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Upgrade your older version of Amicus Premium and get all the latest features and benefits

If you are using an older version of Amicus Attorney, there has never been a better time to upgrade. The new tools and features that have been added to Amicus Premium over the past year alone are incredible, and will help turn your practice into a powerhouse! Here are some resources to help you with your decision.

What Am I getting if I Upgrade to Amicus Premium 2016 From an Older Version?

When You Upgrade From Amicus Premium 2015

When you upgrade to Amicus Premium 2016 you will benefit from some terrific new features, including:

Manage Your Documents Like Never Before
  • Version control – track each version of a document, all under the same document record, so you can quickly revisit any previous version, see what was changed, when, and by whom (uses “Amicus Managed” mode).
  • Document previews – preview documents right from the list in Amicus. So you can rapidly scan through the list, looking at each in turn, right in place.
  • Document attachments to your email right from your Amicus documents list.


Easier to Manage Your Communications
  • New filters allow you to refine what you see in your list, so you can narrow it down to what’s important.
  • Instant searches on Communications.
  • Date range view allows you to expand the scope of Communications lists.


Better Mobility – Do So Much More From Anywhere, Anytime
Amicus Premium 2016 has tremendous improvements in how you can use a browser from anywhere to manage your practice, including:
  • A new interactive Home page gets you working faster and easier, with a visual summary of key items in your practice – just click to take control!
  • Custom fields and all their information are now usable in your browser – so helpful in dealing with the substance of any specific type of matter.
  • Document versioning.
  • Document previews.
  • Drag-and-drop to add documents.
  • Note lists in appointments, tasks and documents.
  • Task codes on time entries.
  • Browser access is available as part of an Amicus Advantage subscription.


Better Client Collaboration
The Amicus Client Portal has been enhanced so that you and your clients can work together even more effectively, including:
  • Custom fields in client portal – particularly helpful when opening new files. You decide which fields to share with which clients, so they see the information you want.
  • Document versioning.
  • Document previews.
  • Drag-and-drop to add documents.
  • Note lists in in appointments, tasks and documents.
  • The Client Portal is available as part of an Amicus Advantage subscription.


Better Billing
Besides some significant improvements in Billing performance, there are some excellent new features in Premium Billing, including:
  • General Retainer refunds.
  • Client Receipt printing.
  • Trust Check printing.
  • Saved bill format preference.
  • Expense rate overrides.
  • Chubb e-bill format.


Enhanced Productivity
Amicus Premium 2016 includes many other new features that will get you working faster and smarter, including:
  • Security restrictions on financial information in Time Entries.
  • Easier logins with a new “remember me” feature.
  • Easy-close dialogs.
  • Updated links with third party tools.


Easier To Maintain
  • Easy updates – Amicus 2016 will now (optionally) automatically download updates as they become available – so you will always have the latest version.
  • Better installer – the easiest upgrade ever to install!

When You Upgrade From Amicus Premium 2014

When you upgrade to Amicus Premium 2016 you will benefit from some terrific new features, including:

Client Portal
  • With the ability to easily share information electronically via the Amicus Client Portal, you will work faster, more collaboratively and demonstrate value to your clients.
  • Your clients will be able to use a browser to log into a secure entry point as part of the legal services you provide them.
  • They can review documents, get updates on the status of their matter, exchange messages, review custom fields and provide you with information through this secure portal – at whatever time of day suits them, without needing to reach you directly.
  • Messages between you and your clients using the Amicus Client Portal are much more secure than email.
  • This is what you need to work effectively with your clients in today’s world!
  • The portal is branded for your firm, so it looks exclusive to you.
  • And because all the data resides on your own server, you, and your clients, can have the Amicus peace of mind that your data is safe and protected.
  • The Client Portal is available as part of an Amicus Advantage subscription.


New Modern Interface
  • Amicus Premium has a great new look!
  • Cleaner, more open and makes better use of your screen space.
  • Which in turn makes you more efficient and more able to see and do what you need quickly.
  • The classic look is still there if you prefer it.


