Analysis tools provide early insight into your collected data. This enables you to conduct iterative analysis and sampling so you can cull with confidence then process your selected data into a load file designed to suit your target review platform.
Intelligent, insightful culling can be achieved before the data is imported into your review software platform. This reduces processing and hosting costs and review time.
Many firms make important data culling decisions before they have any real insight into their data. Other solutions may enable you to reduce your volume to a ‘proportionate’ number but if you can’t dive into the contents of documents then how can you have confidence you are retaining the right documents for review? There’s no point achieving a proportionate volume with the wrong documents!
EDT provides lawyers or investigators with true insight, very early, so they can confidently filter out the irrelevant material and prioritize the documents that are most likely to be relevant before the review gets underway. This is achieved through iterative analysis and quick peek sampling of document contents.
International law firm Allen & Overy LLP illustrating the benefits of Early Case Analysis using EDT Software.
With EDT, you can circle back to dip into the original corpus of data again as culling decisions require tweaking over time, even after review is well underway.
A 30% more intensive culling strategy was possible because the lawyers were able to control the process and explore the data fully before confidently applying the filters.
Removal of the processing cost to re-create a load file for the review platform (Usually this ranges between $200 and $375 per GB)
EDT’s data processing has all the indexing, OCR and de-duplication functionality you expect from a high-end solution. Its early case assessment tools are also very effective at digging beneath the surface of who, what, when, where and why, to shed light on connections that aren’t immediately obvious. That greatly assists culling decisions.
EDT is a powerful ECA platform providing deep insight into the collected data enabling litigators to make informed culling decisions at the beginning of the case. They can see the effectiveness of proposed keywords, date, document type and other culling options before they are applied and can drill down to take a quick peek into the content of documents. They can iterate through alternative filters many times over until they settle on those they wish to apply. This puts ECA in the hands of the legal team and delivers enormous savings through intelligent culling and prioritization prior to review. That means lower processing and data hosting costs, and enormous reductions in review time and cost.
Our innovative approach to discovery review is perfectly aligned with EDT’s flexible architecture. Our emphasis on iterative analysis throughout the discovery review is supported by EDT’s workflows and functionality. By implementing best practices, the efficiencies are considerable. It is a breath of fresh air to work with a software provider that thinks differently and fully supports ground breaking processes.
The defining moment was when the lawyers realized we didn’t need to incur the cost of processing to create a load file prior to the review. The efficiencies were enormous.
Our New Zealand clients want discovery solutions with affordable, predictable and transparent pricing. They understand the need to do early case assessment (“ECA”) to reduce data volumes early and keep costs proportionate. We chose EDT because it not only puts the ECA process firmly in the hands of the legal team but also because the ECA features are integrated into a full featured review platform. That means no load files and we don’t need to shuffle data around from a processing & ECA platform to a separate review platform. That reduces complexity and saves our clients time and money.