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Likelihood to Recommend

Brightflag

I already recommend Brightflag to anyone and everyone who processes invoices. There is a lot of information and data that comes on these invoices, and having a system that streamlines the information in one place has been extremely useful for a department that is a cost center and needs a quick way to justify every spend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimpleLegal

SimpleLegal is well suited for many different sized law firms that want to centralize their matter management, spend management, and vendor management into one platform. It also meets the most rigorous reporting requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Brightflag

  • Easy interface
  • Amazing customer service
  • Measurable impact on bottom line
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brightflag

  • More bespoke flags
  • More benchmarking data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimpleLegal

  • I didn't feel like the spend management system was enough, we bypassed it and used QuickBooks.
  • SimpleLegal has a bunch of API integrations, but I think they could use some more "out of the box" integrations that didn't require a developer to set up integrations (which their open API does allow). This is just nitpicking though, they do have a good amount of out of the box integrations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Brightflag

Brightflag 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy to set up and use. The interface is intuitive, but it's worth spending some time getting used to seeing where the different "file cabinets" are located. I recommend having one person dedicated to the day-to-day management of the platform (separate from the reviewers and approvers), someone who just manages to upload the invoices, setting up new vendors, liaising with BF Support, but cross-training everyone who uses it on the broad functions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimpleLegal

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Support Rating

Brightflag

Brightflag 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Customer support is spectacular. Probably the single best quality of this product. They are quick to respond, quick to troubleshoot, and quick to offer suggestions on workarounds for things that might still be in the works (or unique to us). That level of agility and can-do attitude is what I needed in a partner like this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimpleLegal

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Alternatives Considered

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brightflag

  • ROI has been superb: saw a 30% drop in legal spend (based on invoice amount) due to catching items that shouldn't have been charged or charges that exceeded agreed-upon caps.
  • Being able to add prior years' invoices to the system has been incredible since it allows for internal benchmarking and YoY comparison reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SimpleLegal

  • SimpleLegal really helped streamline our operations by allowing us to retire some legacy systems that each had 1 purpose and replace them all with SimpleLegal's all in one application.
  • SimpleLegal saved us tons of time creating manual reports for our managing partner using its build in reporting/analytics module.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Brightflag

General

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

SimpleLegal

General

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

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