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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.

Ipro Continues to Boost ADD Automated Digital Discovery®

Tempe, Ariz., October 24, 2016 — Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today the release of several enhancements to its flagship platform Automated Digital Discovery® (ADD). The new version, ADD 2016.3.1, supports forensic image files and lets users further centralize case management across the entire ADD workflow.

“This latest release represents Ipro’s sustained commitment to providing added value across a broad range of litigation scenarios, as well as continuing to cut back the amount of time it takes to get cases through the discovery process,” said Ipro COO Sarai Guerra. “At Ipro, we have a profound understanding of what drives the bottom line for litigation professionals. And that’s precisely what drives our own innovation. We’re constantly looking for new and creative ways to make the eDiscovery process more simple, affordable and automated.”

Users of ADD 2016.3.1 can now employ ADD Media Manager to mount, scan and process forensic image files. It also offers the ability to select relevant individual folders and files within a drive, rather than processing and reviewing irrelevant content. ADD supports logical and physical forensic file types including EnCase .E01, EX01, .L01, .LX01; AccessData .AD1; .DD and .RAW images (Unix/Linux); Forensic File Format .AFF; and other common formats such as .VHD, .ISO, .DMG, .MFS01, etc.

Further bolstering ADD is the ability to more effectively centralize case creation and processing. With ADD 2016.3.1, an already efficient process now requires even fewer touches and provides a more streamlined experience. Case administrators need only to access the ADD Administration view to globally create New Managing and Sub-Clients, New Cases or Projects, and New Case Users.

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.

Precision Discovery Achieves Ipro’s Platinum Partner Status

Tempe, Ariz., September 20, 2016Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery workflow software, today announced that Precision Discovery, an industry leader in eDiscovery, discovery consulting, managed review, computer forensics, and custom software, has earned Ipro’s Platinum Processing status. The platinum distinctions are the highest partnership status Ipro offers.

“Our primary goal is to help customers navigate the complexity of today’s data-centric landscape by delivering high-quality, consistent, and defensible results,” mentioned Peter Drummond, Managing Director of Operations at Precision Discovery. “By utilizing Ipro’s products, we can provide our customers with more control and greater insight into the eDiscovery process while reducing overall spend. Earning Ipro’s Platinum Partner recognition is another way of showing our clients we have the people and technology they can trust. We are tremendously proud of our team for their hard work and dedication in achieving this distinction.”

Servicing the legal market since 2008, Precision offers Ipro eCapture and Allegro. The products are components of Ipro’s integrated workflow platform, Automated Digital Discovery. To date, Precision has five certified eCapture Administrators.

“We are honored to expand our partnership with Precision Discovery,” said Geoff Schmidt, Regional Vice President of Ipro. “By achieving Platinum Status, Precision Discovery communicates their commitment to their clients by offering the best technology, coupled with the best expertise to their users.”

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 visit our website to find a Partner today.

About Precision Discovery
Since its inception in 2008, Precision Discovery, Inc. has become an industry leader in eDiscovery, offering a full suite of discovery services including managed review, computer forensics, data processing and hosting, and cutting edge software solutions. With over 20 years of expertise, Precision Discovery’s employees have a long and effective track record of performing high-quality work while meeting the demands of litigation. The company is 100% employee owned.

Headquartered in New York, Precision has offices around the country including Chicago, Philadelphia, Bethesda, Denver, Anaheim, Orange, and Santa Clara. Precision Discovery can be found online at www.precisiondiscovery.com.

Sarai Guerra Appointed Chief Operations Officer of Ipro

Guerra brings over a decade of industry experience to Ipro’s leadership team

Tempe, Ariz., August 29, 2016Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in automated eDiscovery software, today announced the appointment of Sarai Guerra as Chief Operations Officer. In her role, Guerra will be responsible for overseeing all internal technical operations including management of support, training, and software development.

With 16 years of experience in litigation support, Guerra began her career managing large scale cases, technology deployment and client relationships for service providers. Since joining Ipro, her responsibilities have included managing client relationships, implementing best practices, and assisting with maximizing workflows and ROI.  Guerra was most recently Sr. Vice President of Professional Services of Ipro where she was responsible for establishing Ipro’s global Professional Services organization to help law firms, corporations, service providers and government agencies identify and implement workflow strategies, planning and technology deployment. Prior to joining Ipro, she oversaw global litigation support services for Latham & Watkins, an AmLaw 10 firm.

“Over the past year and a half, Sarai has done an amazing job while serving as our Senior Vice President of Professional Services,” said Kim Taylor, President and CEO of Ipro. “Since arriving at Ipro, she has been a “take charge & get things done” contributor, which has had a huge impact on all aspects of our business, across all departments.  She has been absolutely dedicated to raising the bar by building a department with solid processes, great customer service, and a vision to be THE elite team in the industry.”

