OnSite E-Discovery, a Virginia-based global e-discovery and forensics firm serving law firms and corporations, and AXS-One Inc., a leading provider of high performance records compliance management software solutions, has announced a strategic partnership that offers a combination of compliance technology and litigation support.
At a time when e-discovery has become a top priority for enterprises, corporate clients can leverage the AXS-One Compliance Platform to ensure the compliant retention, complete search and retrieval and litigation case hold of all electronic records, with an auditable chain of custody, and provide OnSite E-Discovery with data files that can be prepared for attorney review, TIFF conversion and production.
There's a growing need in the market for integrated litigation support offerings that can better reduce costs: the Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey estimates that costs related to e-discovery continue to spike upward by more than 50 percent a year. In today's business environment up to 90 percent of all corporate documents today exist in electronic form, and e-discovery mandates cover all of that content (rather than just e-mail, which many vendors focus on).
The partnership between OnSite E-Discovery and AXS-One offers companies the opportunity to enhance litigation preparedness - including capabilities around data preservation and litigation hold - even as they cut costs, and clients' legal counsel can become involved in the review process much earlier. Most importantly, organizations that implement these technologies and services mainly to address regulatory compliance issues can leverage them to drive down the cost of e-discovery, gaining a significant ROI in compliance-related spending.
Both companies bring unique advantages to the table. OnSite E-Discovery is a leading tier-one provider of litigation support services, including paper and electronic discovery, tape restoration, computer forensics, discovery consulting and online review capabilities. Similarly, AXS-One's signature offering, the AXS-One Compliance Platform with patent-pending Rapid-AXS technology, provides a highly flexible, scalable and extensible architecture with a single interface. Corporate users can conduct a federated search that covers all electronic records, including e-mail, instant messages, desktop documents, SAP data and system reports, then review, retrieve and reproduce all necessary content to meet a court's tight turnaround requirements.