I carried a story recently about Hobs Legal Docs which included a reference to a job which Hobs did in which 7Gb of client data was boiled down by them to a handful of documents for review. I have been given some more information about that case which I will pass on in due course because it is a powerful illustration of the money-saving power of electronic sifting.
Quite apart from anything else, the total of years which these two companies have been in business is pretty impressive. Anacomp has been around for 40 years, with its roots in data hosting. Hobs is a member of a group of reprographics companies which have been in business for 50 years.
Terry Harrison, Managing Director of Hobs Legal Docs, sees the partnership with Anacomp as “another piece in the jigsaw in our service offerings to UK and US clients”. Most such deals are non-exclusive, that is, choosing a particular review application generally leaves you with a choice of providers for data collection, processing, scanning and coding.
The jigsaw analogy is one which sometimes occurs to those who are looking around for suppliers and providers in the e-Disclosure market – as with so much else in life, the wider the choice, the more confusing it all seems. As with jigsaws, however, once you fit the first few pieces together, the rest falls into place. Get to meet one or two of the people in the market, and find out about what they offer.