DPS software

DPS software is an established legal software provider since 1999 and has over 15,000 users from all disciplines of the legal sector. DPS legal software focus their attention on the mid to large sized law firms. DPS is an integrated package that offers the main disciplines of law such as Personal Injury, Family, Wills & Probate, Crime and Conveyancing.

The System

DPS legal software is a multi-platform system and can be accessed via desktop, web browser, Outlook Add-on and Mobiles Applications. DPS released DPSCloud, the Cloud version of their software in 2012 which has been strengthened their market position. They have given particular attention to Outlook Integration allowing tasks and events created within the software to be linked to Outlook. The system is built on Microsoft .NET framework with a SQL database. In addition to legal software.

Strengths

DPS legal software is a scalable, robust and adaptable system that has the ability to manage matters and legal accounts. The DPSCloud allows users to view and work on matters making it possible to work remotely. The legal accounting module is well constructed and has many features that the finance user will find useful such as automatic bank reconciliation, online bill submissions and Interest Calculator.

Weakness

The desktop version may not suit the smaller firms as it has a significant install cost. DPS could also be more responsive and intuitive to allow a better user experience and alignment across the different platforms such as Desktop, Outlook and Web Applications.

Support and training

DPS legal software has an online Help Site and User Area where users can get online help to contextualised information and view video tutorials on practice management features. They also have a helpdesk where users can call in and speak a technician of email their issue.

The Future

DPS has already embarked on the vision of developing a multi-platform system and especially seen the need to have the ability to work remotely. They are in good stance for further developing their web and mobile applications. DPS software still has the vast majority of their users on the desktop version and therefore should continue to develop this in line with the Web Application.

The Verdict

DPS seems to cover a great deal of user requirements. Also they seem to be focusing future development efforts on synchronising working methods so that users can choose whether to use the desktop or web version. Our view is that DPS legal software are able to further build on their strengths of being a robust and scalable Legal Software and continue to improve their products.

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