Filevine Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Filevine

Cloud-based legal case management solution for enterprises

4.43/5 (69 reviews)

Filevine overview

What is Filevine?

Filevine is a cloud-based project, team, and case management solution designed for legal professionals and firms. The solution helps legal firms to organize case documents in an orderly fashion and assists in streamlining communication between lawyers, assistants, paralegals, and clients.

Filevine assists businesses in managing deadlines, reporting, tracking project bills & expenses, recording documents, and evaluating ideal settlement terms for clients. The tool also supports project management and collaboration. Filevine allows lawyers to efficiently collaborate with their clients and team members. The solution records every internal as well as external communication and allows legal firms to organize client details, case notes, meetings, and tasks. The self-learning algorithm enables Filevine to observe repeated steps involved in a case lifecycle and automatically generate the next set of workflows for the lawyers and assistants after each phase.

Filevine offers an accurate litigation calendar that stores every milestone related to a case - especially case deadlines. The solution automatically sends a reminder to lawyers and their teams as soon as any critical milestone approaches. Filevine offers multiple templates to report and analyze various KPIs and improve business practices. The settlement calculator tool helps to evaluate the different options offered during a case settlement and suggest the best scenario for clients.

Filevine offers advanced standards of data security including HTTPS grade encryption, server side verification, redundant data backups and secure e-payments. The solution serves a wide range of organizations and is ideal for teams of four or more legal associates looking for an application to collaborate, organize and expand client base.
www.filevine.com

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United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico

Supported languages

English
Filevine screenshot: Lets users create profiles for lawyers and associatesFilevine IntroductionFilevine screenshot: Offers a built-in settlement calculatorFilevine screenshot: Report Builder features allow users to build customized reportsFilevine screenshot: Users can create an organization profileFilevine screenshot: The software lets users track case historyFilevine screenshot: Role-based permissions to view files help ensure data securityFilevine screenshot: Users can customize the software's settings according to business needsFilevine screenshot: The application lets users record contact details of stakeholders involved in the project

Filevine reviews

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Nohl Bryant

Takes Your Solo Practice to the Next Level

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-03-02
Review Source: Capterra

With Filevine's help, I've been able to increase three-fold the number of active cases I feel comfortable handling. It's a great product, with a great support team. I would highly recommend it to everyone, especially if you already have a billing program you like and don't want to change.

Pros
This software adapts to the way you practice law. You don't organize your cases the way a vendor tells you to, you do it your way. You use your own, trusted, time-tested checklists and processes. But Filevine takes what you have built over your career to the next level by allowing you to streamline intake, and standard tasks you do in every case. The best way I can put is I don't need to cut-and-pate any more. I just click a button and I'm ready to serve standard sets of discovery. I don't need guess whether we ordered a court reporter for a deposition. There's a "Yes" or "No" button that says we did or didn't. I don't even need to manually check when we last did something on a case--I just click a button and a report tells me when the last activity occurred.

Cons
The set-up time is significant, especially if you are particular about the way things need to look and feel. But that's to be expected for something you can customize from the ground up. Outlook integration could be better, but it has improved since I've come on board. All signs indicate it's going to continue to get better.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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DAWN REITSMA

FileVine Rocks!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-02-19
Review Source: Software Advice

FileVine has finally brought our firm into the 21st Century!! We are now able to streamline our intake/sign-up process; easily manage/maintain our documents bringing us closer to our goal of being a paperless office; more efficiently communicate with our clients; and keep our paralegals on track with managing case loads. The sales team and support staff were absolutely amazing! [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and the rest of the FileVine team went above and beyond to accommodate our firm, including, providing 3 separate demos to make sure EVERYONE involved in the decision making understood what was going on. LOVE. FILEVINE.

Pros
Extremely user friendly. Input and updates to case info super quick and easy. The most efficient CM software I've used in the 25 years of being a paralegal. LOVE the customization

Cons
Honestly haven't found anything I don't like yet. Only thing I would like to see...only to accommodate some of our old-school staff, is some type of integration or syncing with QuickBooks. I believe it is available but is time consuming (on the programming end) and expensive?

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Joel Leppard

Great app but terrible customer service

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

Optimistic but very frustrated by terrible customer service and lack of implementation services.

Pros
A ton of feature and you can make anything you want out of it. You have to invest a lot of time into building it out. But FileVine is very innovative.

Cons
The customer service is some of the worst customer service I have ever received in my life. You are better off getting support from Google than from FileVine. I've been emailing them for seven months on one simple issue and six months on another and they won't even respond to my emails. You are on your own.