Manage Your Documents Like Never Before
  • Version control – track each version of a document, all under the same document record, so you can quickly revisit any previous version, see what was changed, when, and by whom (uses “Amicus Managed” mode).
  • Document previews – preview documents right from the list in Amicus. So you can rapidly scan through the list, looking at each in turn, right in place.
  • Document attachments to your email right from your Amicus documents list.


Better Mobility – Do So Much More From Anywhere, Anytime
Amicus Premium 2016 has tremendous improvements in how you can use a browser from anywhere to manage your practice, including:
  • A new interactive Home page gets you working faster and easier, with a visual summary of key items in your practice – just click to take control!
  • A new module allows you to add and manage your notes in this Amicus browser extension of Premium.
  • Custom fields and all their information are now usable in your browser – so helpful in dealing with the substance of any specific type of matter.
  • Document versioning.
  • Document previews.
  • Drag-and-drop to add documents.
  • Note lists in appointments, tasks and documents.
  • Task codes on time entries.
  • A search function has been added, letting you find things quickly.
  • Browser access is available as part of an Amicus Advantage subscription.


Easier to Manage Your Communications
  • New filters allow you to refine what you see in your list, so you can narrow it down to what’s important.
  • Instant searches on Communications.
  • Date range view allows you to expand the scope of Communications lists.


Server-side Outlook Email Link Through Exchange
  • With Premium 2016, the Amicus server can connect directly to Exchange, so Amicus is always up to date with your email, even when your PC is turned off! (Until now, the link between Amicus and your email was done with Outlook on your PC. So if your PC was turned off, the link was suspended.)
  • This means that your mobile devices are always up to date with what is happening in Amicus too!
  • Exchange is the component of email that works on your server, and coordinates the email with your Outlook. Most firms have Exchange (even if they don’t realize it) – either on their own server, hosted for them, or as part of something like Office 365.


Better Billing
Besides some significant improvements in Billing performance, there are some excellent new features in Premium Billing, including:
  • Import costs from QuickBooks.
  • Manage your bills with split billing.
  • General Retainer refunds.
  • Client Receipt printing.
  • Trust Check printing.
  • Saved bill format preference.
  • Expense rate overrides.
  • Chubb e-bill format.
  • Alerts when retainers have reached their threshold.
  • New reports and layouts make billing more seamless than ever.


Enhanced Productivity
Amicus Premium 2016 includes many other new features that will get you working faster and smarter, including:
  • Security restrictions on financial information in Time Entries.
  • Easier logins with a new “remember me” feature.
  • A tremendously enhanced file chronology view, with editable records, sortable columns, export options and more.
  • Precedent workflows that automatically delegate tasks based on each firm member’s role on the file.
  • Easily refined document searches ensure that information is available and easily found in seconds.
  • Easily do a mass change of task assignments between firm members.
  • Easy-close dialogs.
  • Updated links with third party tools.


Easier To Maintain
  • Easy updates – Amicus 2016 will now (optionally) automatically download updates as they become available – so you will always have the latest version.
  • Better installer – the easiest upgrade ever to install!

When You Upgrade From Amicus Premium 2013

When you upgrade to Amicus Premium 2016 you will benefit from some terrific new features, including:

Client Portal
  • With the ability to easily share information electronically via the Amicus Client Portal, you will work faster, more collaboratively and demonstrate value to your clients.
  • Your clients will be able to use a browser to log into a secure entry point as part of the legal services you provide them.
  • They can review documents, get updates on the status of their matter, exchange messages, review custom fields and provide you with information through this secure portal – at whatever time of day suits them, without needing to reach you directly.
  • Messages between you and your clients using the Amicus Client Portal are much more secure than email.
  • This is what you need to work effectively with your clients in today’s world!
  • The portal is branded for your firm, so it looks exclusive to you.
  • And because all the data resides on your own server, you, and your clients, can have the Amicus peace of mind that your data is safe and protected.
  • The Client Portal is available as part of an Amicus Advantage subscription.


New Modern Interface

1. Amicus Premium 2015 has a brand new look!
  • Cleaner, more open and makes better use of your screen space.
  • Which in turn makes you more efficient and more able to see and do what you need quickly. 
  • The classic look is still there if you prefer it.

