What's wrong with traditional eDiscovery?
Processing is time consuming and costly.
Particularly when lawyers are waiting to get started.
The traditional approach to eDiscovery involves a linear, one-directional workflow with multiple software tools, many data movements and click charge costs all the way through. This leads to the following problems:
By comparison, with EDT you ingest your data once, and only once. Then it stays put, throughout the whole case. There's no need to move it. You can process, analyze, review, produce and present your data and you can do all these things in any sequence and at any time. We think that's a better approach because it supports real world scenarios, which are rarely linear.
EDT subscription based pricing is affordable, transparent and fair. There are no hosting charges. No user fees. No processing charges. No processing core based charges. Just one simple annual or monthly fee.
Why should you pay more just because you process a lot of data or have a lot of users? It’s no additional cost for us if you decide to push a lot of data through our software, so, knock yourself out!
If you've already invested in a review platform like Relativity or Ringtail you can simply use EDT for processing (data ingestion) and early case assessment (ECA) and then create a load file containing export data in a format suited to your target review platform.
Why bloat your review platform with irrelevant data? Particularly, if you're paying per gigabyte for hosting! Using EDT for processing and ECA enables you to confidently cull your data before importing it into your third party review platform to dramatically reduce costs.
EDT is a truly impressive "single" system from processing to review. The single back-end database manages data end-to-end giving the flexibility to stage things from the Processing to the Analyst module to validate and cull before releasing datasets for review. It's super easy.
The full life cycle offered by EDT is a major workflow advantage. It means you don’t need to move data from a processing tool to a separate review platform. That reduces complexity, saving our clients time and money. And the fact that there are no user fees delivers massive savings to cost sensitive clients.
I would welcome a race against other platforms to create a case, process data and have it ready to go so the attorneys could do some analysis or full review. Very happy with our selection of EDT five years ago. The attorneys adopted it quickly with virtually no training. Very few cases need to be outsourced. Looked at many others and this seemed to be the least burden from an administration and cost perspective.