Updated: Feb 14
Relativity today showcased how customers are transforming their e-discovery businesses with RelativityOne, along with new availability and enhancements to the SaaS product.
Relativity CEO and founder Andrew Sieja made the announcements to more than 2,000 attendees from the global e-discovery community during the 2018 Relativity Fest opening keynote. Now in its ninth year, Relativity Fest has more than 300 speakers and 200 unique sessions, hands-on labs, and workshops designed to educate and connect the e-discovery community.
"We love this community, and Relativity Fest is a great opportunity to highlight some of the amazing ways our customers around the world are reimagining e-discovery," said Andrew. "It's always invigorating to see how our community is able to continually innovate on our product and I'm particularly excited to see how they will take RelativityOne to new heights in the years to come."
During the keynote, Rio Tinto, Epstein Becker Green, and D4, a division of Special Counsel, joined Andrew on stage to talk about how they've transformed their business with the SaaS product.
For Epstein Becker Green, the transformation was particularly impactful. The national law firm has aligned the practices of all 14 of its offices nationwide on RelativityOne, leading to a more open and efficient case management experience that has allowed the firm to take on more work from its clients.
"RelativityOne is allowing us to take a holistic approach to each case, make decisions faster, and become the client-first, truly national practice we aspire to be," said Lori Mazzola, director of information technology at Epstein Becker Green.
Transform with New Product Enhancements
Andrew highlighted new improvements and updates to RelativityOne, which now has now grown to more than 10,000 workspaces, 1,100 active users each day, and a total data footprint of 1.5 PB.
With the latest Bluestem release, there have now been 555 unique product enhancements added to RelativityOne since last summer. The latest updates include a new repository workspace that gives users the ability to perform basic investigatory work—including searching, filtering, and performing analytics on the data—at a third of the cost of data in review. Available in RelativityOne in Q4, the repository workspace means customers can get more for their gigabyte, storing three times the amount of data in RelativityOne than they have licensed—opening up the platform for everything from early case assessment to storing coding decisions tied to documents for future cases.
Additionally, Relativity Processing has seen its processing speed nearly double since early 2018, and now allows users to create multiple data sources, custodians, and processing sets all at once to dramatically decrease time spent prepping for processing. Active learning in Relativity Analytics offers a new coverage queue to serve up documents the engine is unsure about to train the system more quickly. Legal Hold incorporates a new approval workflow to provide designated approvers sign-off authority on specific communications. And Relativity Case Dynamics now offers a comprehensive transcripts solution with more customization, mass upload of transcripts, and video syncing.
Transform in New Markets
RelativityOne is now available in Brazil, adding to its current locations in the U.S., UK, Hong Kong, and Canada. The SaaS product will be available in the Netherlands and Australia by the end of year.
Transform with New Learning Opportunities
New at Relativity Fest this year is the Relativity Experience—a space to learn about the product and the industry. It's home to hands-on exercises, booths to meet different teams from throughout Relativity like Relativity's security team, Calder7, and fireside chats, where industry experts share insights and experiences via informal discussion. This year's fireside chat speakers include industry leaders like Dera Nevin, senior associate attorney for Baker McKenzie's IPTech practice, and Paulette Brown, chief diversity and inclusion officer for Locke Lord LLP.