Top 9 reasons to choose RB Lite
- Includes essential functions
If you really only need a scheduling and billing solution, RB Lite might be right for you. It includes the most important RB9 Calendar, Production, and Billing functions, plus others, such as basic Receivables and Payables functions, to make it an efficient package. It also stores complete files on your clients, reporters and other resources, job locations, and your company profit centers, so you have everything at your fingertips.
- Functions work the same
...as in RB9. This is not a lightweight program. While RB Lite doesn’t have all of RB9’s features, the ones it has are fully functioning. You have the same ease of use and interconnectivity. Bonus: Because the functions work the same way, there’s no retraining when you move up to RB9; just new features to learn.
- Nothing to install
...on your computer or other devices because RB Lite is browser based. Because it is SaaS (Software as a Service), you don’t install software, updates, or 3rd party plug-ins. RB resides in the cloud, and you access it through any major browser. It’s platform independent: You can use RB Lite with any OS, even access it on a tablet.
RB Lite is built on standard, proven technologies for robust computing and worry-free results. As SaaS, there is no server to buy and no IT to hire. Instead, we maintain your RB Lite software and database in the cloud.
- High-level security
Your data is more secure than on an in-house system. For example, RB Lite doesn’t require open ports to transfer data like other applications. Your database is not exposed to the internet. And since it’s on Microsoft Azure Cloud Services , it has security and privacy safeguards beyond what a single court reporting agency could provide.
There are more security protocols built into RB Lite, including the ability to control each user’s access to data and file repositories with multiple permission levels, and best business practices for SaaS, like periodic password updates and optional two-factor authentication (2FA), so you and your clients can be assured that your data is safe. (More RB security info)
Plus OMTI is SOC 2 Type 2 compliant for further assurance that we follow industry standard security protocols with independent audits of our policies and procedures.
- No more back-ups
Your RB Lite database resides on Microsoft Azure Cloud Services , where it is duplicated on multiple servers in real time. This is better than any backup system: If the active server should go down, another server takes over with no loss of data or downtime. Repository files are stored similarly, with duplicates of files stored in several different physical places.
- Streamlined scheduling & billing
Scheduling and billing have always been the top reasons people use RB, and RB Lite keeps those functions in focus with fast, flexible, and comprehensive workflows.
Automated processes reduce the need to enter info manually, so you can do more with less errors. Information entered anywhere in the system automatically flows to where it’s needed.
So information appears when it’s needed, such as a client’s retainer appears when billing so you can apply it. Plus RB Lite prompts you to do certain tasks, like send notifications after scheduling a job, so nothing gets overlooked.
- Built-in repository
Go paperless with RB Lite’s central repository. Store files in dedicated case, job, witness, firm, contact, resource, job location, and invoice repositories for quick retrieval.
- Pay as you go
RB Lite is available by subscription only, so you pay month-to-month with automatic billing. You can add or subtract user licenses and extra repository storage space as needed, switch between RB Lite and RB9 as desired to access addtional functionality and plug-ins like RB Connect, and cancel anytime with no further obligation.
It’s easy to start with a minimum investment, then scale up to RB9 for a big case or because your company is growing. With RB9, you can add services — like online case repositories to win a new client. If at any time you decide you don’t need them, you can cancel excess user licenses and reduce your repository storage. You can even switch between RB9 and RB Lite without losing data.
Who is RB Lite for?
- Newbies: If you are just starting your business and need something simple to begin.
- Risk-averse: If you hesitate to make a big commitment, but want to see if RB works for your business.
- Unpredictable: If your business is cyclical or seasonal, and your income is uneven, you can switch between the 2 versions of RB without losing data.
- Money-conscious: If your budget doesn’t afford the full RB9 package, you can have a dedicated legal support system for calendar, billing, and more at a lower cost.
- Aggregators: If you already have a word processor, shipping procedure, transcript creator, etc. that you like and don’t plan to change, RB Lite doesn’t include those items that you don’t need.
- Downsizers: If you plan to work for only a little while longer and/or only want to keep a few of your most loyal clients, you might not need everything RB9 offers anymore.
- Others: If you have a non-court reporting litigation support business — like an interpreting agency or legal videography — you don’t need transcript-related functions, but you can definitely benefit from RB Lite’s depo-centric scheduling and billing.
If any of those sound like you, check out RB Lite. It includes the essential scheduling and billing functions that handle the unique needs of court reporting and other legal support businesses, along with basic receivables, payables, and client management functions. The functions work the same as in RB9, but the smaller system costs less.
What is in RB Lite?
While RB Lite includes only about half of RB9’s functions, they work the same as in RB9, and like RB9, RB Lite is a turn-key system with built-in defaults so you don’t have to start from scratch.
Check out the comparison chart that lists all of RB9’s features and which are included in RB Lite.