FTI and its long established eDiscovery platform Ringtail get more interesting all the time. Ringtail 9.4 brings a Software Development Kit, social networking enhancements, Mac compatible document review, customisable browse panels and a range of other developments which, when added to its solid processing capability, its strong visual analytics and its user-friendly interface have helped Ringtail keep its place at the top of the market.
It was Ringtail which BLP used in its successful application of predictive coding in the UK BCA Trading case which I wrote about here.
In parallel with software developments, FTI has been making strategic partnerships with others. The big story of last year was its partnership with Relativity, giving FTI’s top-of-the-range consulting practice a wider set of choices for document review.
FTI has now reached an agreement with Evolver to bring Evolver’s native Excel redaction application XLerator to Ringtail. The redaction and production of native Excel files has been a recurring problem in eDiscovery, and this initiative seems a big step towards solving it.