When Integrated eDiscovery Isn’t Integrated

Integrated eDiscovery sounds like just the thing – simple, seamless and comprehensive. So what’s the problem?

Is "Integrated" eDiscovery what you really need?Unfortunately, under the hood of most “integrated” platforms there are most definitely seams, and you could be getting anything but simple and comprehensive.

In the race to deliver an “end-to-end” eDiscovery solution, most providers have bolted together disparate technologies, using multiple platforms to accomplish a single goal. But since they weren’t designed together, they don’t really work together as well as they could. Instead, “integrations” are deployed – to varying degrees of success – in an attempt to smooth the transitions between various parts of the system, and to translate from one set of logic to another.

When what you really want is robust, powerful and truly efficient eDiscovery processing, review and management, look for a unified solution that was designed from the ground-up to work together. Here’s why:

No Data Left Behind

An “integrated” eDiscovery system typically results in storing duplicative data in more than one or two different locations. The efforts involved in importing and exporting data not only burdens the engines performing the work, but these efforts are also prone to human error as data is often overlooked and left behind. Plus, talk about data sprawl. The disk associate with storage space might be cheap, but managing it isn’t.

A unified eDiscovery solution houses a single instance of all content eliminating the sprawl across the network and the risks associated with transferring data from one place to another.

The Cost of Culling

It is not uncommon for search terms and date filters to expand after data has been culled, processed and reviewed. The disjointed nature of traditional eDiscovery software requires data to journey backwards in order to apply any changes to the culling strategy to ensure you’re not excluding anything – a wholly unnecessary step that can result in unexpected budget overages.

Once you’ve gone forward, there should never be a reason to go back. Unified eDiscovery solutions are built to house everything under one technological roof, allowing teams to add search terms post-culling without incurring additional costs or time lost importing, exporting and re-assessing data.

The Management Experience

When your processing dashboard is different than your review module console, there is a lot of stop and go to transition from one to the other. Logging in and out with some “integrated” systems that loosely tie different pieces of software together takes time. Time that you’ll never be able to get back.

Having a fully unified, single management dashboard drives efficiency by nature and simplifies oversight. An all-inclusive, intuitive dashboard facilitates a greater level of comfort to control every aspect of processing, review and management.

Ready to experience truly unified eDiscovery? See a real-time video demo of ONE Discovery today!

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