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Algolia

11 Ratings

Aderant Handshake

1 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Algolia

11 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aderant Handshake

The user of Handshake takes a certain amount of user computer literacy and the user needs to be resourceful. When building our site, I needed to google quite a bit. On the contrary, if budget allows, Handshake developers will do it all for you.
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Algolia

Algolia is great anytime you need client search. I would never use it to do any automated tasks or anything like that, though. It's great for human use, and I don't know if anyone would ever want to use it for anything other than client-search, but Algolia knows its domain very well and solves client search more easily than any alternative I've seen.
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Pros

  • The main reason we got Handshake was to display visual gadgets for our accounting systems. We always provided spreadsheet type reports, but pictures and more engaging. Attorney gets a dashboard in real time of where they stand financially.
  • Additional use as FAQ's in different departments in the firm, that is, accounting, IT, and office services.
  • Knowledgebase - How to's and software.
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  • Algolia is lightning quick -- the fastest we found
  • Algolia has great tech support, tons of documentation, and many high quality ready-made plugins
  • Algolia allows for a high degree of customization
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Cons

  • Documentation is weak, but hopefully, since Aderant just acquired the company, that will improve
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  • Algolia can be a bit complex -- for smaller companies or companies without many tech resources, it may be difficult to implement and use without the help of a third party
  • Manually manipulating search results (for specific queries having listings show up first) is a bit difficult to do without custom developing that functionality
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Alternatives Considered

None. Always need about Handshake's interface with Aderant, way before Aderant purchased them. Seemed like a natural fit.
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We selected Algolia because it was ridiculously fast and we liked the direction the company was going. We also did not want to deal with a self hosted solution like Solr.
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Return on Investment

  • Hard to say, but ultimately putting knowledge in the hands of fee earners immediately it is positive.
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  • Decreased SEO landing page load speeds, due to faster search results.
  • Increased user conversion from search
  • Reduced server costs
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Pricing Details

Aderant Handshake

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

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