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Re: Web Watch by Robert J. Ambrogi, "Software Programs that Skip the

Software," Nov. 1999.


Robert Ambrogi overlooked a superior Web-based time tracking and invoicing product, "Gorilla Time." (See page 39, of the same issue). Although my view may be biased, when compared on both price and performance, Gorilla Time comes out ahead of the competition -- way ahead.

Red Gorilla's Gorilla Time is accessible everywhere, by Web-browser, Palm and cell phone. Cell phone access is a key differentiator. Data entered via cell phone is imported instantaneously, in real time. When you track time on the go (during your commute, waiting for your latte at Starbucks etc.), you improve accuracy, avoiding the tendency to "leave time on the table."

Gorilla Time is truly free, and scalable at no extra cost. We grow as companies grow. By the time a company using TimeBills reaches 10 employees, they'll find themselves paying several hundred dollars for the most basic service. Add to that the cost of multiple invoices and all-of-a-sudden, the price goes through the roof.

Finally, as Ambrogi points out, tracking time is just the first step for law firms. Clients want to see aggregated information in a variety of formats, necessitating a sophisticated reporting process. Gorilla Time offers almost 20 custom reports.

John Witchel
Chief Executive Officer
Red Gorilla
San Francisco

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No Juris?

Re: Second Opinions, by Alan Pearlman and John L. Mellitz, November, 1999.


How could you leave Juris out of your listing? It's wonderful and the support is terrific.

Donna Penn
Bell, Orr, Ayers & Moore, PSC
Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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Alan Pearlman responds:

I heartily agree Juris is a very fine product, however, it is also a very expensive product. From that viewpoint, Juris, while wonderful, can and would be quite cost prohibitive for a small firm.

John Mellitz responds:

Juris and ProLaw are both excellent systems, but would be total overkill for the firm in question. It makes absolutely no sense to invest $10,000 in software to do what can be done with $3,000 systems.

Nevertheless, I would be interested in your "take" on the subject, and the reasons you would recommend Juris over the products mentioned in the article. (Service and support are very important, but I cannot imagine any that is significantly better than that provided by the TABS III people. The other products are some time, but not always, problematic in this area).

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