Upcoming SaaS Product to Deliver Same Relativity Experience through Global Network of Partners
At London roadshow, kCura unveils Relativity 9.4, which builds off their latest releases by incorporating analytics and visualizations throughout Relativity, providing a fully integrated ECA and investigations product—and announces plans for the release of a new SaaS product RelativityOne later this year. kCura, developers of Relativity, announced the newest version of their comprehensive e-discovery software, Relativity 9.4, to more than 500 attendees at the London keynote of the Relativity Spring Roadshow. With the goal of enabling customers to address every stage of the e-discovery lifecycle in a single system—from understanding data to telling the story within it—the newest release of Relativity leverages the complete platform to take better advantage of analytics and visualizations in e-discovery. New ECA and investigations capabilities are fully integrated, so customers can use the complete suite of search, visualization, and analytics tools used in document review to research matters, gain a holistic understanding of their data before a case begins, start culling down their collection, or quickly uncover the true story behind an incident. It’s then easy to seamlessly move data to review or collaborate with Relativity providers once an assessment or investigation is complete. "With data sources becoming more and more diverse and voluminous, we continue to look for new and improved ways to analyze and present data for our clients, so they can filter out the noise and get to the facts faster," said Jon Chan, technical director at Anexsys, a London-based Relativity hosting partner using the full extent of the platform. “It makes a huge difference as a business to leverage the powerful capabilities of the Relativity 9 series—including analytics and data visualization—in one seamless platform. We’ve been able to use the flexibility of the platform to build ideal workflows and custom applications, making e-discovery a much more efficient process for our diverse customer base.” Alongside Relativity ECA and Investigation, 9.4 offers 170 new features, which have been delivered to customers incrementally in its monthly releases. The complete stack is more tightly integrated—from legal hold, collection, and processing, through to review and production—and the ability to add cluster visualizations to dashboards means users can now have all of their data analysis tools in one view for insight on the entirety of a matter, such as how concepts and themes intersect with metadata and custodian information. “Our focus is to make it easy for legal teams to search, analyze, and act on data. The role of attorneys and legal professionals is evolving, with a requirement to be skilled at data analysis—investigating and dissecting large, complex datasets to tell a story,” said Andrew Sieja, president and CEO of kCura. “With Relativity 9.4, we believe we’ve made it easier to do that throughout the entire e-discovery lifecycle.” In London, kCura also announced plans for their SaaS product, RelativityOne. RelativityOne brings a single e-discovery platform from legal hold through case construction directly to the cloud, providing additional benefits like the continuous integration of new features, hyperscale computing, high availability, the elimination of upgrade and infrastructure headaches, and a worldwide network of data centers. RelativityOne seamlessly connects with customers’ existing Relativity installations, giving them access to both the on-premises and SaaS products through a single login, with the ability to provision workspaces locally or in the cloud through a consolidated workspace list. Case teams can also easily and defensibly transfer data from local environments to the cloud, supporting the diverse needs and requirements of their clients and projects. RelativityOne will offer the same flexibility and extensibility that customers have with the current product and, when released, RelativityOne will be offered and supported in the same way Relativity is today—through a global network of experts and more than 120 Relativity partners. “Our community is packed with the brightest minds in e-discovery, and we’re planning to work closely with them to deliver a cloud solution that further elevates the types of services they provide to their customers,” said Sieja. “We’re committed to building a great e-discovery product and RelativityOne will give us the opportunity to deliver new features and enhancements even faster, getting them into the hands of end users for real-time feedback and continual improvement.” Details of Relativity 9.4 and RelativityOne will also be shared at the U.S. stops of the Relativity Spring Roadshow, taking place in New York City on May 11, Washington DC on May 12, and San Francisco on May 17. Learn more about the Relativity Spring Roadshow.