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Likelihood to Recommend

CosmoLex

CosmoLex is very well suited for the solo or small practice where you just need a little more backup to keep you organized, or where you still intend to do your own taxes or like to have a lot of control over your activity and your output. It may also be well suited for a larger practice where the task management pieces would be more useful but, a lot of those pieces get in the way in a solo practice. It is also great for anyone who wants a strong trust accounting program built into their daily activities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chris Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CosmoLex

  • Bookkeeping and billing
  • Overall practice management
  • Responsiveness and support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PracticePanther

  • Workflows and task management.
  • User interface and clarity of features.
  • Customer service is expedient and helpful.
Chris Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CosmoLex

  • Sometimes difficult to find what you want on the clunky interface.
  • Would be beneficial to offer a pared down version for solo practitioners
  • Accounts payable function is weak.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chris Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CosmoLex

CosmoLex 7.0
Based on 1 answer
There is far too much reliance on symbols versus words, and it is sometimes difficult to navigate to the function you need. CosmoLex offers great support, knowledge base, and training, but sometimes you just don't have an hour to spend learning how to do a basic function that you have forgotten, and you just need it to WORK. It would be great to have the option of having word labels instead of picture symbols. It would also be great to have full functionality in the smartphone app. It just is not good. Not good. Pretty much everything keeping me tied to CosmoLex is on the money management side.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PracticePanther

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Support Rating

CosmoLex

CosmoLex 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I think that CosmoLex actually relies so much on its stellar support infrastructure that it forgets we don't actually want to have to use it. Just make the darn thing easier to navigate and understand, and you won't need all that client-facing support. You can choose chat, email, phone, knowledge base, embedded training videos within the different pages, but darn it all, I just want it to be more intuitive instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PracticePanther

PracticePanther 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Chris Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CosmoLex

I did a Clio trial and have looked into them in-depth with their sales and training department. Even at a now-much-lower intro price, Clio just does not have the strength in reporting and trust management that CosmoLex offers. In a side by side comparison, Clio's interface is much easier to navigate and is more intuitive, but the two are even in terms of offered features for general practice management and billing. Clio has a stronger app with portal messaging available—this is a HUGE weakness in CosmoLex and you can only secure-message on the desktop application. Still, the fact that you have to add bookkeeping/accounting on top of Clio to get the same results over the management of finances continues to make CosmoLex the better choice for those who need that control.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PracticePanther

I used Clio and Clio Grow. What Practice Panther is missing is the side that Clio grows offers. A more robust way on the intake/marketing side. You can use mail chip with Practice Panther but that integration is limited. However, there is a much better software called Lawmatics that integrates directly with PracticePanther. For PracticePanther and Clio direct head to head, the workflows of task, billing and user interface have better ease of use. To do the same thing, PracticePanther requires fewer clicks to get it done. When you have to do the same tasks over and over, the less clicking the better.
Chris Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CosmoLex

  • Billing piece is good for capture of billables.
  • The accounting piece is good for planning and Y-O-Y cost analysis.
  • The price is a little high for a solo but the bookkeeping side makes it worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PracticePanther

  • I have been able to expedite time reviewing a file, organizing information so less time spent on workers.
  • The automated organization through integrations, like dropbox, to organize all my matters in a uniform manner. Saves time.
  • Ease of use has saved on training as instructions can be implemented directly on workflows. Saves time. Each time it saves a worker time, I am more efficient and my return on investment is apparent.
Chris Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CosmoLex

General

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

CosmoLex Editions & Modules

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PracticePanther

General

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

PracticePanther Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly Plan$491
Annual Plan$391
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