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Advanced Discovery Announced Integration with Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery

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By Zach Warren, Legaltech News

The support provider will integrate ADD into its data centers, leveraging the solution as part of its own management solution platform.

In a match of well-known legal technology companies, e-discovery and litigation support provider Advanced Discovery announced March 14 that it has integrated Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) product into its own software and workflows. The integration represents a partnership between the two companies, alongside the culmination of Advanced Discovery’s search for an e-discovery software partner.

Moving forward, Advanced Discovery’s matter management workflows will feature custom development in order to integrate ADD into its secure data centers, leveraging the tool as part of its own multi-matter management solution platform. The goal, Advanced Discovery CEO Jim Burke told Legaltech News, is “a scalable and secure multi-matter solution to address the demands and expectations of corporations and large law firms.”

“Customers will see their data faster, have more efficient ECA and will have more choices when it comes to industry-standard review platforms,” he added.

Ipro’s preexisting customers will not see a change through the partnership, though Ipro CEO Kim Taylor did tell Legaltech News that the company plans to leverage Advanced Discovery’s knowledge and feedback to improve further upon its own ADD platform.

“It also gives Ipro’s law firm and corporate clients another strong partner to go to where they can get a great ADD experience,” Taylor added. “Advanced Discovery has been a pleasure to work with, and we’re looking forward to a great partnership over the years.”

Burke said Advanced Discovery began looking for an e-discovery technology partner about a year ago, taking with it a specific set of criteria: “speed, reliability, accuracy, security, scalability—and flexibility for custom development.” Advanced Discovery was also looking for a particular culture fit, with the right knowledge and people in place to make a partnership worthwhile and supplement the company’s own custom software solutions.

Having worked with Ipro over the years given an overlap in clients and the “small world” nature of the industry, Burke noted, “They were an obvious solution to consider, given their reputation.”

“It’s more efficient and cost effective to partner with software development specialist with their kind of experience,” he added.

IPRO AND ADVANCED DISCOVERY ANNOUNCE TECHNOLOGY SHIFT WITH AUTOMATED DIGITAL DISCOVERY

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Leading eDiscovery companies committed to efficient multi-matter management across multiple industry-standard review platforms.

TEMPE, AZ and AUSTIN, TX — (March 14, 2017) — Ipro Tech, LLC, a leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions, and Advanced Discovery, a leading global eDiscovery and litigation support provider, today announced that Ipro’s flagship and patent-pending product, Automated Digital Discovery (ADD), has been integrated with Advanced Discovery’s patent-pending software and workflows.

Advanced Discovery’s shift to ADD technology reinforces its commitment to meeting the demands of corporate legal departments and law firms that require the ability to manage, supervise and track multi-matter discovery as efficiently as possible.

“We wanted a technology partner, like Ipro, to provide unlimited scalability and improved efficiencies by automating and eliminating a number of standard processing steps,” said Jim Burke, CEO Advanced Discovery. “We tested multiple alternative competitive technologies; Ipro’s ADD platform was more efficient, with higher quality results. That means clients can see more relevant data, faster.”

ADD streamlines numerous complex processes through real-time uploading of large data streams while tracking the data throughout the eDiscovery process. This satisfies the ever-increasing regulatory demands and chain of custody requirements and expands interconnectivity with multiple industry-standard review platforms. As part of the ADD integration, Advanced Discovery further optimized its matter management with custom development to the ADD framework.

“At Ipro, we’re proud of this collaboration to integrate ADD across Advanced Discovery’s secure data centers,” states Kim Taylor, Ipro President and CEO. “We expect this integration to result in enhanced functionality for a multi-matter management platform that already delivers gold-standard scalability and automation. Both companies are committed to keep up with data growth, reduce turnaround times and maintain high standards for data security and quality control.”

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 About Ipro Tech, LLC

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 Iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@Iprotech.com.

 About Advanced Discovery

Advanced Discovery is an award-winning and leading global eDiscovery and litigation support provider, partnering with law firms and corporations since 2002 to find what matters, when it matters. Advanced Discovery and its global family of companies, Millnet and Legal Placements Inc., offer expert advisory consulting, data preservation and forensic collection, early case assessment, hosting and processing, managed document review, legal placement solutions and more, supported by patent-pending applications and numerous state-of-the-art and secure facilities around the world. The company employs leading professionals in the industry, applies defensible workflows and provides proprietary and industry-proven technology across all phases of the eDiscovery life cycle. This devotion to excellence has earned Advanced Discovery inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the United States and recognition as the highest-level Best in Service Relativity solutions partner for five consecutive years.

