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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Actionstep

ActionStep is a powerful CRM and matter management tool. It provides many other good benefits too. For example powerful accounting and billing, time tracking and document management. Only in highly specific areas, like multiple many to many contact relations has it fallen short. But even in this highly specialized area, so many other benefits are provided that it hardly matters.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DPS Outlook Office

DPS Outlook Office is suitable for a business environment and would be best used by businesses without remote employees. For remote-based businesses, it would be better to look into a Google-powered office scenario.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Actionstep

  • The workflows are great to automate simple tasks like notifying people when an engagement letter is signed.
  • Mobility. Because it's in the cloud it's easy to access from anywhere.
  • The scratch pad is a good way to take quick notes.
  • ActionStep lets you create custom fields so you can make sure the data you need is collected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DPS Outlook Office

  • Having everything centrally located is very convenient.
  • I really like how I can deal with accounting and billing within the program.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actionstep

  • ActionStep is difficult to setup. I suggest working with a consultant which increases cost.
  • Needs mobile app.
  • One of our practice areas, Property Law, request we have a many to many contact relation. ActionStep cannot accommodate this. However, no other software I have reviewed can do this either. ActionStep is the most robust that I have seen and comes closest to making this work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DPS Outlook Office

  • Archaic structure and look (unless using web-based).
  • Not as user-friendly or intuitive as other options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actionstep

I have worked with a lot of software. Each one has a different focus. ActionStep is better at workflow and task automation that the items above, in my opinion. However, having gone through many different deployments, what really matters is identifying your key requirements and needs. Then evaluation software against those. Once you have your requirements and software, focus on using that software to fix issues in existing workflow. This, when compared with ongoing training, is what it means to invest in software. Simply purchasing ActionStep or any software without identifying needs, problems in workflow or an investment in training is not a good plan. Neither is comparing the vendors to one another without knowing all of your specific needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DPS Outlook Office

Clio provides a web-based practice management, time and billing, and client collaboration platform for small to mid-sized law firms.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actionstep

  • I love the workflows that can be deployed for practice areas to ensure consistency. This has reduced new employee onboarding time and increased the speed at which we can complete matters.
  • Since ActionStep lives in the cloud, and we have O365 our firm is very mobile without spending lots of money in TS or other such infrastructure.
  • Creating the workflows is a bit complex, so this increases the overall cost and makes an ROI take longer. I suggest spending a bit more initially to get everything setup and working with a consultant to learn how to do this on your own during that initial setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DPS Outlook Office

  • Limits interaction between teammates when in a remote setting.
  • Allows for easy appointment setting with Skype integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actionstep

General

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

DPS Outlook Office

General

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

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