kCura has announced the launch of Relativity 8.2, the latest iteration of its extremely successful review and analytics software. As always with kCura, the website sets out clearly what functions justify the tagline “From hold to production and everything in between”, with an overview video and easily-navigable subsections for legal hold, collection, processing, review, analytics and its mobile Binders, as well as information about the platform.
I was at the Relativity Spring Launch in London a few weeks ago to hear CEO Andrew Sieja talk about the new release and about the importance of the UK to kCura’s market. The purpose of the launch, he said, was to show us stuff, to get feedback on it, to allow everyone with a common interest in Relativity to talk amongst themselves, and to give everyone a good time. The evening justified that billing.
There was another aspect of the evening which was impressive. kCura’s Sean Francisco had died a few days earlier aged only 41. kCura is still a company which emphasises its people, both internally and for customer-facing purposes, and Sean Francisco was widely-known and liked. Andrew Sieja said that they had contemplated calling off the event, but reckoned that this was not what Sean Francisco would have wanted. Instead, he showed a video of Sean musing enthusiastically about his work and the company he worked for. Tribute was paid, the right tone set, and we were able to move on to the main business of the evening. It was well done.
Andrew Sieja gave us some statistics – there are 42,500 active cases in Relativity and 94,000 users. 50% of the users are on a version which is no more than six months old. The company now has 402 employees, 146 enterprise clients and 131 channel partners.
The most interesting thing to me is how the company seems to have retained the youthful enthusiasm with which it was founded as it has grown into a market-leading company with international footprint. This is not an easy trick to pull off.
Whilst there, I bumped into Constantine Pappas, with whom I had recorded a webinar a few weeks previously. The webinar was about proportionality in the use of predictive coding. I enjoyed recording it and you can find it on YouTube or on kCura’s dedicated page here.