Kristjan Velbri, Chief Operating Officer
In use: CSI Lawyer 2015-
Favourites: Versatile functionality, integrations, user support
To the naked eye CSI looks like a fancy time sheet with a few pivot tables thrown in for the managers. That is until you are put in charge of managing it. You quickly find out it is a tool to keep track of billable and non-billable work, restrict access on a need to know basis, build custom reports to different stakeholders from managers to marketing, invoice customers, keep track of budgets etc.
Combining customized reports with Excel’s Power Query and INDEX,MATCH functions takes CSI to another level. Our automated reports based on CSI tables save us more than 10 hours of tedious report building every month.
Integrations with external software, such as accounting and document management systems, mean a faster response time and fewer errors. Among recent developments the speed at which data can be accessed has improved, which is crucial when handling tens of thousands of rows data.
We’re also quite happy with the support we’ve been getting for day to day questions and bug reports but also when ordering custom developments.
COBALT is a closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices across the Baltics, making it one of the largest law firms in the Baltic market. In Estonia, the company’s history dates back to 1990. COBALT is consistently ranked in the top tier by the most prestigious legal directories: Chambers Europe, Legal500 and IFLR 1000.