This site aims both to influence the way in which e-disclosure services and solutions are provided and to report on developments. One of my reiterated observations is that suppliers of e-disclosure services find it difficult to get across the fact that many of them offer services such as electronic handling of e-mail, de-duplication and hosting at charges which are cost-effective even for relatively small cases – see my recent article If I had known the cost was hundreds not thousands….
We pride ourselves here on being up with the news, and being the place where hard news and gossip is traded first, so I was very pleased to be told, from two sources before lunch-time, that one such supplier has launched an initiative to convey just this, with a pricing policy described as “aggressive”. Indeed, I heard about it within 15 minutes of the mailshot going out. But not, as it happens, from the supplier itself.
Whether it is in fact the best, or the best-value, offer around I cannot say – you would need to ring two or three other providers to get a comparison in a market where published price lists are (for largely good reason) pretty rare and where pure cost is not the only relevant criterion – I am all for low costs but I am even more for best value and transparency, whether at the lowest cost or not.
All credit therefore to a supplier which is willing to offer a fixed rate which potential users can use to measure the likely outlay. And all credit they will get, if they care to put me on their mailing list.