Aderant Expert Sierra

Legal management cloud solution for mid-size law firms

About Aderant Expert Sierra

Aderant offers a suite of business solutions that enable agility within law firms of all sizes around the globe, and is the #1 choice for legal practice management software among the AmLaw 200. When you become an Aderant firm, you have a partner for the life of your tenure, starting with reliable implementation, continuing with ongoing training and industry leading support, and culminating with an unprecedented licensing fee structure that guarantees you'll never pay twice for the same license.

Expert Sierra is the ideal and most comprehensive end-to-end legal cloud solution for mid-size law firms. Firms with 15-150 users can consolidate and centralize case, document, and billing information into one legal business solution. Users reap the benefits of customizable task flows and document assembly, all while staying secure on any device. Let Expert Sierra help you reimagine your firm’s success with increased efficiency, mobility, and profitability.

Key benefits of Aderant Expert Sierra

  • Contact management

  • Task management

  • Dashboards

  • Time tracking

  • Document assembly

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Images

    Employee dashboard
    Timekeeping
    Time tracking by client
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    Features

    Total features of Aderant Expert Sierra: 32

    • Activity Dashboard
    • Automatic Notifications
    • Billable Hours Tracking
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Billing Rate Management
    • Calendar Management
    • Case Management
    • Contact Management
    • Customer Database
    • Customizable Reporting
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Deadline Management
    • Document Automation
    • Document Storage
    • Document Templates
    • Email Integration
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Invoice Management
    • Microsoft Outlook Integration
    • Payments Disbursement
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Real Time Updates
    • Reminders
    • Risk Assessment
    • SSL Security
    • Summary Reports
    • Task Scheduling
    • Task Tracking
    • Team Calendars
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
    (7)
    Value for Money
    4,2/5
    Features
    4,6/5
    Ease of Use
    4,3/5
    Customer Support
    4,3/5

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    Kevin S.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    A great Billing Software to be in

    Reviewed on 2019/12/09

    Our firm struggled for the first couple months in the new system. After getting through the...

    Our firm struggled for the first couple months in the new system. After getting through the learning curve and understanding the basics of the system we were able to set up and make a customized experience that suited our needs better than any other system we previously used or looked at. After one year of using the system we are continuing to perfect it to our needs, but Expert Sierra is able to do everything we wanted and so much more.

    Pros

    My favorite part of the system is its customization and ability to do just about anything. Aderant's focus on improving the software makes for a great user experience with feedback becoming new features and support has been very helpful.

    Cons

    The system is not intuitive when you are first starting the program. The amount of customization options makes the first few months overwhelming and challenging.

    Tammi C.
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    • Industry: Legal Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great Software for Mid Size Firm

    Reviewed on 2019/02/21

    Reps and the entire Support Group have been extremely helpful. They would respond immediately to...

    Reps and the entire Support Group have been extremely helpful. They would respond immediately to all my issues or questions. They were organized and kept me on task in getting the entire software implemented.

    Pros

    The software makes the entire billing process streamlined. The entire AR module allows for ease deposits and adjusting of client accounts. The Reporting is easy to customize and very comprehensive.

    Cons

    With any software, the setup was intense. I wish part of the training was in person and not all videos.

    Response from Aderant

    Hi Tammi,

    We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear your firm is having success with Expert Sierra.

    With regard to your desire for more personal training, we are happy to announce we host live and interactive, topic-specific user training every week for our clients.

    Please look for the invitations to attend.

    Thank you.

    Leah S.
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    • Industry: Legal Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Excellent product

    Reviewed on 2019/03/12

    We are solving a very outdated accounting software issue. It has been a little bit of a learning...

    We are solving a very outdated accounting software issue. It has been a little bit of a learning curve, but overall, wonderful experience. I think training could be better suited if someone was actually here during the day to day things. Maybe offer training in your package after all the kinks are fixed in the initial push. In other words, after we have had a chance to use it for a while. In the beginning when you are training on a new system, and you are implementing changes, you don't know if it's working or not working because you are doing something wrong, or if it is just a system issue. After you work all that out and you get into your own paces of doing your job, at that point you should have in depth training. Because that is when the questions really arise.

    Pros

    The software is relatively easy to use and intuitive and best of all new. :) The team support was awesome. The people that we worked with seemed very pleasant and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    It doesn't like dual screens. Sometimes it has little quirks that you discover, that maybe should have been plain in the beginning. Clearing the cache files, what postings are final and how they post, iManage integration, check printing. The reports, there are more options in the system that I can see and we don't seem to have access to those. Some of the training is not exactly what we use or what we have access too. Not consistent with every user (i.e. I see things on my screen a certain way and the user that sits beside me is different).

    Dominic C.
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    • Industry: Judiciary
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great for timekeeping and billing

    Reviewed on 2019/09/05

    Pros

    Our office implemented ExpertSierra to satisfy our new timekeeping and billing requirements. So far, the software has lived up to our expectations.

    OTGTime is probably my favorite aspect of Expert Sierra. It is very intuitive and user-friendly, making timekeeping virtually painless (which I didn't think possible).

    Using the back office applications required slightly more homework, but I still found it to be tremendously useful once I became familiar with it.

    The support team has been extremely responsive and attentive.

    Cons

    My office's needs were somewhat unorthodox, so, understandably, many aspects of the system were extraneous. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be a problem, but it complicates certain tasks, such as inquiries. Because we do not use the Accounts Receivable function, we do not track invoices/time entries by financial period. Some inquiries only allow you to filter by "Period." Consequently, I could not filter certain inquiry results.

    The back office can also be very laggy at times, but it's never been too much of a hindrance.

    Brittney B.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Aderant Expert Sierra

    Reviewed on 2019/02/21

    During the transition into Aderant Expert Sierra we have found that we have so many new...

    During the transition into Aderant Expert Sierra we have found that we have so many new opportunities in how to qualify and quantify our work's data and this is extremely important for a growing business. We have had the opportunity to work with devoted project managers, developers, and representatives throughout this transition and from this, it is clear that Aderant, as a whole, is committed to providing an excellent customer and client experience.

    Pros

    This software is extremely robust with all its available features. One of the more impressive feats accomplished with Aderant Expert Sierra is the almost seamless task flow among the individual applications which creates a highly synchronous task flow and more efficient back and front office suite.

    Cons

    Aderant Expert Sierra was a behemoth upon first glance, however, after reviewing the course materials and discussions with the developers and project coordinators, the new software became much more manageable. I think the biggest obstacle to overcome when transitioning into Aderant Expert Sierra is that it is so new and fresh compared to its predecessors.

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    Aderant Expert Sierra offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Contact Aderant for pricing information.

    Aderant Expert Sierra offers the following features:

    • Activity Dashboard
    • Automatic Reminders
    • Billing Rate Management
    • Calendar Management
    • Client Database
    • Contact Management
    • Customizable Reporting
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Deadline Tracking
    • Document Planning
    • Document Templates
    • Email Integration
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Microsoft Outlook Integration
    • Payments Disbursement
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Real Time Updates
    • Risk Assessment
    • Summary Reports
    • Sync with Microsoft Outlook
    • Task Scheduling
    • Team Calendars
    • Time Tracking
    • Time Tracking by Client
    • Time Tracking by Project
    • Workflow Management

    Aderant Expert Sierra has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business

    Aderant Expert Sierra supports the following languages:

    English

    We do not have any information about what devices Aderant Expert Sierra supports

    Aderant Expert Sierra integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint

    Aderant Expert Sierra offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support

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