Legal professionals are increasingly demanding the best technology to enable their litigation and legal work – and they deserve it. Legacy software designed decades ago is no longer sufficient to support today’s workflows. As the cloud continues to grow as a means of storing information and conducting business, and discoverable data explodes in size and scope–moving from traditional emails to Slack chats and ephemeral messages–old legal platforms are not well-equipped to support legal professionals who have to navigate these new forms of ESI.
That’s why cloud-native ediscovery and investigations tools like Everlaw are being embraced by legal professionals. After an extensive review and deliberation process, Everlaw was named a ‘Leader’ in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide eDiscovery Review Software 2022 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48315722, October 2022).
SOURCE: IDC MarketScape Worldwide eDiscovery Review Software 2022 Vendor Assessment, by Ryan O’Leary, October 2022, IDC # US48315722 [IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.]
In evaluating ediscovery vendors, IDC indexes for robust project management capabilities to enable efficient review, AI and machine learning capabilities to enable predictive coding, easy-to-use features and search tools, strong focus on cybersecurity standards to protect and secure client data, and a global footprint which enabled large organizations to review documents in appropriate jurisdictions.
Describing Everlaw, Ryan O’Leary, Research Director at IDC’s Security and Trust program, who covers legal technology, wrote:
Everlaw, like most cloud vendors, focuses heavily on the consumerization of its product and ease of use. Everlaw has pioneered visual searching techniques that enable deep culling of data sets without relying on complicated queries or expert users. Everlaw is committed to simplifying ediscovery and driving savings for customers.”
– Ryan O’Leary, Research Director at IDC’s Security and Trust program
Powerful Search and Easy-To-Use Technology
Ediscovery is an essential component of litigation and is increasingly responsible for making and breaking cases. Legal professionals are accustomed to using top-grade technology in every aspect of their lives – from ordering groceries to navigating their commutes – but for too long, they have had to use old, outdated, on-premises platforms to conduct ediscovery and document review. Now, some of those platforms have taken those old solutions and put them on the cloud, but their functionality remains the same. But it doesn’t need to be this way.
The IDC MarketScape 2022 report positioned Everlaw as a Leader based on the following strengths – search capabilities and post-production capabilities/litigation support. According to the report,
Everlaw’s solution is differentiated by its unique search feature. Many vendors in this market rely on Boolean search functionality. Everlaw provides a more user friendly search mechanism that requires less user effort to get the same results as a well crafted Boolean search. Everlaw’s visual search feature contextualizes the search and helps users find important documents faster. The ‘Parties’ meta search feature is a way to see all emails a person saw (send, received, or copied) quickly.”
Headquartered in Oakland, California, Everlaw is a technology-first company focused on helping legal teams navigate the increasingly complex ediscovery landscape to chart a straighter path to the truth. Building on the user-friendly interface, and with a proactive focus on releasing powerful features, in a recent Ask-Me-Anything with Everlaw’s user community, Everlaw CEO AJ Shankar previewed some features the company is releasing soon:
- Conversation Graph: A graphical way to explore conversational data, zoom in on particular date ranges, and look for interesting behavior.
- Difference Viewer: A powerful tool to compare multiple different docs simultaneously, like 5-10 similar docs, where you can view them in a unified format.
- Cloud Connectors: Easy, quick connections from cloud sources to the Everlaw platform.
Postproduction Capabilities and Litigation Support
Furthermore, the IDC MarketScape report recognizes Everlaw for enabling its users to take reviewed information and build their cases on the platform through powerful post production capabilities and litigation support.
The 2022 IDC MarketScape report states:
Everlaw’s Storybuilder solution lets users quickly and easily create timelines, analyze depositions, and collaborate on these activities. Everlaw allows users to collaborate deeply with messaging and sharing capabilities to make the trial preparation process more technologically advanced. Everlaw is one of the few to offer capabilities that go beyond review — all while offering robust review capabilities.”
Global Presence to Serve Diversified Clients
Everlaw users – including all 50 U.S. state Attorney General offices, the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Interior, corporations including Vail Resorts and FirstEnergy, 91 of Am Law 200 firms, and hundreds of law firms across the United States, England, Europe, and Australia – deserve and expect the best legal technology and unparalleled support. To support its users and maintain a global presence, Everlaw has additional offices in New York City, Washington D.C., and London. Everlaw users and prospects can continue to look forward to using the most powerful technology, search, and postproduction tools as they chart a straighter path to the truth. Download an excerpt from the report here, and book your demo now.