top of page

Migrate from Primafact

Universal Migrator makes leaving Primafact easy.

What migrates from Primafact?

Universal Migrator transfers all the following data and more.

Firm Data


Matter Data


Other Data

More Available on Request

Contact Data



Document Categories
Document Versions: Current Version
Document Versions: Previous Versions

Where can I migrate Primafact to?

Animated Chevron (1).gif
Animated Chevron (1).gif

Your app not listed?  Request a new destination.

What a Migration Specialist Should Know



Primafact is a:

Desktop-Based Application

This means Primafact typically runs as desktop software within the firm's office on employee PCs, however, some firms may use an IT provider that hosts Primafact 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 Primafact. In this scenario, some people may say that Primafact runs 'in the cloud', however, it is really just a desktop application running on someone else's equipment.

Universal Migrator extracts data from Primafact via:

Database Connections

Primafact uses the following database backend:

Microsoft SQL Server

Other Notes:

Universal Migrator Unscrambles Eggs

Primafact is an interesting document storage system.
In most system, when you upload a document into them, the document lives on a server somewhere. Primafact is different though.

When a document is uploaded into Primafact, Primafact cuts each page out of the document and saves each page individually to the server. If a consultant were to merely transfer the documents on a server, the documents would pretty much be unusable as-is: just imagine having to view a 50 page PDF as 50 individual one-page documents!

The Universal Migrator tools for Primafact will re-assemble the individual pages back into a real document that is suitable for transfer. In addition to this, Universal Migrator can create variants of the PDFs that correspond to the Original, Annotated, and Redacted layers inside of Primafact.

This gives firms a familiar experience when moving Primafact documents to a new location.

Note: Because Universal Migrator is reassembling documents, this process takes much longer than a typical extraction and should be run on a high-powered machine.

The following credentials are required:

Admin Primafact Credentials

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

Admin Credentials into the Primafact Database Server

The Migration Specialist will need the Administrator username and password into the Primafact 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 Primafact File Server

The Migration Specialist will need the Administrator username and password into the Primafact 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 Primafact:

Should be located near the Documents

Because Primafact is a desktop-based application and documents represent a majority of the data that will need to be 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 Primafact:

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 Primafact:

The Firm Administrator must complete a User Mapping spreadsheet.

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

To migrate from Primafact, the Migration Specialist needs:

A Universal Migrator Subscription

Remote Access Software (if migrating Documents)

Migration tools for Primafact are available to:

Universal Migrator's Internal Migration Team

IT Professionals with an active Gold 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

bottom of page