Time & Billing
Here's a recap of time-and-billing products and services that have appeared in recent issues of Law Technology News.
MobileTimeBilling 2.0, from Wireless Verticals Inc. runs on both Palm and Research In Motion operating systems.It includes automatic download of client and project/matter data to the handheld; Time slip confirmation; shortcut keys for quick description entry; and more. It integrates with Advanced Productivity Software's DTE, Elite Information Systems' Professional Billing System and Sage's Carpe Diem.
Wireless Verticals also has formed an alliance with Computer Law Systems Inc. Using MobileTimeBilling, attorneys can make entries in their Palm or BlackBerry handheld device anytime or anywhere, and wirelessly transmit the information into their CLS/SUMMIT system back at the office. Wireless also introduced DTE InHand for RIM Blackberry Wireless handhelds, to transmit the information into their firm's DTE (Distributed Time Entry) system back at the office.
Information: Reader Response no. 308.
Timeslips 10.5, from Sage U.S. Holdings Inc., adds new features, including split billing; tutorial navigator; database creation wizard; firm/data entry assistant; and user-defined report wizard. The upgrade is designed to integrate with Timeslips' upcoming "Front Office" and "Back Office programs." Sage also debuted Timeslips Enterprise, a client/server edition of the Timeslips time and billing application for professional services organizations. It offers user-definable features such as detailed security profiles, customizable interface, rule-based billing rates, and comprehensive reports. Timeslips Enterprise incorporates Microsoft's SQL Server as its database.
Information: Reader Response no. 309.
Tactical Service, from Lextech Inc., takes paper or electronic legal bills in any format, analyzes the data and automatically UTBMS codes each item, and reviews it against a client's billing guidelines. It also allows clients to change guideline results via the Internet and export approved bills.
Information: Reader Response no. 310.
Software Technology Inc., based in Lincoln, Neb., has released TABS III 10, the latest version of its time-and-billing program. It features bi-directional integration with its Case Master software.
Information: Reader Response no. 311.
DataCert and Elite Information System Inc. have announced a partnership to use ShareDoc/LEGAL and Elite's time-and-billing application to translate invoice formats into any common format used in a legal department. The invoices can then be delivered into Elite's Law Manager case management system.
Information: Reader Response no. 312.
DTE for Outlook: Advanced Productivity Software Inc. has debuted DTE for Microsoft Outlook. It offers a time entry screen with all DTE functionality, reports the Atlanta company.
APS also is previewing upcoming releases of DTE 2001 and its pending "enterprise" edition (based on Microsoft's SQL technology).
Information: Reader Response no. 313.
Data.TXT Corp. has released a free upgrade to its Time Matters 3.0 practice management software. It includes bi-directional synchronizing link to Outlook calendars; "to do" lists; and contacts.
It includes new links to WORLDOX and Juris software, and improves links to PCLaw and Timeslips.
Information: Reader Response no. 314.
ProVantage Software Inc. is offering its ProVantage SQL-based time-and-billing/client management software to mid- and large-sized accounting firms. It integrates with Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Information: Reader Response no. 315.
Peachtree Software announced the release of One-Write Plus 8.
One-Write is a financial management software that is designed to look and work like the manual One-Write Accounting System.
It includes the on-screen appearance of checks, receipts, invoices, customer vendor and employee card, reports the company.
Information: Reader Response no. 316.
MYOB US, Inc. has debuted MYOB Accounting Plus 10.
New features include a redesigned "Card Information" window that captures information about customers, vendors, employees and personal contacts and automatically transfers the data to sales and purchase forms.
Information: Reader Response no. 317.
Telexis LLC. announced the release of a Timeslips Link for 32-bit versions of Timeslips, for its PHONEslips messaging product. PHONEslips users can generate time slips while returning phone calls.
Information: Reader Response no. 318.
Alumni computer Group has released the latest edition of its time-and-billing and accounting management software, PCLaw 5.5.
The upgrade enhances the software's calendaring and contact management features, and improves the diary program by adding a new user interface.
The calendar screen offers "drag and drop" capabilities to make it easy to view, change and move calendar events.
Users can set up their workstations to display upcoming calendar events; and events can be marked as "private" for security.
Information: Reader Response no. 319.
Bill Gallery: Solution 6 Holdings Ltd. has released Bill Gallery for CMS OPEN, reports the company.
The application includes an archive utility that allows bill and pre-bill documents to be moved and zipped from working directories to other network servers and CD storage devices.The archive process simplifies network maintenance and conserves space on the system, says Solution 6.
Information: Reader Response no. 320.
RTG E-Bills, from Santa Monica, Calif.-based RTG Data Systems, is an electronic billing application that allows law firms to prepare electronic bills (e-bills) for their clients.
Information: Reader Response no. 321.
Sirius Software Inc. has announced updates to its Sirius GT Accounting 6.4 application.
Updates include the storage of e-mail and Web addresses for: accounts payable vendors; accounts receivable customers and ship-to's; contact organizer, and more. It offers a function that launches the user's default e-mail compose window or the default Web browser.
Information: Reader Response no. 322.