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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

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

Rocket Matter

Rocket Matter offers many features useful to a law office of any size. Users can be added to the same subscription so that attorneys and paralegals can record their own billable and non-billable hours, costs, case notes, and tasks. I wish my current firm used Rocket Matter for the billing features alone. Generating invoices and creating a record of trust retainer transactions was easy and efficient. All payment and billing records were stored in one central system, which allowed me to look up a client's payment history, billing status and retainer balance in under 5 minutes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire)

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

Rocket Matter

  • Time capture - both via a timer and manual entry, makes sure you can get all the time entered on a regular basis in a quick and easy manner.
  • Decent mobile integration. iPhone and iPad app typically work well and allow you to input time and expenses away from the office.
  • Generating invoices and reminder statements is a snap, as are generating reports on income received and outstanding receivables as well as time worked.
Aaron Kendal | 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

Rocket Matter

  • While the Notes feature was immensely useful for keeping track of the last work completed on a matter or to keep a record of discussions with clients or relevant legal research, it could have been far more user-friendly. There is no way to export Notes saved to a .doc, .pdf, or any other format. To print or download Notes, I would have to painstakingly click on each entry and copy it into a word document, then go back to the previous page to click on the next entry to repeat the process as many times as there were notes. If printed directly from the website, the formatting spills off of the page.
  • I am pleased with the amount which can be customized in invoice templates in Rocket Matter. However, to create your own template you need to use fields recognized by the program. Rocket Matter provides a guide and a list of available fields, however, it is a fairly complex undertaking for anyone unfamiliar with using fields in Word documents or using other code, such as HTML. It would be more intuitive for users if Rocket Matter employed a template customizing feature similar to that of QuickBooks, where text boxes and fields can be inserted and manually dragged to the desire area of the template.
  • Rocket Matter can run very slowly and can slow down your computer quite a bit while it is running. I upgraded to a newer laptop with higher RAM after my first year of using Rocket Matter, and there was a noticeable difference in the speed and ease of use.
Anonymous | 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

Rocket Matter

Generally, Rocket Matter is more efficient for invoicing than Quickbooks, and does much better reports and invoices. Rocket Matter is much more attuned to legal business needs, and is superior to Quickbooks for a lawyers' billing and time/project management needs in just about every way.
Aaron Kendal | 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

Rocket Matter

  • Rocket Matter has streamlined tracking billable time, tracking funds earned from trust retainers, invoicing, and maintaining a detailed transaction record for IOLTA trust accounting. As long as I regularly entered payment and billing information to keep the data current, I could quickly complete non-billable accounting and invoicing tasks. I know it can consume huge amounts of time trying to recreate payment and billing histories, so using Rocket Matter to centralize these records greatly increased the amount of time I had for billable work.
  • Using Rocket Matter to record upcoming tasks, deadlines and events provided a secondary system for calendar management. Using Rocket Matter with Google Calendar allowed me to easily keep track of how I should spend my time and reduced the possibility of missing a deadline.
  • All of the data recorded in Rocket Matter can be used to generate reports for accounting and for analyzing how time is spent. Reports made it easy and fast to identify clients who were far behind in payments or who had funds available to invoice, without needing to manually check each matter.
Anonymous | 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

Rocket Matter

General

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

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