Los Angeles, CA - (Marketwire - June 20, 2007) - In conjunction with LegalTech: West Coast, today Exterro Inc., a leading provider of advanced technology to the legal industry, and IQWEST, a litigation services and hosting company based in Los Angeles, announced the availability of FusionQwest, a hosted/Application Service Provider (ASP) release of Exterro, a comprehensive platform for the automation of workflow around the eDiscovery process. FusionQwest improves the productivity and efficiency of law firms with comprehensive platform for the automation of workflow around the eDiscovery process -- without the requirement of installing server or software using FusionQwest's centralized management supporting the litigation support process, legal teams can take control of the litigation and discovery processes and weigh options related to approach, costs and strategies. Exterro can be found at LegalTech: West Coast, booth 527.
"By leveraging our background in business process management and workflow from other industries and applying it to the discovery market, we believe that Exterro will play a fundamental role in shaping how the legal community applies workflow to the discovery process," said Bobby Balachandran, CEO of Exterro. "Through this joint solution, our goal was to give different options to legal teams looking to streamline the workflow around the e-Discovery process."
Using Exterro's central management console as the support software, FusionQwest provides a way to monitor all critical information related to the litigation support management process in real-time, in one screen. This centralized view streamlines the previously inefficient process by giving litigation support staff, attorneys and paralegals enhanced visibility, transparency into litigation support management workflow processes.
And as a hosted solution, FusionQwest can be easily accessed and can integrate with other hosted software packages like CaseQwest, the hosted-version of CaseLogistix' versatile desktop software. FusionQwest is also able to integrate multiple project management functions, including collaboration, requirements management, issue tracking, and vendor management solutions. It provides customized workflow with project templates, alerts and notifications and can generate reports on vendor performance and costs, create business rules, forecasts and budget comparisons, plus monitor all critical information. The interface and workflow components to FusionQwest can be accessed centrally through a secure web-based user interface. Further, access for FusionQwest users is regulated by adherence to strict security policies designed by IQWEST.
"FusionQwest, the tight integration of Exterros's award-winning flexible workflow tool, together with CaseQwest our superior online document review system, is a marriage made in heaven," said Joe Thorpe, President of IQWEST Information Technologies. "Before Fusion, the client's assignment of managing all phases of a complex litigation project involving scanning, coding, ESI collection, processing, hosting and production, would seem like one of herding cats. Budgets, time lines, resource allocations, document review (QC and progress) and many other potential points-of-failure, are now managed in an easy to access dashboard via Web portal and available 24 x 7."
The online solution is immediately available exclusively at IQWEST.
Headquartered in metro Los Angeles, IQWEST is a national technology driven provider of Electronic Discovery, Coding, Foreign Language Translations, and Web Hosting for online case review. From data collection to document production, IQWEST works with its clients providing professional guidance and support each step of the way. In addition to its headquarters, the company has offices in New York, San Francisco and Irvine. Find out more about IQWEST at www.iqwestit.com.
Exterro®, Inc. is the preferred provider of e-discovery software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organizations. Built on a simple concept of process optimization, Exterro helps organizations improve and simplify e-discovery activities. With Exterro’s Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite, traditionally fractured and fragmented e-discovery efforts are mended by orchestrating and automating tasks in a coordinated workflow across the entire e-discovery process, reducing time, cost and risk associated with e-discovery.
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