Cloud Software:
Emergent’s cloud-based software, namely the Legal Kiosk™, including the Virtual Minute Book module, and the Legal Intake for Wills™, requires only a current browser and internet connection.

For Desktop Software:
Emergent’s desktop software (Corporate Manager ET, Estate Planning & Vault Manager, Estate Administration and WindUp Estate Accounting & Tax) has two components; a "Server" and a "Workstation". The Server is where the database is located and the database contains file-specific information. The Workstation is where the software you see is installed. The software accesses file-specific information in the database located on your server.


  • OS: Microsoft Server 2012/2016/2019
  • Software: Microsoft SQL 2012 (including Express) or higher with latest service pack
  • RAM: 8GB+ recommended
  • Disk Space:
    • Database: Initial size is 65 MB.  Growth depends on usage
    • Government Forms & Precedents: 1 GB


  • OS: Microsoft Windows 8 or 10, 32 or 64 bit (where applicable)
  • UAC: Default or lower
  • Software (local install):
    • Microsoft Word 2010/2013/2016/2019, 32 or 64 bit (where applicable)
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher
    • MS .NET Framework 2.0
    • MS .NET Framework 4
    • MS XML 4.0 sp2
  • RAM: 8GB+ recommended
  • Disk Space:
    • 300 MB
  • A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 is required

Document Storage:

  • Documents are stored within your Windows File system (network drive)
  • Documents are stored within your existing Document Management system if the Document Management Add-on module is licensed