HoudiniESQ Features

HoudiniESQ

Cloud or on-premise legal practice management software

4.13/5 (139 reviews)

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API
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Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Archiving & Retention
Automatic Backup
Automatic Billing
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Case Management
Case Notes
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Completion Tracking
Compliance Management
Conflict Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Court Rules-Based Scheduling
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customer Statements
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Deadline Management
Docket Management
Document Automation
Document Capture
Document Classification
Document Generation
Document Management
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Payments
Electronic Signature
Email Management
Expense Tracking
File Conversion
File Management
File Recovery
File Sharing
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Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
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Offline Access
QuickBooks Integration
Reminders
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Reporting/Analytics
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
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Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timer
Trust Accounting
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Archiving & Retention
Automatic Backup
Automatic Billing
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Case Management
Case Notes
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Completion Tracking
Compliance Management
Conflict Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Court Rules-Based Scheduling
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customer Statements
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Deadline Management
Docket Management
Document Automation
Document Capture
Document Classification
Document Generation
Document Management
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Payments
Electronic Signature
Email Management
Expense Tracking
File Conversion
File Management
File Recovery
File Sharing
For Family Law
For Legal Professionals
Full Text Search
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Legal Case Management
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Multi-Location
Offline Access
QuickBooks Integration
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timer
Trust Accounting
Two-Factor Authentication
Version Control
Workflow Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Archiving & Retention
Automatic Backup
Automatic Billing
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Case Management
Case Notes
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Completion Tracking
Compliance Management
Conflict Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Court Rules-Based Scheduling
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customer Statements
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Deadline Management
Docket Management
Document Automation
Document Capture
Document Classification
Document Generation
Document Management
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Payments
Electronic Signature
Email Management
Expense Tracking
File Conversion
File Management
File Recovery
File Sharing
For Family Law
For Legal Professionals
Full Text Search
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Legal Case Management
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Multi-Location
Offline Access
QuickBooks Integration
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timer
Trust Accounting
Two-Factor Authentication
Version Control
Workflow Management
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HoudiniESQ Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about HoudiniESQ's features:

Jeff R.

Best Solo Management Tool

2011-08-26

I can now keep my Google calendar (using Outlook and Google Sync) updated from within Houdini (and vice versa), client communication, and documents all in one place.

Pros

It allows me to manage my cases from just one application that allows all aspects of the case to be housed under one umbrella.

Cons

(ie Invoice layout, client email notification for RCA.)

Source: GetApp
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Antonio M.

The future of online Legal Practice Management is here!

2011-02-28

"The future of legal case management is HoudiniESQ...

Pros

If I don't have access to my own computer I can still work because HoudiniESQ includes its own integrated tools for Email, document management and assembly, billing , invoicing, contact and matter management.

Cons

None that we care about but it would be nice to have integrated document annotations.

Source: GetApp
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Michael H.

Better than some. I still prefer Credenza Software, not supported anymore.

2017-11-06

streamlined billing and case management.

Pros

I also like the fact that documents are automatically spooled into the case mapping.

Cons

I don't like having to individually select events and make them billable. I'd rather be able to mass associate that.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Joanne L.

Great Software

2017-01-24

HoudiniEsq is a great for case management, document management and billing!

Pros

Ease of use - very user friendly.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben G.

A fantastic product ***** 5 Stars

2011-02-28

It supports calendaring, email management, document management, contact management, document assembly, email and document merges and template creation.

Pros

Everything!

Cons

The Outlook plugin supports email, contacts and the calendar but there is no way presently to create email templates in OUtlook.

Source: GetApp
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William B.

Cloud Computing? Houdiniesq is your solution.

2010-11-08

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

Pros

HoudiniEsq works a bit different than Time Matters in that everything is a billable "event."

Cons

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

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Source: Capterra
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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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ABRAHAM K.

ABRAHAM KLEINMAN

2010-11-08

HIGHLY RECCOMENDED

Pros

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT WITHOUT THE MANAGEMENT

Cons

DOES NOT YET HAVE ITS OWN WORD PROCESSOR BUT DOES LINK TO MICROSOFT WORD.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Response from LOGICBit


Although we provide several plugins for many popular products used in the legal profession, many of our clients love the fact that they don't ever have to leave HoudiniESQ to get their work accomplished.

When we architected the software we had one major requirement, you must be able to grab any computer or device with a Internet connection and have the tools you need to get the job done at your fingertips.

