SFL Data Offers kCura’s Method to Manage Litigation Hold Process for Corporations, Law Firms
New Web-based e-Discovery Application Streamlines Workflow, Mitigates Risk
San Francisco, Calif. – January 31, 2012 – SFL Data, the first provider of a fixed-price, e -discovery managed service for corporations and law firms, has licensed kCura’s Method, a web-based litigation hold application. SFL Data selected Method after a comprehensive review of all available software solutions. Clients can now streamline the litigation hold workflow by leveraging customizable templates and detailed, automated reporting tools. The application enables corporations and law firms to mitigate sanctions risk and improve overall defensibility. Built on top of the e-discovery review platform, Relativity, Method manages all aspects of the litigation hold process, including custodian notification and follow-up, acknowledgment tracking and detailed reporting. Method can be deployed on a highly customizable basis through a managed service provider such as SFL Data.
“Legal holds are inevitable. Most corporations and law firms handle them the old-fashioned way, by creating spreadsheets and manually following up through e-mail. By automating this process, Method positively impacts resource management and helps avoid the possibility of human error,” said SFL Data Vice President of e-Discovery Sales Chris Waldo. “Plus, it’s a simple web-based application so the client avoids the need for IT integration and personnel, additional hardware expense and ongoing software maintenance. Add to that the ability to have Method delivered by a world-class solutions firm such as SFL Data, and this opportunity is truly unique.”
Traditionally, the litigation hold process requires law firms and corporations to identify, analyze and preserve data across multiple custodians, resulting in several potentially overlapping organizational tasks. Method restructures this process by centralizing all litigation hold functions into a repeatable, customizable process. The application is designed to help corporations, law firms and government agencies identify and preserve relevant data to better prepare for litigation, and to assist in ensuring this data is included in the e-discovery process, as necessary.
“As a Relativity Best in Service partner, SFL Data has established a proven track record of delivering a great experience for their Relativity users,” said Andrew Sieja, president and CEO of kCura. “We’re excited they are providing Method to their clients as an affordable turnkey solution for managing legal hold and risk assessment processes.”
Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2011 e-Discovery Magic Quadrant, kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, a web-based platform for the review, analysis, and production of electronic data. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies meet e-discovery challenges by installing Relativity and Method on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners. kCura has been ranked the 42nd fastest-growing technology company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune. Please contact kCura at info[at]kcura[dot]com or visit www.kcura.com for more information.
About SFL Data
SFL Data is the first e-discovery service provider to deliver a fixed-price managed service that enables Fortune 500 corporate legal departments and law firms to gain a world class e-discovery function without building it internally. Using an e-discovery managed service can reduce litigation costs by more than 50 percent and achieve better control, visibility, and defensible results. SFL Data’s clients include Oracle, T-Mobile, and Yahoo!, as well as more than 100 AmLaw 250 law firms. Founded in 1998, SFL Data is a privately held company based in San Francisco. More information is available at 415-392-2900 or at www.sfldata.com.
Chris Waldo, SFL Data, 415-392-2900
Shawn Gaines, kCura, 312-870-5536
Vanessa Bradford, c3PR, 209-505-3690