Technology is one of the most important tools in any law firm. But nobody wants to invest time and money into a program that quickly falls short of their expectations a year down the road. During the selection process, you’ll probably use a number of resources to help you determine which program is right for you. Below is just a simple guide to get you started or help you along the way.

Our report below includes basic information on the top vendors in law office software and security to help you find the products who offer the solutions you need. The purpose of this guide is to help provide a foundation of knowledge and an apples-to-apples comparison on today’s products. You should also reach out to the vendor or your IT consultant directly before making any purchase decision. We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have.

Business Management

Practice Management (On-Premise)
  • Outlook Calendar Integration
  • Outlook Contact Intergration
  • Outlook E-Mail Intergration
  • Document Assembly
  • Workflows
  • Integrated Reporting
  • Instant Messaging
  • Mobility Option
  • Client Portal
  • Document Management
  • Integrated Billing
  • Integrated Accounting
  • Compatibility with iOS
  • Scalability
  • Killer Feature
  • Integrates With
  • Pricing
  • Annual Maintenance
  • Amicus Attorney Premium

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Server managed option Included
  • Add-On (Premium Billing)
  • Small to Large
  • Server Level Exchange Intergation
  • Timeslips, PCLaw, Quickbooks, Tabs3, Juris, Office, WordPerfect, HotDocs, Worldox, Dropbox, Amicus Billing, CompuLaw, Outlook/Exchange, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, Adobe
  • $849 / User
  • $299 / User
  • Time Matters

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Server managed option Included
  • Add-On (Billing Matters)
  • Small to Large
  • Triggers and Automation
  • WatchDox, PCLaw, Worldox, Juris, Office, Timeslips, QuickBooks, HotDocs, CaseMap, Outlook/Exchange
  • $1085 First User / $705 Additional Users
  • $435 First User / $205 Additional Users
  • PracticeMaster

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Platinum version only
  • Platinum version only
  • yes
  • Add-On (Tabs3)
  • Add-On (Tabs3)
  • Small to Large
  • Document Management
  • Tabs3, Outlook, HotDocs, Worldox, WordPerfect, Paperport, CompuLaw, Microsoft Word, CompuLaw, DropBox
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  • ProLaw

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Medium to Large
  • Client & Matter Manager
  • Office, HotDocs, WorkShare, iManage, Internet Explorer, Copitrack, PeachTreem, Westlaw
  • Not Available
  • Not Available
  • Abacus

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Small to Large
  • Intake Process
  • Abacus Law, Outlook, WordPerfect
  • Starts at $67 / User / Month
  • Not Available
  • Needles

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Medium to Large
  • Internal Messaging
  • Juris, PCLaw, Sage, Quickbooks, Office, Adobe, HotDocs, docStar, eDrawer, Worldox, MediConnect
  • $1,000 (first 10); $600 (11-20); $300 (21-40); $250 (41-250); $200 (250 +)
  • $180 / User
Practice Management (Cloud)
  • Outlook Calendar Sync
  • Outlook Contact Sync
  • Outlook Email Integration
  • Google Calendar Sync
  • Google Contact Sync
  • Gmail Integration
  • Conflict Checking
  • Client Portal
  • Mobile App
  • Document Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Custom Workflows
  • Matter Customization
  • Contact Customization
  • Integrated Reporting
  • Time Entry and Billing
  • Trust Accounting
  • Full Accounting
  • Online Payment via Credit Car or E-Check
  • Court Rule Integration
  • Scalability
  • Encryption
  • Data Center
  • Killer Features
  • Integrations
  • Pricing
  • Clio

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Small to Large
  • 256-bit SSL Encryption, SAS 70 Certified, TrustE Certified
  • Amazon Web Services & ServerCentral
  • Client relationship tracking, automated court calendaring (in Elite version), integration capabilities
  • Dropbox, Box, Timeslips, PCLaw, QuickBooks, Lawpay, Xero, Fastcase, NetDocuments, Viewabill, InvoiceSherpa, and 300+ more including Evernote, Mailchimp, and Salesforce via Zapier
  • $39 - $99 / Month
  • MyCase

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Small
  • 128-bit SSL encryption for data transmission and 256- bit AES encryption when storing data
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Firm website option
  • Apple iCal and Contacts
  • $39 / Month for Attorneys; $29 / Month for Staff
  • Amicus Cloud

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Small
  • Microsoft Azure with 256-bit encryption
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Custom workflows
  • Quickbooks, Exchange, DropBox, and Box
  • $45 / Month
  • ActionStep

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Small to Large
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Apps & Texting
  • Xero Accounting, HotDocs, Microsoft Exchange, NetDocuments, and Office
  • $60 / Month
  • Rocket Matter

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Coming Soon
  • Small to Large
  • SAS70 Type II Certified Data Center
  • Information Pending
  • iPad, Droid, iPhone Editions
  • Evernote, Dropbox, LawPay, Box, and Quickbooks
  • $52-$65 / Month (depending on billing cycle)
  • Advologix

