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Tabs3
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Practice Management Software for Law Firms

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Tabs3 Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Tabs3 product overview

What is Tabs3?

Tabs3 Software provides intuitive, fully integrated legal billing and practice management solutions that combine privacy, security, and advanced performance with fast, flexible, work-anywhere functionality. Choose from cloud, hosted, and on-premises server options; all include outstanding US-based support.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base

Training options

Webinars
In Person
Videos
Documentation
Live Online

Tabs3 pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

176

Starting from

32

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Tabs3 features

Functionality

4.5

/5

176

Total features

53

8 categories

Most valued features by users

Document Management
Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Task Management
Activity Dashboard
Case Management
Calendar Management
Document Storage

Tabs3 users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

176

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.87/10
Rating distribution

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3

2

1

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35

5

3

2

Pros
For me, the billing and reporting functions are great. Customer support is accessible, knowledgeable and a big help.
Maintenance is awesome and worth every penny. Flexibility in use with other programs is absolutely flawless.
I have been using this software for over 15 years and I still love it. With every upgrade they have listened and thoughtfully made great upgrades.
Cons
You have to do a reverse update to open and print old charges which is annoying when that info is needed. I print the bill each month so that I have the record handy.
Somewhat uncomfortable with use for flat fees.
It is very difficult to navigate and hard to learn if you are not trained well, and especially if you do not have significant bookkeeping experience.
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MARY R.

Legal Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Reliable and Convenient

Reviewed 3 years ago

We have used the product for over 30 years and are impressed with the continued updating to keep current with new technology. I am looking forward to one day being able to "dial" the client through VOIP integration already in the office.

Pros

The fact that this suite of programs interact with each other is wonderful. Everyone in the office can work in the programs simultaneously and have access to all information about any one of the clients. If one staff member enters information, notes, scans documents, enters time or costs for a client, every person will have access to that same information. This solves a lot of explaining to clients "I will ask her when she comes in if that document is ready" because the document is right there attached to their client information for all to see. Of course, you can limit by group which staff members can access what information depending on security of certain financial rights.

Cons

If you have more than one person writing checks, you must wait for the other person to finish before you can print your checks. There isn't a "stacking" policy in the payables program.

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Terre S.

Law Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Accounting and Billing Software

Reviewed 4 years ago

I 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.

Pros

This 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.

Cons

In 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

Terre, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate it! - Emily L., Software Trainer

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Steven H.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Stay Clear

Reviewed 7 months ago

Nice people on the phone. We have found a problem that keeps happening based on the need to use OUTLOOK when there is better software that will connect directly with Exchange

Pros

When it works it works well. But crases all the time

Cons

System crashes and they seem to be more concerned about upselling to the better system. Why would anyone spend more for the better system with a company that can't get the basic system to work

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Martha A.

Legal Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Love STI Products

Reviewed 4 years ago

I'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.

Pros

All STI products are integrated. They are user-friendly.

Cons

Report 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

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

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Luann M.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Multi-functional software

Reviewed 4 years ago

The 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.

Pros

We 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.

Cons

The 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

Luann, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate it very much! - Emily L., Software Trainer

Tabs3 FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Tabs3 offer?

Tabs3 has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $32.00
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Tabs3?

Tabs3 has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

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Q. What languages does Tabs3 support?

Tabs3 supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does Tabs3 offer an API?

No, Tabs3 does not have an API available.

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Q. What other apps does Tabs3 integrate with?

Tabs3 integrates with the following applications:
LawPay, HotDocs, Microsoft Outlook, NetDocuments, Microsoft Excel

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Q. What level of support does Tabs3 offer?

Tabs3 offers the following support options:
Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base

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