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Now in Relativity Analytics: 3 Customer-Driven Enhancements

2017-07-27+0000| | Analytics & Assisted Review, Litigation Support, Relativity Spotlight

Now in Relativity Analytics: 3 Customer-Driven EnhancementsIt’s undeniable that analytics tools, especially email threading, should be used on every e-discovery project. They make reviewing and QC’ing documents faster, easier, and more consistent, and we’ve seen time and again that the most successful e-discovery teams use analytics.

That’s why we invest so much into Relativity Analytics, and why we’re constantly looking to our customers for ideas to make it better. Even the smallest changes can have a huge impact, and who better to hold us accountable for sweating the small stuff than the people who rely on Relativity every day?

Here’s a roundup of some improvements we made in the past month—all of which started as feedback from the Relativity community.

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[Videos] 5 Ways You Should Be Using Dashboards

2017-07-27+0000| | Review & Production, Litigation Support, Relativity Spotlight

5 Ways You Should Be Using DashboardsWith more and more data involved in e-discovery projects, it can be difficult to derive the story behind it. Visualizations help condense and display data in a way that’s easier to understand, so you can interact with it and take action.

At Relativity Fest London 2017, Relativity solutions specialist Clare Longworth walked through several scenarios where dashboards can improve your normal workflow and help you easily dig into and visualize data. Check out a recap of her session Creating Dashboards for Your Entire Case Lifecycle to learn five ways to use dashboards on your next project.

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4 Ways to Move e-Discovery Data That You May Not Know About

2017-07-27+0000| | Litigation Support, Relativity Spotlight

4 Ways to Move e-Discovery Data That You May Not Know About

Moving e-discovery data isn’t glamorous. It’s messy, it’s tedious, and if the data and metadata aren’t properly preserved, it can really screw up your project.

That’s why, a few years back, we created Relativity Integration Points. We wanted to streamline how customers move their data in, out, and around Relativity.

There are endless ways to use Integration Points, but there are four common problems that it solves for our customers, especially those on the front lines of litigation support.

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Experience the Modern e-Discovery Story [VIDEO]

2017-07-27+0000| | In-house Counsel, ECA & Investigation, Relativity Spotlight

051117-connected-experience-fest-video-2.pngCorporate legal teams are bringing more e-discovery expertise in-house—and finding ways to save time and money on processes beyond litigation.

Still, while corporate counsel are getting more savvy, their projects continue to get more complex. Data volumes continue to grow, information moves and lives across borders more often than ever, and the technology behind it all never stops evolving. That means in-house minds often need outside support.

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Why You Need to Create a Centralized Case Summary for Every e-Discovery Project

2017-07-27+0000| | Review & Production, Relativity Spotlight

042617-Fact-Manager---Centralized-Case-Summary.pngNo case is black and white. As data is investigated, the matter evolves—and so does your case strategy. Keeping track of facts, chronologies, and hot documents can get complicated fast.

Why not bring it all together?

Developing your written case summary as a Microsoft Word or Google document and keeping it up to date is counterproductive. It’s like shooting a movie while you’re writing the script. And it’s why we created Relativity Fact Manager.

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Two Words Every e-Discovery Professional Should Know

2017-07-27+0000| | Review & Production, Law Firm, Litigation Support, Relativity Spotlight

blog_event-handler.pngTechnology is, of course, a big component of e-discovery, but that doesn’t mean that everyone who works in this industry is a tech genius. Most lawyers and litigation support professionals don’t know (or care) about JavaScript or the nitty gritty of how their smartphone ticks. Using technology shouldn’t require expertise under the hood.

Technophile or technophobe, every attorney and review manager who wants to do e-discovery faster should know these two words: event handlers.

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What 85 Percent of App Users Want—and e-Discovery Pros Need

2017-07-27+0000| | Mobile, Law Firm, Litigation Support, Relativity Spotlight

blog_what-85-percent-app-users-want.png.pngIn a recent study about mobile use in the legal industry conducted by Ari Kaplan Advisors, a sample of 25 law firm partners all said it’s essential they have mobile access to their work. When asked how frequently they use mobile in their jobs, all 25 partners said “every day” with one partner clarifying: “It’s probably every minute. I’m constantly on something.”

Every minute sounds pretty intense, but maybe not so when you consider how often your mobile device is likely with you. If you’re constantly using it for work purposes, your mobile experiences need to be fast and reliable. This is what we, as mobile consumers and busy professionals, have rightfully come to expect.

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A New Way to Look at Emails: Solving the 4 Most Common Email Review Challenges

2017-07-27+0000| | Analytics & Assisted Review, Litigation Support, Relativity Spotlight

blog_9.5-release.pngEarlier this year, our friend Angela Green of Leidos said something we can totally get behind: “If nothing else, run email threading.”

Angela, a proud evangelist for analytics, went on to explain how email threading drastically cuts down the amount of time you spend reviewing documents—and she’s right. When review teams use email threading, the results are pretty amazing, from Sheehan Phinney getting a $1.2 million win for their client to Troutman Sanders reducing the number of emails in their data set by 34 percent.

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Case Study: Next-level ECA with Ballard Spahr

2017-07-27+0000| | ECA & Investigation, Community, Law Firm, Relativity Spotlight

blog_ballard-spahr-case-study.pngEditor's Note: This article was originally published by Law Journal Newsletters.

Ballard Spahr is a national firm of more than 500 lawyers in 14 offices. We represent clients in more than 40 areas of litigation, business and finance, intellectual property, real estate, and public finance. Our clients include large public companies, privately held corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the occasional individual.

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Spotlight on Reed Smith: An e-Discovery Approach to M&A Due Diligence [Video]

2017-07-27+0000| | Community, Relativity Spotlight

102516-inno-award-winner-spotlight-enterprise.pngEach year, the Innovation Awards celebrate organizations that build on the Relativity platform in creative ways, solving difficult or unique challenges within and outside of e-discovery via custom solutions and applications. During this year’s awards ceremony at Relativity Fest 2016, two winners—one from our partner community, and one enterprise—were recognized for their success.

Reed Smith took home the prize in the Best Law Firm or Corporate Solution category, with an application that helped a large financial client with an M&A due diligence challenge. The client needed to identify all of their contracts that would require third-party consent during the sale of several business units. Built to help the team prioritize which units to sell first, the innovation—called Consent Tracker—draws on analytics workflows and dynamic objects. In its first case, it helped them perform an analysis that would otherwise have taken six months in just one—and save their client more than three million dollars.

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