What is Amicus Cloud?
AbacusNext’s cloud-based legal practice management solution, Amicus Cloud, is used by thousands of legal professionals. Amicus Cloud is best suited for solo to small law firms with 1 to 5 firm members. Amicus Cloud includes features such as a calendar, time tracking, billing & invoicing, and online payment processing.
Table of Contents
- What is Amicus Cloud?
- Amicus Cloud Review Summary
- Amicus Cloud Pricing & Cost
- Amicus Cloud Features
- Amicus Cloud Alternatives & Competitors
- Is Amicus Cloud Right For You?
Amicus Cloud Review Summary
AbacusNext was founded by Judd Kessler in 1983. Amicus Cloud is AbacusNext’s first fully cloud-based legal solution. Today, Amicus Cloud is used by thousands of legal professionals.
Amicus Cloud includes features that help legal professionals grow their businesses. These features include a calendar, time tracking, document management, and online payments.
Amicus Cloud is generally used by small firms with less than 5 firm members. Amicus Cloud pricing starts at $59 per user per month.
In general, Amicus Cloud is best suited for solo practices that desire a lightweight cloud-based legal practice management solution. If you have more than 5 firm members, we strongly recommend more robust solutions such as Clio Manage and PracticePanther .
Amicus Cloud Pricing & Cost
Amicus Cloud pricing starts at $59 per user per month for monthly contracts. Amicus Cloud charges $49 per user per month if billed annually.
Amicus Cloud Features
Below, we'll discuss the key features of Amicus Cloud, and how they can streamline your workflow and automate many of your day-to-day tasks. We include screenshots of the product to give you a sense of its design and layout.
Amicus Cloud’s dashboard is organized into modules that showcase high priority items for your law firm. Examples of modules found in the dashboard include:
- Time entries
- Unbilled items for matters in progress
- Unread emails
Amicus Cloud allows you to store and organize your contacts. You can store essential contact details including:
- Personal information
- Associated matter and case
- Contact information
Amicus Cloud includes a search functionality to help you find contacts you are looking for. Additionally, you can filter contacts by their first names.
Amicus Cloud’s calendar helps law firms track key deadlines and assignments. The drag-and-drop calendar allows you to quickly adjust schedules, and includes different views for days, week, and month.
Amicus Cloud allows you to create customizable events to your calendar. You can details such as location, start & end time, and notes to the event. You can also associate events to specific matters and relevant firm members.
You can create repeating events for your law firm’s recurring tasks and deadlines. You can create repeating events on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.
Amicus Cloud offers features that help you manage your most important tasks. You can create to-do lists for the tasks that you want to track in Amicus Cloud. For each task, you can include associated files, priority, due date, and notes.
Amicus Cloud includes automated task reminders. You can send up to one reminder per task at a specified date and time.
Amicus Cloud allows you to store and manage important documents in its online database. You can upload PDF and word documents into Amicus Cloud. You can organize your files by categorizing them, associating them to matters, and grouping them into folders.
You can create templates for standard documents that you create on a repetitive basis. Templates include merge fields that will automatically populate information from your matters and cases.
Amicus Cloud offers a two-way integration with Dropbox and Box. Amicus Cloud automatically creates folders in Dropbox and Box for any matter that you create. All documents that you add to a matter will automatically upload into the correct client folder.
Time and Expense Tracking
Amicus Cloud includes features to help you accurately record time and bill for services rendered. Timers can easily be accessed on the top toolbar in the client.
Amicus Cloud allows you to add time entries directly to matters, which helps you track recorded time for any given case. Also, you can include critical details for each time entry in Amicus Cloud such as:
- Activity codes
- Billing rate
- Billing status
Billing and Invoicing
Amicus Cloud offers billing and invoicing tools to help you maximize your billable hours. Amicus Cloud supports various billing rates including:
- Fixed fee
- Flat rate
You can use Amicus Cloud to store and organize essential details for each bill. These details include bill descriptions, billable amounts, reference numbers, and dates.
Once you create a bill, you can quickly create an invoice to your client. Invoices include standard information including fees, expenses, and account balance. You can save the invoice as PDF, Word files, or Excel files.
APX, Abacus Payment Exchange, is a PCI compliant online payment processing service that allows you to accept payments from your clients electronically. Here are the costs associated with APX:
- Credit Card: 2.8% per transaction
- Standard eCheck: 1% per transaction
- Same Day eCheck: 1.5% per transaction
Amicus Cloud does not offer built-in accounting. If you prefer an AbacusNext product that offers accounting, consider testing AbacusLaw.
Amicus Cloud includes a variety of built-in reports that increase visibility into your law firm. Here are some of the report types you can generate in Amicus Cloud:
- Billing: Bill history, adjustments, client expense
- Files: Limitation dates, contacts on selected files, file chronology
- Phone calls: Phone calls in date range, Phone calls requiring callback
- Time and expenses: Time entries in date range, billable time, expenses in date range
Amicus Cloud offers several integrations with third-party solutions. Here are some of Amicus Cloud’s integrations:
Amicus Cloud Alternatives & Competitors
Amicus Cloud competes with a variety of legal solutions that offer similar functionality. The best choice for you will depend on your budget and feature preferences.
Amicus Cloud's top competitors are:
Is Amicus Cloud Right For You?
Amicus Cloud is a popular cloud-based legal practice management solution used by thousands of legal professionals. This solution offers features including a calendar, time tracking, document management, and online payments.
Amicus Cloud is a lightweight solution that offers basic legal practice management functionality. We recommend Amicus Cloud for solo to small sized law firms with less than 5 firm members. If you have more than 5 firm members and desire robust features, we strongly recommend testing other solutions such as Clio Manage or PracticePanther.
If you're interested, you can try Amicus Cloud today.