry’s most popular practice management, billing & accounting and document management systems.

Accellis offers benefits not available through most software vendors, the experience of both the source and destination systems. What this means is that Accellis is familiar with the functionality and data structures of both the system you are coming from and the system you are moving to. This positions Accellis to provide more comprehensive and reliable data conversions!

While the software vendor may provide an excellent product and excellent support for the product they sell, they don’t know the system your data is coming from. The data conversion you are paying for when employing the software vendor simply doesn’t get everything, and many times what it does get can be wrong. Although many of these companies will work with you until the job is done, they will bill you for every minute they spend learning the system you are coming from, consulting with you and actually migrating the data into their systems.

Accellis has performed many data conversions and is intimately familiar with nearly any software solution that a law firm will use. This means that we can get more of your data, correctly, reliably and in a much shorter amount of time. This saves you money and hassle while providing the security that your data is exactly as it should be. Of course Accellis also has the inside knowledge it takes to support your entire team while making the change from one system to another. Don’t take on this challenge alone, have the professionals in your corner!

Some systems we have converted data for:

  • Abacus
  • Amicus
  • Time Matters
  • Clio
  • Worldox
  • Net Docs
  • Pro Law
  • Needles

Learn how Accellis helped one firm convert all of their historical case information, including contacts, cases and events, from their legacy system to a new Practice Management system.

Client Portals

Client portals are by far one of the most valuable custom development efforts that a firm can invest in. Client portals provide a competitive advantage over other firms and help to streamline / automate much of the client facing communication that takes place during the course of legal matters.

A client portal establishes a stronger market presence thus helping your firm to stand out from its competitors. They can provide safe and secured means of sharing details, communications and documents. A client portal can allow a law firm’s clients to log in and review their matters, events and documents at any time. This on-demand repository of information frees up firm members by eliminating a large portion of client communications.

Client portals can allow a firm to securely share documents to their clients, greatly increasing the turnaround time on signed documents, filings, information exchange and any other bottle neck caused by trying to get a hard copy to someone.

Accellis has developed numerous client portals that integrate directly with law firms practice management, billing & accounting systems and document management repositories. We excel at creating advanced client portals due to our experience with complex application development, security procedures and knowledge of the systems used by law firms. Accellis understands the intricacies of working with highly sensitive data and provides industry leading solutions to empower law firms’ digital presence!

Some functionality provided by an Accellis developed client portal:

  • Securely share case information
  • Securely share and receive documents
  • Creates a consistent customer experience through custom firm branding
  • Easy and reliable permission systems
  • Integrated with Practice Management System
  • Integrated with Document Management System
  • Advanced audit logs and chain of custody records
  • Live email notifications of changes
  • Leverage self-service functionality for clients

Contact us today to find out how we can help you deliver the value and serviceability that your clients deserve!

Custom Business Solutions

Many times a law firm will encounter limitations of their back end software, when this happens the firm has a couple of choices on how to overcome the limitations. The first option is to accept the limitations and adjust the workflow / operations of the firm to accommodate. Another way to overcome this issue is to replace the back end system with something that is capable of doing what the firm needs.

Many times neither of these options are viable, changing the way you do business to accommodate the supporting software that you purchased isn’t the best solution. What your business does works, why change that to accommodate software that isn’t equipped to support you?

In most cases the limitation that you find in one popular back end system will exist in most or all similar systems. This makes it very difficult to select a potential replacement. Couple that with the purchase fees, maintenance plans, deployment, training and data migration and you quickly find yourself making an extremely costly move, if at all!

This is where a custom developed solution would make the most sense, rather than changing the way you do business or spending excessive amounts of money to migrate to a new system, you should consider having an application custom developed to serve your firms’ needs.

Custom developed applications can be less expensive and can drive more efficiency as they are designed around your workflows. You can increase the performance and reliability of your back end systems by trimming out unnecessary systems and services while increasing the efficiency and productivity of your staff, thus increasing your firms’ profitability!

Accellis provides professional and experienced consulting and application development services proven to enhance law firms operations. From small monitoring and analysis programs through complete practice management solutions Accellis has the experience and know how to get the job done right the first time.

Development specialties:

  • Azure Cloud Services
  • NET Web Applications
  • .NET Applications & Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle MySQL & Database 12C
  • Sybase SQL Anywhere
  • Cloud / SaaS Development
  • Scrum Development
  • Versioned Collaboration

If you feel you have encountered limitations in the software and services that you are currently using, it may be time to consider replacing with custom solutions. Stop wasting time and money being frustrated with limited software that doesn’t do what you need, contact us today and see how we can help!

Our Happy Clients

“…we have engaged Accellis in several custom development projects. One of the larger projects was the development of our online client portal. The application is an online portal that is linked directly to our Time Matters database that provides over 8000 of our clients with substantial information including case statuses, seminar information, handbooks, articles, rosters, forms, webinars, etc. This portal is intricate, informative, and secure. Our practice depends on our ability to rapidly communicate with our clients. I am thrilled with the work performed by the development team at Accellis to make this not just a possibility, but a resounding excess that has a direct and substantial impact on our firm’s growth, performance, and profitability.“

Jeffrey E. Kaman, Esq.
Kaman & Cusimano, LLC

“Accellis provides our IT support, software consulting and has performed custom development work for our firm. We have found they have an excellent grasp of what is important to law firms. One specific project comes to mind, where Dan converted a legacy Abacus export into our Amicus Attorney database. We discussed our firm’s overall goals, reviewed the legacy information and he prevented duplicate entries from appearing in the system. This process saved our support staff from essentially hundreds of hours of manual data entry and kept our system organized. For these reasons, I highly recommend Accellis for any application development projects in the future.”

Valerie Neidert
Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA

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