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Open Text Partners with Recommind

This article appears in the issue February 2009 [Volume 18, Issue 2]


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Open Text has announced what it calls a major expansion of its e-discovery capabilities with an early case assessment solution designed to help organizations reduce the costs associated with e-discovery activities. Called Open Text eDiscovery Early Case Assessment powered by Recommind, the offering is designed to allow organizations to quickly assess the legal merits of a case and defensibly manage legal holds and collection for discovery, regulatory and compliance requests.

Open Text claims that with this solution in place, organizations can significantly minimize the need for third-party processing and control the high costs of legal reviews by culling irrelevant information before it goes for review by outside counsel.

Open Text formed a strategic relationship with Recommind to combine its Insite Legal Hold application with the Open Text ECM Suite. The combination not only addresses the critical need for eDiscovery in an age of growing regulatory and legal challenges, it also lets customers tightly integrate eDiscovery within their broader ECM initiatives, the companies say. Open Text eDiscovery Early Case Assessment allows enterprises to explore information where it resides quickly and accurately before it is collected and placed on hold in response to an investigation or lawsuit. This Explore in Place technology is a paradigm shift in legal hold methodology, Open Text says, because competitive solutions simply index and aggregate large amounts of data without any ability to determine relevance prior to collection, resulting in the collection, preservation, storage, processing, review and analysis of far more information than required.

With Open Text eDiscovery Early Case Assessment, organizations can:

  • centrally search, explore in place and preserve electronically stored information (ESI) from disparate sources;
  • reduce the volume of content to be reviewed; and
  • significantly lower the cost of third-party processing.


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