Access Legal vs. PracticePanther

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Access Legal
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
DPS Software was acquired by the Access Group in June, 2020, and is the technology basis for Access Legal. Access Legal is a suite of software solutions that enable users to take control of time to deliver better client outcomes through an unrivalled suite of legal software solutions – from cloud-based case and practice management, finance and accounting, compliance and learning through to HR and CRM.N/A
PracticePanther
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
PracticePanther is law practice management software. Customers include solo practitioners, virtual, small, and mid-sized firms worldwide. The core of PracticePanther software includes contact & matter management, time & expense tracking, invoicing, calendaring, reporting, permissions, tasks, templates, intake forms, document management & automation. A free trial is available for 3 clients / 3 cases.
$49
per month
Pricing
Access LegalPracticePanther
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Solo Plan (Billed Annually)
$49
per user
Solo Plan (Billed Monthly)
$59
per user
Essential Plan (Billed Annually)
$69
per user
Essential Plan (Billed Monthly)
$79
per user
Business Plan (Billed Annually)
$89
per user
Business Plan (Billed Monthly)
$99
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Access LegalPracticePanther
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Access LegalPracticePanther
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
3.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Access LegalPracticePanther
Likelihood to Recommend
The Access Group
When you need to have effective communication and records of it with coworkers and/or clients. Calendar function sends a notification 15 minutes prior [to] an appointment or event and at the specific time of the appointment. Is not as well suited on calendar as it is not [very] intuitive.
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PracticePanther
It is perfect for law management as it has integrations with Lawpay, which is specific for operating and trust account billing. I am able to create custom intakes for a client to fill out, automated with a task when submitted, and then review and response. I am also able to use the forms for internal use to enter information and use templates to populate those fields onto documents that I create.
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Pros
The Access Group
  • Having everything centrally located is very convenient.
  • I really like how I can deal with accounting and billing within the program.
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PracticePanther
  • Invoicing with Ease
  • Customization
  • Customer Support
  • Cost Efficient
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Cons
The Access Group
  • Notifications when you receive an email on filtered folders.
  • Give extra time when you want to cancel an email recently sent.
  • Improve calendar to be more intuitive.
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PracticePanther
  • There are some features that are available on one part of the software but not on others. E.g., when creating a task, you can add and make new tags. But during the creation of a workflow, when making a task, you can't make new tags. You have to make the task outside of the workflow space.
  • An event whereby you can invite outside users/clients without creating a client portal.
  • If the client portal was a bit more robust, I would like to use it. See the first item; I am unable to make tasks through workflows with links to be populated for my clients to make client task easier when I need to direct them to a different webpage to complete an item.
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Support Rating
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
PracticePanther
I love the Support team. Available through chat on any screen on your practice panther. They say they respond within 24 hours but it's usually at most 3 hours and they direct you a solution or that confirm no available solution. The team at PP is always helpful and know how to follow up with issues in a timely manner.
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Alternatives Considered
The Access Group
Clio provides a web-based practice management, time and billing, and client collaboration platform for small to mid-sized law firms.
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PracticePanther
PracticePanther is much easier and much more user friendly for what I need.
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Return on Investment
The Access Group
  • Communication with coworkers.
  • Communication with other departments.
  • Communication with clients.
  • Filters a lot of spam.
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PracticePanther
  • It has allowed me to keep up with my time and billing.
  • It has allowed me to keep client information all in one place.
  • It has allowed me to keep up with money that I am owed.
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ScreenShots

PracticePanther Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard - Mobile FriendlyScreenshot of DashboardScreenshot of CalendarScreenshot of Time TrackingScreenshot of InvoicesScreenshot of Document Management