The following was finally released to the public by LexisNexis.
We would like to share some good news with our loyal Time Matters and Billing Matters customers. In response to customer requests and, after careful consideration, LexisNexis has decided NOT to discontinue the billing functionality of Billing Matters software. Customers have indicated that thebilling capabilities within the software are an integral part of their daily workflow and firm billing processes. Therefore, we are announcing the continuation of software support and maintenance for the billing components of Billing Matters (reversing the announcement we made in 2009 indicating plans to discontinue the entire product as of December 31, 2013). We will also begin work to enhance and evolve the billing functionality of Billing Matters in a future release, expected to include improvements in report writing, electronic billing, mobile options and archive capabilities. We will also be developing new training resources on the Billing Matters billing functionality and announcing those as they become available.
Please note however, the decision to sunset the accounting functionality of Billing Matters (also known as Billing Matters Plus) remains unchanged. Since the billing features within Billing Matters software were reported by customers as more widely used—by a wide margin—than the accounting features, we do not believe a policy change is warranted for the accounting functionality. Therefore, all support, maintenance and training for the accounting components of Billing Matters will end on December 31, 2013 as previously announced. If you have been using the accounting features of Billing Matters, you will need to start considering alternative solutions such as linking your current accounting data in Billing Matters with Intuit® QuickBooks® Pro® or Premier Edition, versions 9, 10 or 11.
LexisNexis® Law Firm Practice Management has been helping law firms streamline their operations and improve client service for over 20 years. Looking ahead, we are committed to providing a robust, industry-leading feature set within all of our software products—Time Matters, the billing components of Billing Matters, PCLaw®, Juris® and LexisNexis® Firm Manager™—valued by our customers.