TurboLaw Time and Billing - New Update AvailableTurboLaw Time and Billing version 3.04 has just been released, and this new version is chock-full of new features and improved functions. Perhaps the biggest change is that we’ve added the ability to set custom bill/invoice numbers – something that many of you have requested and that we’ve wanted to do for some time. Now, you can set the number of a new bill or invoice to whatever you want (so long as there isn’t already a bill or invoice with that number already).

Additionally, once you set a bill number, future bill numbers will automatically be incremented from that point on – for example, if you set a bill number of “1000,” then the next bill you create will be “1001,” even if you don’t set it yourself. This allows you to set your “starting” bill number and then let TurboLaw Time and Billing take care of automatically numbering bills from there.

Other major new features and improvements in this version include:

  • Added an option to merge duplicate clients together
    • Just select the two clients from the list and right-click to access the “Merge Clients” option
  • Added an option to control what staff member is automatically selected when entering time or expenses
    • You can choose a specific staff member to always be selected, let TurboLaw choose the last staff member who did work for the client, or turn off automatic selection entirely
  • Added an option to mark a staff member as “inactive”
    • Inactive staff members won’t show up in drop-down boxes when entering time or expenses, but will still be available for reports and record-keeping purposes
  • Bills are no longer automatically saved when you choose to preview them
    • Now you can just pull up a new bill and preview it without needing to remember to delete it afterwards
  • Improved the “Export Clients” function
    • You can now control which clients are exported by selecting them from the list of clients

Additionally, we made the following minor changes and improvements:

  • Improved client notes by adding an “Add Timestamp” button
  • Added an option to “group by date” for reports
  • Fixed a minor issue with the drop-down box for clients and staff in the “Enter Time” window which caused it to auto-select the 2nd entry if and only if there were 2 entries in the drop-down box
  • Fixed a minor issue that could cause the wrong database to be opened if you used the “Merge from TurboLaw Time and Billing” option twice in a row
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause certain kinds of payments to be duplicated when merging database files under very specific circumstances

[note class=”mycomment”]As always, we welcome and value your feedback – if you have any questions or comments TurboLaw Time and Billing, please let us know![/note]