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Ipro Announces Launch of Automated Digital Discovery (ADD®)

Introducing the World’s First Fully Automated and Integrated eDiscovery Solution

LAS VEGAS, September 1, 2015Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery software, today announced the release of its new automated workflow platform, Automated Digital Discovery (ADD®), designed to unify and simplify the eDiscovery process. ADD will be showcased this week at ILTACON in Las Vegas.

The ADD platform’s patent-pending technology automates key data management and production steps; avoiding common time delays, errors, and budget overruns. Once the workflow and settings are configured for a case, all you will need to do is “add” more data. From start to finish, managing eDiscovery has never been easier.

ADD dramatically reduces the steps necessary to go from ingestion to production, while removing the starts and stops that introduce costly, time-consuming errors. While other systems require large data sets to be processed before attorneys can begin reviewing documents to determine relevancy, ADD has unleashed the power of streaming data by eliminating batches so data no longer has to wait for users to check it. Batches are broken apart, but the tracking and chain of custody for all data remains intact. The data is then copied, verified and processed at the folder or container level simultaneously while filters such as date ranges, file types and de-duplication methods are applied automatically. Data now has the ability to move along each stage without having to wait for human interaction and is streamed into a document review system before a review team is even assembled.

“A new era of automation starts today. We’ve combined decades of innovation and expertise to solve one of the industry’s most pressing and costly problems – disconnected and inefficient workflows,” said Kim Taylor, Ipro President and COO.  “ADD further strengthens our commitment to our {i-proclamation}TM that simple, affordable, and automated eDiscovery should be the expected norm. Along with our partners, we’re excited to deliver this game-changing technology, which will empower organizations around the world to do more with less.”

Ipro products are backed by a 30-day money back guarantee, superior customer service, and after-hours technical support. To learn more about the Automated Digital Discovery platform and sign up for a live product demo visit iprotech.com/ADD.

About Ipro Tech, LLC
Headquartered in Phoenix, Ipro continues to expand its worldwide network of service providers, law firms, and corporate legal departments. Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD®) workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit www.iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com or visit our web site to find a Partner today.

Ipro Suite Helps Houston Firm Increase Efficiency

By B.B. Neely

Schiffer Odom Hicks & Johnson PLLC (SOHJ) is a commercial litigation and arbitration boutique with national and international reach. Our primary focus is to provide topquality counsel to clients through our consultative approach to litigation and adoption of innovative technology.

As a litigator focused on commercial disputes and tort claims, one of our founding partners, Andy Hicks, always believed that technology implemented properly would help the firm deliver unparalleled responsiveness without the overhead of larger firms. Despite our firm’s technological savvy, the burden of growing discovery volumes was challenging to manage. We had adopted litigation document review and transcript software years earlier; however, with growing datasets, the limitations of that software became glaringly evident. We were experiencing performance and workflow issues on all cases with over 150,000 documents, forcing us to send the larger cases to outside vendors, adding time and cost to every case. As a result, Andy and I set out to optimize the firm’s litigation technology.

Small But Mighty
With larger case volumes and just over a dozen lawyers, we needed to find a solution for managing our ediscovery more efficiently. Our goal was to find a new in-house solution that could process and search vast amounts of data quickly and provide our attorneys with powerful analytic tools to use in early case assessment (ECA) and strategy development. We required a scalable Web-based solution to allow for global access to case documents, faster data processing, a list of supported file types to accommodate engineering files received from clients working in the oil and gas sector, and flexible importing and exporting of data. The software solution needed to support concurrent users, rather than solely named users, to allow increased flexibility in regard to user access. Additionally, the solution needed to eliminate or, at the least, drastically reduce, peruser fees and per gigabit (GB) charges, both of which make it difficult to accurately determine managementdiscovery expenses. To ensure we had more stringent control over our operating costs, we concluded we did not want to be dependent on a third party for data processing; thus, affording us the ability to pass additional savings onto our clients.

During our research and requirements analysis for an in-house solution, we were confronted with a complex construction litigation case in which six terabytes (TB) of data was collected. The case involved the collection and review of custodians’ documents from around the globe, including Malaysia, Monaco, the Netherlands, Canada and Texas. Faced with such a large collection, we knew our existing document management system could not efficiently support document review and storage. Furthermore, we knew the cost and time involved in using a third-party vendor would be taxing, at best, on both the firm’s and the client’s resources.

