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Helping find the right eDiscovery solution to suit you

October 16th, 2018

Today’s escalating data volumes and the rising cost of managing that data, make it increasingly important to use the right eDiscovery solution to tackle the discovery process.

Recently LawTalk published an article of mine – Finding the right eDiscovery solution to suit you. The article highlighted where to start to find the best eDiscovery software, together with how easy it is to look at the options available. 

One of the biggest challenges I identified was to not shape your practices around the capabilities of your software.  You no longer need to persist with the options that do not work for you as there are better options available.

Many firms are still forced to shape their litigation practices around the capabilities of their existing eDiscovery software, instead of finding a solution that compliments how they work. How they work can be considerably impacted by the limitations of their existing software.

Too often I see firms persist with existing software when its capabilities are limited.

You don’t have to !

It has never been a better time to embrace eDiscovery software as the options available are greatly superior, intuitive and cheaper than what was available only a few years back.

I reinforced that if an eDiscovery product does not work for you, you always have the flexibility to shop around.

Even if you are currently satisfied with your existing eDiscovery software, it is worth exploring what else is available.

Find out what others are using – is it giving them an advantage over you?

To ensure you are equipping yourself with the most effective tools, you should evaluate your eDiscovery software options every 12-24 months. In your evaluation process it is important to seek impartial advice to help you evaluate your best options – not just from those selling the product !

At the end of each matter evaluate what worked well with your software, and what didn’t. Often what didn’t work well, or the limitations of a product can be the justification to looking at an option with advanced functionality on your next matter.

My final takeaway was –

Finding the best eDiscovery solution is not easy. However, if you are prepared to regularly evaluate the options available, you should be able to find eDiscovery solutions that suit your requirements and help simplify your discovery process.  

You can read the full article in LawTalk here.



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