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Likelihood to Recommend

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire)

If your business requires billing and invoicing on a regular basis, then this is the software for you. Other than this, you can use it for file sharing with your colleagues and team members, but if you require an ideal software which has great UI then it will not reach up-to your expectations.
raunksar ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Clio

Clio is a wonderful practice management solution for small firms that do billable work. The Clio manage software is excellent for tracking your time at different rates, tracking matter budgets, and tracking expenses. Clio is also great for firms that want to implement and use tech in their offices. If clients are at least somewhat tech-savvy (have and know how to use email), they will also benefit and enjoy the implementation of Clio.
Julliana Reyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire)

  • Filter messages.
  • Auto reply.
  • Create rule to automatically move emails.
David Ramírez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Clio

  • Provides an interface with NextChapter Bankruptcy.
  • Provides an interface with the forms on our website and landing pages to allow for easy transmission of potential clients into our Clio system from these sources with little human intervention.
  • Its billing, invoicing and payment integration makes the billing cycle for clients easier.
Matthew Mazur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire)

  • It’s graphs are hard to read and don’t have as many features as it’s competitors.
  • Not as user-friendly or intuitive as other options.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Clio

  • Document management. It's still far easier for me to create Word templates and just use Word.
  • Centralized filing of client files. Like I said, I use Word. I work on a Mac and use Mac's tag structure. Clio should find a way to gather all files that have a certain tag and allow me to access them through Clio. Instead, I use Hazel and DropBox.
  • Case planning and budgeting. I use OmniFocus for project management, a self-created Excel spreadsheet for project budgeting and a cloud-based service for Gantt charts. How hard would it be to add robust project management tools to Clio?
  • Search feature for stored documents and information. Evernote has Clio beat hands-down, but I don't put client-sensitive information (only caselaw) on Evernote.
  • Case notes. This feature may be useful for high-volume practices, but I never use it.
Brad Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire)

No score
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Clio

Clio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Onboarding new employees has its challenges, but orienting in Clio has been an easy process for new learners. Also, when I have encountered questions, Clio support has immediate answers.
Sarah Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire)

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire) 3.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Clio

Clio 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Rather than talk in generalities, I'll give two specific examples. First, after updating my OS, I got locked out of Clio. I was back in, up and running, with no loss of data, within an hour thanks to Clio customer support.Second, I made some specific recommendation for features that I thought would be useful. Those recommendations fell in a black hole, with the suggestion that I try a very buggy third party integration app. Clio is making lots of money from lawyers using its software. Why can't Clio create the integrations and test them if Clio is not willing to build them into its platform?
Brad Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire)

Every software has its pros and cons but Access Legal has more pros than cons as it has integrated all the requirements of customers. I can get everything on the same platform from billing to invoicing, to reply[ing] to the customers and sending auto reply. Everything is there, so it is good.
raunksar ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Clio

CLIO Grow is custom-tailored for law firms to use off the shelf with some advanced customization options. CLIO Grow has some superior API integration options that integrate with answering services, online chatbot, website contact forms to capture new leads and automatically include them in the intake pipeline. As mentioned previously it integrates with HelloSign for no additional costs.CLIO Grow also offers API integrations with Mailchimp to add prospects to email drip campaigns in addition to built-in automated email campaigns within its own software.These features make it far more user friendly, automated, and robust compared with MyCase's CRM feature, and Pipedrive (a non-legal specific CRM).
Shawn Hamp, Esq. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire)

  • Communication with coworkers.
  • Communication with other departments.
  • Communication with clients.
  • Filters a lot of spam.
David Ramírez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Clio

  • Hard to judge ROI, but it saves us money compared to our old server based system (ProLaw)
  • More accessible from more places. I was able to continue working during a two week trip to the beach.
  • The Client Portal (Clio Connect) is a positive way to send clients document securely, avoids the forwarded email / forwarded attachment problem.
Jason Ramsland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Clio

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Clio Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$491
Boutique$691
Elite$1091
EnterpriseContact sales team
Clio Grow$593
  1. per user/per month
  2. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
All pricing tiers have a 7-day free trial.

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