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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

once the software is set up, it streamlines the billing process and helps with E-discovery on cases. You can also customize some areas to fit your needs specific to your firm. Paperless Proforma eliminates a lot of paper and streamlines the Prebill process. It also incorporates email billing to eliminate wasted paper.
Bill Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

  • Accounting, time entry and billing are an easy task with ProLaw.
  • Streamlines and automates the work of lawyers and other staff.
  • Risk management and maintain regulatory challenges.
  • Case and matter management.
  • Integration with Microsoft apps such as Excel, Word and Outlook.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

  • ProLaw has been working on easier ways to add multiple documents to emails without flipping back and forth or changing document names to the storage number of the document in its database.
  • Although you can export billing information to an excel sheet, it would be beneficial if one could print all billed items for a matter that included the description of the billed event rather than just the amounts. Currently the only way to do this would be by printing statements.
Sean Storch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ALB Legal Software

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Thomson Reuters ProLaw

Thomson Reuters ProLaw 10.0
Based on 1 answer
ProLaw is fully integrated in our firm's organization. It would be impossible to operate without it or similar programming
Matthew Harvey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

Thomson Reuters ProLaw 9.0
Based on 1 answer
In terms of usability, the tool is intuitive and easy to use. Initially, it might be a little bit difficult to grab all the functions it can perform, but with the experience, doing the tasks become an easy job and the tool improves your team's productivity and efficiency. It really helps you to deliver excellent service to your clients in less time and at a low cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

Thomson Reuters ProLaw 8.2
Based on 5 answers
Thomson Reuters ProLaw provides excellent customer service. We have had a few issues come up that required both immediate and less immediate attention. In both instances Thomson Reuters was very attentive to the issues and provided us solutions to the issues that we encountered. Very highly recommended customer service, I feel that any issue we encountered will be dealt with in a prompt and professional manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

Client base - numbers, Support of User Group Formation, location - hours of support, all in one product - eliminated document management and allowed through security for attorneys to access to ledger information, supported non-cloud solution as we were not ready to go to cloud, Non-modular so all parts of the system seemed to work better together and even if not ready immediately to utilize some parts, we adopted over time as we because familiar with the product, I knew firms that Prolaw already, Sales person - Tom Mulligan was wonderful to work with, ProLaw was the only software demo'ed that could report directly on our fee credits as we currently allocate - WE ARE AN EAT WHAT YOU KILL FIRM, Our outside IT firm had worked on ProLaw before, Software was capable of supporting a paperless environment, without additional cost I could get a second data base to run our internal leasing through with is technically a separate company from the business of law. We didn't need any additional hardware when we installed, we already had everything it needed to run
Sandra Haislet | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ALB Legal Software

  • We are thriving.
Adrian Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

  • Significant investment for money and time to train and learn system.
  • Return on investment depends on employee enforcement and adoption.
  • Great dividends if software is FULLY utilized for all facets and features.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ALB Legal Software

General

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

* per user, per month

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

General

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

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