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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 5.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AbacusLaw

AbacusLaw is fantastic for a small firm. You can easily organize files, track timekeepers, and use billing codes that transfer to billing programs to easily create invoices. I do not think we use AbacusLaw to its fullest extent, which is unfortunate on our part. There are so many more things I know it can do that would solve a number of issues (i.e. using the softphone feature to bill telephone calls to files).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PCLaw

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 The user interface is a bit outdated but still very easy to navigate.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
Alexis Dudek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AbacusLaw

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

PCLaw

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

Cons

AbacusLaw

  • AbacusLaw appears to drop billing codes randomly, which I am unsure if that is an issue on the Abacus side or the billing software side. It causes issues when the times comes for billing because codes have to be reentered.
  • Integration with the accounting server error if the server is randomly logged off. While it is an easy fix, it shouldn't be something that happens as frequently as it does.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PCLaw

  • 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).
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AbacusLaw

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PCLaw

PCLaw 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Derek Schroeder | 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

PCLaw

PCLaw 7.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Jaime L. Regan | 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

PCLaw

PC Law is quicker and cheaper. With CosmoLex, I found that I waited a little longer for reports and documents to generate and for transactions to be saved. In all other areas, I found CosmoLex to be better as it is more intuitive to use and the user interface is clean and easy to use. CosmoLex does not provide a receipt when receiving funds for some reason, which is something that I like about PC Law.When entering data, you can enter the data for multiple entries at a time whereas with CosmoLex, you enter the data for one transaction/billing/expense/etc, and then you have to save it before going on to do another entry. This doesn't take too long, but there is often a delay of a few seconds which is very frustrating when you are used to the speed of PC Law.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AbacusLaw

  • Absolutely has had a positive impact on ROI as we are able to more accurately keep track of timekeeping and bill for things we normally would ignore, leaving money on the table.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PCLaw

  • 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
Alexis Dudek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AbacusLaw

General

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

PCLaw

General

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

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