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Tabs3 Billing software is ideal for legal professionals working in solo to mid-sized law firms.

Product Details

Our first client started using Tabs3 Software in 1979 and is still using it today. Tabs3 has been trusted by our users for 40 years and has become the most award-winning legal billing software, backed by support with 96% client satisfaction. Whether you're looking for complete practice management or stand alone billing, case management, or financials, you can begin and end your search with Tabs3. Sign up for a free trial or sign up for a one-on-one walkthrough at Tabs3.com/SeeTabs3.

Contact Details

Tabs3 Software

http://www.tabs3.com/

Founded in 1979

Located in United States

Billing Home
PM Dashboard
Billing Recap of Hours
Billing Statement
PM Conflict of Interest

Starting Price

  • $445.00/one-time
  • Tabs3 Software offers license and subscription pricing. tabs3.com/quote

Free Trial

  • Yes

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Tabs3 Software Features

Billing & Invoicing
CRM
Calendar Management
Client Portal
Conflict Management
Contract Management
Document Management
Email Management
Legal Case Management
Task Management
Time Tracking
Trust Accounting
Account Tracking
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client Statements
Document Management
Expense Tracking
Retainer Billing
Time Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Case Notes
Client Management
Conflict Management
Contract Management
Docket Management
Document Management
Email management
Expense Tracking
Task Management
Time Tracking
Trust Accounting
Access Controls
Archiving & Retention
Collaboration
Contract Management
Document Assembly
Document Indexing
Document Tagging
Full Text Search
Version Control
Accrual Accounting
Activity Tracking
Asset Gain & Loss Reporting
Check Writing
Compliance Management
Cross Ledger Posting
Customer Statements
Fee Calculation & Posting
Receipt Management
Tax Management

Tabs3 Software Reviews

Showing 5 of 138 reviews
Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Terre S.
Office Administrator
Law Practice, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 23, 2019

“Accounting and Billing Software”

OverallI have been using TABS3, TAS, APS and GLS for over 30 years and it is a very powerful program. My office has been using this software since 1989 and we have no intention of changing it. Everyone in our office enters their own time and it is very easy to train people to use the program. The software makes the accounting, bill paying and billing very easy to do. As they have updated the software they continue to add features that save time and therefore, money. My experience with this software has been very good.
ProsThis software is very comprehensive. We use the billing, trust accounting, accounts payable and general ledger modules of this software. They are very good about updating the software on a regular basis and listen to the users comments and requests for upgrades. I like that it integrates well with all of the modules of software. The trust accounting module is excellent and makes it really easy to comply with the bar associations regulations on lawyers' trust accounts. It prints a three way reconciliation that balances not only with the bank statement, but with the trust accounts as well.
ConsIn some ways, this software is so comprehensive and has so many features that it can be hard to understand all of the capabilities of the software or to find certain features. But if you think it can do something, it probably can. The Software Technology technical support people are incredible. They will stay on the phone with you for as long as it takes to learn a feature or figure out how to do something.

Vendor Response

By Tabs3 Software on July 26, 2019
Terre, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate it! - Emily L., Software Trainer
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 23, 2019
Martha A.
Legal Administrator
Legal Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2019

“Love STI Products”

OverallI've been using TABS3 software since about 1998. Having TABS3 Software and its integrated software modules make billing, case management, accounts payable, GL and trust accounting a breeze. TABS3 software bills are easy for clients to read making it easier for them to pay. It's easy to maneuver in, make changes on a draft basis and the like. Pulling information from TABS3 software for analytics makes my job easier to determine timekeeper production, fields of practice viability, and financial progress. And bank reconciliations - nice! PracticeMaster manages information at-a-glance - no more pulling paper files or going to other programs to find it. TABS3 software is one of our most valuable tools.
ProsAll STI products are integrated. They are user-friendly.
ConsReport Writer: Unless you have a computer programmer on staff or know someone who is intimately familiar with Report Writer, Report Writer is not worth the trouble because you'll never figure it out. Quirky things that cause problems: A. You can't give discounts on bills unless your current fees billed supports that amount of discount. Discounts are given on an overall basis, not just on the current fees billed. B. AP module leaves you hanging in TABS3 cost entry; it doesn't cycle back to AP so you can write more checks. C. Refunds where no money is involved can go over to GL as if money was involved - need to be on your toes to delete that immediately.

Vendor Response

By Tabs3 Software on July 12, 2019
Martha, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your input very much! We have made some changes to credits in version 19 that may help with your discounts and streamlining entry in AP--please reach out to Technical Support if you're interested in more information! - Emily L., Software Trainer
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2019
Luann M.
Office Manager
Law Practice, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 16, 2019

“Multi-functional software”

OverallThe integration features of the billing, accounts payable, general ledger and trust accounting are wonderful and such a time saver. The credit card payment feature is seamless and so easy to use.
ProsWe use Tabs 3 billing, Accounts Payable, Trust Accounting and General Ledger programs. The ease of integration is such a time saver. The credit card payment option is so seamless and user friendly.
ConsThe cost. We have been using this software since 1992. I don't like the fact that when a new enhancement comes out, i.e. when PracticeMaster was introduced, and now Platinum, you basically have to buy whole new software rather than a nominal upgrade fee--especially when we have been paying the annual maintenance fee on all separate programs. We have no use for PracticeMaster, yet it is necessary to integrate with our Worldox file management software.

Vendor Response

By Tabs3 Software on July 19, 2019
Luann, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate it very much! - Emily L., Software Trainer
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 16, 2019
Sharon J.
Firm Administrator
Law Practice, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2019

“Complete package for the small law firm”

OverallWe were able to build a collections process that efficiently walks through the matter steps so that everything is done quickly and accurately. Setting up workflows that set calendar follow, merge documents, send emails, launch appropriate websites as needed, or do calculations.
ProsWe love it's ease of use and ability to customize the PracticeMaster module. It's intuitive and the billing side is very robust.
ConsBecause of it's versatility and customization features, you can easily get carried away with data collection.

Vendor Response

By Tabs3 Software on August 5, 2019
Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate it very much. - Emily L., Software Trainer
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2019
Bryan M.
Legal Administrator
Law Practice, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 23, 2019

“Long time Tabs, TAS and Practice Master User”

OverallOur firm has used TABS3 and TAS since the early 1980s long before I arrived. In 2006 I worked with a consultant to transition to Practice Master from Amicus attorney. The product runs well and does the job. It is customizable and the fact that everything is integrated makes it easy for all attorneys and staff to get what they need. Over the years I've dealt with the staff at STI and have found them to both competent and customer service focused.
ProsTABS, TAS and Practice Master are all solid products that get the job done. Made by Software Technology Inc. which provides excellent support and issues thoroughly vetted updates with comprehensive update install instructions. Also STI listens to its customers and incorporates suggestions into future updates of the software.
ConsChanging info related to a contact seems like it could be simpler.

Vendor Response

By Tabs3 Software on July 26, 2019
Bryan, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Please consider contacting Technical Support to talk over your wishlist for changing contacts and we'll get a development request submitted. Thanks again! - Emily L., Software Trainer
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 23, 2019