Electronic Discovery Simplification and Sophistication – Now You Can Have Both


In a recent article for Bloomberg BNA’s Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, I discussed how big data captured the attention of technologists, who then developed software specifically for large-scale litigation without consideration for small to mediumsize cases. Furthermore, enterprise solutions generally suffered from scaling down economically to handle these cases and got “stuck” in legacy review platforms that weren’t created for eDiscovery. It wasn’t until just a few years ago that technologists created SaaS platforms for small and medium-size cases. Unfortunately, these platforms were too simplified and lacked the features needed to allow practitioners to compete with firms using sophisticated platforms.

The main reasons for the lack of sophistication are:

  1. Design
  2. The platforms are still being built, but have been released to the market early.

The decision for a pared-down design is because software developers buy into the argument from their client base that it needs to be “so simple anyone can use it.” This is problematic as technology will always continue to advance and holding your client base back will perpetuate antiquated workflows.

The other platforms that continue to get built with advancing technology have the right idea, but in many instances, the decision to use those platforms is a gamble on current and future cases.

The best options on the market are platforms that are easy to learn and designed to guide review teams on how to fully leverage advanced analytics and workflows. CVFox is an eDisovery SaaS product designed for small to medium-size cases with these needs in mind so that practitioners can now compete with large firms using sophisticated platforms.

CVFox was extracted from a highly sophisticated platform, ClarVergence™, which has been used for complex MDL, high volumes of ESI and antitrust litigation. CVFox presents the same features like concept analytics, simple to complex workflows and productions with predictable pricing. The templates and simplicity in the interface create a user experience where those of all levels of experience can continually improve their ECA and review strategies. Request a demo today and see for yourself.

Rick Clark

Rick Clark

Rick Clark is the senior sales director for TCDI. In this role, he is instrumental in helping clients review complex data and as a result, is currently rolling out CVFox, a newly released SaaS product that will allow firms and corporations to easily upload data for processing, review (with CAAT Analytics) and production at a predictable pricing structure.

Rick started in the legal industry in 2002 working for a litigation support company where he began consulting with law firms on paper and electronic discovery. As eDiscovery began to grow, his path took him to deploying software in data processing and forensics. In 2006, he became a co-founder of Wave Software for high volume unstructured data culling for a more streamlined review. The company quickly grew in the emerging eDiscovery market and as a result, he co-founded The Masters Conference to bring thought leaders together for education on the evolving best legal practices. In 2012, he began working in the complex data/document review with iCONECT and began to consult with corporations, the federal government and law firms in complex review. Rick joined TCDI in 2014.

Rick has a Communications degree in Journalism from Liberty University.
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Rick Clark is the senior sales director for TCDI. In this role, he is instrumental in helping clients review complex data and as a result, is currently rolling out CVFox, a newly released SaaS product that will allow firms and corporations to easily upload data for processing, review (with CAAT Analytics) and production at a predictable pricing structure.

Rick started in the legal industry in 2002 working for a litigation support company where he began consulting with law firms on paper and electronic discovery. As eDiscovery began to grow, his path took him to deploying software in data processing and forensics. In 2006, he became a co-founder of Wave Software for high volume unstructured data culling for a more streamlined review. The company quickly grew in the emerging eDiscovery market and as a result, he co-founded The Masters Conference to bring thought leaders together for education on the evolving best legal practices. In 2012, he began working in the complex data/document review with iCONECT and began to consult with corporations, the federal government and law firms in complex review. Rick joined TCDI in 2014.

Rick has a Communications degree in Journalism from Liberty University.