2. A new interactive Home page gets you working faster and easier.
  • Icon-driven home page instantly lets you see important items of the day and quickly take action.
  • Immediate and actionable feedback on appointments, phone messages, tasks/deadlines, un-posted time entries and more.
  • Quickly get to work on important items with a single click.

3. See better in higher resolution.
  • Run Amicus on high resolution monitors
  • Clearer fonts and larger dialog boxes to read and work in


Dropbox Integration
  • Amicus turns this popular mobility tool into a lawyer’s filing cabinet
  • Documents added to Dropbox folders now instantly appear in Amicus associated with the appropriate client file. It’s like magic!
  • Firm members working on the file in Amicus have immediate access to relevant documents added to Dropbox. Everyone is up-to-date!  
  • BONUS: Dropbox documents become indexed and searchable when in Amicus, allowing you to find any document in a flash!
  • Dropbox documents are accessible through Amicus Anywhere too. 


Better Mobility – Do So Much More From Anywhere, Anytime
Amicus Premium 2016 has tremendous improvements in how you can use a browser from anywhere to manage your practice, including:
  • Document Management in your browser brings you one step closer to a completely mobile and paperless practice! Access all your Amicus documents outside of the office – 24/7 accessibility through a web browser. Use an iPad or similar device to see any document you need, anywhere, anytime. Document versioning, document previews, and more. Total security and control of your data
  • A new interactive Home page gets you working faster and easier, with a visual summary of key items in your practice – just click to take control!
  • A new module allows you to add and manage your notes in this Amicus browser extension of Premium.
  • Custom fields and all their information are now usable in your browser – so helpful in dealing with the substance of any specific type of matter.
  • Note lists in appointments, tasks and documents.
  • Task codes on time entries.
  • A search function has been added, letting you find things quickly.
  • Browser access is available as part of an Amicus Advantage subscription.


Manage Your Documents Like Never Before
  • Version control – track each version of a document, all under the same document record, so you can quickly revisit any previous version, see what was changed, when, and by whom (uses “Amicus Managed” mode).
  • Document previews – preview documents right from the list in Amicus. So you can rapidly scan through the list, looking at each in turn, right in place.
  • Document attachments to your email right from your Amicus documents list.


Easier to Manage Your Communications
  • New filters allow you to refine what you see in your list, so you can narrow it down to what’s important.
  • Instant searches on Communications.
  • Date range view allows you to expand the scope of Communications lists.


Google Goes Automatic
  • The Google link now has automatic synchronization for all changes on appointments and contacts.  
  • It’s a bi-directional sync, without you having to do a thing.


Server-side Outlook Link Through Exchange
  • With Premium 2016, the Amicus server can connect directly to Exchange, so Amicus is always up to date with your calendar, contacts and email, even when your PC is turned off! (Until now, the link between Amicus and Outlook was done on your PC. So if your PC was turned off, the link was suspended.).
  • This means that your mobile devices are always up to date with what is happening in Amicus too! Updates made on mobile devices are instantly and automatically updated in Amicus (and vice-versa) even when desktop applications are not running. You have real-time information at your fingertips – anytime, anywhere and on any device.
  • Exchange is the component of email that works on your server, and coordinates the email with your Outlook. Most firms have Exchange (even if they don’t realize it) – either on their own server, hosted for them, or as part of something like Office 365.


Better Billing
Besides some significant improvements in Billing performance, there are some excellent new features in Premium Billing, including:
  • Manage your bills with split billing.
  • Import costs from QuickBooks.
  • Alerts when retainers have reached their threshold.
  • Mass bill multiple clients with a single billing run.
  • Mass bill via Email (customizable).
  • Send invoices to multiple contacts at a single client.
  • General Retainer refunds.
  • Client Receipt printing.
  • Trust Check printing.
  • Saved bill format preference.
  • Expense rate overrides.
  • Chubb e-bill format.
  • New reports and layouts make billing more seamless than ever.
  • Get your bills out on-time, get paid faster, and improve cash flow.


