Digital Reef is offering legal service providers the opportunity to make use of its SaaS processing and early case assessment tools on a revenue sharing basis. This should help LSPs who find themselves with more work than they can handle and who traditionally have the choice between struggling to manage it all or passing the work to someone else, with the risk of losing the client as well as the fee.
The Digital Reef service – the press release is here – allows LSPs to put their own brand label on processing which is actually undertaken on Digital Reef’s servers, which are capable of handling 17 Tb of data per day.
As I have written elsewhere, UK eDiscovery solutions provider CY4OR has recently acquired the business of eOrigin. That brought with it Nick Pollard as CY4OR’s new head of eDiscovery together with eOrigin’s role as a Digital Reef partner. Nick Pollard said of the new Digital Reef program:
“as a leading provider of Digital Reef to the UK market, we are excited about the innovations that the company is making. CY4OR is already rolling out a similar model in the UK which is generating a lot of interest amongst Litigation Support teams. We have the eDisclosure tools and resources in place now to offer our clients the software as a service (SaaS) model and believe it will enable law firms to reap rewards in an increasingly competitive market”.
This is one of a spate of Digital Reef announcements recently. Two press releases came out at the end of January, one announcing closer integration with Relativity and one about Digital Reef’s new predictive priority functionality. I knew about the latter – indeed I am quoted in the press release – but announcements made once LegalTech has started tend to get overwhelmed by everything happening at the show and in its aftermath (I still have one panel to report on, and want to come back to the one new application which I actually saw in New York).
These are free-standing developments, each with its own value for what Relativity’s Andrew Sieja describes as giving users “control to construct the best eDiscovery solution to meet their needs”. When the new analytics at the front end are added to the service offered to LSPs and to Relativity integration, Digital Reef seem to have an integrated business plan as well as a technology solution.