First of all, if you are currently using AlphaLAW esprit, you can rest assured that we can provide a complete data migration to the Insight Legal System.
AlphaLAW esprit was first produced by AlphaLAW in the late 1990s. It was originally designed to be a single user system and replaced AlphaLAW’s successful AlphaLAW-Junior based product. It was the first 100% Microsoft Windows based system produced by AlphaLAW (or MSS as they were known at the time). Nearly 1,000 firms bought esprit making it the most widely used Legal Practice Management system in the UK.
AlphaLAW esprit uses a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) to store its data. A backup of the database can be taken from within the product itself. To convert this data into Insight, all you need to do is send us the backup and we will take care of the rest.
Furthermore, we have performed a number of highly successful data conversions from the esprit system and would be happy to put you in touch with a number of our users who previously used AlphaLAW esprit.
A migration from AlphaLAW esprit will convert all of the data from the database including the following;
- Matter Types
- Introducer Codes
- Fee Earners
- Accounting Periods
- VAT Rates
- Client/Matter Ledgers
- Time Recording
- Nominal Ledgers
- Nominal Ledger Transactions
- VAT Entries
- Bank Transactions
Conversions from esprit are generally very straightforward and we would not normally insist on a trial run before the live conversion.
Live conversions usually take one or two days to complete.
As part of the live conversion we will check all balances against a variety of reports produced in AlphaLAW esprit prior to the data being backed up and delivered to us here.
During the live data migration, it is possible to carry on using the AlphaLAW esprit system, although we recommend that you don’t do this as the conversion is usually completed quickly and delivered back to you the next day.
When you’re dealing with the experts, it doesn’t have to be expensive and it doesn’t need to be a hassle.