Enhanced Productivity

Amicus Premium 2015 includes many new features that will get you working faster and smarter, including:
  • A tremendously enhanced file chronology view, with editable records, sortable columns, export options and more.
  • Precedent workflows that automatically delegate tasks based on each firm member’s role on the file. 
  • Easily refined document searches ensure that information is available and easily found in seconds.
  • Easily do a mass change of task assignments between firm members.
  • Graphical time sheets – Visual snapshot of your time sheet statistics – Monthly and yearly views. Quickly see how you are performing against monthly/annual goals.
  • “Add to file” in a click – quickly add contacts, phone calls, tasks and appointments to any file with a single click. Save time!
  • Hide inactive contacts from lists. Unclutter your contact list for manageability. You maintain the ability to conflict check on inactive contacts.
  • See a summary of posted and unposted time on client files – identify missed billing opportunities.
  • Enhanced graphical Outlook signatures – easily display logos or images in signature for a beautifully professional look.
  • Security restrictions on financial information in Time Entries.
  • Easier logins with a new “remember me” feature.
  • Easy-close dialogs.
  • Updated links with third party tools.


Easier To Maintain
  • Easy updates – Amicus 2016 will now (optionally) automatically download updates as they become available – so you will always have the latest version.
  • Better installer – the easiest upgrade ever to install!

When You Upgrade From Amicus Premium 2012

When you upgrade to Amicus Premium 2016 you will benefit from some terrific new features, including:

Amicus Anywhere

1. Amicus Anywhere connects you to your Amicus Attorney Premium through a browser. So whether you want to use a home PC, Mac, iPad, Android, Surface or other tablets, you can manage your practice from wherever you might be.

2. You get the power and security of Amicus Premium, plus all the mobility benefits of the cloud as well.

3. It’s a secure, instant, live connection. So the instant you put something in through your browser, your colleagues back at the office can see it as well.

4. Manage all the most important elements of your practice:
  • Manage your client matter files, including all their documents and custom fields.
  • Review your calendar, that of others in your firm, or a full group 
calendar
  • Plan your tasks and coordinate those of others.
  • Do your time entries. Use task codes if you need them.
  • Track your phone calls, or review the history of previous call
  • See your phone messages and return them. 
  • Have the information for all your contacts.
  • Manage, send and receive notes.
  • Search through your practice so you can quickly find what you need.
  • Read, edit and add new entries…all at your fingertips!

5. Document Management in Amicus Anywhere brings you one step closer to a completely mobile and paperless practice!
  • Access all your Amicus documents outside of the office – 24/7 accessibility through a web browser.
  • Use an iPad or similar device to see any document you need, anywhere, anytime.
  • Document versioning, document previews, and more.
  • Total security and control of your data.

6. An interactive Home page gets you working quickly and easily, with a visual summary of key items in your practice – just click to take control!.

7. Amicus Anywhere is a browser extension of Premium that is available with an Amicus Advantage subscription.


Client Portal
  • With the ability to easily share information electronically via the Amicus Client Portal, you will work faster, more collaboratively and demonstrate value to your clients.
  • Your clients will be able to use a browser to log into a secure entry point as part of the legal services you provide them.
  • They can review documents, get updates on the status of their matter, exchange messages and provide you with information through this secure portal – at whatever time of day suits them, without needing to reach you directly.
  • This is what you need to work effectively with your clients in today’s world!
  • The portal is branded for your firm, so it looks exclusive to you.
  • And because all the data resides on your own server, you, and your clients, can have the Amicus peace of mind that your data is safe and protected.
  • The Client Portal is available as part of an Amicus Advantage subscription.


Smartphone Access – Amicus TimeTracker
  • Now you can see and do your time entries on your smartphone!
  • An instant, live connection to your time entries from your phone. 
  • No matter where you are or what you are doing, if you have a smartphone, you can record your time. 
  • Create new time entries, edit previous ones, see your list and running totals for the day, week or month.
  • Capture billable time you were losing before by recording it live on your phone!
  • Amicus TimeTracker is available as part of an Amicus Advantage subscription.


New Modern Interface

1. Amicus Premium has a brand new look!
  • Cleaner, more open and makes better use of your screen space.
  • Which in turn makes you more efficient and more able to see and do what you need quickly.
  • And of course, it’s optional – the classic look is still there if you prefer it.

