The Problem With Legacy Document Management Software

Legacy Document Management software is expensive,  clunky, inaccessible and full of IT headaches.

1. Servers & IT Maintenance Required

Many legacy Document Management Systems require powerful (and therefor expensive) on-premise servers. This translates to high cost-of-entry, ongoing IT maintenance costs and being in the business of owning servers.

2. Needlessly Expensive

Investing in technology is important for law firms, but legacy document management systems are needlessly costly.

Legacy DMS applications are expensive unto themselves, and require costly servers and outside consultants.  For most law firms: It’s simply not worth it.

3. Limited Mobility

Being premise/server-based, legacy Document Management applications offer little in the way of mobility.  You’ll be forced to implement VPN’s, LogMeIn or other, similarly clunky work-arounds to remotely access your matter documents.

4. Faux-Cloud

Responding to pressure from competitors and clients, many legacy document management companies offer a “cloud” option… that really isn’t.

They’ll host the same old, clunky software in a remote server, charge you a monthly fee and call it “cloud.”

Don’t be fooled, your software will require maintenance, updates, won’t run in a browser and will likely suffer software compatibility issues.

5. Confusing and Dated Interface

Most legacy Document Management applications have a dated, cluttered look. They’re confusing, unintuitive, and difficult to use and navigate; this leads to frustrated users and failed adoption.

6. Security Risks

With on-premise Document Management software, your data is only secure as the infrastructure it lives on. Most small and midsized law firms simply don’t have the resources to implement 24×7 security monitoring, threat prevention and cybersecurity remediation necessary to keep their data secure.

7. "Consultants" (Reseller) Required

Most Legacy Document Management software companies don’t help you implement their own system.  Instead, you’ll likely be farmed off to a third party “consultant” (reseller) with limited expertise.

LexWorkplace vs. Dinosaur DMS

Many long-standing Document Management Systems simply haven’t kept up with the times.

Graduate to LexWorkplace

True Cloud-Based Document Management

Robust DMS Capabilities

Sophisticated Outlook Integration

Minimal Up-Front Investment

No Outside Consultants Necessary

No Servers or IT Maintenance Required

Work anywhere, on any device

Modern, Easy-to-Use Interface

Bank-Grade Data Security

Migration & Training: By Uptime Legal

We’ll help your firm move away from your old Document Management software, into LexWorkplace, a modern, easy-to-use cloud-based system.

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What Clients Say

“I love the functionality of LexWorkplace.”

I love LexWorkplace, particularly the ease of organizing all related emails and documents by matter, and that LexWorkplace is cloud-based and can be used from anywhere.

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.

Kim Shipman

Osborn Law Group

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  • An Uptime legal technology expert will contact you to discuss your firm.
  • During the consultation, we will discuss your firm's technology, marketing or business goals.
  • We will recommend solutions for helping you to achieve your business goals.
  • If we sound like a fit, we will prepare a proposal within 48 business hours.
  • Thoroughly impressed, you will sit back in a comfy chair and ponder why you didn’t contact us sooner.