Tabs3Pay now offers surcharging! Help your firm save on expenses while still providing clients the option to pay by credit card. While processing fees are normally paid by the firm, with surcharging, credit card fees are passed on to the cardholder instead. Only credit card transactions (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, etc.) are subject to surcharging. Processing fees for debit card and ACH (eCheck) transactions continue to be paid by the firm.
Tabs3Pay surcharging has the following requirements:
If you have not yet signed up for Tabs3Pay, simply update to Version 2022 (Build 22.1.8 or later) and sign up (in the Quick Launch, search for and select Tabs3Pay Web Portal). The option of enabling surcharging will be included in the signup process. If you are already using Tabs3Pay, contact Tabs3 Support at 402-419-2210 for assistance with enabling surcharging on your existing account.
For more information on Surcharging, see the Surcharging section of Knowledge Base Article R11871, “Tabs3Pay Frequently Asked Questions.”
Our office will be closed on Monday, May 30, in recognition of Memorial Day.
Here are some helpful Support resources that are available 24/7:
When your firm prints the same set of reports every year, quarter, month, week, or semi-regularly, report suites offer a one-step option to print out a predefined set of reports using the report definitions you have set up. Creating report definitions in Tabs3 Billing for each of the reports your firm runs can help save time, and taking advantage of report suites can save even more. Knowledge Base Article R11908, “Setting Up and Running Report Suites,” provides the steps needed to create a report definition, a report suite, and to run a report suite.
Our Knowledge Base can be accessed at support.Tabs3.com. You can also access our Knowledge Base in the Quick Launch by searching for and selecting “Knowledge Base.”
Did you know that you can quickly print a single check in Accounts Payable (AP) and Trust Accounting (Trust) without opening the Print Checks program? This can be accomplished via the Invoice/Manual Check Entry (AP) and Trust Transactions (Trust) windows.
To print a single check in AP via the Invoice/Manual Checks window
To print a single check in AP via the Dashboard
To print a single check in Trust Accounting
These methods allows you to quickly print a check when you need it, saving you time when you don’t want to print a batch of checks.
Time is money, and how long it takes for your firm to complete tasks affects the bottom line. So how will Platinum software speed things up for your firm?
For more information about Platinum Accelerators, see Knowledge Base Article R11182, “Tabs3 and PracticeMaster Accelerators.” For more information about Platinum features, see Knowledge Base Article R11379, “Platinum Overview.” If you have any questions regarding Platinum features, contact your local consultant, or call Technical Support at (402) 419-2210.
Looking for a quick way to apply a discount to your client’s bill? Including a Courtesy Discount in your statements may be the solution you are looking for!
In the Using Courtesy Discounts video, see how easy it is to apply discounts to your clients based on a specified percentage or amount. Additionally, you can view how the discount will appear on your statements and how to customize the terminology and placement based on your needs.
Watch this two-minute video here:
Training Videos can be accessed at Tabs3.com/videos. You can also access the videos in the Quick Launch by searching for and selecting “Training Videos.”
Did you know that PracticeMaster integrates with several third-party programs? This integration provides the ability to add emails to PracticeMaster as Journal records and documents as Document Management records. Fee and Calendar records can also be added. Toolbar Plug-ins can be installed for the following programs:
To install a toolbar plug-in
The next time you open the third-party program, you will be able to use the toolbar! For more information about Toolbar Plug-ins, press F1 from within PracticeMaster and enter “Toolbar Plug-ins” on the Index tab.
The matter is most likely configured to Bill On Demand. Bill On Demand is a feature that enables you to only bill a client when needed, rather than every billing cycle. When the Bill On Demand check box is selected, each time a statement is final billed and updated for the matter, the Release to Bill check box is automatically cleared to prevent unauthorized statements from being sent in the future. When you are ready to send another statement, simply select the Release to Bill check box again.
If you want a statement to print for the matter whenever they have a balance, simply clear the Bill on Demand check box and select the Release to Bill check box. The matter will then be included in all future billing cycles.
To enable the Bill On Demand feature
To disable the Bill On Demand feature
You can create a custom index to be used in the Task List via File Maintenance.
To create a custom index for the Task List
You can now select this index for the Task List in Calendar Properties.
A Trust Account List can be run to show all trust accounts for which the attorney is responsible.
To run a Trust Account List for a specific attorney
Tip: When previewing the report, click on the Trust ID or Client Name to drill-down to the Trust Account Information window. The Responsible Attorney can then be edited on the Balances tab.
You can add a manual check, which allows you to include a check number and the date paid.
To add a manual check
General Ledger has a Statement of Cash Flows Report that allows you to see how changes in Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts affect the firm’s cash flow.
To run the Statement of Cash Flows report
Tip: If you preview the report, you can click on any of the displayed accounts to access the Account Information window, where you can access additional information.
If any account is printing in the incorrect section, you may need to designate it as Operating, Investing, or Financing.
To designate an account as Operating, Investing, or Financing