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Attribute Ratings

  • Lawyaw is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.4

HotDocs

74%
9 Ratings
10.0

Lawyaw

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

5.0

HotDocs

50%
1 Rating

Lawyaw

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

HotDocs

82%
3 Ratings

Lawyaw

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

4.0

HotDocs

40%
2 Ratings

Lawyaw

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AbacusNext

It is well suited in the organisations which deals with lots of paper work like legal, teaching, research, etc as they need similar kind of documents again and again. In a typical office set up it is of great use by human resource, marketing and legal department. Hot docs is not suitable if you have a proprietary or solo business as it do not caters to them.
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Lawyaw (Mystacks)

Well suited for any law office that uses any court forms. Also, it's great for any law office that needs signatures on any docs. The template features are excellent and a huge plus because any document can become a template in LawYaw. Probably not needed in a law office that only provides consulting or legal advice, but doesn't actually prepare any documents for clients.
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Pros

AbacusNext

  • Personalized training. We were able to get an expert on a video call who walked us through solutions to each of our unique problems (i.e. all fifty states have different notary blocks, how can we auto-populate it when the state of the deal is selected?).
  • Team access. Multiple people can work with the templates at once, thus allowing the members of our team who deal with financials to work on their documents while others focus on the organizational and legal documents.
  • Once you have successfully drafted your templates, it runs incredibly smooth (barring any minor hiccups that happen with software updates) and efficiently.
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Lawyaw (Mystacks)

  • Reduces scrivener's errors.
  • Saves time
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Cons

AbacusNext

  • Most HotDocs templates demand high-level code. This includes complicated Word codes
  • Using HotDocs is incredibly user-friendly. Creating and maintaining templates is a programming task
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Lawyaw (Mystacks)

  • Integrations with case management platforms, such as MyCase
  • Zapier integrations
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Pricing Details

HotDocs

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

HotDocs editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Basic251
EnterpriseContact sales team2

Footnotes

  1. per user/per month
  2. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Lawyaw

Starting Price

$70 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Lawyaw editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Cloud-Based Court Forms$701
Intelligent Document Automation$1102

Footnotes

  1. per month per user
  2. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

$30/mo for each additional user. Discounted annual pricing is available.

Usability

AbacusNext

Could be more intuitive - could even "suggest" fill-ins with the option to take or not take the suggestion.
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Lawyaw (Mystacks)

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AbacusNext

I haven't had to contact HotDocs very often for support. I suppose I rated them mid-level simply because I would like to see more online training options or white papers to view to assist with learning. I want to understand how to do something versus having it done for me.
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Lawyaw (Mystacks)

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

AbacusNext

If you use WordPerfect X9 - choose"no word-processing software."
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Lawyaw (Mystacks)

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AbacusNext

I haven't evaluated other products. We are so used to HotDocs that it would be difficult for us to switch to something else. We continue to use HotDocs because switching cost is high once you have already started. Be careful before beginning to use this program, as it is hard to breakaway.
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Lawyaw (Mystacks)

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Return on Investment

AbacusNext

  • Time savings by employees when generating documents mean better ROI efficiency for labor.
  • Faster, more accurate turnaround for documents needing to be generated from templates.
  • Large capital expenditure depending on the number of users and developers.
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Lawyaw (Mystacks)

  • It has been a huge time saver for everyone at our firm.
  • It's so easy to use that our staff actually enjoys using it.
  • Our ROI is almost incalculable because of all the features for the price.
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