The makers of Tabs3 have been serving law firms for nearly forty years. With one of the strongest on-premise solutions in the market, they are no stranger to the legal billing marketplace.
From the outside looking in, the organization could have kept their current product offering and been quite happy serving small to mid-sized law firms. Instead, they saw a need and built a cloud billing product that solo and small firms can adopt with minimal financial commitment.
In my travels, I often speak to rooms of attorneys running their practices on Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, who have not yet invested in a legal billing solution. Typically, they’re hesitant for financial reasons or have concerns they may not use everything included.
Kurent is a specialized, yet easy-to-use, billing platform built to support the solo and small firm lawyer who just needs a tool to stay organized, create invoices, keep track of their matters, and get paid. Law Firm Administrators can also leverage the tool to stay on top of billables and get a high-level overview.
The best part… the price!
Pricing is only $29.00 per user per month and $26.00 per user if you pay the year up front. This is an extremely accessible price for practitioners looking for an alternative to all-you-can-eat practice management systems.
What makes Kurent different?
The overall look and feel of the product shows the decades of experience Tabs3 has supporting law firms. The primary navigation resides on the left, offering options that guide the user to what’s most important first.
Kurent’s feature set mirrors the behaviors of many law firms, focusing on the ease of use to track time, record expenses, and quickly generate invoices.
An additional set of icons at the top of the screen gives users the ability to bill and invoice off the cuff! A few clicks and you have recorded time, created an invoice, and sent it out to the client – all in less than a minute.
The Homepage is comprised of activity reports to display hours, notes, recently touched matters, and notifications. A click on each section drills down to view data associated with every report.
Built-in financial firepower
A/R, a silent killer of small law firms, is not a report you typically see front and center in a billing-focused platform. Kurent pulls those aging invoice skeletons right out of the closet for all to see with a lightning fast financial summary, which includes A/R, Unbilled Time, and Cash Receipts, to help you tackle problems before they get out of hand.
Go where the money Is
For solo and small law firms, operating a “General Practice” can be both a blessing and a curse. While serving cases in more than one practice area, it’s easy to get caught up in the weeds of day-to-day work, and hard to prioritize your time.
Kurent includes a view of Top Clients, New Matters and Trends by Practice Area, so you can see exactly where your efforts will be and have historically been most fruitful.
Bill directly from the matter
From the matter screen, view all activity, related matters, and notes. Then, send an invoice with a link for seamless payment with LawPay. Record time, take notes, and get paid without ever having to leave the same page!
Advanced Trust Accounting
Basic trust accounting features just don’t cut it for law firms that are regularly moving funds for multiple matters. The amount of administrative time it takes to manage funds, replenish balances and track expenses is greatly reduced with Kurent’s advanced trust management tools.
Expedite trust payments and expense allocation with three key features:
- Send Batch Trust Requests – Create invoices for trust replenishments to multiple clients at once.
- Client Portal Trust Payments – Send clients an email with a link to the payment portal powered by LawPay. No more waiting for trust checks in the mail!
- Allocate and Request Funds – Allocate funds to matter expenses, and immediately request additional funds from the same screen, knocking out two tasks in the time it would previously take to do one!
Fully functional reporting provides detail at both the client and firm level. Pull a Trust Ledger, or Bank Activity report for an overview of your trust accounts at a glance.
Lastly, administrators have the power to prevent trust account overdrafts, and set minimum balances for each individual matter. Further refine small details to make daily life easier such as balance rounding, and target balances.
An integration with QuickBooks Online was included in the first iteration of Kurent. Motivated by years of supporting law firms who used Tabs3 and PracticeMaster, the ability to manage books was a feature they knew many firms couldn’t live without.
Worried about the hassle and expense of moving to a new billing platform? Bring your previous contacts, matters, and balances to the Kurent team and rejoice because migration assistance is free!
If you have resisted moving to the cloud because you don’t want the high-price tag of some competing practice management systems that come with features you won’t use, Kurent is the answer. You track your time with one click, create customized invoices, and bill clients quickly, so you can get paid. Sign up for a free, 30-day trial of Kurent, no credit card required! It’s simple, easy-to-use interface and straight forward time and billing features are a great solution for solo and small firms looking for an everyday billing system.
To learn more about Kurent, visit their website.