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Likelihood to Recommend

AbacusLaw

AbacusLaw allows the whole law firm to be on the same page with access to a community calendar, billing, etc. It is a bit of a bummer that you need to put significant time into training to understand how to use AbacusLaw fully and get the most out of it. I wish there were quicker and easier ways to train and let people know about new additions
Kyndal Duff | TrustRadius Reviewer

ALB Legal Software

It has all you need built in right out of the box with all the core features you'd expect; Client Matter Inception process, Time Recording, Diary, Customisable Workflow modules, Billing, etc. Then there's all the extra modules which other products don't necessarily have; Wills and Deeds databases, Purchase Ledger (Accounts and Cashiers love everything to do with the accounts side), Laserform Integration, pdfDocs integration, OverVu integration for easy reporting.

Inevitably there will be compromises as with any piece of software. Especially one that covers off so many angles. The development tools could be stronger, the way addresses are handled seems to me to be overly complex. Having said that though, the software's primary purpose is to help Fee Earners and support staff provide services to clients and it does this admirably. You can't expect Visual Studio. I've seen users make a mess of the simplest of address databases with strong training provided so it might not be to my taste but I imagine they didn't develop it for fun.

My biggest gripe with the software is that some errors look severe. Other software would trap them in a more gentle manner. However, users quickly adjust to this and Advanced do some very clear monitoring to reduce them as the product mores forward.
Adrian Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AbacusLaw

  • Security
  • Organization
  • Easy to use
Kyndal Duff | TrustRadius Reviewer

ALB Legal Software

  • Document storage and retrieval seem to work well. Loading documents, archiving them, and retrieving them, etc.
  • Time recording is also a useful feature as well as a little more intuitive than you'd expect.
  • Integrating legal accounting has been a great feature as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AbacusLaw

  • Explaining new products or services in a way that is quick and easy to understand
Kyndal Duff | TrustRadius Reviewer

ALB Legal Software

  • At times the dashboard and User Experience and User Interface do not follow a logical pathway. It can be confusing at times, but not extremely detrimental.
  • The client portal has also experienced some issues with the User interface and user experience functions as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AbacusLaw

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ALB Legal Software

ALB Legal Software 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The usability is slightly above average. The all-in-one approach has been great and useful, but some of the functionality and user experience and user interface issues can affect usability. Some might be nitpicky, but not following logical pathways or ones that may pose issues for those that have disabilities can really create issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AbacusLaw

AbacusLaw 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The support is generally good and relatively quick BUT when there is a new product or something they want you to buy, I have felt a bit harassed at that point by sales but when I have an issue I don't feel like support jumps on it as quick.
Kyndal Duff | TrustRadius Reviewer

ALB Legal Software

ALB Legal Software 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The support, if we are talking about technical support with the product itself when issues arise, is average. It's not terrible, but not great either. It is average and what you might expect. Some issues are delayed in getting responses and we constantly have to be upgrading to higher tiers or developers. Some responses are quick though. Response time could be improved, much like other organizations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AbacusLaw

We have just used AbacusLaw but have looked into other similar products such as Clio and have been disappointed in what they offer compared to AbacusLaw.
Kyndal Duff | TrustRadius Reviewer

ALB Legal Software

ALB Legal Software is a more efficient product than MyCase and PracticePanther mostly for the integration it allows and the "all in one" approach that it takes. It takes several different areas and functions of legal practice and puts in one platform eliminating the need to leverage 2-3 platforms sometimes i.e. timekeeping, document management, mobile access, client portal, etc. Keeping it under one roof helps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AbacusLaw

  • We have been using Abacus (and previously Amicus) for so long it is hard to tell.
Kyndal Duff | TrustRadius Reviewer

ALB Legal Software

  • We are thriving.
Adrian Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AbacusLaw

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ALB Legal Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$83

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