Press Release

May 20, 2013

Evolve Discovery Selects Viewpoint to Achieve Greater Efficiencies In Its Electronic Discovery Business

Leading West Coast e-discovery service provider brings Viewpoint in-house to streamline e-discovery workflow and reduce costs for its clients

SAN FRANCISCO and HOUSTON,  May 20, 2013 – Lateral Data, a Xerox company, today announced that Evolve Discovery has selected the all-in-one Viewpoint e-discovery platform to manage its clients’ e-discovery projects. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Evolve Discovery is a full service litigation consulting and project management company serving AmLaw 100 and Fortune 500 clients. Viewpoint integrates collection, pre-processing and process, early case assessment (ECA), analytics, review and production capabilities in a single product.

Evolve Discovery will host Viewpoint in its highly secure SSAE 16 datacenter, and will provide administration, training, project management and support for clients’ use of the technology. Clients will be able to access their matters hosted in Viewpoint anywhere, any time, just using a Web browser, eliminating the need to manage the same data in multiple locations.

“Viewpoint is a strategic investment for our business,” said Andrew Jimenez, President and CEO of Evolve. “We believe fully integrated e-discovery technology, including advanced analytics, will better meet customer needs now and in the future, and we expect to see significant efficiencies and cost-savings for both us and our clients. Its ease-of-use and intuitive user interface will also help our clients move through the review process more quickly.”  

Typically, organizations must invest in and integrate numerous disparate analytical tools that enable their clients to analyze information for early case and data assessments, review and production, a process that can be costly, inefficient and risk-prone. Unlike other e-discovery software, Viewpoint does not require third-party software or plug-ins for analytics or other capabilities. All functionality, including advanced analytics and its technology-assisted review module, is fully integrated into the platform, enabling greater workflow efficiencies.

Viewpoint’s integrated analytical capabilities include:

  • Near-duplicate review with side-by-side difference viewer – eliminates redundant data to accelerate review speed and productivity by automatically grouping similar documents together;
  • Email redundancy and thread management – identifies and groups messages that are 100% contained in subsequent emails in the same thread to defensibly reduce data volumes;
  • Email relationship analysis – identifies the who, what and when of e-mail communications between custodians with simple graphic visuals and maps
  • Concept analysis – quickly identifies important topics and groupings of related documents across and between concepts;
  • Visual index – provides an in-depth view into search term results to meet a variety of review goals; and
  • Assisted Review – cuts cost and time by automating review for document prioritization, QC enhancement or wholesale binary review.

"We are excited to welcome Evolve as a Viewpoint partner,” said Matt Berry, founder and CEO of Lateral Data. “We look forward to helping them deliver exceptional e-discovery services to their clients.”

Evolve Discovery has other offices across the U.S. including Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix.

About Evolve Discovery
Evolve Discovery is a full service litigation consulting and project management company serving AM Law 100 and Fortune 500 clients. Evolve Discovery guides clients through all the EDRM stages using only best-of-breed technology. With a team of experienced attorneys, technology specialists and practice support from AM Law 100, Evolve Discovery partners with clients from pre-discovery to production providing cost certainty with a defensible process driven approach. For more information, visit www.evolvediscovery.com.

About Lateral Data 
Lateral Data’s Viewpoint™ e-discovery software is an all-inclusive platform that integrates collection, early case assessment, pre-processing and processing, analysis, review and production functionality into a single, powerful platform. Lateral Data’s client base consists of global e-discovery service providers, consulting firms, corporations and law firms that have chosen Viewpoint to manage e-discovery with one tool from end-to-end. Houston-based Lateral Data was founded in 2003 and acquired by Xerox Corporation in July of 2012. To learn more, visit www.lateraldata.com.