The complexities of the case required advanced analytic tools and production capabilities without compromising ease-of-use, and a robust capacity for processing, reviewing and hosting the data. We researched several potential options and conducted an internal analysis to evaluate and determine whether there would be cost-efficiencies gained by bringing an integrated software solution in-house. Our analysis concluded that we could save the firm and our clients a significant amount of money by implementing an internal solution. After in-depth research and cost analysis of several e-discovery products in the marketplace, we identified Ipro’s suite of discovery tools as the best solution for our firm — specifically due to its ease-of-use and intuitive design.

The Ipro suite encompasses three tightly integrated components: Allegro for ECA; Eclipse for review and advanced analytics; and eCapture for processing and production. The Ipro solution ultimately improved our firm’s ability to produce higher quality, streamlined reviews and provided the flexibility to handle cases of any size within our firm. One of our favorite aspects about the applications is the well thought out workflows; the system is intuitive to use, which has minimized the learning curve for our attorneys as they have adopted the system.

We applied Ipro technology to our six TB case and removed extraneous junk e-mails and non-responsive data, reducing the review set from nine million to 3.9 million documents, less than a million of which were produced. The cost of using an outside vendor to perform these functions would have exceeded $6 million for just two years and, inevitably, would have increased during the four-to-five year duration of the case. Instead, we were able to review tens of thousands of documents in just a day or two with one person. Ultimately, we reached a favorable outcome for our client in the construction case, using documents found during the review that supported the merits of our case.

Saving Money by Maximizing Efficiency
We have seen huge performance and functionality improvements since implementing Ipro’s integrated solution and have the data to prove it. By making the strategic decision to use ECA at the onset of our cases, we have significantly reduced the amount of documentation requiring attorney review, which is a costly and time-intensive stage of the litigation process. As a result, our efficacious productions have enabled our clients to save thousands of dollars on review costs. For example, in a case related to a confidential internal investigation, we collected 1.2 TB of data, consisting of roughly 2.3 million documents, and were able to narrow the dataset to only 219,000 documents for review. In yet another case, we narrowed the documents for review from 540,000 to just over 17,000 in less than 48 hours.

The workflow using Ipro products now provides our firm with powerful processing, review and production capabilities unlike any we’ve had before. We’re able to maximize the integrated platform using Allegro to quickly ingest, cull and search data collections, taking advantage of the advanced analytics features in Eclipse for e-mail threading, deduping and automated clustering during native document review, and converting relevant documents to TIFF in eCapture while the review is still in progress. Overall, the streamlined workflow has reduced time and lessened errors during the review and production process.

The applications give us the ability to easily isolate potentially responsive material and eliminate much of the non-responsive documents for our attorneys to review. Without the software, the process would require a much larger team of reviewers; now, however, we can accomplish the same task in less time and with significant cost savings.

Ipro’s e-discovery tools have allowed us to handle large, intricate cases on a routine basis while mitigating significant impact to our attorneys’ workload. Despite our relatively small team, we have the ability to optimize efficiency and productivity through the use of state-of-the-art technology, setting us apart from other firms — both large and small — also specializing in national and international cases.

I think the real benefit of the technology is that it allows us to utilize and reallocate resources in the most efficient way possible. The technology increases productivity and convenience, enhances communication, and enables us to maintain hands-on control over the data and its analysis, reducing client costs through increased efficiency rather than by discounting rates.

With the Ipro suite, we now operate with a small, in-house software footprint, saving time and money. In addition, our firm can process larger volumes of data in-house, work collaboratively, often in real-time, with our clients, all of which contributes to the increased level of service we are able to provide.

Our firm continues to leverage advanced technology to provide innovative, defensible and cost-effective e-discovery and litigation support services to our clients; we are looking forward to applying the advanced features in newer releases, including next generation email threading, content- based searching, content analysis and the integration of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) technology.

–B.B. Neely is the IT Director at Schiffer Odom Hicks & Johnson PLLC in Houston.

