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Opus 2 International

February 02, 2016 09:00 ET

Opus 2 Magnum 6.0 Empowers Law Firms With Firm-Wide Transcript and Case Analysis Software in a Private Cloud

US Law Firms Gain Flexibility to Use the Platform on a Case-by-Case Basis or on All Cases Across the Firm

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2016) - Opus 2 International (opus2.com), a worldwide litigation services and software development company, today formally released the sixth generation of its cloud-based platform for collaboration on transcripts, documents, key facts and attorney work product -- Opus 2 Magnum. Previously only available as a managed service, Opus 2 Magnum 6.0 includes an optional robust Admin Module, which enables self-service by US law firms that choose to license the SaaS platform enterprise-wide. The new version also includes enhancements to the end-user experience, such as the ability to upload large video files without SFTP and browser timeout issues, customizing exhibit labels, and accelerating mark-up of key issues with the new Recent Tag Recall.

"Our US clients initially used Magnum on a case-by-case basis, often for complex cases involving co-counsel or remote team members," said Graham Smith Bernal, CEO and founder of Opus 2 International. "Having seen that collaboration across complex teams is just one of the many advantages to the Magnum platform, most of these clients have taken steps to use Magnum on cases of all types and sizes. Version 6.0 directly supports this trend and enables the firm to reduce their installed-software footprint."

Six AmLaw 100 firms have embarked on enterprise licenses already, initiating use of Opus 2 Magnum 6.0 for all cases across their US operations.

The Opus 2 Magnum Admin Module enables law firm IT departments to provision workspaces; grant and revoke access for attorneys and paralegals; import and organize transcripts, documents, tags, and metadata fields in bulk; establish custom team workflows; control rights management settings by document, folder, user and workspace; and manage the integration with their Relativity® or Xera® e-discovery review platform.

Version 6.0 continues to drive workflow efficiency and empower case team members with better tools for managing work product. Opus 2 Magnum remains available on a case-by-case basis as a neutral intra-firm workspace or a proof of concept, but the company reports that a key business driver for law firms to use Opus 2 Magnum firm-wide is that their IT departments can subsequently sunset multiple legacy products, reduce costs, and boost productivity.

About Opus 2 Magnum
Opus 2 Magnum is a private, cloud-based workspace from which litigators, co-counsel and experts share transcripts, key documents, exhibits, video and research and collaborate on work product for deposition and trial preparation. The collaborative workspaces unite team members so they may jointly, or individually, dissect the salient aspects of testimony and evidence, develop questioning strategies and organize the material to be presented to the court. Version 5.0 includes a streamlined interface and significant enhancements to various aspects of its document, exhibit and transcript functionality for US and international users. The new code benefits from Opus 2 Magnum having been field-tested for several years in court rooms and arbitration centers around the world. To date, clients have used Magnum for all stages of the litigation lifecycle -- from deposition preparation, to meet and confer conferences to collaboration around discovery requests and litigation preparation.

About Opus 2 International
Opus 2 International is the only worldwide legal services company that blends sophisticated cloud technology with court reporting excellence to modernize evidence management during high-stakes matters across the globe -- including litigation, arbitration hearings, depositions (US) and government inquiries. Last fall, the Opus 2 Magnum™ service won the coveted top honor in the 'Innovative Solution Provider of the Year' category for the 5th Annual Distinguished Peer Awards sponsored by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). The company is comprised of experts in capturing testimony and uniting it with key litigation content. The collective team of seasoned consultants, case managers, software developers, technicians and independent court reporters are uniquely positioned to protect the integrity of both the record and the evidence and to deliver intuitive tools for their careful analysis. Opus 2 International is headquartered in London just 200 meters from The Royal Courts of Justice, The Rolls Building, and the International Dispute Resolution Centre, and offers regional offices in San Francisco, New York, Dubai, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore. Visit opus2.com or call +1 888-960-3117 for more information.

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