Ipro Survey Results: Is 2017 the year of automated eDiscovery?

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TEMPE, Ariz., March 6, 2017— Planned investments this year in automated eDiscovery jumped nearly 10 points compared with last year, according to a recent survey conducted by Ipro Tech, LLC. The data comes from attendees at Legaltech New York 2017 responding to a poll by Ipro Tech, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions.

Of attendees polled, 43 percent indicated they planned a 2017 investment in eDiscovery, compared with 35 percent who had expected to make the outlay last year. The spike in planned investments coincides with the release early last year of Ipro’s flagship Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) platform.

“I’m not at all surprised by these results, because they mirror the banner year Ipro had in 2016 for sales and innovation,” said Ipro President & CEO Kim Taylor. “We’re already seeing a continuation of this demand in 2017, and we expect to set new records in the upcoming year.”

Findings from the Ipro Tech survey also confirm that cloud-based eDiscovery solutions continue to grow in popularity. While more than half of respondents indicated using a self-service cloud solution less than 25 percent of the time, nearly a third said they used this type of technology 50 percent of the time or more.

For those using the cloud, unlimited scalability and ease of use were the main reasons given, closely followed by low startup and long-term costs. This kind of success by users early on, followed by potentially explosive growth, mirrors the trajectory of ADD after its release last year.

Ipro Tech conducts the survey each year at the Legaltech eDiscovery trade show in New York City. Participants come from diverse geographic and professional backgrounds, and are randomly selected to participate. Questions this year touched upon investing in eDiscovery automation, using self-service cloud solutions, and why respondents considered the cloud.

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About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery 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 iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com.

Ipro Announces Sedona Conference Sessions at 2017 Innovations Conference

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Tempe, Ariz., March 1, 2017 – Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today The Sedona Conference® sessions for its signature Ipro Innovations 2017 conference. The event, slated for April 24 through April 26 in Scottsdale, Ariz., includes Sedona Conference sessions to provide continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys and other litigation professionals.

“Looking back on what Innovations 2016 covered, I’m simply amazed by how quickly the eDiscovery landscape can change in a year,” said Sedona Conference Deputy Executive Director Ken Withers. “I always look forward to Innovations as an opportunity to focus on what’s new and exciting in our industry.”

Sedona Conference topics include the science and mathematics behind TAR, the effectiveness of the 2015 Federal Civil Rules Amendments, responding to government internal investigations, and preparing for the enactment of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). These hour-long sessions are scheduled for the second day, April 25, of Ipro Innovations 2017.

“We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with Sedona Conference,” said Ipro President and CEO Kim Taylor. “Their commitment to advancing education in some of the most complex facets of law, matched by Ipro’s commitment to pushing the leading edge of litigation technology, makes Innovations an incredible resource for individuals pursuing excellence in their fields.”

The Sedona Conference sessions are among nearly 50 other informative breakouts that cover eDiscovery best practices and getting maximum use from Ipro technology. Ipro Innovations 2017 is free to attend and held at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, which also offers visitors two golf courses, a spa, several live entertainment venues and a casino.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery 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 iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com or go online to find a Partner today.

Ipro Announces Details of 2017 Innovations Conference

Tempe, Ariz., February 9, 2017— Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today additional details for its signature Ipro Innovations 2017 conference. The widely anticipated event is free to attend and slated for April 24 through April 26 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“The Innovations conference really goes a long way in demonstrating Ipro’s commitment to people,” said Ipro President & CEO Kim Taylor. “It’s easy to describe Ipro as a leading-edge software company, but I like to think of us as a customer service organization that also develops software.”

The 2.5-day event will feature an array of hands-on workshops for eDiscovery best practices and getting maximum use from Ipro technology, as well as numerous opportunities to connect with industry peers and attend presentations by eDiscovery thought leaders.

Each session has been carefully designed for maximum engagement, letting attendees return from Ipro Innovations 2017 with tips and techniques for handling even the toughest eDiscovery challenges — from increasing efficiency to lowering eDiscovery costs.

