Practice CS is a comprehensive practice management system, designed to meet the needs of today's forward-thinking firms. A proven solution, Practice CS, offers standard time and billing features, but also provides a customizable advanced system that gives you real-time access to essential firm information, which is critical for efficient operation in today's uncertain business climate.
By combining the time savings and convenience of today's best technologies, seamless integration, paperless processing, and web-based tools, Practice CS provides valuable insight into every aspect of your practice—from firm billing detail to staff availability to client communications. The result is increased profitability driven by efficiency and accelerated productivity.
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Monitor Every Aspect of Your Practice
Practice CS brings together all of the information and tools that you use daily into one convenient location. The system is organized into four fully customizable digital dashboards—Staff, Client, Firm, and Home—and each dashboard is a collection of real-time portlets containing current information. Each dashboard is fully customizable, so you and your staff can create the views that meet your unique needs.
Allow staff to access their own personal information such as their schedule, projects, tasks, emails, etc. This dashboard integrates with Microsoft Outlook email, calendar, and tasks.
Access demographic data, billing history, payment history, current balances, WIP, emails specific to respective clients, client documents, and other client-specific information. From the Solutions portlet, you can easily access CS Professional Suite programs and any other programs that you use for each client.
Get a real-time view of the state of your firms receivables, billings, collections, profitability, staff productivity, and historical information. View any report with real-time data displayed.
Use the Home Dashboard to display multiple portlets such as system information, RSS Feeds, Practice CS News Feed, Web Pages, and many others.
Comprehensive Time & Billing and Reporting Functionality
Practice CS enables you to quickly and automatically record time and expenses, and bill clients using virtually any billing method, such as fixed-fee, progress, retainer, etc. You can also create customized invoices and statements, record and track accounts receivable transactions, and create detailed reports and summaries.
With the easy to use custom formatting options, Practice CS allows you to create and modify existing standard formats, including content, layout, and appearance, as well as letting you create new invoices, statements, reports, labels, and letter formats.
A small and convenient desktop timer is available to use with any application. The timer automatically records time spent on various projects. You can then easily transfer data into the Time and Expense Entry. Because projects can be launched from a staff dashboard, all time and entry details can be pre-set for staff, cutting down significantly on entry errors and time needed to make adjustments.
Remote Time Entry
Staff members can enter time using their laptops while they are out in the field, and if they have Internet connections while out of the office, they can transmit their entries back to the office for immediate review and billing. Staff members without an Internet connection can make their entries available for review upon returning to the office and connecting to the network.
Standard Reports Also Fill Custom Reporting Needs
The comprehensive reporting capabilities in Practice CS enable you to quickly access and print detailed information that will give you helpful insight into your business. In addition, all of the standard reports can be customized to meet the needs of the firm. Practice CS includes the following standard reports and categories:
Practice CS has the ability to scale from a small one-person office to a large multi-office environment with ease. You can choose to utilize those features that apply to your firm, and disable those that don't apply. And because of its unique structure, you can hide Practice CS features that are not needed, enabling staff to be more efficient and new staff to learn the system faster.
Invoicing and CS Payment Integration with NetClient CS
A new CS Payment service has been added to NetClient CS ™ that allows your clients to pay their Practice CS invoices online with a credit card. Practice CS sends invoices to the NetClient CS portals in PDF for your clients' review. Your clients can then pay the invoices online, and the payment application will be automatically transmitted to Practice CS. Email messages are sent to both your clients and your NetFirm CS™ administrator informing them of newly available invoices and received payments.
Practice CS Integrates with CS Professional Suite
Capitalizing on more than 25 years of experience serving the accounting profession, CS Professional Suite offers a complete line of fully integrated tax and accounting software. Practice CS, one of the CS Professional Suite products, is fully integrated with the other applications. This integration guarantees productivity gains and timesavings that are simply not attainable with any other software on the market today.
CS Professional Suite® and Enterprise Suite™ applications are designed for professional production work. Our system requirements are based on the assumption that professional accounting firms replace their computer hardware and operating systems approximately every three years.
While our software may operate on less powerful hardware and operating systems, we do not believe it will perform at a level suitable for production work in those environments. Of course, as processing speed and RAM are increased, software performance will also improve. We recommend business class computers, which generally offer higher levels of performance than home models when running business applications.
The following links provide access to the general requirements for the current versions of all of our applications. However, some products have more stringent and/or additional requirements beyond those documented in the general requirements sections. Be sure to read the Product-Specific Requirements as well as the general requirements.