Billing. It's probably the most hated word in any lawyer's vocabulary. But it's a necessary evil. Even small practices need to keep up with their billing and collections, particularly when times are hard. Luckily, there are lots of software products out there that can help law firms of all sizes to keep up with their firm's financials, from timekeeping to invoicing to trust accounting.
Then again, the choices for law firm billing software can become overwhelming very quickly - which product is right for your firm, and what will it really cost? Will it work with the various different smartphones and tablets in use in your firm? Will you be able to access the system remotely? Will your billing program integrate well with your existing practice management system? Should you use a cloud-based product or a product that gets installed directly on your firm's system?
Once again, there's a resource out there to help. TechnoLawyer recently released their TechnoLawyer Research Buyer's Guide to Legal Billing Software. This report takes a comprehensive look at 22 different legal billing software programs, both cloud-based and traditional. You'll learn which programs work with which smartphones, tablets and other devices, what features and reports might be available, and more. They have even developed a way to compare these products on price using the TL Research Price so you can compare software programs based on a specific number of users and a specific length of time.
The best part is that you can get the TechnoLawyer Research Buyer's Guide to Legal Billing Software free if you are a TechnoLawyer member (and membership is free, too). If you're in the market for legal billing software, take a look at this report - it will take a lot of the headaches out of searching for a legal billing program for your firm.