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Risk Intelligence

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Secure File Sharing

A business-grade file sync and share service that meets the needs of both users and administrators. ShareSync file sync and share service enables intuitive collaboration and mobility while helping to keep company data secure and protected.
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Risk Intelligence

How much will a Data Breach cost your organization?


•    Easily identify unprotected data and its location.
•    Understand how an attacker would compromise it.
•    Find out who has access to this data.
•    We help you understand your total risk exposure and communicate it in dollars.

•    Satisfy a host of highly punitive compliance requirements that mandate periodic risk assessments and audits, including HIPAA, and PCI.
•    We offer a more holistic, data-centric approach to security that addresses unprotected data, regardless of where it lives.

Risk Intelligence rapidly uncovers three types of threats: sensitive data, vulnerabilities, and access permissions. This data is weighted to automatically calculate a Security Number for each device. This patented approach is non-intrusive and has been proven on over 700,000 scans on servers, PCs/Macs, and mobile devices.

Locate Sensitive Data across Networks and Workstations

Sensitive data left exposed on systems poses a great risk to your customers. Often, companies amass large amounts of sensitive personally identifiable information (PII), including social security numbers, driver's license numbers, credit card information, and more in dispersed persistent storage. SolarWinds MSP Risk Intelligence roots out sensitive data and potential vulnerabilities no matter where they are stored, providing actionable insights for sensitive data protection so you can mitigate the risk.

Risk Intelligence Sample Report

Risk Intelligence Sample Report

  Use risk intelligence to go beyond “reactionary security” and let us deliver real risk reduction:




Time Matters® and Billing Matters® 13 New Features & Enhancements

Client Portal Online File-Sharing

Time Matters 13 software streamlines the document-sharing process to help you be more productive while reducing the risk of unauthorized access. A new, integrated client portal—powered by technology from WatchDox™, a leading provider of secure file-sharing, mobile productivity and collaboration technology—allows you to share your Time Matters documents online with client, experts and other third parties.

The online file-sharing capabilities in Time Matters offer control over and protection of shared files:

  • Define who can access the file—only the contact(s) associated with the matter, anyone with the same email domain as the contact(s) or everyone
  • Determine what they can do with the document—view, print or download
  • Prevent screen captures of the file by displaying only small areas at a time
  • Identify the time frame that they can access the document
  • Track the file’s whereabouts at all times and maintain an audit trail for compliance purposes
  • Revoke access to files anytime

Contacts are notified of shared files by email and can view the files from any Internet-connected computer, smartphone or tablet.

* NOTE: Customers must subscribe to a current Time Matters Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP) to access the online file-sharing service. Up to a total of 5 GB of data per firm may be shared and available online at one time. LexisNexis reserves the right to modify these limits at any time.

Automatic Data Backup
Regular backups of your Time Matters data can help your firm recover quickly from any disaster with minimal impact on client service levels. Better yet, regular backups can reduce the risk that you will fall behind or miss an important date or procedural step that could lead to a malpractice claim.

Time Matters 13 lets you schedule and automate backups of your Time Matters database and Time Matters shared file directory to help protect you from the unexpected. You can specify a time of day for the backup that’s convenient for firm members and the backup frequency. You can also perform a manual backup at any time.


Usability Improvements
Usability improvements in Time Matters 13 will help you work more efficiently in the software:

  • Sort records by date and time in the Contact Timeline, Matter Timeline and Attachments List to make the most recent items—likely the ones you’re looking for—readily accessible
  • Color-code matters within the calendar to easily identify related tasks and events, as well as visually remind you about the billable time you’ve worked throughout the day
  • Be more productive through improved Messenger performance
  • Take advantage of all the changes and improvements in new releases sooner with a simpler process for new server and workstation installations

Billing Matters

Removal of Billing Matters Accounting Functionality
In preparation for the December 31, 2013 discontinuation of Billing Matters Accounting (Billing Matters Plus) support, the following features have been removed from the Billing Matters 13 software:

  • Accounts payable
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Chart of accounts
  • Financial reporting
  • Vendor lists and 1099 reporting
  • Journal entries
  • Check-writing (if link to third-party accounting software is not enabled)