Ipro Regional VP to Moderate Panel at Masters Conference in New York City

Distinguished Panel to Discuss How to Streamline eDiscovery

PHOENIX, July 16, 2015Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery software, today announces Steve Golden, Ipro Regional Vice President, will moderate a Masters Conference panel discussion entitled “How to Streamline eDiscovery,” Tuesday, July, 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT at Harvard Club in New York City.

The educational track, part of The Masters Series for Legal Professionals, will engage litigation support professionals and attorneys in a discussion about how to find cheaper and more efficient ways to handle eDiscovery. Panelists include Andreae Selleck, Discovery Specialist at DuPont; James F. Murdica, Partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler; Lawrence H. Kolin, Mediator & Arbitrator of Upchurch Watson; and Warren Singh, Practice Technology Consulting Coordinator at Latham & Watkins.

As Regional Vice President, Steve Golden is responsible for overall financial and operational management of the South and Southeast regions. With over 22 years of litigation support experience from traditional discovery, forensic collection, review and production of ESI, Golden has a vast background in eDiscovery from both the Service Provider and software developer sides of the industry. He focuses on helping Service Providers effectively use Ipro applications to support their clients through training, developing local business strategy and incorporating trends in the legal business space.

The Masters Conference delivers innovative ideas, cutting-edge topics, and important solutions to attendees and allows leading experts in the legal technology industry to engage in a proactive collaboration on the latest information on eDiscovery, data protection, and records management and take a look at current challenges in the legal space. To register for the event go to www.themastersconference.com.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Headquartered in Phoenix, Ipro continues to expand its worldwide network of service providers, law firms, and corporate legal departments. Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD®) workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more, visit www.iprotech.com.To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com or visit our web site to find a Partner today.

Keesal, Young & Logan Teams with Ipro for eDiscovery Innovation

KYL and Ipro Separately Shortlisted for Legaltech News Innovation Awards

PHOENIX, July 10, 2015Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery software, wishes to recognize the innovation of Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL) in its technology implementation of  Ipro’s Eclipse SE software. Eclipse SE is the all-in-one tool for desktop review – streamlining discovery from data ingestion through document production.

The firm has been a committed user of Ipro’s software for years, and recently was announced as one of two finalists of the 2015 LTN Innovation Awards in the category of “Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Law Firm (less than 100 lawyers).”  Ipro has also been nominated in the category of Best eDiscovery Processing. Award winners will be recognized at a special event on July 14, 2015 at Legaltech West in San Francisco.

“The workflow KYL has employed with Eclipse SE provides powerful processing, review, and production that reduces time and errors and rivals the capabilities of much larger firms,” said KYL Litigation Support Professional and Certified Eclipse SE Admin Kim Blessing. “Ipro has clearly built its solutions from the ground up to meet today’s demanding litigation requirements.”

“KYL has committed their team’s resources, time, and effort in becoming certified experts of Eclipse SE and it has clearly paid off,” said Kim Taylor, President and COO. “We’re excited about their nomination for Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Law Firm and hope they win on Tuesday night.”

To see a demonstration of Eclipse SE, visit Ipro at Legaltech West at the booth 205 & 207 or sign up for a live demo of our products via the web.  Ipro is currently offering a limited time promotion of Eclipse SE.

About Ipro Tech, LLC
Headquartered in Phoenix, Ipro continues to expand its worldwide network of service providers, law firms, and corporate legal departments. Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD®) workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more, visit www.iprotech.com.To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com or visit our web site to find a Partner today.

 About Keesal, Young & Logan
Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL) maintains offices in five cities, serving the business and civil litigation needs of clients throughout the Western United States and Pacific Rim. For more information visit, www.kyl.com.

Ipro Adds Industry Veteran Dave Swider

Ipro Continues to Invest in Customer Success

PHOENIX, July 2, 2015Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery workflow software, today announced that Dave Swider has joined the growing company as a National Solutions Consultant. Swider’s primary responsibilities are to help clients understand the capabilities of Ipro’s products and then how to best utilize them to satisfy the needs of their users.

Dave brings with him over 30 years of litigation support experience and will help expand product knowledge and ensure customer success. Swider served as a Discovery Evangelist for Evolve Discovery and a Senior Discovery Solutions Consultant for Discovia. He has a broad base of experience in the litigation support arena, ranging from training, to consulting on review workflow to teaching CLE sessions on eDiscovery.  He has also had a long history with advanced analytics tools such as near duplicates and email thread analysis and conceptual search engines, dating back more than a decade.

