A long working relationships between Epiq Systems and Effective Case Management (ECM) reached a natural culmination on 1 February when the two businesses were combined. Tony Ratcliffe, the founding owner of ECM becomes a member of Epiq’s London office team.
Epiq Systems provide the well-known DocuMatrix which stores and manages large volumes of documents and makes them available over the Web and Wide Area Networks. Its management tools include automated data-loading, native file review, automated workflow, powerful text searching, flexible coding options, search hit highlighting and bulk coding.
When I look at such products, I focus on getting data in and out – by no means the only factor of importance, but one which is very relevant to my interest in data exchange between parties to litigation. DocuMatrix is strong on both fronts.
ECM has a strong reputation for related support services such as scanning, coding and digital image printing. One can see the case for bringing the two operations together.
Tony Ratcliffe and Mike Brown, Executive Director of Epiq, were much in evidence at LegalTech, where Epiq hosted a rather good party. They gave the impression that more than just partying was going on in New York.