Integration with LexShare, a secure file sharing and electronic document signing service, has been enhanced in the most recent version of PracticeMaster. LexShare integration allows your clients to easily upload files that you request, or add their electronic signature to a document that you send. The document can then be imported to the PracticeMaster Document Management file.
The Request eSignature, Request File, and Send File actions are available in the Take Action group of the Quick Clicks pane in the Matter Manager, Client file, and Document Management file. These links open a new window where you can send an email to a client or other recipient, allowing them to access, sign, and return documents to your office.
Previously, LexShare integration required the LexShare Add-in for Outlook to perform secure file transfers and electronic signature requests. Beginning with Version 2022 (Build 22.2.10), Outlook is no longer required.
Additional information about using PracticeMaster with LexShare can be found in KB Article R11901, “LexShare Integration.”
Integration has been added with LexShare, a secure file sharing and electronic document signing service, which allows your clients to easily upload files that you request, or add their electronic signature to a document that you send. The document can then be imported to the PracticeMaster Document Management file.
The Request eSignature, Request File, and Send File actions are available in the Take Actions group of the Quick Clicks pane throughout PracticeMaster. These links open a new email message in Outlook where the LexShare Outlook Add-in can be used to send a request to the client.
A new Import LexShare Files window is used to import documents that have been uploaded to LexShare as Document Management records in PracticeMaster. The number of documents available for import is displayed on the Import LexShare Files action.
Additional information about using PracticeMaster with the LexShare service can be found in KB Article R11901, “LexShare Integration,” and information on using the LexShare Add-in for Outlook can be found in KB Article R11906, “Using the LexShare Outlook Add-in.” The LexShare Add-in requires Outlook 2019 or later using a hosted version of Exchange.
The LexShare integration is available in Version 2022 (Build 22.2.7) and later.
A Display all Transaction Descriptions in Uppercase check box was added to the Statement Templates window in Tabs3 Billing Version 2022. When this check box is selected, all text in a transaction’s Description field is automatically converted to uppercase when included on a statement.
To display all transaction descriptions in uppercase for a statement template
To display all transaction descriptions for a single batch of statements
Beginning with Version 2022, Trust payees are now contacts. Therefore, in order to rename a payee, you must rename its associated contact using the Rename Contacts utility.
To rename a payee in Trust
Creating a new user is now performed via a wizard. Managers can create users in the User Configuration window of System Configuration, or in the Timekeeper Information window of Tabs3 Billing or PracticeMaster.
The Add New User wizard allows you to specify the User ID and optionally enter contact information, specify login credentials, create a timekeeper, configure Tabs3 Connect access, and set additional user rights.
To add a new user in System Configuration
The Add New User wizard is available in Version 2022 (Build 22.2.7) or later.
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.”
Data entry lists now have a setting to position the list either below or to the right of the data entry fields. This allows you to take advantage of available space on widescreen monitors, and reduces the amount of scrolling necessary. Entry lists are available in the Fee, Cost, Payment, and Client Funds entry windows in Tabs3 Billing; the Trust Transaction entry window in Trust; and the Invoice/Manual Check entry window in AP.
The data entry list position can be toggled by pressing Alt+O in the data entry window and selecting either Right or Bottom in the List Location section.
This feature is available in Version 2022 (Build 22.1.4) and later.
In Version 2022, all contact information has been consolidated for all Tabs3 Software applications.
The Contact file now includes information for Trust payees, AP vendors, and users, making it easy to update address information in one place, including clients, billing contacts, related parties, vendors, payees, and logon users.
The Contact Information window is available in Tabs3 Billing, PracticeMaster, Trust Accounting, Accounts Payable, and System Configuration. This window now includes a Details button next to the Full Name field for individual contacts, which provides access to separate First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, and Initials fields. To select a contact, the Contact Lookup window has been enhanced for each of these applications, including a SnapShot pane, as well as check boxes at the top making it easy to quickly filter the list to just clients, AP vendors, Trust Payees, etc.
You can update to Version 2022 by going to Tabs3.com/update.
Want to make sure you are in the know about everything related to the Version 2022 Release?
Knowledge Base Article R11885, “Version 2022 Information & Resources,” provides a list of articles that have been added to the Knowledge Base regarding Version 2022. This includes basic articles such as the What’s New List, conversion information, and the introduction to new features. Additionally, you can quickly access detailed articles to learn all about great new features, such as the conversion of contact information and the Microsoft 365 Exchange Connector.
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.”
Version 2022 has some great new features to check out!
New Filters and QuickViews
Updated Calendar Code File
Exchange Online Integration
For in-depth information on all of the new Version 2022 features, including screenshots, refer to Knowledge Base Article R11880, “Version 2022 Introduction to New Features.” A list with links to all Version 2022 information can be found in R11885, “Version 2022 Information and Resources.”
To download Version 2022, visit Tabs3.com/update or contact your local consultant.