Compare Lexis Advance® vs Westlaw

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comparison of Lexis Advance® vs. Westlaw
based on data from user reviews. Lexis Advance® rates 4.1/5 stars with 114 reviews. Westlaw rates 4.4/5 stars with 119 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.6
8.8
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.2
8.7
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.3
8.1
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
9.3
8.5
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.8
8.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
9.5
7.6
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
7.9
8.3
Meets Requirements
Lexis Advance®
8.6
Westlaw
8.8
Ease of Use
Lexis Advance®
8.2
Westlaw
8.7
Ease of Setup
Lexis Advance®
8.3
Westlaw
8.1
Ease of Admin
Lexis Advance®
9.3
Westlaw
8.5
Quality of Support
Lexis Advance®
8.8
Westlaw
8.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Lexis Advance®
9.5
Westlaw
7.6
Product Direction (% positive)
Lexis Advance®
7.9
Westlaw
8.3

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
61.1%
62.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
30.1%
31.4%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
8.8%
5.9%
Lexis Advance®
Small-Business
61.1%
Mid-Market
30.1%
Enterprise
8.8%
Westlaw
Small-Business
62.7%
Mid-Market
31.4%
Enterprise
5.9%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Law Practice
51.8%
Law Practice
60.2%
 
Legal Services
23.7%
Legal Services
26.3%
 
Higher Education
7.0%
Non-Profit Organization Management
2.5%
 
Government Administration
3.5%
Higher Education
2.5%
 
Non-Profit Organization Management
1.8%
Government Administration
2.5%
 
Other
12.3%
Other
5.9%
Lexis Advance®
Law Practice
51.8%
Legal Services
23.7%
Higher Education
7.0%
Government Administration
3.5%
Non-Profit Organization Management
1.8%
Other
12.3%
Westlaw
Law Practice
60.2%
Legal Services
26.3%
Non-Profit Organization Management
2.5%
Higher Education
2.5%
Government Administration
2.5%
Other
5.9%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Lisa S.
User in Legal Services

For someone comfortable with legal searches using commands like /p or /25, Lexis Nexis is a better search engine that enables you to search more precisely and narrow down your findings faster. I also find Sheppards more reliable than Westlaw's KeyCite and...

User in Law Practice

Westlaw does not require Boolean searches, or terms and connectors. Instead, it allows users to search Westlaw just like a Google search. For example, if Illinois uses a different term of art than say New York, Westlaw automatically registers that. ...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
User in Legal Services

Westlaw had better research attorneys. But I could still get great answers when using the right search terms.

User

Westlaw needs to adapt to the market. Ten years ago, there weren't other startups undercutting them. Now there are and it is only a matter of time before someone does it as good as Westlaw for better prices. I hate how the contract increases every year, the...

 
Lexis Advance®
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Lisa S.
User in Legal Services

For someone comfortable with legal searches using commands like /p or /25, Lexis Nexis is a better search engine that enables you to search more precisely and narrow down your findings faster. I also find Sheppards more reliable than Westlaw's KeyCite and...

Most Helpful Critical Review
User in Legal Services

Westlaw had better research attorneys. But I could still get great answers when using the right search terms.

Westlaw
Most Helpful Favorable Review
User in Law Practice

Westlaw does not require Boolean searches, or terms and connectors. Instead, it allows users to search Westlaw just like a Google search. For example, if Illinois uses a different term of art than say New York, Westlaw automatically registers that. ...

Most Helpful Critical Review
User

Westlaw needs to adapt to the market. Ten years ago, there weren't other startups undercutting them. Now there are and it is only a matter of time before someone does it as good as Westlaw for better prices. I hate how the contract increases every year, the...

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