MetaLINCS Offers First eDiscovery Review Technology with Integrated Analysis
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.,-January 30, 2006-MetaLINCSTM, a leading provider of E-Discovery software, today announced availability of MetaLINCS 2.0, the first packaged E-Discovery software application to integrate powerful analysis functionality with next-generation document review capabilities. From a single highly graphical user desktop, corporate legal teams and law firms can quickly uncover critical case content up front before manual review has even started and then organize the content for smarter, less costly review. MetaLINCS' unique analytic capabilities provide an efficient way to organize and prioritize review, so reviewers can address content in priority order, placing the greatest focus on areas most likely to contain important information.
"Our software puts you in charge of the E-Discovery process, whether you decide to handle it all in-house, or engage outside counsel or a service provider to support some parts of the overall process," said Ramon Nunez, CEO of MetaLINCS. "MetaLINCS empowers corporations and law firms to conduct more successful investigations, mitigate compliance risks, and reduce overall E- Discovery costs and time frames."
MetaLINCS 2.0 enables corporate counsel or law firms to quickly find and drill down on the most relevant case material during early case assessment, often within hours of processing content. Such early insight can inform initial strategic decision making and drive more favorable case outcomes. Automated analysis also enables reviewers to quickly reconsider the full base of case information relative to new developments or information, revising the sets of relevant and important materials to ensure their completeness, without the time and expense of exhaustive re- review.
"To the extent that attorneys and their support staff can begin assessing data early in their handling of the case, they can do a better job of prioritizing and triaging the data," said George Socha of Socha Consulting. "They get the opportunity to focus their efforts on the data that is most likely to mean the most to their case. At the same time, they get to determine what data to set aside to be dealt with another day, if ever."
MetaLINCS software was designed from inception to reduce costs and risks with a modern, scalable architecture, advanced search and unique visual analysis. Advanced patent-pending algorithms accelerate the process of culling, de-duplicating and indexing data. Visual analytics and a highly scalable search engine make review and analysis accurate and efficient for any size project or review team by quickly displaying key information, such as relationships between people, events, time, documents and communication patterns.
The MetaLINCS 2.0 application builds on the previous release, combining a diverse set of new and improved capabilities to offer the most comprehensive E-Discovery analysis and review software available. New features include a new web-based analysis and review interface, automatic document acquisition, customizable reports and enhanced project management functionality.
Electronic information is now the #1 source of evidence in all corporate investigations. Analysis of electronic data is the most critical aspect of the E-Discovery process, yet most investigations continue to rely on manual review of each document supported only by conventional text search techniques for gathering topical information. Often done through tedious, manual processes, traditional analysis is labor-intensive, expensive, inconsistent and often incomplete. This year alone, companies will spend over $5.7 billion in expenses related to E-Discovery. As the volume and importance of electronic data grows, impractical manual analysis is quickly increasing risks for legal counsel.
MetaLINCS is a leading provider of Electronic Discovery software. The company's flagship product, the MetaLINCS E-Discovery application, drives early and accurate case assessments by guiding users through the discovery process and suggesting new areas for analysis. Corporate attorneys, investigators and litigators are able to make better decisions earlier, boost discovery productivity, and ensure discovery consistency across cases. The MetaLINCS E-Discovery application is the first commercial software to visualize relationships between people, events, time, documents and communication patterns. Founded in 2003, MetaLINCS is a privately held company located in Mountain View, California and has received venture financing from ArrowPath Venture Capital, Newbury Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners. For more information about the company, visit www.metalincs.com.
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For more information, contact:
Craig Kaufman, Reichert Communications