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Faster, Easier eDiscovery Review:  The New Concordance Desktop

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One million records – that’s the average volume range for approximately 80% of litigation cases relying on eDiscovery.  More than 70,000 litigation support professionals across small- and mid-sized law firms slice and dice those million records for attorneys over the course of the eDiscovery process.

Many of them have relied on the LexisNexis Concordance® eDiscovery review software product for years – it’s a tried and true workhorse.  And today, after 18 months of development, the Concordance product has been reimagined and released as an entirely new product:  the Concordance Desktop solution.

The new product promises to help litigation teams take control of the eDiscovery workflow and manage the review process faster and more accurately – right from their desktops.

Speed, Ease-of-Use and Remote Connectivity

The new Concordance Desktop features a “multi-core and hyper-threaded” import engine that is lightning-fast and enables users to work on other matters even while the system is importing records into the database.

The software also debuts a new Administrative Console.  This allows administrators to gain better insight into their case databases and more control over the various administrative tasks involved in managing case databases across the firm.  In addition, LexisNexis has added remote-connectivity providing customers the benefit of collaboration, which is especially valuable under tight deadlines.

“Based on market feedback, we’ve built-in remote connectivity into Concordance Desktop so the review process can be conducted in collaboration with co-counsel, expert witnesses and other key members of the litigation team, regardless of where they are located,” explained Steve Ashbacher, vice president of litigation solutions with LexisNexis software and technology business.

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Comprehensive eDiscovery Application for Review

The new Concordance Desktop application is a vastly improved all-in-one review solution – for small-to-medium cases in litigation, according to product manager Wil Cummings.

He points out the new product unifies several separate modules and applications, which were previously part of the Concordance product suite, into one comprehensive eDiscovery review solution.  This unified review eliminates the requirement to administer up to five separate products to gain the benefits of each product.

Mr. Cummings notes, aside from multi-tasking, the new import engine provides added benefits of speed and ease-of-use.  The import engine ingests electronic documents, loads file and email faster than ever and presents users with a simple three-click process for moving records into the eDiscovery workflow.

With the release of Concordance Desktop, LexisNexis is also offering flexible licensing arrangements.  The improved pricing structure allows customers to ramp up or down on a monthly basis based on the peaks and valleys of litigation demands. This pricing flexibility is of special importance to smaller law firms with more modest IT budgets.

Interested in a demo of the new product?  Click this link to the Concordance Desktop page for more information about the new product.

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Note:  Written with contributions from Frank Strong, Will Cummings, Jessica Ballard and Daryn Teague.

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