SurePoint Legal Management System (LMS) vs. Time Matters

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SurePoint Legal Management System (LMS)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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SurePoint’s (formerly Rippe & Kingston) Legal Management System (LMS) is oriented towards managing the financial aspects of running a law practice, with integrated accounting and general ledger.N/A
Time Matters
Score 5.4 out of 10
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Time Matters from PCLaw | Time Matters, a venture spun out from LexisNexis in collaboration with LEAP, is presented as an adaptable case and matter management software that helps foster collaboration on matters, streamline internal processes and increase profitability through attorneys having more available billing hours and increased efficiency.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SurePoint Legal Management System (LMS)Time Matters
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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User Ratings
SurePoint Legal Management System (LMS)Time Matters
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
4.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
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(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
SurePoint Legal Management System (LMS)Time Matters
Likelihood to Recommend
SurePoint Technologies
Law firms needing an easy to use billing and accounting systems. [SurePoint Legal Management System (LMS)] would work for law firms of all sizes. It does not work well for matter pricing or profitability analysis.
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PCLaw | Time Matters
The legal world- you need this program. There are plenty of other options out there, but TM is by far the best that I have used. This program works for an office of 1 to an office of 100. I have no clue how it would work in any other jobs, it is designed for legal work.
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Pros
SurePoint Technologies
  • The interface is fairly well designed, making it fairly easy to enter data or to create information visualizations.
  • The software supports a robust set of features that can all be accessed through a single portal or site.
  • There are analysis functions that help show patterns or trends based on time sensitive information.
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PCLaw | Time Matters
  • Tie Matters handles event and to-do notifications well. This ensures that all SOL's and due dates are met.
  • Time Matters does case management tasks well, including documenting cases, documenting client and opposing counsel interactions and court orders.
  • Time Matters does a good job of syncing all case data to a users Outlook Calendar, to ensure todo and event notifications on a users Outlook/phone.
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Cons
SurePoint Technologies
  • No case management system to speak of.
  • No able to create multiple cost rates for attorneys to use in profitability analysis
  • Accounting system does not integrate well with e-billing vendors
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PCLaw | Time Matters
  • The software crashes a lot.
  • The plugins for Office and Adobe are unstable.
  • The whole software package appears to be built for the year 1995.
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Support Rating
SurePoint Technologies
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PCLaw | Time Matters
There is no unpaid support. They insist on a service contract for support, either with the manufacturer, or with a re-seller.
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Alternatives Considered
SurePoint Technologies
LMS Practice Management provides a wealth of features not often found in one package. Its information visualization tools and client management tools are extremely helpful in providing oversight on client billing matters. Its reporting tools were also fairly robust, providing more features than competitor products on the markets. While not perfect, its clean interface and number of components help make it stand out among the competition
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PCLaw | Time Matters
So Juris and TM are both LexisNexis products. I dislike Juris greatly and the only thing we use it for is billing because we already had it and it was compatible with TM for billing purposes. Juris doesn't allow you any kind of document storage or management. You can make a "note" but what good does that really do me? In my opinion, Juris is good for billing only (not client management) and there are other options like QuickBooks that really outshine it.
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Return on Investment
SurePoint Technologies
  • It easy to use to respond to questions relating to time entry, billing and collections
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PCLaw | Time Matters
  • Time Matters has allowed attorneys to focus on research and writing, rather than wondering where a file is.
  • Time Matters has allowed for more efficient communication between team members on a case.
  • Time Matters has ensured hot documents are tagged and accessible.
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