“Ipro’s product lineup shows that the company is ready to fundamentally change the way electronic data is managed, processed and reviewed.  I’m really excited to be part of the team that’s going to accomplish this,” said Swider. He is also actively involved in the non-profit sector, helping to train cycling teams for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society fundraising rides.

Ipro recently received recognition as a Careerbuilder® Top Company to Work for in Arizona, visit www.TopCompanies.azcentral.com  for details. For information on joining the Ipro team, visit www.iprotech.com/careers.

About Ipro Tech, LLC
Headquartered in Phoenix, Ipro continues to expand its worldwide network of service providers, law firms, and corporate legal departments. Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD®) workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit www.iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com or visit our web site to find a Partner today.

Ipro Proving to Be A Fierce Competitor in the eDiscovery Industry

First Chink in Relativity’s Armor

By Greg Buckles, eDJ Group Expert

kCura’s Relativity has dominated the hosted review market.But when EVERYONE has Relativity, how can service providers differentiate themselves beyond the race to the lowest $/GB? Think back just a couple years to when Clearwell seemed to own the channel market. Clearwell seized the consumer brand recognition and national service providers quickly had certified Clearwell PMs running searches and supporting small reviews. kCura captured that same brand recognition with a new level of scalability and review usability that gave legal process outsourcing (LPO) providers like DTI a non-proprietary platform to host large, multi-party reviews. DTI has invested heavily in Relativity (creating a custom redaction tool and being a Relativity Best in Service Orange partner). I am sure that DTI is not walking away from that investment and all those hosted cases. However, DTI is expanding their Ipro partnership to offer PC/TAR review hosted on Ipro Eclipse. Why would DTI offer TWO review platforms with CAAT powered TAR? I am guessing that Ipro’s ‘all in’ pricing and new workflow automation are a strong motivation. Customers are tired of the analytic sticker shock (and yes, I am still seeing $200/GB fees for CAAT analytics). They want predictable costs and ‘one click’ processing. It will be interesting to watch the other big national players to see if they too expand their review platform options.

Greg Buckles wants your feedback, questions or project inquiries at Greg@eDJGroupInc.com. Contact him directly for a ‘Good Karma’ call. His active research topics include analytics, mobile device discovery, the discovery impact of the cloud, Microsoft’s 2013 eDiscovery Center and multi-matter discovery. Recent consulting engagements include managing preservation during enterprise migrations, legacy tape eliminations, retention enablement and many more. 

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Ipro Named as a Careerbuilder® Top Company to Work for in Arizona

Global Technology Innovator Recognized in Statewide Workplace Award Program

PHOENIX, June 25, 2015Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery workflow software, today announced that the company has been named as one of the Careerbuilder 2015 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona. The statewide workplace awards program, organized by CareerBuilder® and Republic Media recognizes organizations that are creating quality jobs and work environments in Arizona.

Founded in 1989, Ipro achieved record sales in 2014 and over 35 percent employee growth over the past three years. Kim Taylor, Ipro’s President and COO, believes “Ipro’s success is attributed to its amazing team of employees united around our common goal of excellence. We strive to deliver innovation and value to our customers; and we’re proud to be recognized as one of Arizona’s “Top Companies”. “

Due to its tremendous growth, Ipro recently outgrew its building space in northeast Phoenix and is planning to move by Sept. 1 to a new 36,000-square-foot office in Tempe. The new state-of-the-art space will include a game room, training facility, bicycles for recreational use, and a large outdoor space for grilling and holding Popsicle Friday events that celebrate company and employee successes.

Companies were selected based on a combination of overall satisfaction scores from an Employee Engagement Survey, and evaluation from an Employer Questionnaire covering topics related to HR programs, benefits, leadership, training and workplace culture. Winners were announced today at the “Top Companies” breakfast reception at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. The list of winners and related stories will appear in a special supplement inserted in the June 28 edition of The Arizona Republic and La Voz on July 12, and online at www.TopCompanies.azcentral.com and www.BestCompaniesAZ.com.

For information on joining the Ipro team, visit www.iprotech.com/careers.

