A rising trend in eDiscovery is the management of different data types - Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and structured databases. Evolver’s in-house development team saw a need for the ability to review and redact these different data types and developed two specialty tools to do just that, XLerator and SDreview.
XLerator, a secure tool available in the cloud, allows users to review and redact Microsoft Excel files and produce them in a native format. “XLerator helps achieve significant savings in time and cost when compared to traditional redaction methods,” says Markowitz. XLerator allows for full, targeted, and global text redactions and a full audit history of applied redactions.
XLerator helps achieve significant savings in time and cost when compared to traditional redaction methods
Reviewing structured data has also become a challenge to eDiscovery attorneys. Increasingly, information from databases must be included in discovery data sets. Evolver developed SDreview to provide easy management and production of structured data. This cloud-based platform allows users to cull, search, review, redact, and produce structured data from a variety of data types such as SharePoint, Oracle, SQL and Salesforce.com. Users can look through hundreds and thousands of rows of structured data quickly and cost effectively before production. Similar to XLerator, SDreview has the ability to use redaction to anonymize data for HIPPA and other data privacy needs.
In addition to Evolver’s proprietary tools, Evolver is also a Relativity Best in Service provider and specializes in managing large and complex cases in kCura’s Relativity application. Evolver continues to leverage innovation by recognizing the secure, scalable and flexible nature of the cloud and adopting the use of it for eDiscovery. They are the first company to run Relativity on the AWS cloud. Evolver of-fers private, public and hybrid cloud options for their clients depending on their specific needs.
“Our specialty litigation tools and cloud technology keeps us at a very unique position in the market,” says Markowitz. In the future, the company aims to expand XLerator to review and redact the complete Microsoft Office suite.