Tabs3 Review - why 4.7 stars?

Tabs3 Review
ITQlick Score: 94/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.7/5)
Pricing: 2.4/10 - low cost
Category: Legal Management -> Tabs3
Ranking:Ranked 4 out of 66 Legal Management systems
Company: Tabs3
Pricing: starts at $445 per month
Typical customers: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Desktop
Links: Tabs3 pricing, Tabs3 alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Nov 06, 2021

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What is Tabs3?

Tabs3 is a cloud-based practice management software for law firms. The software is designed to ensure firms are organized and productive. The software comes with features such as:
  • Billing: Tabs3 helps legal practitioners to customize statements and run insightful management reports. The software accepts credit card and ACH payments with mobile access.
  • Financials: Tabs3 financials is designed to meet the accounting requirements of law firms fully. Practitioners can easily print financial statements, pay invoices, reconcile bank statements, and manage client trust accounts.
  • File Management: Tabs3 offers an organization of electronic case files to help legal practitioners manage their contacts, appointments, emails, documents, fees, and research.
  • Calendar: With this feature, legal practitioners can get a clear view of appointments for everyone in their firm, making it easier to schedule meetings.
  • Data Security: Tabs3 provides SSL encryption solutions to help legal practitioners secure all of their communication between their mobile devices and your office.
Tabs3 is legal management software that started in 1979. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, and the company has a workforce of up to 50 employees.

What is Tabs3 rating? ()

The rating of Tabs3 is 4.7 stars out of 5 and the total score is 94 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Tabs3's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business.

Is Tabs3 the best Legal Management?

Tabs3 is ranked 4 out of 66 software in their category (Legal Management systems).

What are Tabs3's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Tabs3 is a user-friendly legal management system
  • The software offers a wide array of features
  • Users commend the organized, concise, and detailed prints out in the billing feature

What are Tabs3's cons? (2 cons)

  • Users complain of lacking time to learn the usefulness of all its features
  • Stock reporting could be improved

Who are their main alternatives?

Tabs3 competes with other legal management systems like Clio, PracticePanther, and Smokeball. We will compare these legal management systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: Tabs3 offers features such as case management, time management, billing, dashboards, reporting, workforce management, general ledger, account payable, trust accounting, legal Calendar, documents management, etc. Compared to its alternatives, Clio offers all the listed features of Tabs3 plus the E-Signature feature. PracticePanther and Smokeball share similar feature with Tabs3 and also offers a client Portal (which is not available in Tabs3).
  • Customer/Industries: Tabs3 targets solo legal practitioners. Compared to its alternatives, PracticePanther targets legal practitioners in bankruptcy Law, civil litigation, criminal defense, family law, personal injury, and all practice areas. Some PracticePanther customers are The Law Office of Ross D. Gardner, Gafkay Law, PLC, JL Walker Law, etc. Clio targets legal practices in Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury Law, Real Estate Law, etc. Smokeball targets legal practices in family law, conveyancing, leasing, litigation, wills and estates, business sale and purchase, franchise, employment, and Criminal law.
  • Cost: The license cost information for Tabs3 is unavailable on the official website. However, industry experts cost-rated this legal management software as 1.2/5. The rating system considers 1-2 as low-cost and 4-5 as a high cost). This means it is low-cost legal management software amongst its alternatives. The license cost information for Smokeball is also unavailable on their official website. Both Clio and PracticePanther start at $39 per user/per month billed annually and $49 per user/per month billed monthly.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: Tabs3 and its alternatives are cloud-based practice management softwares for law firms.
  • Popularity: Clio established in 2007, is privately held and approved by 70+ bar associations & law societies. PracticePanther established in 2006, is privately held, and Smokeball, established in 2011, is privately held.
  • Scalability: Tabs3 is ideal for legal professionals working in solo to mid-sized law firms but can scale legal professionals from small firms to large firms. When compared to its alternatives, Clio and PracticePanther can scale small legal firms to mid-sized and large legal firms. Smokeball is ideal for small firms.
  • Support: Tabs3 and its alternatives share similar support channels like email /help desk, a knowledge base, and phone support. Only PracticePanther offers FAQs/forums amongst the alternatives. PracticePanther and Clio offer a 24/7 live rep that lacks Tabs3 and Smokeball. Clio, PracticePanther, and Smokeball offer the chat support channel, which is lacking in Tabs3.

What is the cost of Tabs3?

The license pricing for Tabs3 is based on the number of users per firm. However, the pricing plans for Tabs3 are unavailable on its official website. According to ITQlick expert cost research, Tabs3 is cost-rated at 1.2/5, which means it is low-cost legal management software. The rating system considers this software rated 1-2 as low-cost and 4-5 as high cost.

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2.4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Tabs3

What should you ask Tabs3 during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Tabs3 and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Tabs3 in action.

Is it the right software for you?

Tabs3 is fit for legal professionals who need quick attention when it comes to complaints. Tabs3 offers billing, practice management, and financial software, and it also comes with desktop products, cloud-based products, and advanced SQL client-server products for larger firms. Tabs3 has been useful to legal professionals in legal firms like Humphrey Law Office, Thurman Law Office, Stretz/Quinn, etc.

List of categories

Billing & Invoicing
Document Management
Time-sheet entry
Calendar
Email
Legal Management
Contract Management
Task Management
CRM

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.