Ipro Innovations 2017 will host keynote speaker Erik Qualman, who has been called a “digital Dale Carnegie” and the “Tony Robbins of Tech.” Qualman’s Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes and by The Wall Street Journal, and used by organizations including the National Guard and NASA. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s edX labs.

The conference will also include numerous opportunities for fun and relaxation, such as cocktail receptions and Ipro’s popular Salsa Challenge. Talking Stick Resort is one of the Valley’s premier destinations, with two golf courses, a spa, several live entertainment venues and a casino. April weather in Scottsdale is the finest in the country, typically with highs in the 70s and lows in the 60s.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery 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 iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com or go online to find a Partner today.

Ipro Unveils New Review UI for Automated Digital Discovery

Tempe, Ariz., January 30, 2017 — Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today the debut of a state-of-the-art user interface for the Review component of its flagship Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) platform. The functionality of ADD’s Review module Eclipse is also available to be used as a stand-alone, web-based review tool.

“At Ipro, we draw upon decades of real-world industry experience merged with technological expertise,” said Ipro President & CEO Kim Taylor. “This enables us to deliver eDiscovery solutions that are truly relevant and add real value for litigation professionals. We’ve been in their shoes. We understand their challenges.”

Tailored for reviewers and attorneys who need to quickly carry out a basic review, the new interface brings together all of today’s most-used features in linear review. It presents those familiar features in a simplified control panel, streamlining the workflow with more user-friendly layouts without extensive training.

The new interface was created with HTML5 and cross-browser compatibility, allowing access to the application with hardware running either Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS. No plug-ins are required for installation. With web-based access, users are able to start reviewing in minutes. It also offers several more advanced features for the review of ESI, including the ability to play native video files.

The new UI is the foundation where all other review features will migrate.  Future updates are slated to include all of the robust functionality of Eclipse — which today empowers users with heavyweight features including TAR 3.0, transcript management, ECA, analytics, advanced searching, and more. For users who prefer the familiarity of the classic interface, it remains available within Eclipse and ADD’s Review module.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery® 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 go online to find a Partner today.

Ipro Announces Proprietary Analytics Engine

Tempe, Ariz., January, 26, 2017 — Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today the introduction of its new analytics engine. After an exhaustive search, Ipro purchased a source code license from Hot Neuron LLC, creator of the Clustify text-analytics tool. This purchase allows Ipro to independently develop and maintain the analytics engine, while working closely with Hot Neuron.

“Acquiring this code is pivotal for Ipro, because, without changing our business model, we now have granular control over the most crucial facets of our Automated Digital Discovery platform,” said Ipro President and CEO Kim Taylor. “Given our decades of industry experience, Ipro’s time-tested platform, and this new analytics technology, we’re able to deliver complex solutions that are simple to use.”

Ipro’s newly acquired Hot Neuron technology includes near de-duplication, clustering and concept searching. It leverages real-time learning to elevate Technology Assisted Review (TAR) to the next level. Both the new analytics technology as well as Ipro’s recently developed proprietary email threading technology will be fully integrated with Ipro’s ADD platform.

“We’re extremely proud that our software is being used by one of today’s leaders in eDiscovery technology,” said Bill Dimm, Hot Neuron founder and creator of Clustify, and author of the forthcoming book Predictive Coding: Theory & Practice. “We’re also excited to see what Ipro’s experience and expertise might add to the functionality of Clustify in future releases.”

About Hot Neuron LLC

Founded in 2000, Hot Neuron specializes in developing information retrieval technologies. Hot Neuron’s Clustify software was the first to offer real-time predictive coding and TAR 3.0. The company remains focused on creating innovative methods and algorithms that help people find and organize information that will make their companies more productive.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery 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 iprotech.com. To schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com or visit our website to find a Partner today.

Search & Filtering Simplified with ADD Review (Eclipse)

Tempe, Ariz., January 26, 2017 — Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today the introduction of a simple, yet powerful, searching and filtering feature for the Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) platform. This ability to visually search or perform early case assessment streamlines a typically complex and time-consuming process, as ADD users can now see the impact of search criteria to more easily evaluate results.

“Our latest update to Ipro’s ADD platform is in line with our enduring commitment to help case teams pinpoint the facts much faster,” said Ipro President & CEO Kim Taylor. “It enables ADD’s ECA & Review module Eclipse to be a true data portal for filtering and culling without having to utilize multiple systems or disparate applications.”

