CaseCentral Leads eDiscovery Software Usage Growth in 2009 Am Law Tech Survey

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 01:00

CaseCentral, the leader in secure, on-demand e-discovery software for corporate counsel and law firms to simplify and take control of e-discovery, today announced that CaseCentral led all vendors with the largest gain in usage by Am Law 200 law firms in the 2009 Am Law Tech Survey. The survey, released in the November issue of The American Lawyer, showed a nine percent growth for CaseCentral, the highest among all vendors, while the majority of vendors, including Attenex, Autonomy, Kroll, and Stratify, decreased by as much as 10 percent from 2008.

CaseCentral drives cost, risk and labor out of e-discovery by providing the first integrated software platform that enables clients to begin with collection and processing, move to early case assessment (ECA) and extend their process through analysis, review, production and post-production re-use without exporting data or using other tools.

Law firms and corporations alike are faced with the economic imperative to improve litigation support and e-discovery processes in order to drive cost, risk and labor out. The first phase of improvement entails moving from an event-based approach for single matters to a process-based approach across multiple matters. Further improvement requires overall process enhancement by using quantitative process metrics across matters and parties to lower cost, risk and labor requirements.

CaseCentral introduced the industry's first process analytics and dashboard, building on its multi-matter, multi-party e-discovery software platform with single-instance document storage, which enables authorized users to receive real-time, quantitative measurement of key e-discovery process points, and provides critical insight into e-discovery costs, trends and efficiencies. This information is vital for law firms and corporate legal departments alike to measure cost (per document, per matter, per law firm), efficiency (review time, by firm, by reviewer) and effectiveness (review quality, by firm, by reviewer) for one or multiple matters. Subsequently, this capability enables quantitative e-discovery measurement for budget forecasting, resource governance, risk and cost oversight, as well as managing matter timelines and production deadlines.