Basic cloud storage is meant for flower shops and freelancers, not law firms. Basic cloud storage lacks the tools your firm needs to stay on top of its documents.
1. Lack of Organization
Basic cloud storage is just that; you can create folders, put stuff into them… and that’s about it. General-purpose cloud storage lacks the client/matter-centric organization that modern law firms need. Without this law-firm-centricity you’re left with a wild-west of folders (and frustration when everyone doesn’t follow the same organization conventions).
2. Lack of Data Compliance
Many general-purpose cloud storage services will back up and replicate your data overseas, creating significant data sovereignty issues, as well as ethical problems regarding your client-related data.
3. Lack of Document Management Capabilities
Most basic cloud storage services don’t do much beyond simply storing your data. They lack document management capabilities including comprehensive search, tagging and profiling, version management, email management, check in/out and more.
4. No Email Management
Basic cloud storage services leave you to your own devices when it comes to managing email. Emails are just another kind of document, and need to be stored, organized, searched and manage just like any other document. Basic cloud storage lacks any Outlook integration and email management capabilities.
5. Constant Sync Problems
Basic cloud storage services fundamentally work by trying to sync all of your files across all of your devices. This works OK for individual use or very small teams. Once your team grows past 3 or 4 people, however, things star to fall apart. The service will struggle to keep every device synced up and file conflicts occur more and more.
I love LexWorkplace, particularly the ease of organizing all related emails and documents by matter. I also love that LexWorkplaceis cloud-based and can be used from anywhere. And the automatic OCR is powerful and amazing.
ROBERT ROSEMAN Robert D. Roseman, PC
“The organization is great.”
Easy to use and logical even for new hires. The organization of the system is great. ‘Uptime’ is aptly named since we have had no disruptions in over 2 years.
BRAD THIES Thies & Lihn
“Small Firm, Big Help.”
LexWorkplace has been very easy to use and has a very small learning curve–that was big for us. The other products we looked at needed more training than we were willing to spend time on. The LexWorkplace interface is intuitive and easy-to-use.