CRM & Leads Management
Integrated Leads Management. Although it may not be as robust as some stand-alone products, MyCase ships with a client relationship management (CRM) system already built into the application. Which means you don’t have to spend any time setting up the integration or choosing a system that works-and-plays-well with your other software.
Intake forms and appointment scheduling. Attorneys, or their staff, can build intake forms from within the system. They can then embed them directly on your website and allow potential clients to enter their contact information directly into your system for you. Additionally, you can set up your website to let clients schedule consultations and other appointments without the need to call your office.
Client Portal & Communication
Client Portal. The MyCase Client Portal allows for cloud-based, secure communication between your firm and your clients through email, instant messaging, and commentary on uploaded files. It may not be the easiest thing to get your Clients to use (which is the case for most Client Portals), but it offers much of the ease of texting without the additional security risks.
Email. MyCase now includes a full email client. It syncs up with just about any email provider, so you can continue to use Gmail, Office 365, etc. However, you can also use the built-in MyCase email client and associate your emails with matters. Additionally, MyCase is also smart enough to remember those associations, so the same contacts will automatically be associated with the relevant matter without further review.
Shared Documents. Although you can integrate with DropBox, MyCase will also allow you to store your client documents within the system. You can then share these documents with your clients, make commentary on them, or even allow your clients to upload their own documents.
E-signatures. MyCase includes built-in e-signing for retainer agreements and other documents. You can increase your efficiency without adding any third-party software or integrations.
Billing & Accounting
Smart Time Finder. If you bill by the hour, MyCase’s Smart Time Finder will help you keep track of your time. Whenever you take an action in the system, the software automatically creates a draft time entry, so your attorney billing is simplified. Ideally, you’ll simply need to periodically review what MyCase has documented in order to track your time.
Security & Data
Backup. As a standard cloud-based security measure, MyCase regularly backs-up your data to its own servers. However, it is always good practice to have your own back-up protocol. To that end, you can download a .CSV file once-a-day. This can include all of your firm’s data, and all of your firm’s open files. Or, it can just include cases linked to a particular user. This gives you the freedom to set-up different data management based on specific users, and with your own storage limits in mind.
Migrating. MyCase offers self-service and assisted data-migration at no additional cost to new customers. This is extremely helpful, however, as with most practice management software, you probably won’t be able to import all your data. This new system may not have the same fields as the software from which you are importing. But, with its assisted support, mapping and importing your data into MyCase isn’t as daunting as it may seem. MyCase, for its part, recommends importing a maximum of 2000 records at a time, so you may want to build in some time to transfer all of your data.