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LexisNexis released three substantive updates to Firm Manager, its flagship practice management software: integration with the Intuit QuickBooks Online accounting software; bulk uploading of folders and files; and integration with most web-based and desktop email applications. These enhancements come just months after Firm Manager earned “Best Practice Management Software Platform” at the 2015 Legaltech News Innovation Awards, as well as first place in National Law Journal’s “Best of 2015” products in the category of “Docketing & Calendaring Software.”
Firm Manager’s updates make it clear that LexisNexis is actively listening to its customers’ requests. For instance, approximately 50% of its current customer base stated that email integration was a critical requirement. Among many of its features, the integration with email applications—including Gmail and Outlook 365—enables customers to automatically save emails and their attachments to individual case files.
Additionally, the QuickBooks Online integration proves to be extremely useful to small firms. According to a LexisNexis survey, more than 60% of small firms spend an average of 8 hours on billing each month. With this integration, billing becomes more streamlined, which decreases reliance on additional staff while increasing total number of billable hours in any given year. Firm Manager customers can also send other financial data to QuickBooks, including payments, time entries and credits.
Finally, the new data import tool makes uploading documents to the software a breeze. Customers can upload as many documents as they choose—there are no storage limitations for Firm Manager customers.
How to Get It
Paid subscriptions to Firm Manager cost $44.99 per month for one user. You may add additional users at any point at a $29.99 charge per user, per month. After signing up, you will receive initial training and ongoing support to help you make the most your experience.