31 January 2011

Kroll Ontrack Launches Final Component of Intelligent Review Technology in Ontrack Inview 6.5 Document Review Tool

Innovative Intelligent Categorisation Features, along with Kroll Ontrack Professional Services Experts, Drive Document Review Efficiencies and Decrease Costs

London, United Kingdom – 31st January, 2011 - Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of information management, data recovery and legal technologies products and services, today announced the launch of Ontrack® Inview™ version 6.5, the award-winning document review tool, which now includes Intelligent Categorisation functionality. Completing the Intelligent Review Technology (IRT) suite within the Ontrack Inview 6.5 tool, Automated Workflow, Intelligent Prioritisation and Intelligent Categorisation integrate expert human logic with smart technology by evaluating and learning from document review decisions made by lawyers. Committed to building innovative disclosure technology, Kroll Ontrack IRT expedites document review schedules, improves the quality of review decisions and reduces overall disclosure costs, all while empowering attorneys to focus on case strategy.

The newest Ontrack Inview feature, Intelligent Categorisation, builds upon the Automated Workflow and Intelligent Prioritisation features, which were released in June and August 2010, respectively. By analysing human decisions and then making categorisation recommendations for documents not yet reviewed, Intelligent Categorisation addresses a common challenge posed by traditional document review – category determinations are often made inconsistently and inefficiently. In fact, studies show that a second, repeat review, even by the same staff, often leads to different category decisions. With Intelligent Categorisation technology in the Ontrack Inview review tool, learning immediately begins when category decisions are made by lawyers designated as “trainers.” The system learns with each keystroke and then applies intelligent categorisations to the rest of the review set, which can then be evaluated by the review team and validated using quality control measures.

With Automated Workflow, Intelligent Prioritisation and Intelligent Categorisation, clients can achieve greater than 50 percent costs savings on review. Kroll Ontrack IRT works in four steps:

  • Train: Lawyers designated as “trainers” review documents and determine whether they are responsive, non-responsive, privileged or some other pre-defined category.
  • Learn: IRT analyses reviewer category decisions made by trainers to identify and elevate documents that are most likely relevant and suggest categories for documents not yet reviewed.
  • Evaluate: Reviewers make categorisation decisions, leveraging intelligent suggestions.
  • Validate: IRT is fully transparent with real-time reports and metrics available to optimise the technology and experience cost savings.

“Traditional linear review is no longer tenable. The manual aspect of document review inherently produces inaccuracies and inconsistencies in categorisation decisions, which hinders the implementation of a repeatable, defensible process,” said Michele Lange, director of discovery, Kroll Ontrack. IRT in the Ontrack Inview tool is unique when compared to other tools because it automatically selects and presents sample documents for your review team versus a review team conducting manual, iterative, time-intensive searches to find key documents from which to learn. Furthermore, Kroll Ontrack IRT learns while you work and empowers the defensibility of your arguments with transparent reports and real-time metrics. Kroll Ontrack is truly leading a revolution that is going to change the face of legal disclosure.”

In addition, through its Professional Services team, Kroll Ontrack is prepared to help clients leverage this powerful technology when conducting their own reviews in order to achieve consistency, speed and cost savings. Clients also have the option of using Kroll Ontrack Document Review Services, facilities and team of highly qualified document review attorneys to fully leverage the Ontrack Inview tool and its advanced capabilities. Kroll Ontrack has secure document review facilities located across the United States.

Ontrack Inview 6.5 is available in the United States and United Kingdom. For more information about this tool, visit www.krollontrack.co.uk/ontrack-inview. For detailed information about Intelligent Review Technology and to see how it works, visit www.krollontrack.co.uk/IRT.

The Legal Technologies & Consulting division of Kroll Ontrack provides corporations, law firms and government agencies with technology and consulting services for large scale paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, and litigation readiness and incident response matters. Through the acquisition of TrialGraphix (September 2007), the leader in jury consulting and trial presentation services and technology, Kroll Ontrack now offers a wide range of trial services such as jury research; witness preparation; trial consulting; graphics; and presentation technology for mediations, arbitrations, and trial. Helping clients quickly and cost-effectively find, review, manage, produce and present relevant evidence, Kroll Ontrack has been recognised as the leading electronic discovery provider by the Am Law Tech Survey for eight consecutive years.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyse, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, paper and electronic discovery, document review, computer forensics, secure information services, ESI and jury consulting, and trial presentation services. Kroll Ontrack is the technology services division of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company. Kroll is a subsidiary of Altegrity, an industry-leading provider of information solutions. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www.krollontrack.co.uk; www.ontrackdatarecovery.co.uk.