2. A new interactive Home page gets you working faster and easier
  • Icon-driven home page instantly lets you see important items of the day and quickly take action.
  • Immediate and actionable feedback on appointments, phone messages, tasks/deadlines, un-posted time entries and more.
  • Quickly get to work on important items with a single click.

3. See better in higher resolution
  • Run Amicus on high resolution monitors.
  • Clearer fonts and larger dialog boxes to read and work in.


Dropbox Integration
  • Amicus turns this popular mobility tool into a lawyer’s filing cabinet
  • Documents added to Dropbox folders now instantly appear in Amicus associated with the appropriate client file. It’s like magic!
  • Firm members working on the file in Amicus have immediate access to relevant documents added to Dropbox. Everyone is up-to-date!  
  • BONUS: Dropbox documents become indexed and searchable when in Amicus, allowing you to find any document in a flash!
  • Dropbox documents are accessible through Amicus Anywhere too. 


Manage Your Documents Like Never Before
  • Version control – track each version of a document, all under the same document record, so you can quickly revisit any previous version, see what was changed, when, and by whom (uses “Amicus Managed” mode).
  • Document previews – preview documents right from the list in Amicus. So you can rapidly scan through the list, looking at each in turn, right in place.
  • Document attachments to your email right from your Amicus documents list.


Easier to Manage Your Communications
  • New filters allow you to refine what you see in your list, so you can narrow it down to what’s important.
  • Instant searches on Communications.
  • Date range view allows you to expand the scope of Communications lists.


Google Goes Automatic
  • The Google link now has automatic synchronization for all changes on appointments and contacts.  
  • It’s a bi-directional sync, without you having to do a thing.


Server-side Outlook Link Through Exchange
  • With Premium 2016, the Amicus server can connect directly to Exchange, so Amicus is always up to date with your calendar, contacts and email, even when your PC is turned off! (Until now, the link between Amicus and Outlook was done on your PC. So if your PC was turned off, the link was suspended.).
  • This means that your mobile devices are always up to date with what is happening in Amicus too! Updates made on mobile devices are instantly and automatically updated in Amicus (and vice-versa) even when desktop applications are not running. You have real-time information at your fingertips – anytime, anywhere and on any device.
  • Exchange is the component of email that works on your server, and coordinates the email with your Outlook. Most firms have Exchange (even if they don’t realize it) – either on their own server, hosted for them, or as part of something like Office 365.


Better Billing
Besides some significant improvements in Billing performance, there are many excellent new features in Premium Billing including:

1. Billing Manager Dashboards
  • WIP Dashboard – quickly see a graphical representation of your WIP totals by aging period.
  • AR Dashboard – easily track your firm’s Accounts Receivable with the AR Pie Chart.
  • Time, Fee Collection Graph – see at a glance how your firm is performing in tracking their work, billing for it and collecting on their bills (Real Time).

2. Cash Receipts Report  
  • Easily track the amount of money coming into your firm (Non Trust).
  • Useful summaries are provided by Bank account, Responsible Lawyer, File.
  • Helps simplify month end bank reconciliation in your accounting program.
  • Report can be filtered by Payment reference # or who the money was received from.

3. Much improved Mass Billing
  • Easier, better performance.
  • Mass bill multiple clients with a single billing run.
  • Mass bill via Email (customizable).

4. Time Sheet Statistics Graph
  • Analyze your performance against budgeted billable hours in a graphical view.

5. Manage your bills with split billing.

6. Import costs from QuickBooks.

7. Send invoices to multiple contacts at a single client.

8. Alerts when retainers have reached their threshold.

9.Client Receipt printing.

10.Trust Check printing.

11.Saved bill format preference.

12.Expense rate overrides.

13.Chubb e-bill format.

