Kestrel to Insight Legal Data Migration

If you are currently using Kestrel, you can rest assured that we can provide a comprehensive data migration to the Insight Legal System.

The Kestrel legal accounts and practice management system was first produced in the 1990s. It is not thought that many firms still use the legal accounts or practice management system. In the late 1990s a DOS version of the Kestrel system was marketed by a firm called Irwin Associates.

We have performed a number of highly successful data conversions from the Kestrel system and would be happy to put you in touch with a number of our users who previously used Kestrel.

Conversion Process

Before a live migration, we would want to complete a trial run conversion of your existing Kestrel data. To do this, simply get in touch and send us a backup of your data. We will then perform a trial-run and let you know exactly the extent of the conversion that is possible. Once we have completed a trial run, we will install the Insight Legal system for you along with the trial run data. This will give you the opportunity to see how well the conversion from Kestrel works and how your data looks once converted to Insight.

A conversion from Kestrel will include all of the following data;

  • Clients
  • Matters
  • Matter Types
  • Introducer Codes
  • Banks
  • Fee Earners
  • Accounting Periods
  • VAT Rates
  • Client/Matter Ledgers
  • Time Recording
  • Time Recording Activities and Charge Rates
  • Nominal Ledgers
  • Nominal Ledger Transactions
  • VAT Opening Balances
  • Bank Transactions

Once you have had time to examine the trial run and confirm that it meets your requirements, the live conversion can be scheduled. A live conversion from Kestrel will usually take around three days to complete. This is a great time for us to install all of the systems that are needed and to train your staff. The training can be done on the trial conversion so users can see the system with your own data already in it.

When you’re dealing with the experts, it doesn’t have to be expensive and it doesn’t need to be a hassle.