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Migrate from Needles

Universal Migrator makes leaving Needles easy.

What migrates from Needles?

Universal Migrator transfers all the following data and more.

Firm Data

Practice Areas
Users

Contact Data

Contacts
Contact Addresses: Email Addresses
Contact Addresses: Postal Addresses
Contact Addresses: Phone Numbers
Contact Addresses: Websites
Contact Custom Field Values

Documents

Document Categories
Folders
Documents
Document Comments
Document Versions: Current Version

Task Data

Task Entries
Task Entries <=> Assigned to User Relationships
Task Entries <=> Related Matter Relationships

Custom Fields

Custom Field Definitions
Custom Field Picklist Items
Contact Custom Field Values

Matter Data

Matters
Matter Notes
Matters <=> Participating Contact Relationships
Matters <=> Participating User Relationships

Calendar Data

Calendar Entries
Calendar Entries <=> Participating User Relationships
Calendar Entries <=> Related Contact Relationships
Calendar Entries <=> Related Matter Relationships

Other Data

More Available on Request

Where can I migrate Needles to?

Needles
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What a Migration Specialist Should Know

about 

Needles

Needles is a:

Desktop-Based Application


This means Needles typically runs as desktop software within the firm's office on employee PCs, however, some firms may use an IT provider that hosts Needles on a remote server in a remote datacenter. In this scenario, firm members may RDP, TeamViewer, RemoteApp, or Screen Connect to a remote PC where they access Needles. In this scenario, some people may say that Needles runs 'in the cloud', however, it is really just a desktop application running on someone else's equipment.

Universal Migrator extracts data from Needles via:

Database Connections

Needles uses the following database backend:

Sybase Sql Anywhere

The following credentials are required:

Admin Needles Credentials


The Migration Specialist will need an Administrator username and password into Needles in order to extract your data.

Admin Credentials into the Needles Database Server


The Migration Specialist will need the Administrator username and password into the Needles database server in order to extract your data.
This should be the Administrator account and not another account that has administrative access.

Admin Credentials into the Needles File Server


The Migration Specialist will need the Administrator username and password into the Needles file server in order to extract your documents.
This should be the Administrator account and not another account that has administrative access.

The computer used to migrate from Needles:

Can be located Anywhere


Because data is extracted from the Needles database, the migration can be run from anywhere with access to a backup of the database.

Should be located near the Documents


Because Needles is a desktop-based application, if documents are being transferred, the computer used for the migration should be near the same device that stores the documents.

The following people are required for a migration from Needles:

Migration Specialist


The Migration Specialist is the person who will be performing this migration. They may be a member of Universal Migrator's own Internal Migration Team or any IT professional who has completed the Universal Consultant training program.

Firm Administrator


The Firm Administrator is a member of the law firm who can serve as a dedicated point of contact, make decisions, and answer any questions the Migration Consultant may have. This person should be readily available and is typically the managing partner or office manager of the firm.

Firm IT Administrator


The Firm IT Administrator is the person responsible for setting up and managing the firm's IT equipment. Sometimes this is an employee of the firm but usually this is an employee of a third-party IT services provider.

In order to migrate from Needles:

The Firm Administrator must complete a User Mapping spreadsheet.


A member of the firm will need to complete a small spreadsheet mapping users from Needles to users in the new system.

To migrate from Needles, the Migration Specialist needs:

A Universal Migrator Subscription

A Full Convert License

Remote Access Software (if migrating Documents)

Migration tools for Needles are available to:

Universal Migrator's Internal Migration Team

IT Professionals with an active Gold Migration Specialist certification

IT Professionals with an active Silver Migration Specialist certification

What Should I Expect When Migrating?

Have more questions?  Get in-depth answers from a member of our team.

Migrate like MedTech.

Migrate like MedTech.

Have you ever wondered how competing hospital systems running different software applications seamlessly transfer millions of complex medical records every single day?
Universal Migrator uses the same approach to facilitate seamless data migrations for law firms.

Zero Downtime.

Zero Downtime.

Universal Migrator is facilitates seamless migrations. You will never be unable to work and will always have access to all your data through the migration experience.

No Mistakes - No Human Error - Ever.

No Mistakes - No Human Error - Ever.

Universal Migrator uses a "playbook" to facilitate seamless migrations.
This means computers follow the exact same steps every single time.

Zero Headaches.

Zero Headaches.

Universal Migrator has helped thousands of firms transition between platforms.
Our battle-tested experience guarantees a pain-free experience.

Universal Migrator transfers Big & Small Firms

Universal Migrator handles projects of all sizes.

1000+ Attorneys

300,000 Documents

100+ Staff

100+ Staff

4 Staff

8 Staff

800,000+ Documents

7 Locations

14 Locations

2 Locations

4 Locations

10,000,000+ Documents

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