Simply Amazing Email
Email is a critical part of your law practice. Many vital communications take place via email. Which means that organizing and managing your email is a critical part of your practice management.
Only Amicus Cloud delivers the email management you need.
Tell Amicus what client file an email relates to. It will then appear on that file as well as in your saved mail. Everyone who has access to that file can also see it, without the need for endless cc’s and bcc’s. Better yet, if you want, Amicus can then save all emails to or from that person to the same file. So your email is automatically organized for you!
Freedom to work the way you want to
It gets better still. You have many ways to send email. You may use Outlook® on your PC, or Mail on your Mac. Or native applications on your iPad or smartphone. Those are good tools, and you want to keep using them. Great – do so. Here’s the magic: Every email you send or receive using any one of those tools (or all of them) will also appear in Amicus Cloud. Automatically. You don’t have to do anything extra.
No need to select, forward or copy what you want. It just happens. So you get all the benefits of practice management with all your emails, no matter what mail program you use. Only Amicus Cloud can do that. And it’s worth its weight in hourly billings…
Picture this. You’re on your way home. A client emails. You get it on your smartphone, and dash off a quick reply. That evening the client replies again, and you reply on your iPad. Next day, you open Amicus Cloud. All 4 emails are there. They are already on the client’s file. And the minute you log in, Amicus tells you that you did 4 emails yesterday that you did not do a time entry for. With a couple of clicks you do so. You have captured billable time you otherwise would have lost. And have the confidence of knowing that everything is organized as it should be.
Not a sync. Beyond integration. Simply amazing!
Tablets & Smartphones
You don’t just sit in an office. In court, at a meeting, at home, in transit – wherever you are, you need to be in touch. You can be.
Use an iPad or similar tablet? Great! Amicus Cloud has been optimized for these devices. It works wonderfully on them! Your entire practice can be with you everywhere you go.
Sometimes all you have with you is a smartphone. It has a browser, and Amicus will run on it, so you can get at anything you need. But the screen is so small! You prefer to use the tools built seamlessly into your phone – its calendar, address book, tasks and reminders, and of course email. Great – do so.
Here’s more magic: Every appointment you enter, task you need to do, email you send or phone number you need using most smartphone native apps will also appear in Amicus Cloud. And vice versa – everything you do in Amicus will appear in the relevant tool on your phone. Automatically. You don’t have to do anything extra. No need to run a sync, or remember to do an exchange. It just happens. So you get all the benefits of practice management, while using the tool of your choice on your phone.
Only Amicus Cloud can do that. And it’s worth its weight in hourly billings…
Picture this. You’re on your way home. A client emails and asks to meet you tomorrow. You get it on your smartphone, check your calendar, and email back with a suggested time. The client agrees, so you put the appointment in your calendar. You make a reminder to yourself to do some work to prepare for the meeting. All on your phone. Next morning, you open Amicus Cloud. It’s all there. The appointment is in your calendar, the task is on your list, the emails on the client’s file. Amicus even reminds you to do a time entry for the work you did last night. With a couple of clicks you do so. You have captured billable time you otherwise would have lost. And have the confidence of knowing that everything is organized as it should be.
Your law practice – on your tablet or smartphone.
Freedom to work the way you want to.
One of the huge advantages that Amicus Cloud has over any other practice management product – cloud or otherwise – is that 100% of your email, plus all your calendaring, contacts and tasks in many native apps on your smartphone or tablet – are completely integrated. Not just synchronized: integrated. This creates incredible mobility and flexibility – almost magic! – in how you work.
Among other things, this means that everything you see and do in Outlook® is instantly in Amicus Cloud, and vice versa. They both work from the same database, so there’s no issue with synchronizing two systems. It’s not a link – it’s live!
We do this with Microsoft® Exchange®. Not as a link. Exchange is actually built into the framework of Amicus Cloud, so that all its capabilities become components of Amicus.
Microsoft Exchange is the world’s leading email server. Powerful, reliable, ubiquitous. It is the gold standard in email management. If you want reliable, safe email, you can’t do better than Microsoft Exchange.
If you use Outlook, you probably already have Exchange. You may have it installed on your firm’s server. Or you may use a “hosting” service that provides Exchange for you. Either way, Amicus Cloud will simply connect to your existing Exchange. Which gives you a fantastic head start, since everything already in your Exchange will instantly be available in Amicus Cloud!
Or you may never have heard of Exchange. No problem. For a small extra cost per month, Amicus will provide you with hosted Exchange. It’s remarkably easy. It’s also incredibly good. Amicus has partnered with the world’s largest and most secure provider of hosted Exchange, to provide you with the best possible email service. Yet another big improvement to your law practice.
Please note that Google Gmail does not use Exchange. Click the link below for more information about working with Amicus Hosted Exchange in combination with or as an alternative to Gmail.
Microsoft Windows Azure
Amicus Cloud is hosted on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. Why does this matter to you? It matters because:
- Azure is the most advanced, reliable and secure cloud-hosting platform in the world, with cutting-edge performance and efficiency.
- Data in Amicus Cloud is stored in data centers built and maintained by Microsoft.
- Microsoft guarantees 99.9% uptime.
- The security – both cyber and physical – of Azure data centers is incredible.
- Azure is immensely scalable – it can grow to whatever size a customer needs, in any time frame. No matter how fast your firm grows, it will not outgrow this platform!
- All Azure servers are triply redundant – meaning that every piece of data is stored on at least three different machines in the data center at all times, so if anything should go wrong with one machine, another immediately takes over.
- All Azure data centers are mirrored to a second geographical location, so that if the entire data center were disabled or destroyed, it would immediately be back online from a different city.
- The main Amicus Cloud data is stored in Azure SQL – the cloud version of the world’s leading database.
- Customers of Windows Azure include some of the most technology savvy and security conscious companies in the world, like NASA & Boeing.
- Windows Azure is used around the world in over 40 countries. Banks, government agencies, and companies such as 3M, Siemens, Microsoft, General Mills, Intuit, VeriSign and Lockheed Martin all use Windows Azure to host mission critical information. You can rest assured that your Amicus data in the cloud is in good company!
For more information on the security of your data in Amicus Cloud, go to our Security page.
The Internet is great, but sometimes you can’t connect to it. You need to have confidence that if this happens, you can still have access to important information in your law practice. With Amicus Cloud, you can.
Whatever device you use – a PC, Mac, iPad or many others – it probably already has tools that contain much of this information. They don’t have practice management features, but at least they have the core information. For example, if you use a PC, you probably have Outlook, which includes your calendar, contacts and tasks. If you use a Mac, you have Calendar, Reminders and the Address Book.
These applications can contain your Amicus Cloud information as well. When you enter an appointment in Amicus Cloud, it instantly appears in Outlook or iCal. The same thing when you enter a contact or a task. And of course your email.
All of these tools will keep working when you cannot connect to the Internet. So you can keep working too. Enter new appointments. Change their times. Mark a task done. And so on. When you next connect to the Internet, the changes will go instantly to Amicus Cloud.
Freedom to work the way you want to.