Historically, ECA and document review were two very different processes typically handled using multiple technologies and, often times, by entirely different groups. Combining these methodologies in one solution enables reviewers to easily see which documents bubble to the top and make decisions on next steps.  The efficiencies gained by performing the processes in tandem are very powerful.

Visualizing results lets users more quickly inform case strategy teams and make any necessary adjustments to search terms, deadlines, budget and other important factors. The new functionality also includes the ability to easily identify conversations between parties, designate key custodians, and see a “heatmap” that registers keyword frequency against a variety of criteria, such as keyword by custodian. Search results also populate a timeline that displays historical occurrences of responsive terms.

The experience is now comparable to how one would buy merchandise from an online retailer, as a buyer would browse categories, use filters and send the desired products to the shopping cart.  In this workflow, users will browse data fields as categories and then promote potentially responsive documents to review. Visual searching and filtering are additional enhancements, while traditional methods of working through these procedures are still available.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery® 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 go online to find a Partner today.

Ipro’s New Streaming Engine Supercharges Eclipse SE

Tempe, Ariz., January, 25, 2017 — Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today the widespread demand for its SE Streaming module. This new processing module for Eclipse SE supercharges data streaming directly into Ipro’s desktop review application. SE Streaming is developed using the processing engine also found in Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) platform.

“One of Ipro’s 2016 initiatives was to adapt solutions for a wider spectrum of eDiscovery technology users,” said Ipro CEO Kim Taylor. “With SE Streaming, we’ve delivered. It’s a perfect solution for users that are looking for fast, high-end technology in a desktop application that is easy to use.”

Released in late 2016, SE Streaming was immediately implemented by a number of firms, as the module offers some of the most sought-after features in eDiscovery. SE Streaming gives everyone the ability to use sophisticated, high-quality eDiscovery software without being burdened with hardware and technical staffing overhead. As with all things Ipro, SE Streaming is simple, affordable, and automated.

The new module uses ADD’s processing engine to stream data into review at double the speed of today’s best desktop applications, at a minimum. SE Streaming also provides the high-demand feature of de-duplication based on custodian and other global criteria. Many of these features were previously unavailable to smaller companies that did not have in-house capabilities to manage the infrastructure.

SE Streaming allows users to further streamline their workflows through features, including intelligent file-filtering options and support of multiple-document archives, embedded files, password protected files and more. SE Streaming produces data that is fully compatible with the ADD platform should users need to upgrade to a more powerful technology.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery® 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 go online to find a Partner today.

2016: A Record Year for Ipro Tech

Tempe, Ariz., January 24, 2017 — Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in litigation technology solutions for nearly three decades, announced today the conclusion of a banner year for growth and innovation. In 2016, Ipro revolutionized eDiscovery with its flagship Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) platform, and continued to release solutions to make the process more simple, affordable and automated.

“When a group of talented and industry-savvy veterans share a singular commitment, it produces some remarkable advancements.” said Ipro President & CEO Kim Taylor. “It’s the reason we come to work, and there’s no telling what we’ll accomplish next year.”

Ipro set the pace for 2016 with the release of the ADD platform, which uses data streaming and automation to get ESI from hard drive to review in minutes, tracking evidence with its Media Manager component. In May, Ipro released ADD Self Service, which enables end-users to easily upload ESI directly into review using predefined settings.

Throughout the year, Ipro continued to boost ADD’s enormous capability with features including forensic image processing support, foreign-language OCR, a simplified case-creation process via the web, and IproQ, the plug-in that enables direct data processing to the Relativity platform, as well as the ability to leverage Ipro processing workers from within Relativity. Ipro also completed development on the supercharged ingestion engine SE Streaming, launched a migration utility for Summation, opened the moderated user forum Ipro Community — and much more.

In attracting new clients, Ipro set record numbers. Today, more than ever, corporations, law firms, government agencies and service providers are empowered through Ipro technology. In addition, Ipro shattered records for total billings and revenue, and expanded its team with experienced resources to support this tremendous growth.

“Despite our record year, our teams will not slow down, but rather push forward with more intensity to deliver on our promise to simplify eDiscovery,” Taylor said. “We’re looking forward to having an even better 2017.”

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery® 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 go online to find a Partner today.