Kroll Ontrack launches hosted tool for case collaboration
Offering legal professionals a customizable intranet or extranet for sharing and managing case documents, Ontrack ShareView frees time for more strategic litigation tasks
Minneapolis – Nov. 7, 2007 – Kroll Ontrack® , a leading provider of data recovery and legal technologies products and services , today announced the launch of Ontrack® Shareview™, a customizable online portal, built on Microsoft ® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 , that enables legal professionals to upload and share case-related information in one central repository. Providing seamless linkages among documents and individuals, Ontrack Shareview reduces the time spent locating legal documents, coordinating calendars and tasks, and managing key case contacts. The release of this tool marks a distinct foray into new legal technologies outside of Kroll Ontrack’s traditional suite of electronic discovery and computer forensics products and services.
“Litigation costs have gotten out-of-hand for many organizations. Companies and their law firms continuously seek ways to drive down the cost of litigation while still maintaining the same level of effectiveness,” said Vivian Tero, senior research analyst for IDC. “Ontrack Shareview is intended to enable multiple legal teams to leverage Microsoft SharePoint's collaborative tools to organize and share legal matters across teams, thereby allowing them to maximize their group efforts and coordinate their activities more effectively."
Ontrack Shareview is an easy-to-use, online solution designed to function as an intranet or extranet tool for legal teams, no matter how geographically dispersed. Specifically, the portal:
- Centralizes all case-related information in one place, enabling attorneys, paralegals and litigation support to share work product, documents and correspondence.
- Automates administrative tasks, reducing the time spent organizing, locating, editing and distributing legal documents, calendar items and contact information.
- Facilitates better coordination and collaboration internally among law firms or externally with client’s in-house counsel, third party counsel or experts.
“Large case or small, if you have the need to share case information across the globe, or just down the hall, with co-workers, clients, or even the other side, Ontrack Shareview is the perfect tool to use," said Thomas R. Jackson, partner at Jones Day and Ontrack Shareview customer.
“Law Firm Inc.’s recent AmLaw Tech Survey indicates that the use of custom law firm intranet and client extranet sites is on the rise. Until today, law firms have had to rely on a set of shared folders, primitive portal applications or home-grown tools to store and access case information,” said Michele Lange, director of Legal Technologies for Kroll Ontrack. “Now, Ontrack Shareview offers legal teams a secure, hosted environment to collaborate, manage case information and easily locate key documents. With Ontrack Shareview, Kroll Ontrack aspires to lead this marketplace, helping law firms be more efficient in sharing knowledge across their firm and with their clients.”
In addition to launching the technology to support Ontrack Shareview, Kroll Ontrack has expanded its client support team to include dedicated professional services experts that can customize any aspect of Ontrack Shareview to make it efficient and effective for a specific firm, matter or end-client. For more information about Ontrack Shareview, please visit www.krollontrack.com/ontrackshareview or call 1-800-347-6105 .
The Legal Technologies division of Kroll Ontrack provides corporations, law firms and government agencies with technology and services for large scale electronic and paper-based discovery, computer forensics, trial graphics and presentations as well as electronically stored information (ESI) and jury consulting. Helping customers quickly and cost-effectively find, review, manage, produce and present relevant evidence, Kroll Ontrack is recognized as the leading electronic discovery provider by AmLaw Tech (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007).
About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, advanced search, paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, ESI consulting, and trial consulting and presentation services. Kroll Ontrack is a technology services division of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www.krollontrack.com; www.ontrackdatarecovery.com; www.engeniumsearch.com; www.trialgraphix.com.