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Likelihood to Recommend

Clio

Clio is great for case management, fees/expense tracking, invoicing and financial reporting. It is a great software tool for small to medium law firms. The editing options available in invoicing are particularly helpful - for instance, adding a discount to certain bills. On the downside, a second accounting program is necessary which needs the ability to sync with Clio
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LexisNexis PCLaw

If you're a law firm who has a lot of clients/matters, PCLaw may not be available for you. My old firm grew to a point where they had to switch to Juris because they had too many matters in the system. If you're a smaller firm who needs an accounting software that is easy to use and can quickly get bills out to get you paid, this is a great product
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Pros

Clio

  • Clio's customer service is prompt and always helpful.
  • Tracking client fees and expenses is easy in Clio.
  • Most any financial report desired can be found within Clio.
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LexisNexis PCLaw

  • The software can hold a decent amount of matters, which works great being an IP firm with multiple (sometimes hundreds) of matters for each client.
  • Entry of time/expenses/invoices is very easy once the software is initially set up.
  • The software allows you to fully customize your invoices.
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Cons

Clio

  • Reporting features. Although Clio has made several recent adjustments, and additions --- the ability to pull only specific info for reporting purposes is still extremely basic and not very user-friendly.
  • It would be nice to be able to change what is actually placed on the dashboard.
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LexisNexis 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).
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Support

Clio

Clio 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Rather than talk in generalities, I'll give two specific examples. First, after updating my OS, I got locked out of Clio. I was back in, up and running, with no loss of data, within an hour thanks to Clio customer support.Second, I made some specific recommendation for features that I thought would be useful. Those recommendations fell in a black hole, with the suggestion that I try a very buggy third party integration app. Clio is making lots of money from lawyers using its software. Why can't Clio create the integrations and test them if Clio is not willing to build them into its platform?
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LexisNexis PCLaw

LexisNexis PCLaw 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've always had positive phone calls with PCLaw support. I usually have my questions answered within a few minutes of my phone call, and rarely have to go into very much detail
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Alternatives Considered

Clio

We were able to save an initial investment of over $100,000 by using Clio, and annually about $25,000 after initial setup.
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LexisNexis PCLaw

Juris seems to be a larger version of PCLaw. It's very similar as far as inputting time/expenses into the system. The software is more modern than PCLaw, but I've had peers mention that it is a lot more buggy for that reason. They have had issues with Juris, mentioning that they wish they could move back to PCLaw
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Return on Investment

Clio

  • Easy invoicing
  • Decent client interface for sharing documents
  • The clunky interface can be frustrating - particularly if you are used to more sophisticated apps
  • For legal tech it's decent
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LexisNexis PCLaw

  • We are able to send out bills efficiently, which helps our cash flow and keeps receivables down (depending on the client).
  • We are able to pull detailed accounting reports, which helps us populate our end of the quarter/year spreadsheet for partner's net income.
  • Our attorneys are very comfortable with the pre-bill/billing process, so it saves them time, allowing them to bill more.
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Pricing Details

Clio

General

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

LexisNexis PCLaw

General

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

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