This is why we include integrated Document Management with full text search including email, and email attachments, a integrated email client, integrated Google Scholar, integrated billing and invoicing, integrated document and email templates, and so much more.

We think you should never be without your tools that is why we have totally revamped our inline editor and will continue to improve upon it with every new release.

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Arnold W.

I have watched grow , making really important improvements.

2017-11-08

Complete office management, including file organization and billing.

Pros

Program is based upon the case, as it should be.

Cons

I am still catching up with changes in billing.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jay J.

Initial Thoughts on HoudiniESQ

2015-01-14

It handles calendaring, billing, contact management, and other aspects necessary for my practice.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Ron W.

Awesome App! *****

2012-05-30

It really helps me and my staff stay on top of all our cases. It has an uncanny ability to streamline our workflow.

Pros

So many but the best thing is I can create workflow automations.

Cons

Needs a better mobile app but help is on the way.

Source: GetApp
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Chase M.

Fantastic for solo practice

2015-01-16

I am a solo practitioner and HoudiniESQ allows me to have a great case management and calendar system without having to pay exorbitant monthly or yearly fees.

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Source: Capterra
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David A.

Practice manager

2015-01-14

Good practice management with case calendaring and trust accounting.

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Henri S.

Good value for solo

2015-01-14

Pros: excellent product, excellent integrations. New approach to practice management.

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Anonymous
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Verified Reviewer

Very easy to use and great for managing my case load and process.

2017-11-07

Organization and a sense of control over my case load. This software has really changed the way I track and work my files.

Pros

I am able to seamlessly work across outlook, adobe, and word, which makes document generation and calendaring a cinch.

Cons

I cannot print Ad-Hoc reports or my calendar.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bruce G.

Review of HoudiniESQ

2015-01-14

Scalable licensing. Multiple supported back-end database choices.

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Andrew H.

Great Software with a Few Speed-Bumps

2015-01-14

Also, sometimes my events won't show up in the Dashboard unless I go to another tab and back.

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Source: Capterra
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Michael C.

A Solid Client Management Program

2017-03-11

There are tons of features for every type of legal practice, and you can track all your work on it for individual clients.

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Lauren M.

User interface and experience lacking - nuts and bolts are there

2018-06-22

Pros

You can generate bills and track time.

Cons

The user interface is outdated and difficult to navigate at times.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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DeAnn F.

Great case management system!

2015-01-14

I opened my own firm quickly and needed case management software that had a fast setup and was user friendly.

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Source: Capterra
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Gennet M.

Great Program.

2017-11-16

The is used to maintain time spent on matters and printing invoices.

Pros

Very user friendly. Dashboard is easy accessed and filled with information at a glance.

Cons

Some reports are still not correct.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Timothy S.

Second Best Option

2015-01-14

Much better pricing options and utilization of on site storage are huge pros to this product.

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James D.

Doan Law Firm - Bankruptcy Attorneys

2010-11-09

Or, I can access my office through my mobile phone with the HoudiniESQ mobile app.

Pros

Links Matters, Contacts, Notes, Emails, and Documents.

Cons

I wish this product was available BEFORE we dumped tens of thousands of dollars into Time Matters and the "leading bankruptcy customization feature package".

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Source: Capterra
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Dustin O.

Mediocre Software that the Developers Like to Break and Blame on the User

2017-02-07

Many of the search features simply don't work correctly, particularly when trying to search for an invoice.

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Response from LOGICBit


hey Dustin, thank you for the honest review.

We have been hard at work. A new update is coming that I think you will love. We have over 100 fixes and improvements throughout the App including but not limited to billing, boolean and elastic search support (google like queries against all tables and documents), and so much more.

The update will be available Wed March 8th (tomorrow). You don't have to do anything. The system will autoupdate for you.

If you experience any problems please don't hesitate to contact us Toll Free. We would love to hear form you. Especially since we have implemented many of your very own request Dustin.

If you ever experience a serious issue please contact us and ask to speak with Mark or Frank. They will insure your issue gets resolved asap with this new revision 2.0 Build 12.

Thanks again Dustin.

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Pamela P.

It's not an illusion, Houdini really is great

2015-01-15

Houdini has made my workflow better and I can easily review every case and its status in minutes.

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Source: Capterra
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Joanne L.

Houdini is a Great Product!

2015-01-14

Houdini has been a great product that provide our firm with a consolidated client database, practice management database, and time and billing software all wrapped up in one program, with the added bonus of being Cloud based.

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Source: Capterra
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