HoudiniESQ

Cloud or on-premise legal practice management software

About HoudiniESQ

HoudiniEsq natively integrates with Outlook, Word, Excel, and Quickbooks. You can even work entirely in HoudiniEsq if you like.

Easily customized to fit your practice. You can customize forms, list and generate ad-hoc reports.

Increase productivity, provide better service, start building your practice today.

The features are intuitive and easy to use, able to customize it with ease and simplicity.


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HoudiniESQ Software - Trusted by State and Federal Agencies since 2008
HoudiniESQ Software - Trusted by State and Federal Agencies since 2008
HoudiniESQ Software - Trusted by State and Federal Agencies since 2008
HoudiniESQ Software - Trusted by State and Federal Agencies since 2008
HoudiniESQ Software - Trusted by State and Federal Agencies since 2008
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HoudiniESQ Software - Trusted by State and Federal Agencies since 2008
HoudiniESQ Software - Trusted by State and Federal Agencies since 2008
HoudiniESQ Software - Trusted by State and Federal Agencies since 2008
HoudiniESQ Software - Trusted by State and Federal Agencies since 2008

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4,1 /5
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Value for Money
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Ease of Use
3,9/5
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Jeff
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Does what it does better than the others...

Reviewed on 2015/01/14

(Full disclosure: I am an INDEPENDENT legal practice management consultant who chooses which...

(Full disclosure: I am an INDEPENDENT legal practice management consultant who chooses which products I want to work with... and a HoudiniEsq consultant - among others.)

HoudiniEsq is one of a few legal practice management products that actually gets it: it will do a lot of end-user concepts (custom forms, triggers, document management/generation) better than any other legal practice management product. It also does a lot of the administration concepts (true relational database; updates that work and don't force you to roll back because they don't install properly, flexibility to run in almost any environment) very well too.

HoudiniEsq makes it easy to capture and bill time; it allows firms the ability to create and store data on custom forms that provide the firm with the necessary data in order to function efficiently; it is intuitive and continues to add new features that mean something to the user base, and not just something a marketing guy thought would be great to list on a brochure - heck I don't even know if they have a "marketing guy"!

Mobility is probably it's strongest point: it can be accessed by a phone/tablet/laptop, and an iPhone app is in the works (currently it's biggest end-user request.)

The list of what it doesn't do is a small list: besides the above-mentioned iPhone app, electronic billing is probably at the top. It continues to grow its list of end-user features, often because the developer listens to the requests that come directly from its users.

And the price: FREE for solos? You cannot beat that deal. Add more users and pay more, but you are still paying for a product that works, and every time they make a product release the response from the user base is "Yes!" and not "So what? Does this stuff actually work?" Want to write a check and not deal with updates, backups and server updates - go with the SaaS version and pay monthly. If you still prefer the idea of your data residing on your servers in your office, then go with the On-premise version. Not all practice management programs offer both options.

While not perfect (no software is), it ranks at the top of my list when clients look for legal practice management software.

James
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

7 Years Since Dumping Time Matters for HoudiniEsq

Reviewed on 2017/01/09

It's been seven years since we made the switch from Time Matters to HoudiniEsq, and we're not...

It's been seven years since we made the switch from Time Matters to HoudiniEsq, and we're not looking back. HoudiniEsq has provided us with an easy to use system to manage our law practice. I recommend HoudiniEsq to my colleagues regardless of the size of your firm or practice area. I don't have time to try to figure out complex systems that require vendor technicians to get me going. I needed something that was user-friendly and intuitive, and found both in HoudiniEsq. Thanks the support staff at HoudiniESQ for making our lives a little easier. In today's fast-paced legal enviroment where time management and billing are so critical, it's a relief to know that HoudiniESQ is on the ball with cutting technology to make my life simpler.

Pros

The support staff is a stallion.

Cons

Some reporting features can be improved.

RICCI
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  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Somewhat user friendly, but can be customized with help from support. Has potential to be...

Reviewed on 2017/11/03

Cloud based, easy to use out of the office.

Cloud based, easy to use out of the office.

Pros

Templates are easy to use. The fact that it is cloud-based is excellent; relatively easy learning curve.

Cons

Email feature saves all image files from email, rendering this feature unusable. Keyword search feature in Documents does not function correctly, only partially works. Interface is not the most user friendly and requires knowledge of ins and outs of Houdini which must be obtained from customer support. Developers will not fix the above issues or do not know how. To have a feature of a program only partially work is subpar. Also, the invoicing feature defies commons sense.

Response from LOGICBit

Ricci, if you are using version 2.0.0.1 or greater then you should be able to search for anything across all data. That being said, we will look at your firm's logs and get to the bottom of the issue. We will at the very least rebuild your document indexes for you tonight when everyone is logged off. In the meantime, when searching documents you want to use natural language. Since everything is indexed Full words work best when you search because ESQ returns everything on server side but we only return the top 50 hits to the user to reduce bandwidth and increase response times.

Re: Email, we do save every attachment to a email especially when you link that email to a Matter. Not having a image in a email as it was originally sent makes the email incomplete so we save and store everything. That being said we are capable of providing whatever you wish we just ned to know exactly what you expect and we can make it so. Just give us a ring. We would love to fix for you.

Joan
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent

Reviewed on 2018/01/18

the office is better organized and everyone is aware of what is happening from one moment to the...

the office is better organized and everyone is aware of what is happening from one moment to the next throughout the day. It is great to be able to have all the information so easily accessible.

Pros

easy to read, easy to search for information , like the way you can color code appointments and alert each other for deadlines

Cons

I don't like that you cannot multitask, it doesn't allow you to change the alerts, they have to be deleted first, I miss being able to see the day along with the dates when setting appointments

William
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Cloud Computing? Houdiniesq is your solution.

Reviewed on 2010/11/08

I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to transition to cloud based practice management.

I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to transition to cloud based practice management.

Pros

HoudiniEsq has the best and most responsive technical support I have ever encountered with any program or platform.

HoudiniEsq works entirely inside of your browser so you can access it anywhere you have an Internet connection. For us smaller guys that mean no exchange server costs or problems with syncing. Also, Houdini is optimized for mobile phone browsers such as the iPhone.

HoudiniEsq works a bit different than Time Matters in that everything is a billable "event." Even on your calendar you can view all calls, to do's, drafting ... anything you want can be viewed on your calendar or removed from view with the click of a button. Only want to see appointments with clients and court dates on the calendar, no problem, just a click away. The calendaring is powerful and different than any other calendaring program I have encountered or tested. It does take a bit of time to get used to, but when you do, it results in amazing control of your schedule and your matters.

Cons

Lack of a functioning document automation/assembly system and lack of quickbooks integration.

Response from LOGICBit

With the release of HoudiniESQ 1.7 our users have native integration with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Our team has been working on our Quickbooks link and Document Management and Automation. You can expect the QUickBooks integration to be pretty seamless.

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HoudiniESQ FAQs

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HoudiniESQ offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$48,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

100% turnkey and FREE for Solo practitioners SaaS just $64 a month (your data resides in our data center) On-Premise $240 a year (your data resides within your firm's walls) Free support and all upgrades included.

HoudiniESQ has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

HoudiniESQ supports the following languages:

English

HoudiniESQ supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

HoudiniESQ integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Document Cloud, Gmail, LawPay, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks

HoudiniESQ offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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