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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 6.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • AbacusLaw is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • AbacusLaw and PCLaw are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

AbacusLaw

80%
1 Rating
5.6

PCLaw

56%
6 Ratings

Usability

AbacusLaw

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

PCLaw

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

AbacusLaw

70%
1 Rating
7.0

PCLaw

70%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AbacusNext

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
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PCLaw | Time Matters

PCLaw is well suited for small to medium sized law firms with minimal accounting and bookkeeping needs. The software provides basic case management functions, and I've encountered issues with viewing or organizing new documents. The software crashes and freezes often, especially when multiple users are trying to access it at the same time. The user interface is a bit outdated but still very easy to navigate. You have to pay more for the cloud-based version of the software and it does not allow software integrations or workflow automations. I would recommend using this software only for billing/accounting purposes and subsidizing case management with more modernized products
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Pros

AbacusNext

  • Security
  • Organization
  • Easy to use
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PCLaw | Time Matters

  • Quick - reports generate faster than Clio or Cosmolex
  • Efficient data entry
  • When set up properly, it speeds up a lot of different tasks
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Cons

AbacusNext

  • Explaining new products or services in a way that is quick and easy to understand
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PCLaw | Time Matters

  • Like I said in my pros, it can hold a lot of matters. But, if your firm is very large, PCLaw may not be the best option. My old firm grew to the point where they had to switch because they had too many matters for the system to hold.
  • The software is definitely dated, and I have some issues with crashing and other weird/buggy behavior. I have to set the default printer every time I log on in order to avoid multiple pop-ups when trying to print a document/report (which definitely doesn't take much time, but it can get annoying).
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Pricing Details

AbacusLaw

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

AbacusLaw editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    PCLaw

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    PCLaw editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      AbacusNext

      No answers on this topic

      PCLaw | Time Matters

      The software may not be pretty, but it works. It could use a facelift but the functionality is still there. Personally, I would like to see an investment to make it prettier, but again, function over fashion. It is not a client-facing application, so internal use does not need to be razzle-dazzle.
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      Support Rating

      AbacusNext

      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.
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      PCLaw | Time Matters

      Tech support for LexisNexis PCLaw has been seamless as far as I know. Those issues have been dealt with by others at my organization and I do not have personal experience.
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      Alternatives Considered

      AbacusNext

      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.
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      PCLaw | Time Matters

      PCLaw is still the only product that provides both front office (practice management/calendaring) and back office (accounting) solutions for a law firm in one product
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      Return on Investment

      AbacusNext

      • We have been using Abacus (and previously Amicus) for so long it is hard to tell.
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      PCLaw | Time Matters

      • It helped the firm save money on case management software
      • It negatively impacted productivity when dealing with glitches/crashes
      • It was effective in keeping track of the firm's expenses
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