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Tabs3 Billing

Tabs3 is Windows-based desktop-only timekeeping and billing software. It is robust, customizable, and flexible, but mostly tethers you to your computer.

Tabs3 Billing Rating:
2.9/5

Features

  • Customer Experience & Support - 4/10
    4/10
  • Pricing & Value - 6.5/10
    6.5/10
  • Security - 8/10
    8/10
  • Innovation & Future-Proofing - 4.5/10
    4.5/10
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Our Rating: 2.9/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

Who Tabs3 is For

If you know you will be continuing to use Windows desktops for the foreseeable future and don’t need a full-featured mobile app, Tabs3 may be a good choice. It’s robust and customizable and will give you an excellent overview of your firm’s performance. However, that level of customization is complicated and comes at a rather high cost, especially since you’ll likely need to hire a consultant to help you migrate data and exploit the full potential of the software, which makes it an unlikely choice for solo lawyers.

Features

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Website
www.tabs3.com
Apps
  • Windows
Starting Price
$32/month or $445 one-time fee for a single user.
Starting Payment Processing Fee
Free Trial
Time Tracking
Time tracking does not include invoicing. Those get their own check mark.
Expense Tracking
Track expenses as well as time so you can bill them to your clients.
Basic Bookkeeping
Basic bookkeeping means basic, checkbook register–style bookkeeping, not full accounting. You will still need accounting software.
Estimates
Provide detailed estimates to your clients before generating an invoice or tracking any actual time.
Invoicing
Online Payments
Accept credit card or eCheck/ACH payments on invoices. Note that some billing software integrates with third-party payment services but don't provide a built-in payment solution.
Recurring Payments
Set up payment plans and subscriptions with automatic recurring payments.
Payment Types Accepted
Major Credit Cards
eCheck/ACH
International
Issue Refunds
Reporting
Generate reports from timekeeping records to profits per partner. Note that some options have much more robust reporting features than others. If you know you will need a particular report, get a demo or trial to make sure you can get it.
Document Management
Some timekeeping and billing software includes basic document management so that you can add documents and associate them with your cases/matters.
Software Integrations
  • LawPay
  • PaperCut
  • ProPay
  • QuickBooks
  • TBDevice
  • Taskbill

Things You Might Want To Know

Migration. Tabs3 provides conversion and migration services for an additional fee from any program from which you need conversion.

Security. Because you install this software locally on your own machine, you control how secure the data is. At the Platinum level of Tabs3, you can use their encryption utility to encrypt your data locally. If you’re using Tabs3 Connect to access your data on your phone or tablet, transmissions are SSL encrypted.

Billing flexibility. Because it is designed for lawyers, Tabs3 accommodates most legal billing styles. You can bill by a standard hourly rate and customize for each partner or associate. You can also use contingency, split fee, flat fee, task-based, and retainer billing methods.

Extensive reports. Through its dashboard, you’ll be able to run reports showing your top clients, your work-in-progress so you can have an idea of unbilled work, client ledgers, and more.

Seamless integration with other Tabs3 products. Tabs3 makes several products that are designed to connect to its billing software, including their own financial and accounting software and custom report writing software. This means that you can make Tabs3 as extensive or limited as you’d like, depending on how many other products you decide to use.

Apps and integrations. Tabs3 Billing integrates with other Tabs3 programs like its General Ledger, Cost Recovery, and Trust Accounting software. It also integrates with QuickBooks. It is tightly integrated with Tab3’s law practice management software, Practice Master. Tabs3 does not have an app for iOS or Android. In order to access Tabs3 when you are on your smartphone or tablet, you will have to upgrade to Tabs3 Premium and use Tabs3 Connect, a mobile interface.

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