Factors You Should Consider
Amicus Cloud is a fantastic product. At the same time you need to consider that some of the very things that make it great – e.g. the fact that it runs entirely in a browser – also lead to some compromises. These compromises apply to any cloud practice management solution you might be considering. You should be aware of them and make sure they are not a problem.
- Smaller feature sets – desktop applications like Amicus Premium do far more. Does this matter? That depends on what you need.
- Limitations in how things work – browser applications can’t do things the same way.
- Less customization capability – you get some, but not nearly as much.
- Fewer integrations – especially with other desktop applications running in your firm.
- Less automation – desktop solutions can be much more powerful for full practice automation.
- Slower performance – browsers are just slower than desktop apps. And Internet connections aren’t always fast.
- Stops working if you stop paying – the pay-as-you-go model is great, but it does mean that you have to keep paying.
- More expensive – over time, you will pay more for a cloud solution than a desktop one. And that only makes sense. Vendors have to charge more, as they have more expenses in maintaining the cloud solution for you.
Are we trying to talk you out of Amicus Cloud? Not at all! We just want to be sure that you are aware of and have considered these aspects before you choose the cloud. The good news is that Amicus Attorney Premium Edition is the world’s leading “desktop” practice management solution, so you can take your pick. And importantly, you can have confidence that we are not pushing a cloud solution at you because it is all we have.
Click here if you want more help choosing between a cloud and desktop solution.
If you have any doubts about the best approach, speak to one of our consultants – they will talk to you about your needs and help you pick the solution that is right for your particular firm.