Practice Management for Today’s Legal Counsel
Less than 30 Users
The Cloud & Beyond
"Whether in the Cloud or In-house, HoudiniEsq is the most effective way to manage a law practice."
"After evaluating Clio, LexisNexis' Firm Manager, MyCase and then settling on RocketMatter. We now use HoudiniEsq to efficiently manage our law practice."
"Head and shoulders above any other package on the market."
Is support included?
Yes. Support and all software updates are included.
I didn't get a license, why?
1. Mistyped email address resulting in a license not being received as expected.
2. Using a temporary email address. If you use an email such as firstname.lastname@example.org or any temporary email service we will reject your request. No self-respecting business uses such an email so don't use it with us.
4. Not being an actual business. If your business, website, or email address appears to be new or can not be confirmed your request will be rejected. Standing up a temporary website, repurposing a domain name, etc.
5. Trying to mask or hide your identity in any fashion. Using tools to mask the host machine in any way, violation of the EULA, or our Terms of Service.
We do confirm all the info you provide to us before providing a license so please don't waste our time and yours. We believe in transparency when forming a business relationship so start on good footing.
If you think this was in error you can log in again and reregister. If the registration screen is asking for a license click the number in the upper right-hand corner of the form to reveal the registration screen once again. You may send another request. We limit requests to just 3 so make your request count.
We reserve the right to deny a license request without cause or reason.
Can I install HoudiniEsq onto an external or secondary drive?
No. This is not the best practice. The host machine HoudiniEsq is installed onto should only be used to secure your data nothing more. If you don't have enough space to store your data on the device's primary drive then the host machine is obviously being used for another purpose other than securely hosting your data.
Installing onto an external or network drive poses a potential security risk. The host machine should have limited access to your network, Internet, staff, and generally the outside world. Most security issues arise from unnecessary complexity. Keep things simple and maintainable.
Do I have remote access to my data with On-premise like the Cloud?
Yes. HoudiniEsq is 100% web-based so access across a wide variety of devices and platforms is supported. There is no App you click on to access your data but instead use a Web Browser of your choice to interact with the product. Remote access is a choice you make as an organization.
You can access HoudiniEsq over a local, wide-area network and the Internet. You can choose to allow your staff to work on-the-go with an iPad or phone from home, a courtroom, or the beach. Your very own private Cloud.
Can I switch from Cloud to On-premise at a later time?
Yes. In fact, you can switch from On-premise to the Cloud as well. The product is identical regardless of how it is deployed. If you decide to make a change it is as easy as zipping up your data and dropping it into the new deployment.
Do I need to purchase anything in addition to HoudiniEsq?
No. This is true for both the Cloud and on-premise options. With the Cloud you just sign-up. With on-premise, all you need is a single computer to install the product on to regardless of the number of staff you have. HoudiniEsq is 100% turn-key. Unlike many on-premise software products, you do not need to purchase a separate database license such as Oracle or MS-SQL in addition to a software license. The product is enterprise-class software and only needs to be installed onto a single machine that will act as the host for all your data.
Why the choice of Cloud or On-premise?
There is no one model that fits all.
The number one reason an organization would prefer to keep things in-house (on-premise) is compliance regulations that require that data reside internally. Coming in second is the significant expense in existing infrastructure. The third is having a readily available pool of competent cost-effective IT expertise in-house.
Cloud-based deployments do provide significant cost savings that come with not having to build out or maintain a physical data center and expensive on-site expertise. The Cloud fundamentally changes how an organization's IT personnel are leveraged adding more value by freeing up resources to work on other projects. Today you have a choice of how to record your legal practice management systems' cost thanks to the Cloud. As a static expense or as an ongoing service or utility expenditure. Consult a tax professional for your options.
HoudiniEsq - Legal Practice Management Cloud or On-premise Private Cloud.
Is HoudiniEsq single tenant or multi tenant architecture?
HoudiniEsq is single-tenant. The database, memory and all processes are distinct and separate.
In a multi-tenant architecture, every client's data is stored in the same database separated by a schema name. This has a huge risk. If database corruption occurs every tenant/client is affected. Very similar to a tenement building catching fire, all are affected. With single-tenant, an instance fault doe not affect others.
Additionally, HoudiniEsq is an in-memory single-tenant architecture. What this means is the memory and database allocated to an instance can not be accessed externally of the running instance itself. That means system processes, applications, and malicious scripts don't have access to a running instance's data. Not only is this far more secure than any other product on the market this architecture is very portable, easily deployable, and resilient. HoudiniEsq offers best practices and peace of mind for less than what you pay for a Starbucks coffee each day.