Cary, NC, October 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Earning a reputation as an innovator and an emerging leader in law practice management software, LOGICBit Corp. announced expanded integration between its Practice Management Suite HoudiniESQ and Microsoft's Word, Excel and Outlook.
To help simplify and improve practice management workflow for law firms of all sizes, LOGICBit Corp. has released HoudiniESQ 1.7. HoudiniESQ is a web-based legal practice management suite that can be run on-premise or in the Clouds.
HoudiniESQ 1.7 has many benefits and features.
Client Access: Law Practices and their clients can now communicate securely without the need of insecure email. Clients and council can keep track of their own to-do's, communicate with legal staff, be alerted to important notices, upload and view documents and invoices. All from within a secure environment. HoudiniESQ Client Access permits the law firm to grant access by contact, matter, and document type providing fine grain control of what is viewable, for how long and by whom. There is no cost for Client Access and no limit to the number of clients who can take advantage of this new feature. HoudiniESQ Client Access provides law firms with a competitive edge in today's market place.
MS Plugins: The MS product suite is entrenched in today's legal practices and an important part of a law firm's workflow. HoudiniESQ 1.7 now provides native MS Plugins for the most popular products in use today. Law Firms can continue to use Outlook, Word and Excel while seamlessly saving important client/matter information to HoudiniESQ. These plugins do not require a third party product of any kind and install right into the MS Word, Excel and Outlook ribbons. MS Word and Excel documents can be created, edited and managed in their native applications as usual, linking documents to a Matter is effortless. When composing or editing documents staff can optionally record the time spent composing or editing these documents or reading Email. Staff can bill for this time with a single click. Documents are full text indexed and immediately appear under the document tab of the selected matter in HoudiniESQ. MS Outlook is fully supported and will synchronize Outlook contacts and events with HoudiniESQ bidirectionally. Linking Email to its associated Matter has never been easier. Email and attachments are full text indexed and appear under the Email and Document tabs of the selected Matter immediately in HoudiniESQ. When items in outlook are linked to a Matter the HoudiniESQ plugin creates an associated Matter folder in Outlook for easy management of matter related correspondence. These HoudiniESQ Plugins work with HoudiniESQ SaaS and On-premise versions Practice, Elite and Solo and are free.
With the HoudiniESQ for Outlook plugin, Staff can now keep their Smart Phones, iPads, iCal and Google apps all in syncwith HoudiniESQ effortlessly.
Customization: This release has greatly enhanced user customization. Staff can now create and share custom views of the law firms data. Staff can select what columns to view, what columns to group by and summarize on. Complex filters that support precedence and custom fields are supported.
Along with the many new features in HoudiniESQ 1.7 are many improvements. Improved Billing, invoicing and batch time entry. Improved form customization, integrated email client, document and email merge templates, template drafts and improved dashboards throughout.
HoudiniESQ 1.7 has a deployment option for just about every law firm and is accessible via any modern web browser, smart phone, smart pad, MS word, MS Excel and MS Outlook. HoudiniESQ can be installed On-premise and is also available as a SaaS option in LOGICBit's state-of-the-art datacenter. HoudiniESQ is available free as a on-premise version for solo practitioners.
About LOGICBit Corp.
Founded in 1994 by the Architect of Time Matters World Server, LOGICBit Corp. is located in Research Triangle Park North Carolina. LOGICBit's primary focus is the development of web-based practice management software for the legal industry.
For additional information on HoudiniESQ visit http://HoudiniESQ.com