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Small to Large
  • Salesforce.com security
  • Salesforce
  • Capable of the most demanding implementations
  • NetDocuments, Box, Evernote, Salesforce, Autofy, Five9 and many more
  • $60-$75 / Month
  • CosmoLex

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Small to Medium
  • Daily Security Audits, SMS Based Two Factor Authentication
  • Information Pending
  • Billing including IOLTA accounting
  • B.ox, and Dropbox. Google Drive and NetDocuments integration coming soon.
  • $49-$59 / Month
  • Zola Suite

  • yes
  • Coming Soon
  • Coming Soon
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Small to Medium
  • 256-bit SSL encryption for transmitting documents and 256- bit AES encryption for document storage, SMS based two factor authentication for client portal
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Built-in email, business card scanner, rich text notes with foldering, powerful tasks features, robust documents features w/versioning, double entry accounting.
  • iCal, Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar. LawPay and Dropbox coming soon.
  • $68/attorney, $34/staff, $49/solo per month when billed annually
Document Management
  • Platform
  • Firm-Wide Security
  • Document-Level Security
  • Document Profiling
  • Outlook Integration
  • Forced Profiling
  • Version Control
  • Comments
  • In-Text Searching
  • Audit History
  • Check-in / Check-out
  • Document Workflows
  • Product Support Included
  • Fuzzy Search
  • Maintain Existing Workflow
  • Data Conversion Required
  • Client Portal
  • API
  • Configuration
  • Training Investment
  • Scalability
  • Encryption
  • Integrations
  • Killer Feature
  • Pricing
  • NetDocuments

  • Cloud
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Medium
  • Medium - High
  • Small to Large
  • AES-256 Encryption for content at rest, SSL-128 Encryption for content in transit
  • pdfDocs, cleanDocs, contentCrawler, compareDocs, Symphony, Advologix, Clio, Adobe, SharePoint, iOS, Office 365, Microsoft Office, Intapp, omtool, docsolid, caseflow, iDocID, Forms Assistant, DocXtools, Forte, Workshare, iCreate, Litera Change-Pro, Mobile Helix, MacPac, Good Technology, SocialText, Salesforce
  • Client portal and conversation tools dramatically improve collaboration.
  • Professional: $40/user/month (10GB base storage plus 1 - 3GB per user). For in-house legal depts.: $80/user with a 5 user minimum.
  • Worldox

  • On-Premise
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • With AMP
  • yes
  • yes
  • Medium
  • Medium - High
  • Small to Large
  • Depends on the host enviornment
  • Amicus Attorney, Bundledocs, Tabs3, PracticeMaster, Time Matters, Citrix ShareFile, Needles, Fujitsu ScanSnap, Sony Digital Paper, Symphony, Contentcrawler, Canon, Konica, Workshare, docsCorp, Elite, Prolaw, PClaw, Payne, BigHand, Word Perfect, MS Office, Juris, Copitrak, HotDocs, iScrub, Metadata Assistant, and more
  • Workflow and productivity tools allows users to monitor tools and automate document review process.
  • GX3 Professional: $460/license. Maintenance: $97/user/yr.
  • Worldox Cloud

  • Cloud
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Medium
  • Medium - High
  • Small to Medium
  • Proprietary and SHA 256 Encryption
  • Amicus Attorney, Bundledocs, Tabs3, PracticeMaster, Time Matters, Citrix ShareFile, Needles, Fujitsu ScanSnap, Sony Digital Paper, Symphony, Contentcrawler, Canon, Konica, Workshare, docsCorp, Elite, Prolaw, PClaw, Payne, BigHand, Word Perfect, MS Office, Juris, Copitrak, HotDocs, iScrub, Metadata Assistant, and more
  • Full Nuance PDF editing tools included providing the benefit of zero downloads for pdfs.
  • $65 / Month
  • MetaJure

  • On-Premise and Cloud
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Simple
  • Low
  • Small to Large
  • Depends on the host enviornment
  • MS Office, Office 365, Windows, Mac, iPad, Smartphones, Fujitsu ScanSnap, Worldox, NetDocuments, Windows, SharePoint, Symphony OCR
  • Automatically collects and searches 100% of a firm’s emails and documents. Access from any device. Simple install and use.
  • $25 - $45 / Month
  • iManage

  • Cloud
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Complex
  • High
  • Large
  • 256-AES Encryption
  • Office, Exchange, Lotus Notes, Outlook, SharePoint, Titan File, Citrix ShareFile
  • API available and GUI Business Process
  • $10 - $80 / Month
Time Tracking
  • Mobile App
  • Passive Time Entry
  • Track Phone Calls
  • Integrates With
  • Pricing
  • Chrometa

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Outlook, Gmail, Mac Mail, LawPay, Rocket Matter
  • $12 - $29 / Month
  • iTimeKeep

