Over the past several years, survey data has consistently shown that more companies are bringing outsourced legal processes in house in order to help cut costs and improve control and efficiency.
Particularly in the e-discovery realm, more Legal departments than ever feature on-staff specialists to help preserve, collect, process, and review data—saving thousands in the process. But recently enacted data privacy provisions have left Legal and Compliance departments scrambling for technology that solves those complex solutions as well.
We built a guide that's designed to help highlight key capabilities that are needed when pursuing legal and privacy compliance technology. We touch on the data management, process orchestration, and AI requirements that Legal should seek when evaluating the various solutions in the market, so be sure to download the full guide by clicking the banner at the top! In this blog, we'll quickly run through key capabilities you'll want to seek:
E-Discovery Collection & Processing Software Capabilities Are Just the Start
The ability to capably perform tasks across the entire EDRM is critical, as e-discovery software point solutions that only do one or two things really well are quickly becoming obsolete. But this means that comprehensive capabilities across a range of Legal Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) use cases has become the way of the future in legal tech. Seek a single, organically built, integrated platform with solutions across the EDRM, data privacy, forensic investigation, legal compliance, and data management spectrums. Specifically, look for the following capabilities:
Advanced Pre-Collection Analytics: Ability to identify responsive data prior to preserving and collecting it for litigation or privacy compliance, saving significant time and money.
Designed for In-House Legal and Compliance Teams: An intuitive, user-friendly system specifically designed to work for in-house legal teams with application across the entire enterprise.
Broad Integration Capabilities: The right platform integrates easily into your existing IT infrastructure and enterprise applications, and connects to all of your organizational data sources.
Business Process Oriented: A platform that treats Legal Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) objectives as part of the business process, enabling you to manage, measure, and optimize your efforts.
Robust Reporting: Intuitive and customizable reports and dashboards for managing data related to all major legal and privacy tasks.
Built-in Forensics Tools to Help Prove Data Integrity: High-end digital forensics tools to help prove beyond any doubt that organizational data collected for litigation and investigations is intact and accurate.
Allows Legal to Quarterback Major Privacy Compliance Processes: Plugs the general counsel/chief legal officer into enterprise data privacy and other compliance efforts, allowing them to help coordinate and facilitate processes to ensure legal defensibility.
Read the full guide for an even more in-depth look at why these capabilities are crucial.