eDiscovery / eDisclosure software has marched in step with the growth of data. From data we seek information and knowledge, and from information we want insight. We want it fast, in order to inform strategic and tactical decisions about the case or the investigation.
That decision-making is increasingly supported by analytical software tools which make it easier to identify the elements of the decision-making. The detailed and nuanced conclusions of the lawyers are better focussed if good analytic tools and visualisations serve up the key factors in easily-assimilated form.
Epiq Systems has long been good at delivering data in a form which makes it useful and at speeding up and minimising the task of dealing with it – it was an early adopter, for example, of Equivio’s email threading, near-duplicate detection and predictive coding, making those tools available to the lawyers as part of the processing and review.
Epiq Analytics takes this a stage further, bringing conceptual search, interactive report generation, data visualisation and analytic tools to those who need to make those early strategic decisions which inform internal discussions and negotiations with opponents of the court.
Epiq has now released Verison 1.2 of Epiq Analytics. There is a page about it here.