Aderant Handshake vs. Firstup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aderant Handshake
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Legal software specialist Aderant offers Handshake, the company's Sharepoint compatible knowledge management platform specifically for law firms featuring access via intranet and extranet portals and an enterprise search tool for locating documentation and expertise, and general KM analytics.N/A
Firstup
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Firstup (formerly Dynamic Signal & SocialChorus, merged in 2021) offers an Employee Communication and Engagement Platform that aims to create a connected, inclusive, and engaged workforce where people feel valued and empowered to be their best. Firstup can be used to generate UGC, enabling employees to share on-brand content with their social networks​, and keep employees engaged with gamification (e.g. leaderboards, competitions, etc.), and through making their thoughts known through surveys…N/A
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Aderant HandshakeFirstup
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Aderant HandshakeFirstup
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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User Ratings
Aderant HandshakeFirstup
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
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User Testimonials
Aderant HandshakeFirstup
Likelihood to Recommend
Aderant
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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Firstup (Dynamic Signal + SocialChorus)
Firstup is a well-suited solution for companies that would like to spread brand awareness and get employees to be their number one ambassadors. Employees like to share/brag about the company they work for so why not use them as a driving force in spreading brand awareness!
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Pros
Aderant
  • 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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Firstup (Dynamic Signal + SocialChorus)
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use templates for posts, newsletters and email notifications.
  • Consistent upgrades and innovation that keeps the tool current with other apps.
  • Flexibility on how users can use the tool (i.e. comments, sharing photos, etc.) This decision is left to each organization, individually.
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Cons
Aderant
  • Documentation is weak, but hopefully, since Aderant just acquired the company, that will improve
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Firstup (Dynamic Signal + SocialChorus)
  • We'd love to see a calendar added that would show key upcoming dates.
  • It would be awesome if the Message feature had a drop-down directory you could scroll through vs. requiring you to type a few letters before the potential names came up.
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Alternatives Considered
Aderant
None. Always need about Handshake's interface with Aderant, way before Aderant purchased them. Seemed like a natural fit.
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Firstup (Dynamic Signal + SocialChorus)
I can't really answer this as the platform was already in place when I took my current role.
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Return on Investment
Aderant
  • Hard to say, but ultimately putting knowledge in the hands of fee earners immediately it is positive.
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Firstup (Dynamic Signal + SocialChorus)
  • We look at the earned media revenue tool that Firstup has, and we have earned media of over $4000 most months. Amazing!
  • We have been recognized by peers, clients, and partner agents who say they always see our Hilldrup news pop up on social media!
  • Marketing has been able to control the voice of the brand while amplifying the message to new audiences - amazing!
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