Monday, August 23, 2010

Kroll Ontrack launches the next generation of document review with the introduction of intelligent prioritization

Leveraging flexible workflow technology and Kroll Ontrack’s professional services experts, intelligent prioritization within Ontrack Inview is the next step in creating intelligent review to drive document review efficiencies and decrease costs

Minneapolis, MN – August 23, 2010 – Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of information management, legal technologies, and data recovery products and services, today announced the launch of Intelligent Prioritization within Ontrack® Inview™ version 6.2. This new feature is a significant step toward adding innovative Intelligent Review functionality to its industry-leading document review tool. It empowers legal teams to conduct review in a more accurate, defensible manner, and significantly reduces the time and costs associated with review -- traditionally a human-intensive, decision-making process.

Traditional document review is typically conducted in a linear fashion without regard to the importance of the information contained within the data. Revolutionizing document review, Intelligent Review Technology (IRT) is built on automated workflow (an automated means to distribute and check-in documents during the review process), the technological framework upon which other aspects of IRT are able to function. Intelligent Prioritization, the first capability under the IRT umbrella, analyzes reviewer categorization decisions and visually identifies and elevates the documents that are potentially responsive, enabling reviewers to review the most relevant documents to the case first. With access to all of the potentially relevant documents at the earliest stage of review, legal teams can obtain a more comprehensive picture of the case and make better informed, strategic decisions sooner. Furthermore, by prioritizing the most relevant documents for review, review managers can allocate resources accordingly and eliminate the potential discovery of critical case elements late in a document review.

In addition, Kroll Ontrack's Workflow Professional Services team is prepared to help clients leverage Intelligent Prioritization, further transforming their review process to achieve the consistency, speed and cost savings of automation. Clients also have the option of using Kroll Ontrack's Document Review Services, facilities and team of highly qualified legal document reviewers to fully leverage Ontrack Inview’s advanced capabilities.

"Document review continues to be the most costly, complicated and time-consuming part of discovery. In fact, document review accounts for 50-90 percent of total litigation costs," said Michele Lange, director of discovery product management, Kroll Ontrack. "Efficient and defensible document review requires parties to weed out irrelevant data quickly, review documents proficiently, protect privileged and confidential data, and extract critical information. With Kroll Ontrack's commitment to innovating technology and processes to improve the practice of discovery, Intelligent Prioritization is the next building block in bringing Intelligent Review Technology to a whole new level."

"Streamlining the discovery and document review processes can be challenging, but our consultants can help clients improve their data reduction strategies and reduce review administration time by more than 30 percent," added Lange. "With the right combination of people and technology, we expect to revolutionize document review with our innovative industry-specific approach, ensuring consistent, high-quality decisions are applied throughout the entirety of the review process."

Ontrack Inview 6.2 is available in the United States and United Kingdom. For more information about these tools, visit www.krollontrack.com/ontrack-advanceview and www.krollontrack.com/ontrack-inview.

The Legal Technologies & Consulting division of Kroll Ontrack provides corporations, law firms and government agencies with technology and consulting services for large scale paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, and litigation readiness and incident response matters. Through the acquisition of TrialGraphix (September 2007), the leader in jury consulting and trial presentation services and technology, Kroll Ontrack now offers a wide range of trial services such as jury research; witness preparation; trial consulting; graphics; and presentation technology for mediations, arbitrations, and trial. Helping clients quickly and cost-effectively find, review, manage, produce and present relevant evidence, Kroll Ontrack has been recognized as the leading electronic discovery provider by the Am Law Tech Survey for eight consecutive years (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009).

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, 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, data destruction, paper and electronic discovery, document review, computer forensics, secure information services, ESI and jury consulting, and trial presentation services. Kroll Ontrack is the 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.