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What do you want to achieve with your eDiscovery software?

March 28th, 2018

This is a question that is often over looked when exploring eDiscovery software. More frequently, I am simply asked – what is the best eDiscovery software?

It is increasingly important to firstly, consider what you want to achieve. Considering the software options in many circumstances will be your final consideration

Software should be your final consideration

First, you should understand your exact requirements, together with what you are looking to achieve through the software. Once you are on top of this, then you should consider the software options that best suit you.

To get started, it is important to fully understand your own requirements, including the needs of the case. Everyone is different, but this could include –

  • Remove irrelevant information so you can focus on what matters most;
  • Get to the key facts quickly;
  • Get a better understanding of the information;
  • Who are the key people of interest + see who has been communicating with who;
  • Help reduce the time and cost of the discovery process; and
  • To run the matter in the most effective way to achieve the best outcome for your client.

It is much better to turn your attention to these objectives up front, rather than once you have decided upon your eDiscovery software.

Your choice of software should be an enabler to help you achieve what you want to. The choice of eDiscovery software should help you work smarter and reduce the time consuming and costly part of the discovery process.

No one size fits all approach

There is no ‘one size fits all approach’ when it comes to eDiscovery software. Each product has slightly different features, with some better suited to certain matters than others.

No eDiscovery solution has a magic button to do all of your discovery requirements – some sales people may go close to saying they do !

If you would like any assistance, I can work with you to help you understand your exact requirements and what eDiscovery software options might suit you best.  

Once you know what you want to achieve, you will be in a better position to assess what the best eDiscovery software solution for you is.

There are some great options out there !



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