SOURCE: Exterro, Inc.

February 05, 2007 06:00 ET

Exterro Introduces Fusion™ -- The Legal Industry's First Fully Integrated Discovery Management Platform

Collaborative Technology Empowers Legal Professionals to More Effectively Control the Time, Cost and Risk in Discovery

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 5, 2007 -- Exterro™ Inc., a leading provider of litigation support and discovery management technology for the legal industry, today announced the availability of Exterro Fusion -- the first fully integrated discovery management platform.™. Exterro Fusion helps law firms and corporations mitigate discovery risk, control costs, and improve responsiveness in the discovery process.

"During complex litigation, negotiations or time-intensive governmental investigations, managing legal teams without the proper automation is a tremendous headache and distraction," said Bobby Balachandran, president and CEO of Exterro. "Exterro Fusion eliminates these issues and brings reliable management control and predictability to a process fraught with surprises and volatile costs. Exterro Fusion enables proactive planning, as opposed to the current reactive environment."

Bringing Management Controls In-House

Designed for law firms and corporate legal departments, Exterro provides centralized management of litigation lifecycles. Exterro Fusion integrates neatly with existing case and content management systems to bring the greatest control, scalability and flexibility to litigation management and discovery processes. Exterro Fusion gives legal teams control during the litigation lifecycle by offering tighter collaboration among outside counsel, in-house legal teams, service providers and experts. By using effective integration technologies, Fusion automates work flow, business rules, project specifications and leverages existing legal/document/matter management information.

Exterro Fusion Features:

Effective Collaboration of Legal Teams:

--  Collaborative Model -- Exterro Fusion™ can enable internal legal
    teams, outside counsel, co-counsel and litigation support vendors to
    collaborate in a centralized, web-based, real-time and secure model. Teams
    also can integrate their existing end-to-end business processes and
    relationships in Fusion.
--  Vendor Management and Metrics -- Exterro Fusion's intuitive user
    interface not only allows users to select the right vendors, but it
    proactively enhances vendor relationships by monitoring vendor metrics such
    as quality, delivery, timeliness and cost. This enables litigation teams to
    pick the right vendor, consistently.
--  Real-time Dashboard -- Legal teams gain better control over the health
    of the legal management processes and save time by monitoring and measuring
    the progress and status of projects with a high-level overview or drill-
    down for a detailed project view.
Automation of Discovery Workflow:
--  Workflow Management -- By orchestrating disparate litigation support
    processes using proven workflow techniques, legal teams improve operational
    performance significantly.
--  Repeatable Processes -- The flexible framework into Exterro Fusion
    lets legal teams implement process standards and their best practices into
    repeatable processes.
--  Automated Chain of Custody -- Automatic footprint of all events and
    updates gives teams' up to date knowledge of the entire case.
Integration of Existing Technologies:

Exterro Fusion provides powerful integration capabilities using standards-based Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to seamlessly integrate with other technology investments. Besides integrating with existing payment and invoicing systems, online review tools, portals, inboxes, PDAs. In addition, Exterro Fusion also integrates with:

--  Document Management Systems -- Legal teams can reduce document rework
    by linking Exterro Fusion to their existing document systems and work
    within a system they know well.
--  Existing Case & Matter Management / Review Software -- Legal teams can
    save time by linking information scattered in disparate Matter, Case and
    online review systems.
Availability and Pricing

Exterro Fusion is immediately available. Exterro is available in several licensing options for law firms and corporations. More information on Exterro's technologies is available on the corporate website at or by calling toll-free at 1-877-EXTERRO.

About Exterro

Exterro is a leading provider of litigation support and discovery management technology to the legal industry. Exterro's technology offerings help legal teams control discovery processes and costs by tightening collaboration between outside counsel, in-house legal teams, service providers and consulting firms. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., the company operates in four additional locations, including Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Coimbatore, India. Find out more about Exterro and its industry-changing technologies at

Exterro and Exterro Fusion are trademarks of Exterro, Inc. All other company or product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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