Today the legal review process for electronically stored information (ESI) remains the single most expensive portion of the entire electronic discovery process. In fact, depending on one’s source of reference, the cost of review can comprise up to 80% of the total cost of e-Discovery.
In the conduct of an actual legal review, the portion of the process that typically takes the most time and costs the most money is the first pass email and document review.
The cost associated with this first pass review is a function of both the amount of data to be reviewed and the time it takes reviewers to conduct the review. In other words, if you want to decrease the cost of the review process, the best way to do it is to use advanced filtering and deduplication analysis tools to decrease the size of data sets to be considered during first pass reviews.
Developed to meet these challenges by providing users an integrated platform for efficient electronic discovery, Orange Legal Technologies’ OneO® Discovery Platform can help defensibly decrease data set sizes on the front end of the electronic discovery process while streamlining first and second pass reviews by providing features such as integrated workflow and collaboration – saving users considerable time and money when compared to many of the solutions available in the market today.
Orange Legal Technologies’ OneO Discovery Platform is an integrated, web-accessible electronic discovery platform that enables online analysis, processing, and review of unstructured data from the security of a hosted centralized repository. Delivered under a Software as a Service (SaaS) model that requires no incremental investment on your behalf for hardware, software, or support personnel, OneO allows users to gain full control of the electronic discovery process by providing a forensically sound discovery platform that allows users to:
Additionally, Orange Legal Technologies provides both collection and production services that can be used in conjunction with OneO or our best of breed partners to ensure full support for law firm or corporation litigation, audit, and investigation requirements.
Consisting of an integrated platform organized into three service modules, the key capabilities of OneO are as follows:
OneO O1 Analytics
OneO O2 Processing
OneO O3 Review
In addition to the individual attributes of O1 Analytics, O2 Processing, and O3 Review, the OneO Discovery Platform provides users with increased efficiency and decreased risk based on the following benefits:
Orange Legal Technologies is a technology company that provides law firms and corporations both technology and services for the conduct of eDiscovery. Unlike most service providers who resell and manage licensed software from multiple vendors, we leverage our own internally developed and proprietary eDiscovery platform to deliver a combination of technology and service expertise that provides clients with a level of task (eDiscovery) and cost (time/money) efficiency that can only be achieved through this type of development and distribution approach. This approach also provides Orange Legal Technologies with two unique technology related differentiators over most eDiscovery providers. These unique differentiators are:
While the term ‘better’ is extremely subjective, provided below are proof points on why it appears to be a completely appropriate term when describing our technology differentiators.
In general, most eDiscovery hosting platforms are built leveraging the most efficient software architecture from a developer’s point of view. At Orange Legal Technologies, we took a different approach and developed our OneO Discovery Platform with the most efficient software architecture from a user’s perspective. This difference in approach can be exemplified in a comparison of both how documents are transmitted and reviewed using different approaches and in the way different functions are integrated using different approaches.
Most hosting platforms are web-based applications that require entire documents to be transferred over the web and opened by applications residing on the reviewer’s workstation. This web-based approach, highly dependent on browsers, bandwidth and client side native applications, can cause time, cost and security challenges that highly impact both the conduct of reviews (quality of review) and the business of eDiscovery (cost of review).
Orange Legal Technologies’ software architecture approach alleviates the challenges typically associated with a web-based approach by leveraging a custom implementation of a terminal services architecture. Simply stated, this approach does not require entire documents to be transferred over the web, as only images of the documents need to be transferred.
This approach decreases connectivity bandwidth requirements and results in faster document presentation (near instantaneous document presentation). Also, as this approach is server-centric in nature, reviewers do not have to have a full library of native applications on their workstations in order to review transferred documents. Orange Legal Technologies’ maintains a complete portfolio of native applications on its terminal servers and as reviewers are working directly with the servers (instead of transferred documents), users are able to review documents in their native format from any workstation regardless of that workstations’ installed applications or underlying operating system.
Most eDiscovery platforms are built as a series of individual applications that are integrated at the platform level to present a unified offering. This results in increased data transfer challenges as data must be ingested, acted up, and moved to the next application during the eDiscovery process. When one considers that most providers leverage several eDiscovery platforms in the delivery of their eDiscovery support, one can see how multiple task and application data transfer points can impact eDiscovery workflow and adversely impact overall task and cost efficiency in the delivery of eDiscovery while increasing the risk of spoliation.
Orange Legal Technologies’ OneO Discovery Platform is an advanced technology platform that provides clients completely integrated, web- accessible online analytics (early case/data assessment), processing and review of electronically stored information (ESI) from the security of a hosted centralized repository. This application level integration means clients load data once and can leverage integrated early case assessment, processing and review capabilities at any point in the eDiscovery process. This approach alleviates many of the data transfer inefficiencies of other platforms and providers and significantly decreases time, cost and risk in the conduct of eDiscovery.
The software architecture approach of Orange Legal Technologies, as highlighted in these document transmission and delivery and eDiscovery function integration examples, provide salient considerations for why we believe we have “better architecture”.
As Orange Legal Technologies is the developer of our core and proprietary eDiscovery platform, we have a unique flexibility to customize our technology and to customize the pricing of our offerings to best support your individual requirements.
Orange Legal Technologies’ can customize our technology to support client specific matter and workflow needs with our own developers working directly with your eDiscovery experts. This direct support and customization capability coupled with our approach to software architecture allows us to rapidly and accurately translate your requirements into action without the typical development challenges facing technology developers with non-integrated platforms or the coordination challenges facing eDiscovery providers delivering multiple offerings from multiple vendors.
As the developer of our technology and the manager of our direct delivery model, we are able to provide clients with pricing efficiencies that cannot be achieved by competitors constrained with multiple licensing fees for multiple platforms delivered in an indirect manner. We understand our development, support and delivery costs and can work directly with you to deliver exactly what you need at the most aggressive price point possible.
In translating “better software” and “better flexibility” considerations into actionable offerings that can be considered, quantified and leveraged to enhance your discovery efforts, Orange Legal Technologies provides a complete portfolio of services to support the entire spectrum of ESI related activities.
To learn more about how OrangeLT can augment your eDiscovery capabilities, contact us today to schedule an introductory briefing and demonstration.
Formed in 2008 as an eDiscovery-centric outgrowth of the 1995 founded Litigation Document Group, Orange Legal Technologies is a leading provider of electronic discovery litigation, audit, and investigation services for law firms and corporations. Having served over 1,000 clients since inception and with over 250 clients leveraging the OneO® Discovery Platform since its introduction, OrangeLT™ has worked with some of the world’s most well known corporations and law firms and has been recognized in leading analyst and media publications from such organizations as Gartner, IDC, 451 Research and Forbes.
OrangeLT™ is a leading provider of electronic discovery litigation, audit, and investigation services for law firms and corporations. OrangeLT offers a complete suite of electronic discovery technology and services, including collection, analysis, processing, review and production of digital and paper-based information. OrangeLT is enabled by the OneO® Discovery Platform – an integrated, web-accessible electronic discovery platform that provides online analysis, processing, and review of unstructured data from the security of a hosted centralized repository.