14. New reports and layouts make billing more seamless than ever.

15. Get your bills out on-time, get paid faster, and improve cash flow.


Enhanced Productivity

Amicus Premium 2016 includes many new features that will get you working faster and smarter, including:
  • A tremendously enhanced file chronology view, with editable records, sortable columns, export options and more
  • Precedent workflows that automatically delegate tasks based on each firm member’s role on the file.
  • Easily refined document searches ensure that information is available and easily found in seconds.
  • Easily do a mass change of task assignments between firm members
  • Graphical time sheets – Visual snapshot of your time sheet statistics – Monthly and yearly views. Quickly see how you are performing against monthly/annual goals
  • “Add to file” in a click – quickly add contacts, phone calls, tasks and appointments to any file with a single click. Save time!
  • Hide inactive contacts from lists. Unclutter your contact list for manageability. You maintain the ability to conflict check on inactive contacts.
  • See a summary of posted and unposted time on client files – identify missed billing opportunities.
  • Enhanced graphical Outlook signatures – easily display logos or images in signature for a beautifully professional look.
  • Security restrictions on financial information in Time Entries.
  • Easier logins with a new “remember me” feature.
  • Easy-close dialogs.


Easier To Maintain
  • Easy updates – Amicus 2016 will now (optionally) automatically download updates as they become available – so you will always have the latest version.
  • Better installer – the easiest upgrade ever to install!


Other Enhancements & Compatibilities
  • Significant performance improvements.
  • Compatibility with Office 2012 and 2016.
  • Compatibility with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.
  • Compatibility with Windows 2012 Server.
  • Compatibility with Adobe Acrobat XI.
  • Compatibility with all the latest versions of 3rd party accounting links (e.g. Timeslips, QuickBooks, PCLaw).

When You Upgrade From Amicus Premium 2011 or older

When you upgrade to Amicus Premium 2016 you will benefit from some terrific new features, including:

Amicus Anywhere

1. Amicus Anywhere connects you to your Amicus Attorney Premium through a browser. So whether you want to use a home PC, Mac, iPad, Android, Surface or other tablets, you can manage your practice from wherever you might be.

2. You get the power and security of Amicus Premium, plus all the mobility benefits of the cloud as well.

3. It’s a secure, instant, live connection. So the instant you put something in through your browser, your colleagues back at the office can see it as well.

4. Manage all the most important elements of your practice.
  • Manage your client matter files, including all their documents and custom fields.
  • Review your calendar, that of others in your firm, or a full group 
calendar.
  • Plan your tasks and coordinate those of others.
  • Do your time entries.Use task codes if you need them.
  • Track your phone calls, or review the history of previous calls.
  • See your phone messages and return them.
  • Have the information for all your contacts.
  • Manage, send and receive notes.
  • Search through your practice so you can quickly find what you need.
  • Read, edit and add new entries…all at your fingertips!

5. Document Management in Amicus Anywhere brings you one step closer to a completely mobile and paperless practice!
  • Access all your Amicus documents outside of the office – 24/7 accessibility through a web browser.
  • Use an iPad or similar device to see any document you need, anywhere, anytime.
  • Total security and control of your data.

6. An interactive Home page gets you working quickly and easily, with a visual summary of key items in your practice – just click to take control.

7. Amicus Anywhere is a browser extension of Premium that is available with an Amicus Advantage subscription.


Client Portal
  • With the ability to easily share information electronically via the Amicus Client Portal, you will work faster, more collaboratively and demonstrate value to your clients.
  • Your clients will be able to use a browser to log into a secure entry point as part of the legal services you provide them.
  • They can review documents, get updates on the status of their matter, exchange messages, review custom fields and provide you with information through this secure portal – at whatever time of day suits them, without needing to reach you directly.
  • Messages between you and your clients using the Amicus Client Portal are much more secure than email
  • This is what you need to work effectively with your clients in today’s world!
  • The portal is branded for your firm, so it looks exclusive to you.
  • And because all the data resides on your own server, you, and your clients, can have the Amicus peace of mind that your data is safe and protected.
  • The Client Portal is available as part of an Amicus Advantage subscription.


Smartphone Access – Amicus TimeTracker
  • Now you can see and do your time entries on your smartphone!
  • An instant, live connection to your time entries from your phone. 
  • No matter where you are or what you are doing, if you have a smartphone, you can record your time. 
  • Create new time entries, edit previous ones, see your list and running totals for the day, week or month.
  • Capture billable time you were losing before by recording it live on your phone!
  • Amicus TimeTracker is available as part of an Amicus Advantage subscription.


