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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • PracticePanther is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

CosmoLex

96%
2 Ratings
10.0

PracticePanther

100%
1 Rating

Usability

7.0

CosmoLex

70%
1 Rating

PracticePanther

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

CosmoLex

80%
1 Rating
10.0

PracticePanther

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CosmoLex

Because it is cloud based, CosmoLex is well suited for a lawyer starting up a practice as there is no need for a server. It is also very easy to use from home as it doesn't require a remote session to login, but can be used from any device.It is not well suited for a practice that requires a very fast pace for accounting as it takes a bit of time for each transaction to load, frustrating the user and causing them to lose momentum. On the other hand, if time is taken to set things up, there are a few tools that make importing expenses much quicker, and time can be made up by just taking some time to set things up.
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

  • Multiple line data entry - when adding multiple expenses manually, you have to wait for the software to load after each entry.
  • Loading can be slow - this includes generating reports, preparing checks, inputting data entries, moving from matter to matter - you have to wait a few moments with each action.
  • Cost - more costly than some other software options (similar in price to Clio).
  • Rather than pay for licenses, you pay per user, so you can't just purchase 3 licenses for 4 users without having some issues. When one user logs in and someone is already logged in under that username, the first user is logged out, even if they are in the middle of doing something.
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

Pricing Details

CosmoLex

General

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

Starting Price

$89 per user/per month

CosmoLex Editions & Modules

Edition
CosmoLex$891
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

PracticePanther

General

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

Starting Price

$39 per user

PracticePanther Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly Plan$491
Annual Plan$391
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 used CosmoLex over PC Law mostly because it was cloud-based, and I used it over Clio because the accounting for Clio required the use of both Clio and QuickBooks which made for very inefficient data entry. CosmoLex is slower than PCLaw when inputting entries, but I believe that in the long run, it will be better as CosmoLex is better situated to move forward with new technology.
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

  • Took a lot of headache out of accounting (I started with Clio which integrates with QuickBooks and it was a nightmare dealing with it until I switched to CosmoLex).
  • An approved trust accounting software is required in my jurisdiction, and CosmoLex allowed me to get started with very little delay.
  • When transitioning to a different office, CosmoLex was new to my new assistants, and they were set in their ways. There are currently few legal assistants in the area with any familiarity with CosmoLex, so there is always a preference for PCLaw or EsiLaw among the staff. CosmoLex ruffled a few feathers when my staff were forced to learn something new.
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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