A couple of major updates of popular legal software are being released this year. Amicus Premium and Worldox’s updates set these options apart both from the last version and from the competition.
Amicus Premium 2015
Amicus Premium, a practice management solution, has come out with its new version already, with a re-designed interface and tweaks to file automation and search capabilities. It also features a new module in its mobile app for notes and “precedent workflows that automatically delegate tasks based on each firm member’s role.”
The billing integration of Amicus legal software has been enhanced to give clients more control and customization over their bills, including split billing. Law firms now have the ability to send automated alerts when retainers have reached their limit.
But the most significant change is the addition of Amicus Client Portals, which allows clients to access information pertaining to their case, adds another layer of collaboration and improves the lines of communication between firm and client.
Worldox GX4 2015
Worldox, a document management system, announced its release of GX4 in February. This legal software has been completely redesigned to improve the user experience across desktops, mobile phone and tablet devices.
It, too, has improved search functions, and now allows users to see “snippets” of the items retrieved from the search—which makes it easier to see which item is the one you need. Search is improved because users can now create document tags.
Greater integration with Microsoft Outlook is another bonus. Users are able to search Outlook through Worldox now, so there’s no need to run multiple searches from discrete programs. Users can also now easily move email to Worldox on their smartphones. And the new “active profiling” feature “monitors…emails and assigns client/matter information for end of day, one-click batch filing.”
How to Upgrade
If those updates sound like they’ll make managing your practice easier, Legal Workspace (LWS) can help. Amicus Premium is now obtainable through our law firm cloud solution, and when Worldox GX4 is officially released to the public this year, it too will be made available to clients.