This year’s keynote at Relativity Fest demonstrated how Relativity continues to stay at the forefront of innovation within the industry, solidifying their mission “to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it”. Relativity’s roadmap was filled with updates and improvements to the technology’s functionality and capabilities, a few of note are:
- Import/Export: Getting data in and out of Relativity will be easier than ever, bringing data transfer capabilities to all users with drag-and-drop functionality.
- Automated Workflows: Out-of-the-box automation will drive efficiency by eliminating manual steps and reduce risk of human-error. Soon, you’ll be able to sync changes to these workflows just as quickly and incorporate even more efficiency into your case setup, like automatically running mass operations you perform every time you bring in new data.
- Case Dynamics and Transcripts: Case Home was announced, which is a centralized location in RelativityOne to review documents, build deposition outlines, collaborate, and prepare exhibit bundles—with a presentation mode.
- Translate: Announced in September, Translate in RelativityOne provides machine translations in 112 languages (and counting) right within the platform—no downloading, exporting, or uploading required.
Of course, it is impossible to capture everything, and this was just to name a few. The keynote set the stage for the week, reinforcing Relativity’s commitment to innovation and set the stage for the following great moments and sessions throughout Relativity Fest. Below is a roundup of two sessions regarding RelativityOne integrations that truly caught our attention.
- Improve Your Firm’s Efficiency through RelativityOne and iManage
Relativity has taken another step towards a holistic solution to encompass the management of the entire litigation lifecycle through its integration with iManage. Now you can seamlessly collect data from iManage by custodian, without your data ever leaving the security of Azure.
In this presentation, the iManage team discussed the various use cases that require its integration with RelativityOne, including:
- Data transfers due to a client transferring to another firm
- Internal investigations
- File transfers
- Knowledge management
As Claire Oxley-Barnes, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Relativity discussed, “Relativity can bridge gaps between platforms that are otherwise very siloed because it’s a flexible platform. You can get very custom and granular in some different ways and that’s the unique aspect of combining these systems.”
It was very insightful understanding the numerous ways the integration of these two technologies will improve workflows and allow firms to explore new business developments and case strategies, integrate review intelligence into their case strategy, and store intellectual property all in one place.
- Reducing e-Discovery Risk with Archive360 and Relativity
Archive360, a cloud-based repository for semi-active and inactive data, is another useful technology that can be integrated with RelativityOne. In the session, Bill Tolson, Vice President of Compliance & eDiscovery at Archive360, informed the audience on how the two platforms allow organizations to address regulatory and technical obligations due to the seamless access Relativity provides to Archive360. Addressing information management needs with Archive360 can allow for:
- Greater control of data
- Greater data protection
- Greater visibility due to archiving any file/data type
- Access to both structured and unstructured data
- Faster onboarding
- Defensible compliance for large volumes of content with legal holds
This collaboration between the two platforms provides a consolidated, secure, archive for eDiscovery searches in Relativity, “Being able to know where all your data is, manage it, and secure it is becoming a very high focus for many companies as well as federal agencies, and state agencies” Tolson mentioned.
As the eDiscovery landscape continues to change, combining these highly secure technologies can be beneficial as concerns surrounding data protection and data privacy continue to grow. We look forward to working with these new RelativityOne capabilities and features and guiding our clients through the continuing changes and enhancements within this technology in the year to come.
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