The following features will remain in the Billing Matters software:

  • BillFlow Manager
  • Billing
  • Time and expense capture
  • Trust accounting
  • Payment, deposit, credit and write-off transactions
  • Standard reports for billing, setup and transactions
  • Check-writing (if link to third-party accounting software is enabled)
  • Chart of accounts fields (linked only if the link to Intuit® QuickBooks® software is enabled)

ALLIANCEPCG Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last modified: April 3, 2016


At Alliance Professional Consulting Group we recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by Alliance Professional Consulting Group or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies collectively.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at:

Privacy Matters
c/o Alliance Professional Consulting Group LLC.
2054 Kildaire Farm Rd. #363
Cary, NC 27518

Information we collect and 
how we use it

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

  • Information you provide – When you sign up for a newsletter or other Alliance Professional Consulting Group service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and contact information). For all services, we will give you the opportunity to opt out of such services.
  • Cookies – When you visit Alliance Professional Consulting Group, we may utilize one or more cookies – a small file containing a string of characters – on your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends, such as how people search. We may set one or more cookies in your browser when you visit a website, including Alliance Professional Consulting Group™ sites that use our advertising cookies, and view or click on an ad supported by Alliance Professional Consulting Group advertising services.
  • Log information – When you access Alliance Professional Consulting Group services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
  • User communications – When you send email or other communications to Alliance Professional Consulting Group, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
  • Affiliated Alliance Professional Consulting Group Services on other sites – We offer some of our services on or through other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to Alliance Professional Consulting Group in order to deliver the service. We process such information under this Privacy Policy. The affiliated sites through which our services are offered may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.
  • Links – Alliance Professional Consulting Group may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our services.
  • Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies to Alliance Professional Consulting Group services only. We claim no control or warranty over any site, partnering company or link destination not owned and operated by Alliance Professional Consulting Group.

Alliance Professional Consulting Group only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and/or the supplementary privacy notices for specific services. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

  • Providing our services;
  • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of our network;
  • Protecting the rights or property of Alliance Professional Consulting Group™ or our users; and
  • Developing new services.

Alliance Professional Consulting Group processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services. In some cases, we may process personal information on behalf of and according to the instructions of a third party, such as our advertising partners.

Choices for personal information

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the specific service privacy notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy unless we have obtained your prior consent.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Alliance Professional Consulting Group™ features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Alliance Professional Consulting Group™ may not be able to provide those services to you.

Information sharing

Alliance Professional Consulting Group only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Alliance Professional Consulting Group in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Alliance Professional Consulting Group™, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

If Alliance Professional Consulting Group becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.

Information security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to Alliance Professional Consulting Group employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data integrity

Alliance Professional Consulting Group processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services or as otherwise permitted under this Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and updating personal information

When you use Alliance Professional Consulting Group services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users’ personal information.


Alliance Professional Consulting Group regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or Alliance Professional Consulting Group’s treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at

Privacy Matters
c/o Alliance Professional Consulting Group LLC.
2054 Kildaire Farm Rd. #363
Cary, NC 27518

When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is Alliance Professional Consulting Group’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Alliance Professional Consulting Group and an individual.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site or at

Privacy Matters
c/o Alliance Professional Consulting Group LLC.
2054 Kildaire Farm Rd. #363
Cary, NC 27518



Automate Time Matters Backups:

This applies to versions 10, 11, and 12.

Starting with version 10 of Time Matters you can create a task to automatically perform a backup of the Time Matters SQL database, Documents and Email attachments.

Time Matters versions 10 and 11 includes the ability to backup your database and documents by passing the necessary information on the command line when you start Time Matters. This new command line backup feature can be used in conjunction with Windows Task Scheduler to automate backups.


The switches are a follows:

Perform Backup:                                 /backup

Skip SQL database backup                   /nosql

Skip email attachments                        /noemail

Skip document directory                        /nodocs

Use custom description/file name           /zipdest  (this switch must be the last one on the command line.                                    (with a maximum of 100 characters.)




