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New Version of Anacomp's CaseLogistix Strengthens docNative Paradigm Approach
Aug 25, 2008 (12:08 PM EDT)
GRAPEVINE, Texas, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- INTERNATIONAL LEGAL TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION (ILTA) NATIONAL CONFERENCE -- Anacomp(R) Inc., a leading business process solutions company, today announced the latest version of its CaseLogistix(R) litigation support software, which enables legal teams to quickly organize, review, analyze and produce digital evidence. The new version adds robust functionality that bolsters CaseLogistix's ability to streamline and accelerate litigation review processes. More importantly, the latest capabilities complement and extend the solution's innovative docNative(TM) Paradigm approach to eDiscovery.
The traditional method for managing legal discovery review that has long been employed by law firms and corporate counsel departments involves the meticulous and laborious page-by-page Bates stamping of documents and subsequent conversion of them into electronic images such as TIFFs for computer-based processing. Electronic files may also be converted to TIFF images and numbered with metadata during processing. This method, however, merely mimics a paper-based document workflow and is slow, labor-intensive, expensive and introduces risks in dealing with attachments and the original metadata associated with them.
CaseLogistix's docNative Paradigm approach not only addresses reviewing single and multi-page document images, but focuses on the actual document in its original, unaltered native format (e.g. email, Web/XML, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and even voice and video) or "near-native" format (e.g. PDF and HTML). The method assigns a unique identifier to each document -- as opposed to pages -- regardless of length, and enables conceptual search tools to scan and "read" each one, determining its value and relevancy to the case. By managing documents in their native or near-native formats, the "TIFFing" conversion step can be skipped until the end of the discovery process, and only then as needed to format documents that are relevant and required for production.
By empowering users to work with over 150 file types without requiring the creation of TIFF images on the front end of the discovery process, users can greatly accelerate review, cut processing costs in half and reduce associated risks. In addition -- and perhaps more importantly -- this native file review method also supports compliance with new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) around electronically stored information (ESI).
"Anacomp's docNative Paradigm is the approach the litigation realm is rapidly heading towards and a central aspect of the ongoing evolution of litigation support tools," said Tom O'Connor, Director of the Legal Electronic Document Institute, an attorney and a nationally known independent consultant in the area of computerized litigation support systems. "Law firms and corporate litigation departments that are still processing with antiquated methodologies will not only quickly fall behind and not be able to compete with those who are working within a native document-centric approach, they may face production issues under the FRCP."
While eDiscovery is quickly moving towards a native document-centric review approach, there remains a need in the current market to support a hybrid review of native files and legacy TIFF images incorporating Bates numbers. The new enhancements in the latest version, 5.2.1, of CaseLogistix not only reinforce its abilities around the docNative Paradigm but also extend the solution's ability to work across all documents -- including TIFFs and non-native, or "current" file types -- to accelerate eDiscovery processing and review. Additional new features include:
-- Review enhancements including the combined native/image tab within the document viewer and easily accessible parent/child document information -- Upgraded production and print abilities, such as editing font settings for endorsements, managing redacted documents and printing attached documents with the relevant parent documents -- Improved auditing and performance tracking -- Direct native file ingestion -- New certifications including Citrix Presentation Server v4.5 and Windows XP SP2 running against Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 databases
"The improvements we've made to this latest version of CaseLogistix were a direct result of the requests we received from our customers who desired to expand their use of CaseLogistix to support native, TIFF and non-native formats. These new features fortify and extend our docNative Paradigm and make the solution stronger, faster and more flexible," said John Turner, Chief Technology Officer at Anacomp. "In addition to our innovative approach, what continues to make CaseLogistix successful with users and set it apart from the competition is its simplicity, flexibility, security, scalability and full Unicode compatibility."
Turner added that the benefits of the docNative Paradigm extend beyond law firms to corporate counsel departments, who can utilize CaseLogistix to conduct first-pass review themselves, reaping significant cost savings from having to do so by sending documents to outside counsel.
CaseLogistix allows legal teams to quickly organize, review, analyze and produce any amount of digital evidence using an interface similar to that of Microsoft(R) Outlook(R). The system is fully Unicode compliant and is able to recognize all foreign language character sets. Such capabilities offer strong differentiation over other litigation support solutions on the market and are highly desirable among larger, multi-national law firms and general counsel departments.
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 online document repositories as well as a large, independent field services organization, Anacomp's offerings serve hundreds of original equipment manufacturing (OEM) partners and thousands of end 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 http://www.anacomp.com or call (800) 364-9870.
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