SOURCE: Sherpa Software

Sherpa Software

June 06, 2012 08:00 ET

Sherpa Software Announces the Release of New Data Analysis Tool for Litigation Support

Report Attender Rapidly Mines an Organization's Most Valuable Data Assets; Empowers IT, Compliance Managers and Corporate Counsel to Make Critical Decisions Faster

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - Sherpa Software, a leading provider of e-discovery and information management solutions, recently announced the release of Report Attender, a new product that helps organizations make litigation-relevant decisions faster. Report Attender analyzes the content of key data stores, quickly answering questions regarding the age, size and substance of email messages and other files. Report Attender enables IT, compliance managers and corporate counsel to make informed decisions in the early case assessment phase, before deciding whether to proceed to a lengthier -- and more expensive -- electronic discovery process. Sherpa Software will be showcasing Report Attender at this year's TechEd in Orlando, FL. Report Attender is also a finalist under the Business Intelligence category in the "Best of TechEd Awards."

"We are committed to helping companies reduce the financial impact of litigation with e-discovery and early case assessment tools that deliver the necessary information for important business decisions," said Kevin Ogrodnik, President of Sherpa Software. "We are proud to offer this compelling solution to complement our existing product offerings -- and improve outcomes for organizations desiring a cost-effective approach to litigation support without sacrificing functionality or effectiveness."

Report Attender simplifies data analysis with an automated scanning engine that gathers key statistics and categorizes files and messages from network shares and email stores. Installed locally, the application scans multiple data stores concurrently with options to expand compressed files, identify duplicates and collect attachment statistics. Once scans are complete, users can drill down through summary reports, expansive charts, tables and graphs that supply visual representations of crucial information.

"Customers in areas such as compliance, litigation support and IT administration have told us they need a faster and more cost-effective way to find out what's in their data before committing to a lengthy discovery process," said Marta Farensbach, Senior Product Manager, Sherpa Software. "We developed Report Attender to give users an early view of their data. The tool features breakdowns of details such as date range, file type, and size. Users can customize groupings, highlight key data points, and then determine what areas need to be investigated further."

Report Attender offers a practical, user-friendly interface with an intuitive wizard to create custom scans, with options for accessing Windows file shares and email stores. Analysis views in Report Attender include snapshots by type, size, dates, and data stores. Other views show breakdowns that identify duplicates using quantity, size and percent statistics to uncover redundant data.

Sherpa Software Report Attender includes the ability to scan any Windows accessible file share, as well as collect statistics on messages and attachments stored in PST files, Exchange mailboxes and online archives. Report Attender offers an affordable pricing model, with prices starting well under $1000 per installation for unlimited processing.

Information about Report Attender and other Sherpa Software products is available at Please plan to visit Sherpa Software at TechEd June 11th-14th at booth #1749 for a demonstration of Report Attender.

About Sherpa Software
For over 10 years Sherpa Software has provided IT Professionals with award-winning information management software specifically designed to address email management, archiving, e-discovery, PST management and compliance requirements for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange environments. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sherpa's solutions are practical, reliable and affordable and have been installed at thousands of organizations worldwide. Sherpa Software's products offer flexible architectures that streamline administrative processes without requiring any additional hardware or add-on components. Sherpa Software is an IBM Premier Business Partner and a Microsoft Certified Partner. For more information about Sherpa Software, visit

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