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 visit our web site to find a Partner today.

Ipro Announces New Alliance with Microsoft Office 365

Tempe, Ariz., June 24, 2016Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in automated eDiscovery software, announced today that it has joined the Microsoft eDiscovery Partner alliance. Ipro plans to offer solutions that integrate with Microsoft Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery and Microsoft Azure.

The integration of Ipro products with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure will allow organizations to quickly extract Office 365 files during litigation and investigations, and seamlessly import into Ipro’s automated workflow platform, ADD Automated Digital Discovery, and directly into review.

“Conventional eDiscovery is fraught with inefficiencies and costly data imports/exports for each stage of the discovery process,” said Kim Taylor, President and CEO, Ipro. “Ipro’s product integration with Office 365 will accelerate discovery from the Azure cloud into our review platform and deliver greater efficiency around how the industry conducts eDiscovery.”

The ADD platform utilizes patent-pending automation technology to help customers’ lower their costs and resources needed to manage litigation data. Once the workflow and settings are configured at the beginning of discovery, the data can stream into review avoiding the time delays, errors and budget overruns common in other eDiscovery systems. From start to finish, managing eDiscovery has never been easier.

By integrating with Office 365, millions of law firm, corporate and government users will be able to leverage ADD to stream data instantly into review without costly starts and stops; and further reduce the amount of data required to be relocated outside of their environment.

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 visit our web site to find a Partner today.

Ipro Introduces Self-Service with New Release of ADD Automated Digital Discovery®

Ipro Empowers Users to Upload Data for Automated Processing

San Francisco – June 13, 2016 – Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery workflow software, introduces self-service data upload, making it easy to upload case documents directly to the ADD platform and Eclipse review.

ADD utilizes patent-pending technology to stream data to review in minutes without the time delays, errors and budget overruns common with other eDiscovery systems. With the addition of self-service, users now have the ability to easily upload data and choose to process and filter the data instantly into review, or users can choose to process the data at a later date. This feature empowers users from corporations, law firms and service providers to easily upload data in a central location so litigation support teams can focus on more technical tasks like workflow and analytics consulting. As data is uploaded, it is tracked across the workflow in a forensically sound manner keeping case teams aligned and productive from start to finish. Data can be uploaded to internal servers, a service provider or the Ipro Cloud reducing the time, cost and inefficiencies of traditional processing for both small and large cases.

“ADD continues to be the fastest way to get data into review,” said Kim Taylor, President and CEO, Ipro. “By including self-service, we’ve built even more simplicity into the workflow and enabled end-users to quickly upload data to a secure sub-site while our award-winning data processing engine trusted by thousands of eDiscovery professionals operates in the background with limited human interaction.”

Ipro’s ADD Automated Digital Discovery platform will be showcased at the Legaltech West Coast Conference, June 13 -14, 2016 in booths 204 and 206.

Ipro products are backed by a 30-day money back guarantee, superior customer service and after-hours technical support. Media Manager with self-service is an optional component of ADD. To learn more about the ADD Automated Digital Discovery platform, schedule a product demo by visiting iprotech.com/ADD.

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 visit our web site to find a Partner today.

The 2016 Innovation Awards: E-Discovery Document Review, Hosting, Processing, and Legal Hold

For the 2016 Innovation Awards, LTN is recognizing select technology companies for outstanding, innovative product achievements

Zach Warren and Ian Lopez, Legaltech News

June 8, 2016
In the week leading up to Legaltech West Coast, Legaltech News is profiling the 2016 Innovation Awards winners. In addition to the law firm, corporate legal department, and pro bono winners that are profiled before the event, LTN also recognizes select technology companies for outstanding, innovative product achievements. Today’s profiles recognize e-discovery’s best, including the Document Review Platform, Hosting Provider, Processing Platform, and Legal Hold Software winners.

For more information and registration information on Legaltech West Coast, held in San Francisco on June 13-14, please visit legaltechshow.com.

E-Discovery Processing Platform: Ipro

Automation is the name of the game for Ipro’s eCapture. The platform touts automated processes for a number of actions that previously required human review, including automatically copying data, validating files, processing, filtering, loading, batching and tagging documents based on automated keywords. The eCapture platform also promotes streamlining by incorporating data streaming into its workflow, allowing for review as processing occurs and eliminating many common e-discovery starts and stops. eCapture also works with data centers across the globe.

