I recall being invited to a meeting at a US conference, I suppose about three years ago. In the room were senior marketing people from Relativity and FTI Consulting. As always on these occasions, I tried to guess what announcement might be coming. I didn’t anticipate a partnership between FTI and Relativity.
Three years on, it seems obvious that FTI and Relativity would make a successful partnership around the use of RelativityOne. One reason why this seemed less obvious then was that no-one then anticipated the success of RelativityOne and the opportunities it would open up for consulting businesses like FTI.
At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I interviewed Andrew Szwez, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting about FTI’s use of RelativityOne over the time since that announcement.
Andrew Szwez said that FTI had been locked out of many projects before its move to RelativityOne. FTI was able to jump straight into its first project without the investment which would have been required in any other platform. The first job was a Second Request, and RelativityOne was able to handle the size and complexity at the required speed.
FTI has always been well-known for handling big Second Requests and investigations, What does RelativityOne add to those skills? Andrew Szwez mentioned the ability to add resources like TIF-fing, and the ease of getting data in and then out again for production, in addition to the pure speed which is what clients see as the major benefit.