Response from Filevine


Hi Joel, we're sorry to hear that you weren't able to give us strong scores on service--our Director of Customer Success has reached out to you to discuss your support experience. We take your feedback very seriously and will do all we can to ensure any improvements which need to be made are appropriately addressed. That said, we are glad to see you are still enjoying the vision and functionality of Filevine and hope we can bring your service experience up to par with the rest of your experience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Richard Watson

Run - Do Not Walk - From Filevine

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-09
Review Source: Capterra

Using Filevine was a waste of a year that I wish I could have back. A complete disaster. Make sure you have a backup of all documents you give them or upload into Filevine. My experience with Filevine is that they check ethics at the door and will say and do anything for a sale. They only hold the keys to all of your practice's information and documents, so best of luck with that.

Pros
Literally nothing. At the end of the day, Filevine was the most expensive version of Dropbox or Box - not a practice management solution - possible, so, if that is of any interest, read on.

Cons
Filevine indicated to me that they were very experienced at migrating data over from the practice management software I had been using. A YEAR AFTER retaining Filevine, it was still NOT done and was a complete disaster. If you ever want to see your documents again, run - do not walk - from Filevine. A YEAR after retaining Filevine, they still had not done any of the customization that they promised, which was a large part of the inducement to retain them. Unless you are a programmer or merely want the most expensive version of Dropbox or Box possible, run - do not walk - from Filevine. I am NOT kidding or exaggerating about this last one: I signed up for a year's worth of service and cancelled after the year was up, for the above reasons. They then tried to tell me that I was actually in a 3 year contract! The agent who signed me up apparently CHANGED my agreement when he sent it to me via Docusign, so that he could make a sale. Run - do not walk - from Filevine. Even despite all that is underway with the coronavirus pandemic, Filevine has the time to constantly badger me to pay for 3 years of service, despite knowing of their intentional misrepresentation and fraud, and despite their knowing that I do not use Filevine at all, given the above. They even sent someone (a collector) not to my office, but to my home! Who does that? I have used Clio and Smokeball and have never had these kind of issues. Run - do not walk - from Filevine.

Response from Filevine


Hi Richard, in looking at your experience, we'd love to address a few items. We reached out many times and were unsuccessful in reaching you, and even flew our Director of Implementation to San Diego to help you design your template to fit your needs. The visit was pre-planned and confirmed with you, but we are sorry if it still seemed a surprise. These efforts, along with many trainings and hours of consultation given, were all intended to help you create a workflow that you would be satisfied with. We still wish to uphold our offer to help and can do so at any time. As mentioned, your migration was indeed from a system we've handled many times successfully. Unfortunately, they were unwilling to release the data you were looking for. We're sorry this affected your experience so deeply. Regardless of the source of confusion, we're sorry to hear there was so much dissatisfaction around your experience. We still have open doors ready to assist you.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Ana Balloveras

Excellent Training and Implementation of updates

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-21
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent Document Management program.

Pros
Trainers [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] are extremely knowledgeable of Filevine and have a very good idea of the needs of a personal injury firm. They have been very helpful and have made our process easy and friendly.

Cons
So far, I don't have anything negative to say other than I find the Quickbooks integration expensive.

Response from Filevine


Thanks so much for the positive review Ana!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Filevine pricing

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Filevine is charged on a per user, per month basis.

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Filevine features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Contact Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Search Functionality
Task Management
Workflow Management

Reporting & Statistics (59 other apps)
Third Party Integration (53 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Filevine

Key features of Filevine

  • Settlement calculator
  • Assign cases to lawyer based on ranking
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic reminders
  • Calendar management
  • Collaboration management
  • Communication tracking
  • Contact management
  • Client management
  • Customized reporting
  • Document tracking
  • Case expense tracking
  • Conflict management
  • Multi-channel communication
  • Progress reports
  • Case notes
  • Project management and collaboration
  • Centralized records
  • Task management
  • Time tracking
  • Workflow management
  • Lawyer dashboard
  • Milestone tracking
  • Document management
  • Bills & expense tracking
  • Case budgeting
  • Filevine Periscope™
  • Lawyer ranking & scorecarding
  • Deadline tracking
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Benefits

• Filevine helps to systemize business workflows by defining roles and operations for each stakeholder within a firm.
• The solution can be used as a lead generator, task manager, document manager or a communication management system across large, multi-location firms.
• Filevine enables multiple users to collaborate on a case to minimize the case study time and ensure that everyone within the team is onboard as early as possible.
• Filevine logs every interaction with clients and records all documents, meeting notes, payment history, bills, and expenses in a centralized repository.
• Filevine is capable of preventing loss or theft of critical business data and offers security features such as data traffic encryption, server-side verification, redundant data backup and secure credit card data storage.