Read more: http://www.legaltechnews.com/id=1202759566044/The-2016-Innovation-Awards-EDiscovery-Document-Review-Hosting-Processing-and-Legal-Hold#ixzz4B1Tq161n

The 2016 Innovation Awards: E-Discovery Document Review, Hosting, Processing, and Legal Hold

For our 2016 Innovation Awards, LTN is recognizing select technology companies for outstanding, innovative product achievements

Zach Warren and Ian Lopez, Legaltech News
June 8, 2016

In the week leading up to Legaltech West Coast, Legaltech News is profiling the 2016 Innovation Awards winners. In addition to the law firm, corporate legal department, and pro bono winners that are profiled before the event, LTN also recognizes select technology companies for outstanding, innovative product achievements. Today’s profiles recognize e-discovery’s best, including the Document Review Platform, Hosting Provider, Processing Platform, and Legal Hold Software winners.

For more information and registration information on Legaltech West Coast, held in San Francisco on June 13-14, please visit legaltechshow.com.

E-Discovery Processing Platform: Ipro
Automation is the name of the game for ipro’s eCapture. The platform touts automated processes for a number of actions that previously required human review, including automatically copying data, validating files, processing, filtering, loading, batching and tagging documents based on automated keywords. The eCapture platform also promotes streamlining by incorporating data streaming into its workflow, allowing for review as processing occurs and eliminating many common e-discovery starts and stops. eCapture also works with data centers across the globe.

Read more: http://www.legaltechnews.com/id=1202759566044/The-2016-Innovation-Awards-EDiscovery-Document-Review-Hosting-Processing-and-Legal-Hold#ixzz4B1Tq161n

Is Ediscovery Getting Easier?

Technology in Practice: The Blog

Posted by Jennifer Johnson

Mar 7, 2016 4:30:00 AM

As Canadian law firms make the leap to next generation technology, there is a desire to balance the requirements of their average cases with the need for advanced technology that will allow them to position themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace. This puts more pressure on technology decisions than ever before.

We sat down with Kim Taylor, COO and President of Ipro, to find out what his predictions are for the ediscovery industry, and to gain first-hand insight into how their ever-evolving suite of tools may satisfy and influence our marketplace.

Q: Kim, your 24 years of experience in the industry is largely on the vendor side. How has this informed the development of Ipro’s product suite over the past 3 ½ years?

A: People in the service side of ediscovery have a crazy life filled with long hours, frustration, and many lonely nights processing or quality checking work product. Over the years, I have missed many of my kids’ soccer matches or dance recitals either because I was at work or on the phone serving our clients. Ediscovery professionals truly deserve a medal, or better yet a software solution that can solve the business problems that drains their time. Wearing service shoes for so many years has been invaluable in helping Ipro build better software. It is not only what drives me but many of the people at Ipro who have shared the same experience.

Our newest release called ADD Automated Digital Discovery, is an automated and highly scalable workflow platform. It was designed based on the lessons learned by being in those trenches. It is our goal to give people their lives back, while improving the quality of their work product and helping to reduce the costs of ediscovery. With the release of ADD, the company is delivering on its {i-proclamation} – that simple, affordable and automated ediscovery should be the expected norm. The patent-pending technology was designed to streamline the ediscovery process by removing the many starts and stops, which required constant human interaction. With ADD once you have the case templates configured upfront, all you have to do is add more data.

If you haven’t seen it, contact Commonwealth Legal to set up a demo!

Q: There are a number of products out there claiming to do what the other more established tools do. What should clients be paying attention to in their evaluation process?

A: Our industry is seeing the rise of a number of new ediscovery cloud software companies that say they are easier. I applaud the introduction of these new companies. It shows our industry is growing. The cloud is an efficient way to deliver software. That’s why we offer it as an option. However, the cloud in of itself doesn’t solve pervasive customer challenges.

Whether from the cloud or installed behind a firewall, other solutions are still relying on yesterday’s approach of breaking data into chunks, manual QC, manual processing, etc. With ADD’s data streaming and automation, we are removing those time consuming starts and stops, which affects everything from processing time to chances of errors. It also takes advantage of templates that are created up front as well as having built systems to mimic or replace the constant need for supervision or technical expertise babysitting the data. Frankly we are putting the much needed tribal knowledge into the software and allowing litigation professionals to focus on more important work.

To solve customers’ hardest problems in a meaningful way, ediscovery software providers have to offer more than just a pretty UI and hope their customers don’t notice superficial feature sets or less than stellar results from processing. It has to be the full package. Ediscovery is hard. To solve the hardest problems in ediscovery, you need a team that has “been there and done that.” Or to put it another way, you must ensure it’s simple, affordable and automated for your clients.

Q. What challenges are subsiding as the technology evolves?

A: Historically, our industry has met the massive growth of data with complicated and disconnected workflows. Ipro has been working hard to solve the toughest ediscovery challenges by decreasing processing time, preventing errors from happening, reducing the human capital requirements and lowering customers’ overall costs. Our solution requires less time and people to focus on tedious, mundane tasks, which delivers higher quality work product and lower costs. We have the workflow and data expertise with the necessary software tools to make it happen.