New Modern Interface

1. Amicus Premium has a brand new look!
  • Cleaner, more open and makes better use of your screen space.
  • Which in turn makes you more efficient and more able to see and do what you need quickly.
  • And of course, it’s optional – the classic look is still there if you prefer it.

2. A new interactive Home page gets you working faster and easier
  • Icon-driven home page instantly lets you see important items of the day and quickly take action.
  • Immediate and actionable feedback on appointments, phone messages, tasks/deadlines, un-posted time entries and more.
  • Quickly get to work on important items with a single click.

3. See better in higher resolution
  • Run Amicus on high resolution monitors.
  • Clearer fonts and larger dialog boxes to read and work in.


Manage Your Documents Like Never Before
  • A new Documents module provides a centralized place to manage all the documents in your practice.
  • Search, sort, filter – find any document you need, anywhere in your practice, all in one place.
  • Version control – track each version of a document, all under the same document record, so you can quickly revisit any previous version, see what was changed, when, and by whom (uses “Amicus Managed” mode).
  • Document previews – preview documents right from the list in Amicus. So you can rapidly scan through the list, looking at each in turn, right in place.
  • Document attachments to your email right from your Amicus documents list.


Dropbox Integration
  • Amicus turns this popular mobility tool into a lawyer’s filing cabinet
  • Documents added to Dropbox folders now instantly appear in Amicus associated with the appropriate client file. It’s like magic!
  • Firm members working on the file in Amicus have immediate access to relevant documents added to Dropbox. Everyone is up-to-date!
  • BONUS: Dropbox documents become indexed and searchable when in Amicus, allowing you to find any document in a flash!
  • Dropbox documents are accessible through Amicus Anywhere too.


Google Sync!
  • Automatically synchronize your Amicus calendar and contacts with Google apps.
  • Includes all changes on appointments and contacts.  
  • It’s a bi-directional sync, without you having to do a thing.


Referrals Management
  • A key new business development tool.
  • Track all files referred to you by each contact.
  • Includes revenue received from referrals (if you have Premium Billing).
  • See who is sending you work – and whom you need to take to lunch!


Easier to Manage Your Communications
  • New filters allow you to refine what you see in your list, so you can narrow it down to what’s important.
  • Instant searches on Communications.
  • Date range view allows you to expand the scope of Communications lists.


Server-side Outlook Link Through Exchange
  • With Premium 2016, the Amicus server can connect directly to Exchange, so Amicus is always up to date with your calendar, contacts and email, even when your PC is turned off! (Until now, the link between Amicus and Outlook was done on your PC. So if your PC was turned off, the link was suspended.).
  • This means that your mobile devices are always up to date with what is happening in Amicus too! Updates made on mobile devices are instantly and automatically updated in Amicus (and vice-versa) even when desktop applications are not running. You have real-time information at your fingertips – anytime, anywhere and on any device.
  • Exchange is the component of email that works on your server, and coordinates the email with your Outlook. Most firms have Exchange (even if they don’t realize it) – either on their own server, hosted for them, or as part of something like Office 365.


Better Billing
Besides some significant improvements in Billing performance, there are many excellent new features in Premium Billing including:

1. Billing Manager Dashboards
  • WIP Dashboard – quickly see a graphical representation of your WIP totals by aging period.
  • AR Dashboard – easily track your firm’s Accounts Receivable with the AR Pie Chart.
  • Time, Fee Collection Graph – see at a glance how your firm is performing in tracking their work, billing for it and collecting on their bills (Real Time).

2. Cash Receipts Report  
  • Easily track the amount of money coming into your firm (Non Trust).
  • Useful summaries are provided by Bank account, Responsible Lawyer, File.
  • Helps simplify month end bank reconciliation in your accounting program.
  • Report can be filtered by Payment reference # or who the money was received from.

3. Much improved Mass Billing
  • Easier, better performance.
  • Mass bill multiple clients with a single billing run.
  • Mass bill via Email (customizable).

