Centerbase is a highly configurable and robust cloud-based law practice management software committed to helping law firms run their most successful practice possible. It delivers a powerful and flexible data management product for small-to-medium sized law firms. With all its features, it may be overkill for some solo practitioners, and is probably best suited for firms of 5 lawyers or more. It offers workflow automations that can be customized for each firm’s needs.
Mapped Drive. Files can be opened and saved directly to a Centerbase drive that can be mapped to your network. 5 TB of storage is included with your subscription package.
Updated Accounting Tool. Centerbase now features a powerful and complete general ledger accounting system for financials. You can bill clients, manage attorney and firm expenses, and create an accounting journal to better track bills and invoices. With their integrated accounting module, you can have live bank feeds of all your accounts.
Continuous Improvement. The company updates its software every 2-4 weeks. Updates are based on customer feedback, improving its features based on what their customers want.
Subscriptions start at $52/user/month. The Firm Management tier features practice management, calendaring, billing and reporting, and automated workflow, document management, and access to integrations, among other features. The next tier is $62/user/month and features all of the above features, plus full ledger accounting.
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Things You Might Want to Know
Integrations. Centerbase features integrations with Office 365, NetDocuments, QuickBooks, LawPay, and Stripe. Since it rolls out updates every 2-4 weeks, more integrations are certainly on the horizon.
Mobile Apps. Centerbase features mobile apps for iOS and Android so you can do your work from your phone.
Security. The company hosts its own servers, has multiple data centers, and owns its own infrastructure. They use 256-bit AES encryption for data at rest and 256-bit SSL encryption for data in transit.
Training and Consultants. Implementation and training is not included in the purchase price. The company partners with consultants on all their rollouts, and you must hire a certified consultant—who is not employed by Centerbase—for training and configuration. Those fees will depend on the consultant.
Who Centerbase Is For
Centerbase is a highly- customizable and powerful law practice management software. Its trust accounting features make it useful for family law and estate planning practitioners, and its practice management and workflow automation also make it useful for litigation firms. With everything that it can offer and because of the need for outside consultants for training and implementation, it may be overkill for some solo practitioners. It is probably better suited for firms with 5 or more lawyers.