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Aderant Handshake

1 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Practical Law

2 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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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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Practical Law

It is great for most, general high-level tasks. If you need something more specific in a particular area, however, there may be better guides elsewhere. Though the materials are a great starting point, it still requires additional review and modification to suit your needs. Not all things are on point, but it's a great starting point
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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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  • Resource guides
  • Practical tips from practitioners
  • Templates
  • Recent articles and news
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Cons

  • Documentation is weak, but hopefully, since Aderant just acquired the company, that will improve
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  • Some resources are more detailed and on point than others
  • Competitors offer platforms that are more user-friendly
  • Sometimes navigating back to an old resource takes a bit more time than other platforms
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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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They are pretty similar. I rely on practical law for certain practice areas more, and rely on the other platforms for other areas as they are more comprehensive and up to date. Lexis also is connected with Law360, and has a different set of resources, and has a strong shepherdizing tool that integrates well with what I need to do sometimes.
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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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  • Fantastic resources
  • Multiple examples
  • Document saving platform
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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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Practical Law

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