Q: So many clients are hesitant to take the plunge and commit to one product. Other than features, what should our clients be considering?

A: You need to have confidence in the company too. Ipro has been one of the industry’s most trusted litigation software developers since 1989. Our worldwide network of leading law firms, litigation service bureaus, corporations, and government agencies rely on our applications to address every stage of the litigation lifecycle efficiently and cost-effectively.

While Ipro has changed over the years, one thing has remained constant: our commitment to our family of customers, employees, and partners who help make us successful. At Ipro we have some of the best talent in the legal industry. Ipro’s employees – from senior management to development – have significant case and service provider experience, with a thorough understanding of edscovery best practices and the importance of efficient workflows.

Q: How is Ipro’s technology helping to speed up the delivery of relevant documents into the hands of subject matter experts?

A: Can you imagine getting data and before you’re even done copying it to your network documents are visible in your review system?

While other systems require large data sets to be processed before lawyers can begin looking at the documents to determine relevancy, ADD has unleashed the power of automation and streaming data by eliminating batches so data no longer has to wait for users to check it. Batches are broken apart, but the chain of custody for all data is tracked throughout. Data is 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. With ADD, litigation data now has the ability to move along each stage without having to wait for human interaction and can be streamed into a document review system before a review team is even assembled. ADD is built for scale and can accommodate significant growth without effecting its performance or automation gains.

Q: Do you see the market stabalizing as we approach 2020?

A: 2020? Whew! I was asked something similar while being interviewed by ALM at LegalTech this year, and I think it is because of the perceived uncertainty everyone is looking for some insight. My opinion on this is really based upon the 24 years I have been in this industry.

The industry has always been evolving and under constant flux. However, it does feel like it is changing more now than ever before. This is why it is very important to pick a company that has stood the test of time, that continues to innovate and push the boundaries of automation, workflow, quality, speed, simplicity and overall cost reduction. It is also just as important to pick companies that have forged strong relationships with a partnership where they have successfully navigated turbulent waters together over a very long period of time. Ipro and Commonwealth Legal have done just that for over 15 years. Together we make a great team that gives our customers the confidence that they are in good hands for now and into the future.

Q: So, how is Ipro making ediscovery easier and more affordable?

A: In my opinion, easier and affordable go hand and hand. Ediscovery is hard and requires a great deal of resources to do it right. We have analyzed the entire process to uncover inefficiencies and areas that require a great deal of hardware, time or specialized people. I also think it starts with our mindset about the process. It is our belief this is one big data factory and we have to treat it as such. Every factory in the world has a well-defined workflow process coupled with automation, checks and balances and metrics to ensure things go as planned. By having this holistic approach we can have huge impacts on the overall outcome including quality and costs. Let me give you some examples:

We have templates that can be configured at the beginning of the case and can be utilized throughout the process ensuring consistency and allowing the data to flow through to review.

Once someone maps the custodians and hit the ‘Go’ button the data will be copied, verified, processed, filtered, and loaded into Eclipse or other review tools with no starts and stops along the way.

In review we automatically index the new data and apply keywords again without human intervention or starts and stops.
But it doesn’t stop there. When you do a production we automatically look for possible privilege documents and do an extensive quality control check analyzing the production making sure families are not broken, or missing files to name a few.

We also include analytics in Eclipse, which is a huge cost savings. You no longer have to make a case by case decision to do technology assisted review or the many other benefits of analytics like near email threading, near duplicates, clustering, categorization, etc.

Additionally we’ve made our licensing module super flexible, where any client can rent or burst their licenses by the hour, by the week or by the month. We truly want to make it easy for customers to be able adjust for the peak periods of work, without breaking the bank the rest of the year.
Another great benefit is MyIpro. We built a client portal for all of our customers to have one place to go for everything Ipro. We have best practices document, videos, specification, downloads and even an area where you can see what new features and even what bugs we’re currently working on. It is our goal to empower our customers to have everything they need at their fingertips.

This is a lengthy answer but you can tell we have a lot of great things going on here at Ipro. I almost feel like I am doing one of the info-commercials saying it will slice, dice and even make your coffee for you in the morning!

My recommendation is for you to come to our Innovations conference in Scottsdale, AZ from April 25-27, 2016. It’s free to attend and you will get to see what the next year’s roadmap looks like while rubbing elbows with other folks who use our software.

Great insight from a true leader of our industry. Special thanks to Kim Taylor for taking time out of his day to share his vision and give us a glimpse into what’s ahead with Ipro.