SAN DIEGO, CA, AND KENSINGTON, MD, JANUARY 22, 2008– Anacomp® Inc., a leading business process solutions company, and Equivio, a provider of software used in the litigation support realm, today announced a joint technology alliance in which Anacomp has integrated Equivio’s near-duplicate technology into its CaseLogistix® litigation support solution, allowing users to ensure the consistent treatment of similar documents and significantly reduce document review times and costs.
CaseLogistix is the most powerful and versatile litigation review and integration platform available today, providing a complete solution for electronic document organization, annotation, discovery management and production. With the Equivio integration, CaseLogistix users are able to work with groups of similar documents – even if the documents exist in varying file formats – and, using the Equivio compare feature, immediately access each document’s unique, value-added content. As a result, users can virtually eliminate redundancy from the document review process, reducing costs and helping litigators zoom in on the information they need to build a case.
“The litigation process is challenged by ballooning document volumes and review costs,” said John Turner, Anacomp’s Chief Technology Officer. “The integration with Equivio’s best-of-breed near-duplicate and email thread technology allows our CaseLogistix customers to focus exclusively on documents that contain unique information and, moreover, on the unique information within each document.”
In addition, Anacomp supports Equivio’s content-centric email thread capability. Equivio’s content-centric approach to building email threads allows users to review only emails that contain unique content. Applied to data in the Enron case, Equivio’s email thread technology was able to reduce the overall review effort by 60%. The content-centric approach is robust, eliminating any dependence on the idiosyncrasies of email metadata, while also facilitating thread analysis on OCR collections.
“Anacomp has a powerful presence in both the eDiscovery and enterprise document capture and management markets,” Turner continued. “There are remarkable symmetries in these markets as enterprises align themselves with a changing litigation and compliance environment. By integrating Equivio’s email thread technology into CaseLogistix in the near future as well as potentially into our docHarbor® platform, we are helping our customers find and process the right content much more quickly.”
“Anacomp has clearly identified the need for technologies that can help its customers meet regulatory and litigation challenges in the face of skyrocketing document volumes,” said Amir Milo, Chief Executive Officer of Equivio. “In this pervasive context, we believe that the integration of Equivio’s technology will represent a compelling value proposition for Anacomp’s law firm and corporate customers.”
CaseLogistix allows legal teams to quickly review and produce any amount of digital evidence using an interface similar to that of Microsoft® Outlook®. Combined with Anacomp’s docHarbor document management platform, business process management services, and secure high-speed scanning and conversion services, CaseLogistix provides law firms and corporate legal departments with one-stop access to one of the broadest litigation management solutions in the legal industry.
Equivio groups near-duplicates and structures email threads. Equivio’s patent-pending technology zooms in on unique data, allowing you to read less, think more, win big™. In the 2007 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey, law firms ranked Equivio as a Top 10 software vendor. To learn more about winning with Equivio, or visit www.equivio.com.
With 40 years of experience and a passionate commitment to client services, Anacomp partners with its customers to help them realize the full potential of their business processes at the lowest total cost of ownership. Possessing one of the world’s largest document repositories, Anacomp’s offerings serve thousands of users in insurance, financial services, government, legal, and other markets. Anacomp is headquartered in San Diego, with international headquarters in Wokingham, UK. For more information, visit www.anacomp.com or call (800) 364-9870.
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Senior Director of Marketing
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