LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the release of a new version of Concordance® Evolution that supports the direct import of files from LAW PreDiscovery™, significantly reducing time, costs and storage needs by streamlining electronic discovery workflow.
Concordance Evolution is the next generation of a fully installed enterprise review software product for electronic discovery and litigation document management. LAW PreDiscovery is an advanced imaging and electronic discovery software application from LexisNexis that offers litigation teams the ability to filter and cull non-responsive e-discovery and scanned documents before review.
“With the release of the latest version of Concordance Evolution, customers no longer have to export data from LAW PreDiscovery before loading it into Concordance Evolution,” explained Steve Ashbacher, vice president for Concordance at LexisNexis Litigation Tools & Professional Services. “The integration between the two applications enables users to directly import databases, fields and tags from LAW PreDiscovery, then point to the underlying documents, text and images in LAW PreDiscovery. We believe that, with this integration, customers can save time and reduce their previous data storage requirements by as much as 50 percent.”
In addition to the time, cost and storage savings gained by eliminating the need to export data out of LAW PreDiscovery before loading it into Concordance Evolution, the integration of the two software applications helps users by:
• Reducing time and risk setting up fields within Concordance Evolution, users can now directly import fields from LAW PreDiscovery, substantially reducing the time (as much as eight hours per matter) and risk of human error associated with manually setting up fields for a new case;
• Easier importing and customization of tags users can now directly import file tags from LAW PreDiscovery into Concordance Evolution and then choose advanced customization options to map specific groups of tags into new tags within Concordance Evolution; and
• Accessing powerful e-discovery processing engine rather than relying on a limited internal processing engine, Concordance Evolution customers can now leverage LAW PreDiscovery’s market-leading processing engine for filtering non-responsive documents before review.
“The integration between Concordance Evolution and LAW PreDiscovery simplifies and accelerates the workflow from processing to review, a crucial and costly phase of the electronic discovery process,” said Ashbacher.
Concordance Evolution (lexisnexis.com/concordance-evolution) handles e-discovery management for cases of any size and is specifically designed for large-scale, complex litigation. The software helps law firms, government agencies, litigation service bureaus and application service providers reduce their overall e-discovery cost and boost their litigation workflow productivity while managing the largest and most complex cases. Concordance Evolution is available with a base cost for the software application and a per-seat licensing fee; in addition to the fully installed version, Concordance Evolution is also available from LexisNexis in a fully hosted environment.
Concordance Evolution and LAW PreDiscovery are parts of a suite of litigation management products LexisNexis provides along the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). From data processing, review, analysis, production and presentation, LexisNexis offers solutions and tools for litigators to efficiently and confidently manage their case data and documents.
LexisNexis helps its clients gain increased control of e-discovery with flexible, integrated solutions for early data assessment, processing, review and seamless chain of custody. Supporting the most critical phases of the EDRM, LexisNexis® Early Data Analyzer, LAW PreDiscovery™, Concordance®, Concordance® Evolution, CaseMap®, TextMap® and Sanction® software solutions work together for complete support of litigation management and can be offered in a hosted environment for the flexibility and support virtually any case demands.
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LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.