Those who read my blog will know that I have been away for the last three weeks and that I turned up late for a rare holiday because I was in Hong Kong moderating an interesting panel in the company of Epiq Systems. That is one of a series of events with Epiq in Hong Kong in the last few months and interesting stuff it is – with more to come.
Meanwhile, Epiq is keeping me busy wearing my writing hat as well. I get back to my desk to find that it has been awarded the Lawyer Monthly’s annual Technology Supplier to the Legal Sector award for the second year in a row, and that it has launched a web-based early case assessment platform called Epiq Analytics which enables users to make case strategy decisions as early as possible in the eDiscovery process. There is a press release about Epiq Analytics here.
It is worth having a look at Epiq’s eDiscovery technology page. Epiq Analytics joins a stable which includes DocuMatrix, Epiq’s hosted discovery management platform, eDataMatrix, its data processing tool, and Epiq Portal which delivers budgeting and management information about the progress of projects. On top of all that, Epiq partners with some of the best eDiscovery solutions providers in the world, allowing users a choice between its own tools and those of others.
Referring to the Lawyer Monthly award, international managing director Greg Wildisen referred to the “very specific needs of clients” and the consequent need to provide a taxable range of solutions.
What makes that possible for Epiq is that the technology solutions provide only part of the story – it is a broadly-based consulting company for law firms and corporate clients whose solutions include managed review services wherever the client needs them, including the US, the UK, Hong Kong, China and, most recently, Japan.