Leap software

Leap software is a cloud based solution that has been increasing its market share in Australia and the UK. The system is built on Microsoft .NET framework with remote desktop access and web enabled reporting. The system offers all of the standard features such as matter management, time recording and Legal Accounting. Leap legal software is able to cater for a number of disciplines of law such as Personal Injury, Family, Wills & Probate, Crime and Conveyancing.

The System

Leap is a multi-platform system and can be accessed via desktop, web browser, Outlook Add-on and smartphones. 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 and requires a minimum of 4GB of memory in order to run efficiently.

Strengths

Leap legal software is somewhat scalable, robust and adaptable. It has the ability to manage matters and legal accounts. The cloud 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 and automatic online bill submissions.

Weakness

Leap legal software may not suit the smaller firms as it has a significant install cost. Leap could also be more responsive and intuitive to allow a better user experience across the different parts of the system such as Desktop, Outlook and Web Applications. Strangely, there appears to be a cap of 60 users on the number of users that may be allowed on any one account.

Support and training

Leap software has an online Help Site and User Area where users can get online help to contextualised information. They also have a helpdesk where users can call in and speak a technician of email their issue.

The Future

Leap 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.

The Verdict

Leap legal software seems to cover a great deal of user requirements. 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. For reasons that are unknown to us, Leap has a cap of 60 users per firm which is something that users may wish to take into account when choosing software.

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