Clio versus PracticePanther

How does PracticePanther compare to Clio? We’ve put together a side-by-side comparison to help you choose the best cloud-based practice management software for your law firm. 

See why over 150,000 lawyers chose Clio over PracticePanther

PracticePanther

PracticePanther

Company
Company

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PracticePanther

A small business struggling to gain traction in the industry

PracticePanther was founded in 2012 and acquired in 2018. Despite being around for nearly a decade, the company remains small, making up only 10% of Clio’s workforce.

An industry leader committed to your success

Founded in 2008, Clio brought the first cloud-based practice management software to law firms. With nearly 600 staff, we are the leader in legal tech innovation with a mission to transform the legal experience for all.

Customer ratings
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PracticePanther

A less popular alternative

PracticePanther has a lower rating and roughly 8x fewer reviews on G2. Fewer bar associations choose to recommend PracticePanther to their members. Lawyers switching to Clio find PracticePanther's product and features underdeveloped and unreliable.

The most widely used and highest rated

Clio is used by over 150,000 lawyers and is the industry’s highest rated legal software. Clio has the most 5-star customer reviews on Capterra, Software Advice, and G2. We also have higher Apple and Google app ratings.

Product
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PracticePanther

Added costs for essential practice features

PracticePanther requires additional product subscriptions for basic functionalities that are included in Clio’s core subscription plans. These include document management, and automated court calendaring rules. These hidden costs add up quickly and are difficult to justify for basic law firm essentials.

The industry’s most powerful features

Clio has the most robust, yet easy-to-use practice management software in the industry and is constantly introducing new features. We stand by our product. The Clio platform is financially backed by our 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Integrations
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PracticePanther

Limited, less robust integrations

PracticePanther offers fewer than 25 integrations with no clear plan for expansion. Its limited integration interface limits the ability to sync with other software, leading to inefficient double-entry workflows that take additional time and increase the risk for human error.

Works with your essential tools

Clio gives you everything your law firm needs, and connects to all your essential tools, including Microsoft Outlook and Teams, Google’s Gmail and Google My Business, and Zoom. With over 200 integrations available, Clio gives you the ability to grow and adapt to meet the future needs of your law firm.

Pricing
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PracticePanther

Lower-tier plans lack firm core functionalities

Basic features like flat-fee billing, LEDES billing, and the ability to integrate with other software is limited to PracticePanther’s top-tier Business plan. PracticePanther also charges higher processing fees for the most popular credit card service providers, increasing the total cost of ownership.

Flexible pricing to meet your needs

Choose from a range of flexible pricing plans—starting at $39/month—and update your subscription at any time. PLUS, get access to exclusive bar association member discounts.

Data migration
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PracticePanther

It depends

Be prepared to do it yourself unless you purchase PracticePanther’s top-tier plan.

Yes, and it’s free!

We’ve built an experienced team to ensure your transition from PracticePanther to Clio is as quick and reliable as possible. Data migrations are free for law firms of any size, on any plan.

Support availability
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PracticePanther

9 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST (Monday to Friday)

PracticePanther is only available during your busiest hours and offers no community support. Be aware that past customers have cited waiting hours to days for a response to seemingly simple questions.

24 hours (Monday to Friday)

Get unlimited support via phone, email, and live chat by an award-winning support team. You also get access to the Clio Community, an interactive forum that lets you learn more from your peers.

Self-serve support
Self-serve support

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PracticePanther

<500 Articles

The limited self-serve resources for PracticePanther make it difficult to find the answers you need, when you need them.

Over 12,000 Articles

Clio offers an extensive library of self-service how-to articles, training videos, and webinars if you prefer to learn on your own. Accessible with an intuitive Google-like search interface, Clio’s knowledge base is updated regularly to ensure these resources are accurate at all times.

Are you already a PracticePanther user?

It’s easy to make the switch


To meet the high volume of PracticePanther users switching to Clio as their cloud-based practice management software,
we developed an accelerated migration program to make it easy for you to securely move your data.

Here’s how it works:

  • 1 number

    Migration Consultation

    Start with a one-on-one meeting with your dedicated Customer Onboarding Specialist to discuss the process and timelines.

  • 2 number

    Data Export / Processing

    Our Migration Specialists will give you guidance on how best to export your data from PracticePanther. They will then prepare your data to be imported to Clio.

  • 3 number

    Data Import / Review

    Once the import is complete, our Migration Specialists review the accuracy of your data and make sure you’re ready to get started with Clio!

Other ways Clio supports its customers

  • 2021 Legal Trends Report

    Industry-Leading Content

    Clio is your trusted resource for the latest ideas on running a more efficient, profitable law firm. We produce a variety of content ranging from blog posts and our annual Legal Trends Report to our in-depth webinars.

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    Annual Conference

    The Clio Cloud Conference is one of the most highly-anticipated and influential legal events. It attracts thousands of legal and technology leaders from across the world who want to learn, be inspired, and innovate.

  • The Law Community

    Exclusive Community

    The Clio Community is an online platform where Clio customers come together to discuss important legal topics, learn how to better use Clio, and ask practice-area specific questions.

Switch from PracticePanther to Clio

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