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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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

ProLaw seems to be a good legal management platform for small to mid-size companies. The software could be installed on-premise or cloud version can be also purchased depending upon your needs. The software is best suited for tasks such as client invoicing and billing, Docket and contract management, time tracking, and automate and co-ordinate workflow between lawyers and other staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CosmoLex

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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

  • ProLaw allows you to bill your time simply and highly effectively which makes the program valuable.
  • The accounting portion of the software is set up to be very simple to use even for those who are not versed in accounting. It is a simple deposit into an account and a check out of the account.
  • The ability to create custom document templates allows you to save countless hours of wasted time cutting and pasting when used in conjunction with stock and custom matter data tabs.
  • When the proper business practices are put in place, the properly organized data contained within a matter can allow even non legal employees the ability to provide first class customer service to clients with questions on their legal matter.
Sean Storch | 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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

  • ProLaw could use expanded mobile features and/or make the Portal part of the program rather than a separate piece to purchase.
  • I'd love to have the old system of annual conferences wherein it was only ProLaw and many, many classes offered each day. Location much more low key and therefore less costly for firms to attend. I enjoyed the longer conference platform.
  • Simplify report writing, not sure how but make it easier.
  • Releases seem to be coming out too often, two a year are a lot, would rather see fixes than new releases.
Sandra Haislet | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CosmoLex

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

ProLaw is the only solution on the list to truly cover both practice management and document management. It is fully featured in both with only Worldox edging out ProLaw for document management features and functionality. The remainder is a combination of server/client setup and cloud-hosted solutions. ProLaw is a server/client setup and does a good job of covers both management solutions.
Derek Schroeder | 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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

  • ProLaw's time-saving features allow you to do more with less people. Human capital is the most expensive cost a business faces so the ability to keep your team organized and busy with less stress allows you a better profit.
  • ProLaw's integrated third party software for merchant processing has allowed me the ability to save countless hours on accounting fees as the entire credit card posting process is automated. This accounts for 70% or more of all of our journal entries!
Sean Storch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CosmoLex

General

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

Thomson Reuters ProLaw

General

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

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