About Ipro Tech, LLC
Headquartered in Phoenix, Ipro continues to expand its worldwide network of service providers, law firms, and corporate legal departments. Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD®) workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit www.iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.comor visit our web site to find a Partner today.

 

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Ipro Hires Valerie Winsell

Valerie Winsell Joins Ipro as Company Continues to Enhance Client Experience

PHOENIX, June 23, 2015Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery workflow software, today announced that Valerie Winsell has joined the growing company as a Business Development Manager for the Midwest. Winsell’s primary focus will be to manage relationships and explore ways to deliver the best possible service to clients.

“Winsell is a great addition to our growing team,” said Kim Taylor, President and COO of Ipro Tech, LLC. “She has a long history of managing and consulting law firms and large corporations on complex e-discovery issues. Her experience with providing well-tailored solutions that minimize time, cost and risk associated with the eDiscovery process is a valuable asset for Ipro and our customers.”

Winsell served as a Senior Solutions Consultant at Inventus, a leading national Discovery Management Practice, where she focused on guiding law firms and corporate clients into the proper eDiscovery and data management workflow. Prior to Inventus, Winsell served as a Senior Litigation Consultant at Evolve Discovery for six years.  Winsell provided time-and cost-saving strategies on a number of high profile and confidential cases. Her portfolio of clients included dozens of firms from the AMLAW 100 List, and a handful of corporations based in the technology epicenter of the Bay Area. She was also an active and contributing member to the non-profit group, Women in eDiscovery, and served as the Meetings Director of the San Francisco Chapter from 2010 to 2011.   

“Ipro has truly contagious energy and momentum in the industry. The opportunity to join this talented, client-experience driven team is incredibly exciting. The forward-thinking leadership provides such powerful mentorship and I’m thrilled about the footprints we are making,” said Winsell.

For information on joining the Ipro team, visit www.iprotech.com/careers.

About Ipro Tech, LLC
Headquartered in Phoenix, Ipro continues to expand its worldwide network of service providers, law firms, and corporate legal departments. Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD®) workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit www.iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.comor visit our web site to find a Partner today.

DTI Expands Partnership with Ipro

Leading Global Provider to Diversify eDiscovery Offering for Clients Worldwide

PHOENIX, June 16, 2015Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery workflow software, today announced that DTI, a global legal process outsourcing (LPO) company providing eDiscovery, managed services, and litigation support, has expanded its use of Ipro products to include Ipro Eclipse. DTI will now offer the online review application with integrated and advanced Technology Assisted Review (TAR) in a hosted environment to its clients worldwide.

Eclipse is part of Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD®) workflow platform, which also includes Allegro for early case assessment and eCapture, the processing powerhouse of choice.  Eclipse is a web-based review application intended for enterprise-wide deployment with built-in analytics. It offers an easy-to-use interface with robust production capabilities.

“Our primary goal is to find suitable solutions for our client’s litigation needs. We’ve worked with Ipro for several years and are impressed by Ipro’s service, support, and pricing structure,” said Kevin Jacobs, Vice President Service Strategy, DTI. “By utilizing Ipro’s suite of products, we can offer clients more diverse solutions and add more capacity, speed, and efficiency to our current workflows.”

“DTI is among the very best of service providers in our industry and we are honored to have our applications be a part of the long-term growth strategy at DTI,” said Kim Taylor, Ipro’s President and COO. “By leveraging Ipro’s fully integrated platform, DTI will be able to further streamline their eDiscovery processes while giving their customers more choices for review.”

About Ipro Tech, LLC
Headquartered in Phoenix, Ipro continues to expand its worldwide network of service providers, law firms, and corporate legal departments. Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD®) workflow platform helps customers organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit www.iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.comor visit our web site to find a Partner today.

About DTI
DTI is a leading legal process outsourcing (LPO) company serving law firms and corporations around the globe. DTI helps its clients accelerate the changes they must make to remain competitive. DTI is a preeminent leader in the management of information and processes. The company manages risks and minimizes costs associated with complex litigation and compliance functions. Their extensive experience in eDiscovery, managed services, and litigation support is unmatched in the industry. To learn more about DTI’s global footprint, flexibility, capacity, and world-class project management, visit www.DTIglobal.com.