4. Time Sheet Statistics Graph
  • Analyze your performance against budgeted billable hours in a graphical view.

5. Manage your bills with split billing.

6. Import costs from QuickBooks.

7. Send invoices to multiple contacts at a single client.

8. Alerts when retainers have reached their threshold.

9. General Retainer refunds.

10. Client Receipt printing.

11. Trust Check printing.

12. Saved bill format preference.

13. Expense rate overrides.

14. Chubb e-bill format.

15. New reports and layouts make billing more seamless than ever.

16. Get your bills out on-time, get paid faster, and improve cash flow.


Enhanced Productivity

Amicus Premium 2016 includes many new features that will get you working faster and smarter, including:
  • Custom fields and records can be output to either Word or Excel, expanding your specialized Amicus information into other tools and purposes.
  • Hyperlinked navigation helps you go instantly from any file reference to the Amicus file folder it relates to – so you get the information you need faster.
  • A tremendously enhanced file chronology view, with editable records, sortable columns, export options and more.
  • Precedent workflows that automatically delegate tasks based on each firm member’s role on the file. 
  • Easily refined document searches ensure that information is available and easily found in seconds.
  • Set a preference so that today’s agenda is automatically sent to you by email each morning.
  • Phone messages can be sent by email as well as through Amicus.
  • Easily do a mass change of task assignments between firm members.
  • Graphical time sheets – Visual snapshot of your time sheet statistics – Monthly and yearly views. Quickly see how you are performing against monthly/annual goals.
  • “Add to file” in a click – quickly add contacts, phone calls, tasks and appointments.
  • to any file with a single click. Save time!
  • Hide inactive contacts from lists. Unclutter your contact list for manageability. You maintain the ability to conflict check on inactive contacts.
  • See a summary of posted and unposted time on client files – identify missed billing opportunities.
  • Enhanced graphical Outlook signatures – easily display logos or images in signature for a beautifully professional look.
  • Security restrictions on financial information in Time Entries.
  • Easier logins with a new “remember me” feature.
  • Easy-close dialogs.


Easier To Maintain
  • Easy updates – Amicus 2016 will now (optionally) automatically download updates as they become available – so you will always have the latest version.
  • Better installer – the easiest upgrade ever to install!


Other Enhancements & Compatibilities
  • Significant performance improvements.
  • Compatibility with Office 2012 and 2016.
  • Compatibility with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.
  • Compatibility with Windows 2012 Server.
  • Compatibility with Adobe Acrobat XI.
  • Compatibility with all the latest versions of 3rd party accounting links (e.g. Timeslips, QuickBooks, PCLaw).



PLUS …

If you now have Amicus 2010, if you upgrade you also will get:

All the above, plus:
•       (Optional) Premium Billing!
•       Time Entry Assistant!
•       Many time entry enhancements: Time Saver, Time Entries for someone else, Save & New, unposting, enhanced task-based-billing, more.
•       PDF integration
•       SQL reporting services
•       Larger fonts
•       Many small enhancements


If you now have Amicus 2009, if you upgrade you will also get:

All the above, plus:
•       Automated File intakes!
•       Firm Member availability module
•       Calendar enhancements including: color coded events, new printouts, show adjournments, progressive priorities, assistant access, email on events
•       Enhanced custom fields/records
•       Floating toolbar and right-click navigation
•       Phone auto-dialing
•       Dynamic group assignments
•       Better business cards, group assignment utility, improved file and contact filters, enhanced document assembly
 


If you now have Amicus 2008, if you upgrade you will also get:

All the above, plus:
•       Custom personal dashboards!
•       Advanced and custom conflict checks
•       Emails created by document assembly
•       Basic file intake forms
•       Calendar date range view
•       Photos on email
•       Guest access
•       Customizable alerts
•       Worldox integration
•       Enhanced accounting links
•       Much more …

And of course from still older versions, there are even more great reasons to upgrade!

No matter what version of Amicus you are now using, going to Premium 2016 will pay for itself in enhanced productivity in a very short time!

UPGRADE TO THE LATEST VERSION OF AMICUS NOW

Click Here for the Amicus Small Firm Upgrade Page

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