Access Legal vs. SimpleLegal

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Access Legal
Score 6.7 out of 10
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DPS Software was acquired by the Access Group in June, 2020, and is the technology basis for Access Legal. Access Legal is a suite of software solutions that enable users to take control of time to deliver better client outcomes through an unrivalled suite of legal software solutions – from cloud-based case and practice management, finance and accounting, compliance and learning through to HR and CRM.N/A
SimpleLegal
Score 7.0 out of 10
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SimpleLegal in California offers their flagship application for legal time tracking and billing.
$600
per month
Pricing
Access LegalSimpleLegal
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Access LegalSimpleLegal
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Access LegalSimpleLegal
Small Businesses

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BQE CORE
BQE CORE
Score 8.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises

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User Ratings
Access LegalSimpleLegal
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
3.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Access LegalSimpleLegal
Likelihood to Recommend
The Access Group
When you need to have effective communication and records of it with coworkers and/or clients. Calendar function sends a notification 15 minutes prior [to] an appointment or event and at the specific time of the appointment. Is not as well suited on calendar as it is not [very] intuitive.
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SimpleLegal
SimpleLegal is easy to use and easy to understand for everyone in the legal department. Their customer service is typically quick to respond and solve any issues that may arise on the customer side as well as the vendor side (CounselGo). There has been a bit of customer dissatisfaction since being acquired by Onit but the enhancements and roadmap continue to look promising.
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Pros
The Access Group
  • Having everything centrally located is very convenient.
  • I really like how I can deal with accounting and billing within the program.
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SimpleLegal
  • SimpleLegal does a great job tracking expenses.
  • SimpleLegal does a great job at creating, tracking and analyzing matters.
  • SimpleLegal does a good job with reporting and analytics.
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Cons
The Access Group
  • Notifications when you receive an email on filtered folders.
  • Give extra time when you want to cancel an email recently sent.
  • Improve calendar to be more intuitive.
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SimpleLegal
  • Budget tracking.
  • Admin independence (being able to make system improvements/enhancements/changes without needing a SL rep).
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Alternatives Considered
The Access Group
Clio provides a web-based practice management, time and billing, and client collaboration platform for small to mid-sized law firms.
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SimpleLegal
SimpleLegal was much easier to use and train users on than Time Matters. SimpleLegal had all of the functionality but not as many customizable features as Time Matters.
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Return on Investment
The Access Group
  • Communication with coworkers.
  • Communication with other departments.
  • Communication with clients.
  • Filters a lot of spam.
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SimpleLegal
  • Able to track in real-time legal spend against budgets to hold outside counsel responsible while meeting our fiscal demands--rather than wait on Finance report monthly/quarterly/etc.
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ScreenShots

SimpleLegal Screenshots

Screenshot of Our Enhanced reports provide powerful business intelligence functionality like data visualization and the ability to create or adjust your own reports. This Spend by Practice Area report gives you a detailed view of your legal spend by practice area.Screenshot of Our Monthly Legal Spend report automatically displays monthly spend by practice area.Screenshot of SimpleLegal supports both internal and external budgets and offers robust functionality to start your budgeting journey or enhance an existing process.