Portal4Law version 5 allows law firms to enjoy robust, enterprise-class legal practice management capabilities affordably delivered as a service. Portal4Law helps law firms become more efficient and profitable, while allowing them to be more responsive to demands of their clients and the courts. Version 5 incorporates an invoicing module to extend the functionality and allow law firms to do more without investing in specialized software or expensive IT help.
“Virtual LegalTech represents a paradigm shift in trade shows, making it the perfect venue to preview our SaaS offering,” said Ajit Dandapani, chairman, CEO, and president of PortalSoft. “Just as the Internet has enabled this innovation, it has also redefined how legal practice management should be delivered. Portal4Law is designed to help law firms manage all that really matters. It takes some of the best features that big firms enjoy and delivers them as a service. When you combine this rich feature set with its exceptionally low price, we think it’s a solution that will really click with VLT attendees.”
The service, which will officially launch by November 1st, is currently available to the North American market as a free preview. As with previous generations of the Portal4Law product, version 5 incorporates functionality normally affordable only for large law firms, while the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model frees customers from the cost and upkeep associated with a traditional hardware-software solution. The all-in-one, all-practice management solution delivers rich functionality that will appeal to attorneys, legal departments, paralegals, and experts alike.
Portal4Law allows users to manage clients and their matters, store and search through mountains of documents and emails related to them, schedule necessary appointments and tasks, share data securely among inside and outside users, and invoice for work done.
High-Performance e-Discovery. Portal4Law automatically indexes all library and matter documents. Users can locate desired documents using any combination of built-in filters, user-specified tags and search strings. It supports powerful Boolean logic and fuzzy matching, to ensure that users can respond quickly to unexpected requests for data.
High-Capacity Document Management. The service quickly uploads and classifies thousand of documents. Each individual user may use up to 10 GB of storage space for a document repository. Authorized personnel can share, review and produce documents, while versioning ensures that current and previous documents are safely stored.
Multiple-Fee-Arrangement Invoicing. The solution supports multiple, concurrent fee arrangements (time and expense slips, fixed-fee, contingency, retainers, advance deposits, etc.). It rolls up all fees, including those generated from selected calendar appointments and completed tasks, into invoices, which may be emailed to clients after approval. Client payments are tallied against per-matter budgets.
Secure, Real-Time Collaboration. Administrators can choose to implement sophisticated permissions at both group and user levels to safeguard attorney-client privilege by limiting what users can see or do. One user’s changes are nearly instantaneously visible to other online authorized users for easy collaboration between authorized users.
The service is designed to streamline learning and ensure that firms can get up and running quickly. A Quick Start Guide and Tooltips, as well as help screens, provide intuitively easy training.
The service will be offered at an introductory price of $39.99 per month per user. For more information about PortalSoft or the Portal4Law service, visit the company’s website at www.portal4law.com.
Product: Portal4Law™ version 5.0 by PortalSoft™
Launch Date: By November 1st
Introductory Price: $39.99 per user per month
Product Preview: Starts September 23rd
Venue: Virtual LegalTech Trade Show
PortalSoft, based in Mountain View, Calif., grew from a division of an expert witness research firm. In 2004, founder Ajit Dandapani began to develop the company’s flagship product, Portal4Law. The software, which is designed specifically to address the sophisticated document storage, versioning, search and retrieval requirements of law firms, manages client, matter, email and contact data, as well as multiple-fee-arrangement invoicing. In 2010, PortalSoft launched Portal4Law™ version 5, its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. The company is dedicated to providing effective and affordable legal practice management solutions that keep pace with the expanding number and complexity of matters that law firms must tackle.
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