It’s All Relative(ity)

It’s All Relative(ity)

There’s simply no disputing that kCura’s Relativity platform is now the standard bearer for data hosting in the litigation support community. Where once Concordance and Summation reigned supreme, Relativity emerged and has since steadily evolved to in many ways be considered the “go to” choice for collaborative review. To be sure, there are plenty of other players in the market and effective tools for accomplishing the same purpose, but Relativity has achieved a level of name recognition that will be difficult to eclipse. Consider that the overwhelming majority of cases requiring contract attorneys are hosted on the Relativity platform, and it is clear to see their dominance is likely to continue for some time.

What makes Relativity hosting so enticing to businesses and law firms alike? Simply put, the platform is instantly accessible from an end user’s perspective. As kCura boasts through a testimonial on their website, “With as little as 20 minutes of training, attorneys who’ve never used Relativity can navigate records, conduct basic searches, and code documents.” For anyone who has ever tried to introduce new technology to attorneys who are comfortable with their current workflow, this is high praise indeed. The user interface is spare yet attractive, avoiding the all too common mistake of overwhelming users with copious information and the newest bells and whistles and focusing on only what is necessary to get the job done. Professionals who have used Relativity since the beginning note that the general look and feel of the program has changed very little since its inception though version 9.3 has just been released. This is no accident, but rather a concerted effort to keep the forward face of the product accessible to new and old users alike.

Though this may be the outward appearance for new users, there have been major advances in Relativity document review. The Relativity platform has evolved with the times adding more functionality with every new release. Relativity administrators work behind the scenes to provide savvy users with ever more options for creating advanced searches and detailed reports. They also hold the keys to Relativity’s granular security and permissions apparatus which allows Relativity certified administrator’s to lockdown precise areas of the environment to only authorized individuals or groups. This flexibility, which can be refined to the document level unleashed the true collaborative power of Relativity hosting. With the overwhelming success of the product, kCura has been able to focus on other lucrative areas of the EDRM cycle like Collections, Assisted Review, and Processing.

With all of the advances to the Relativity platform since its inception in 2005, the need for qualified professionals to administer the program has increased as well. Relativity support is now a major component of the services offered by litigation support providers. kCura Certification is sought by many professionals as the demand for Relativity project management has exploded. In addition to a rigorous exam that must be passed to become a Relativity Certified Administrator, professionals are required to participate in additional training as new products become available to keep their certification up to date.

Kensium is proud to be able to offer Relativity project management services by a certified administrator in the US. We recognize that the urgent needs of the clients in our industry sometimes demand an extra set of hands to keep their Relativity document review project moving.

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