Here are some examples:

Full Backup:

C:\Program Files\LexisNexis\Time Matters\tmwe.exe /backup


Full Backup + Custom description/file name:

C:\Program Files\LexisNexis\Time Matters\tmwe.exe /backup /zipdest filename


Files Backup Only – Omit SQL Database Backup

C:\Program Files\LexisNexis\Time Matters\tmwe.exe /backup /nosql


Database Backup + Document Backup, but not the Email Attachments Directory:

C:\Program Files\LexisNexis\Time Matters\tmwe.exe /backup /noemail


Database Backup Only – No Documents or Email Attachments

C:\Program Files\LexisNexis\Time Matters\tmwe.exe /backup /nodocs /noemail

Backup file names and destinations

The actual backup file names will vary depending on the day of the week.

An example of the SQL database backup file name would be TimeMatters11AutomatedBackupWednesday.bak

The database will be backed up to the default backup folder for the instance of SQL Server you are using.

Example backup file names for documents and email attachments would be


Documents and email attachments will be backed up to teh default location of:

C:\Documents and Settings\(User Name)\My Documents

If you would like to backup documents and email attachments to another directory, Open Time Matters on the machine that you will be setting up the automated backup and go to File | Backup Time Matters Data.

In section 2 specify the backup location and select the option to Remember this destination for future backups. When you change the backup location you must click OK in order for Time Matters to save that location. Once you click OK it will start the SQL backup and the Document and Email backup. You can cancel those processes if you want, the new backup location will be saved. See screen shot below.


Using Task Scheduler

When setting up a scheduled task on Windows 7 or Server 2008 and 2011 Select the option to Run whether user is logged in or not. Also select Run with highest privileges on the General Tab of the New Task. See screen shots below.


The actions tab is where you will set the Time Matters Program, Path and backup options. See screen shot below.


*** Special Instructions for Vista Windows 7 and Server 2008 and 2011***

In the Task Scheduler under the Actions Tab in the Program/script area enter the executable only (tmwe.exe).

In the add argument area add /backup

In the Start in area add the full path to the directory where the executable is located.

Ex. C:\Program Files (x86)\LexisNexis\Time Matters\


Throttle up your Windows 7 experience:

It's time. Windows 7 has been out long enough that many of us have a copy running on a machine somewhere. This tip was designed to show you a few of what may seem like silly functions of the much anticipated OS but which have become quite useful over the course of the last few months.

This new MS offering breaks the beige box stereotype and provides a little color in an otherwise drab design for which we have lived with in the name of business for so long. Let's take a look at a few of my favorites:

Shaking loose apps:
This is really cool. No, really. As a self proclaimed Windows 7 power user I usually have a slew of open windows polluting my desktop by lunchtime. I always set out to keep my workspace free of unwanted clutter but it is a lost cause.

The shake feature allows me to grab a single working window by its toolbar and, using my mouse, shake it silly thus minimizing all other windows to the Taskbar. This is more effective than using the Show Desktop in that the app that I want to work with is still operational. Take a moment to try this. Once you get the hang of it you will wonder how you ever lived without it.

Dual pane:
I had this on my Amiga 2000 back in 1993 (am I dating myself here?) to an extent. If you have two windows in operation that you would like to see side by side (such as two Web browsers or Windows Explorer) the need to size and adjust them to suit your desktop is now moot. Simply grab window 1 and drag it over to the far right of your screen until the window changes color and let go of your mouse button. Window 1 will resize automatically using 50% of your available workspace. Perform the same with window 2 and viola! You will have dual windows in full operation. Sooo easy and so very useful.

Step recorder:
This is just too cool for school. Windows 7 has a built in utility that records your steps, including screenshots, so that you can send them to your resident geek for support. The final output is a zipped .mht file that anyone can open within their Web browser. Activating this tool is easy. Just click on your START button and type "PSR" at the prompt. The recorder opens and waits for your next command. Clicking on the start button will begin the recording process. When you are finished then you use the stop button to halt the process.

The app will also add the specific steps to your captions. No understanding of the technical nature of the process is necessary as Windows 7 is smart enough to do it all for you!