Hosted solutions are not all the same, and it’s
important to understand the differences. What’s
suitable for a sole practitioner may not be appropriate
for a firm with several attorneys and staff. While many
vendors host single applications, LSS hosts
comprehensive all-in-one solutions.
Hosted “applications” are often single purpose and
limited in scope. For example, a practice management
application, a word processing application or an email
application. For a sole practitioner that doesn’t mind
logging into several different applications throughout
the day, uploading and downloading documents, or
“linking” applications to one another, those types of
solutions might be okay.
However, a busy firm with several attorneys and staff
will need to work with multiple integrated applications
simultaneously. Seamlessly sharing data and files,
using a Windows desktop interface similar to the one
they are already familiar with.
In this case, a better solution might be a comprehensive
hosted system that includes a Windows server, remote
desktops, abundant storage, Microsoft Office, Outlook,
Exchange, and a fully-integrated Law Office Management
System for billing, accounting, case management and
All hosted solutions generally share a few things in
common – they are subscription based, accessed via the
Internet, and have little or no up-front cost. After
that however, the differences can be substantial.
For more information about a fully-integrated,
all-in-one, hosted technology solution, call Legal
Software Systems, Inc. toll-free at 1-800-331-4122.