Promoting Relativity 7.5 with enthusiasm

kCura has released Version 7.5 of Relativity with the integration of processing as the primary (but by no means the only) major enhancement. It has also brought Relativity Assisted Review – kCura’s predictive coding tool – into the Global Applications Catalogue, allowing users to switch easily between a manual and a computer-assisted process. Analytics, usability and infrastructure have all been improved.

That is a rather rather dry summary of the features which appear in the 7.5 Release Overview. To get the real flavour of this release, watch the short video on the Overview page in which CEO Andrew Sieja and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Nick Robertson talk about the release. This is the way to get people interested in your application – I do not mean just “sell” it, but illustrate your new baby by talking about it enthusiastically with the help of crisp, clear graphics and straightforward descriptions.

I had intended to quote some of the things which Andrew and Nick say on the video, but this kind of thing doesn’t really work in print – watch the video as a model for how a company can convey that it is truly proud of its product and committed to making it better for their users. Their secret is to anchor their enthusiasm in hard-edged descriptions and illustrations of the new tools.

In the UK from next April, lawyers will be required to show that they have identified proportionate ways of dealing with disclosure. That must inevitably mean that they must look at computer applications (part of the “tools and techniques” which the Practice Direction refers to) and to do so with usability as well as functionality in mind. I am studiedly neutral as between the players in this market and, in any event, a range of factors go into to the decision-making process which will vary from firm to firm and from case to case, so a good video won’t swing a purchasing decision. What I will say, however, is that this way of describing litigation applications has the potential to help lawyers understand what this kind of software is for and how it can be used.

Whilst on the subject of Relativity, the website contains a library of materials designed to help users and administrators. The page Updates to Relativity Assisted Review in 7.5 is an example of the kind of guidance on the advice@kCura blog. You may care to browse the menu options – Technical Support, Documentation, Tutorials, Training etc to get some idea of the support which kCura offers to its users.

About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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