Time Matters and Amicus are the market leaders for law office case management. Time Matters just rolled out its first new version in two years, version 5.0, along with a new companion product for billing, Billing Matters. It appears that Time Matters is positioning itself as a general business management program, with special versions customized for accounting and law offices.

The description of Time Matters is wildly ambitious: “Time Matters® is the leading Business and Practice Management Software for organizations with needs beyond products like ACT!, GoldMine, and Outlook. Finally, everything in one elegantly unified package; real-time office-wide calendars, task management and work delegation system, client/customer relations management, project/matter management, research/knowledge management, instant messaging, communications control (email with spam blocker, phone, and fax), and more. Use as a complete solution or link with other leading software, such as QuickBooks™, Outlook™, WinFax PRO™, etc.”

I’ll be looking for feedback on how it turned out. I’m pulling for them to get it right, but that’s a heckuva lot to pull off successfully.

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