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HoudiniESQ

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HoudiniESQ FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does HoudiniESQ offer?

HoudiniESQ has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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Q. Who are the typical users of HoudiniESQ?

HoudiniESQ has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does HoudiniESQ support?

HoudiniESQ supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does HoudiniESQ support mobile devices?

HoudiniESQ supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does HoudiniESQ offer an API?

Yes, HoudiniESQ has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does HoudiniESQ integrate with?

HoudiniESQ integrates with the following applications:
LawPay, Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Word


Q. What level of support does HoudiniESQ offer?

HoudiniESQ offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Knowledge Base

HoudiniESQ product overview

What is HoudiniESQ?

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

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
Knowledge Base

Training options

Webinars
In Person
Documentation
Live Online

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4.4

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HoudiniESQ features

Functionality

4.1

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141

Total features

27

6 categories

Most valued features by users

Document Management
Access Controls/Permissions
Task Management
Calendar Management
Document Storage
Time Tracking
Workflow Management
Billing & Invoicing

HoudiniESQ users reviews

Overall Rating

4.1

/5

141

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Rating breakdown
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.19/10
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Pros
FANTASTIC client support. Agent is the best support person that I've had the pleasure of getting assistance from across all of the technical systems and software that I've used.
The next best thing is that for lawyers on a shoestring budget it is affordable and secure because it can be run off the cloud. So I give it two thumbs up for price, accessibility and price.
The Quickbooks connector is great and the Evernote integration is also a big plus. After reviewing all our other options, Houdini ESQ seemed like the best and least expensive place to start and grow.
Cons
Sometimes it looses some of my cases especially if someone else has made the case and then appointed it to me. The search field is usually not working.
Lack of a functioning document automation/assembly system and lack of quickbooks integration.
Not so many companies will go the extra mile to save one from themselves especially after having failed to heed their explicit warnings.
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Jeff S.

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Does what it does better than the others...

Reviewed 9 years ago

(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...

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James D.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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7 Years Since Dumping Time Matters for HoudiniEsq

Reviewed 7 years ago

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.

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RICCI G.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

Vendor response

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...

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Joan D.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent

Reviewed 6 years ago

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

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William B.

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Cloud Computing? Houdiniesq is your solution.

Reviewed 13 years ago

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...

Cons

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

Vendor response

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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