SOURCE: Datacert, Inc.

Datacert, Inc.

July 28, 2011 02:00 ET

Datacert Empowers Corporate Counsel to Optimise e-Discovery Spend Management

Datacert Product Capabilities Expanded to Support New e-Discovery UTBMS Codes

LONDON--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, today announced that Passport™, a patent-pending technology platform, AIMS® (Advanced Invoice Management System), a legal spend management system, and CLD® (Corporate Legal Desktop), an integrated matter and legal spend management solution, have been expanded to support the newly released e-Discovery UTBMS code set. These codes allow legal service providers to discretely codify charges on electronic invoices for the e-Discovery-related work they perform for their corporate clients, providing the client much greater visibility into litigation-related costs.

"e-Discovery is a considerable and growing expenditure for corporate legal departments, but the lack of an industry standard for tracking spend throughout each phase of the e-Discovery process has made it difficult for corporate counsel to analyse all cost drivers," said Mark Poag, general counsel and senior vice president, Datacert. "The new standard UTBMS code set will help remove this barrier and, by expanding our products to leverage the new codes, Datacert is empowering corporate counsel to effectively track and analyse e-Discovery spend and more strategically manage the sourcing of work for each phase of the process."

The LEDES® (Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard) Oversight Committee (LOC), an international organisation of legal industry representatives who create and maintain open standard formats for the electronic exchange of billing and other information between corporations and law firms, approved 34 new e-Discovery codes in mid-July. Datacert immediately began expanding its solutions when the draft codes were released in February 2011. The company has now completed all necessary updates and has already started implementing the new codes for multiple clients.

"Datacert's global market leadership partially results from our aggressive product strategy that requires us to continuously enhance our solutions so that they provide on-going value to customers and address evolving industry demands," said Poag. "We are proud that, in just a short time, Datacert solutions can support the submission of invoices containing the new codes."

For more information, please contact Datacert at 800-780-3681 or e-mail nasales@datacert.com (North American inquiries) or emeasales@datacert.com (international inquiries).

About Datacert, Inc.
Datacert is a technology innovator and the premier global provider of enterprise legal management software and services that empower law departments to collaborate more effectively, manage legal systems more efficiently, support changing business needs and their global workforces, and make more strategic business decisions. Datacert's offerings include its flagship product, Passport™, a patent-pending technology platform, and legal spend and matter management applications. Datacert solutions are relied upon by Fortune® 500 corporations, Fortune® Global 500 corporations, and 100 percent of the AmLaw 200. Headquartered in Houston, with offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC, Datacert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries. Visit www.datacert.com for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates http://twitter.com/Datacert.

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