  • yes
  • Time Matters, PCLaw, Tabs3, Amicus Attorney, LawBase, ProLaw, Elite, Juris, and more
  • Not Available
  • TimeCamp

  • yes
  • yes
  • QuickBooks, Basecamp, and more
  • $6 - $9 / Month
  • Time59

  • yes
  • yes
  • Excel, Mac, PC, iPhone
  • $99 / Annual / Firm
  • PCLaw Time Entry Advisor

  • yes
  • yes
  • PCLaw
  • Free with PCLaw
  • Amicus Time Tracker

  • yes
  • Amicus Attorney
  • Free with Amicus
File Sharing
  • Syncs to Mobile Device
  • Firm-Wide Management
  • Client Portal
  • Version Control
  • 2-Step Verification
  • Access Controls
  • File Recovery
  • Audit Log
  • Searching Features
  • Reporting
  • Encryption
  • Data Center
  • Integrates with
  • Pricing
  • DropBox

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • AES-256 Encryption
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Amicus Attorney, Amicus Cloud, Practice Master, RocketMatter, CosmoLex, Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry, Linux, Yahoo Mail, Evernote, Microsoft Office
  • $15 / Month (for Business version)
  • Box

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • AES-256 Encryption
  • U.S. Based Servers
  • Clio, Advologix, CosmoLex, Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry,Clio, DocuSign, SalesForce, Office 365, Google, Smartsheet, Jive, Oracle, and many more
  • $15 / Month
  • TitanFile

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • AES-256 Encryption
  • Choice of servers in Canada, USA or Europe
  • Outlook, Active Directory, HP Autonomy iManage, Hitachi Credeon Cloud Protection, Single Sign On
  • $14.95 - $29.95 / Month
  • WatchDox

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • AES-256 Encryption
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry, Microsoft Office
  • $15 / Month

*Business/Professional level product categories reviewed

Disaster Recovery & Business Resumption

Online Backup
  • On-Premise Recovery & Continuity
  • Bandwidth Requirements
  • Data Retention
  • Virtual Continuity
  • Multi-Site Storage & Recovery
  • Cloud Storage & Recovery
  • Instant Replacement
  • Need for a-la-carte agents?
  • Hardware Required?
  • Subscription Type
  • Scalability
  • Killer Feature
  • Barracuda

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Annual
  • Small to Large
  • Complete hardware refresh cycle & competitive pricing
  • Datto

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Monthly
  • Small to Large
  • Onsite appliance offers ability to spin up servers on the fly, snapshots taken repeatedly throughout day
  • Axcient

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • No
  • Optional
  • Annual
  • Small to Large
  • Enterprise class hardware
  • Veeam

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • One Time Purchase
  • Small to Large
  • Best for backing up all virtual environments
  • StorageCraft

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Monthly
  • Small to Medium
  • Backups physical and virtual servers
  • Symantec

  • yes
  • yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • One Time Purchase
  • Small
  • Cost effective software that requires external media

Perimeter Defense

Network / Firewall
  • Firewall
  • Anti-Virus
  • Content Filtering
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Dual Factor Authentication
  • Load Balancing
  • Reporting
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Hardware refresh included?
  • Killer Feature
  • Barracuda

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Free hardware upgrade with active contracts after 4 years
  • Watchguard

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Unlimited HTTPS data filtering
  • Cisco

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Hardend custom OS, modular and scaleable
Spam Filtering
  • Allowance of white/blacklist
  • Intermediary Before Exchange
  • Email Encryption
  • Hardware Refresh Included?
  • Platform
  • Hardware Component?
  • Annual Maintenance Plan Required?
  • Subscription Type
  • Killer Feature
  • Mailprotector

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • N/A
  • Hosted
  • No
  • No
  • Monthly
  • Viruses never reach server
  • Symantec

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • N/A
  • Hosted
  • No
  • No
  • Annually
  • Viruses never reach server
  • Sendio

  • yes
  • yes
  • Hosted or On Premise
  • Optional
  • No
  • Annually
  • Senders must verify themselves before mail is delivered to the recipient
  • Barracuda

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Hosted or On Premise
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Annually
  • Free hardware upgrade every 4 years and email can still be accessed during outages
  • Websense

  • yes
  • yes
  • Hosted or On Premise
  • Optional
  • No
  • Annually
  • Enterprise-grade DLP protection
Antivirus Software
  • Heuristic Scanning
  • Scheduled Updates
  • Scans Outside Peak Hours
  • Web Content Filtering
  • Centralized Management
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Online Deployment
  • Mobile Devices
  • Killer Feature
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Centralized management and deployment
  • Sophos

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Centralized management between multiple Sophos products
  • Webroot

  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • Integration with network monitoring systems

*All information is subject to change. Please check directly with the vendor or your IT Consultant to verify requirements and pricing before making any purchasing decision. If you notice any errors, kindly notify us at solutions@accellis.com and we will update immediately.

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