SOURCE: Digital Reef

Digital Reef

Digital Reef

January 25, 2011 08:45 ET

Relativity and Digital Reef to Deliver Integrated eDiscovery Customer Experience

New Digital Reef Review Exchange for Relativity Creates Seamless Integration of ESI Processing, Early Case Assessment and Legal Review Capabilities

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) -  Digital Reef (www.digitalreefinc.com), a leading software provider of the first massively scalable and open software for eDiscovery and digital information governance, today announced a new development partnership with Relativity. The partnership provides a seamless experience between users of Digital Reef eDiscovery and Relativity, kCura's complete review platform with the power to handle the largest and most complex electronic discovery projects. The new Digital Reef Review Exchange allows litigation support professionals and legal counsel to exchange culled, review-ready native files and documents directly within Relativity.

The benefits include the ability to work with best-in-class solutions for matter collections, processing, ECA, and legal review while the eDiscovery software automatically manages the legal process and flow of information per the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). Customers will realize time and cost savings while avoiding errors by eliminating the need to customize review-ready manifests and manually load native files. In addition, the Review Exchange provides an integration to allow Relativity users to execute additional searches and analysis using the power of Digital Reef, without leaving the Relativity user interface. Attorneys and litigation support users both benefit from spending significantly less administrative time and effort loading and exporting data, while the integration accelerates litigation processing and review. This latest integration is part of Digital Reef's Open eDiscovery approach with the goal to create a collaborative and proactive environment for all members of the legal process. The Open eDiscovery approach brings speed and cost savings and a low technology investment to the end users. Digital Reef will be demonstrating the Review Exchange for Relativity at the LegalTech 2011 conference taking place in New York from January 31 - February 2 in Digital Reef Booth 1404.

"We are working with kCura and Digital Reef on defining a highly effective and automated process from litigation hold to collection to review. We see this as the next major evolution of eDiscovery platforms, where law firms like us can create an open, integrated legal platform that ultimately benefits our clients by keeping down the costs of eDiscovery while quickening the process as a whole," said Bruce Blank, Foley & Lardner LLP. 

"Enterprises, law firms, and services providers alike are demanding more effective ways to get legal matters into attorney review. The new Digital Reef Legal Exchange for Relativity removes the need for manual export and import between products, offering cost and time savings for litigation support, and letting attorneys focus on their most vital task: reviewing," said Katey Wood, Analyst, ESG.

"Digital Reef brings a collaborative approach to building valuable eDiscovery software solutions," said Andrew Sieja, president and CEO of kCura. "With the Digital Reef Review Exchange, our clients benefit from an all-in-one approach, but retain the advantage of working with best-in-breed solutions. We look forward to building a long-lasting relationship with Digital Reef's team."

Added Bob Lentz, CEO, Digital Reef, Inc., "This changes the game of eDiscovery for enterprises, law firms and service providers. With the Review Exchange for Relativity, we can now offer complete eDiscovery solutions, delivered on-premise or via a hosted model, including scalable collections, preservation, processing, ECA and legal review. With this open, collaborative eDiscovery strategy, we're the only company providing a proven platform for best in class eDiscovery."

The new Digital Reef Review Exchange, available in Q1, includes:

  • Dynamic exchange, including the loading of native files and manifest from Digital Reef directly into Relativity
  • Dynamic updating and reporting of custodian information and document tags from Digital Reef to Relativity
  • Managed analysis searches based on custodian and case information from Relativity to Digital Reef

To schedule an on-site demonstration at Legal Tech, please contact info@digitalreefinc.com.

About kCura
kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity. Relativity is a web-based platform servicing the review, analysis, and production stages of the EDRM. In addition to document review, Relativity powers kCura's legal hold management solution, Method, which is a workflow and notification system designed to manage legal hold and risk assessment processes. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies with e-discovery challenges by installing Relativity and Method on-premises, as well as providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. For more information about Relativity and Method, contact kCura at info@kcura.com or visit http://www.kcura.com.

About Digital Reef:
Digital Reef is a leading software provider helping enterprises, law firms, and service providers with eDiscovery and Digital Information Governance. Both corporate and IT executives are challenged to find and manage the right information, at the right time necessary to respond to constant business demands such as government laws and regulations, corporate accountability and compliance, and IT digital file and storage policies. Using the industry's most scalable and open Virtual Governance Warehouse, businesses can rapidly collect, analyze, and then govern information. Digital Reef gives businesses an unprecedented control of their information which can be derived from wherever it resides including emails, documents, repositories, and over 400 different types of files, including images. With Digital Reef, organizations have a standard, disciplined approach to continuously govern information for projects driven by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, FTC false claims, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC risk assessments, FDA approvals, and internal IT policies for digital information security, retention, and file management. Enterprises and their law firms, services providers, and consultants across all industries rely on Digital Reef for the fastest way to transform un-managed information into valuable assets.

Founded in 2006, Digital Reef is headquartered in Boxborough, MA. For more information call 978-893-1000 or visit www.digitalreefinc.com.

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