Why Does Proteus Most Commonly Recommend RelativityOne?

Mar 7, 2024 9:26:25 AM / by Ryan Short

Our mission is to provide litigator-led eDiscovery – meaning we approach every client with recommendations from the perspective of practicing attorneys. Each matter is unique – and we’re not in the business of shilling for any particular software provider.

With multiple eDiscovery partners we make a recommendation based on the unique circumstances of each matter. Every platform has one or more strengths, and having multiple partners allows us to keep tabs on market changes, separate innovation from marketing fluff, and provide the best client experience.

So why do we most commonly recommend RelativityOne?

I was recently asked to provide a brief, bulleted list as to why we most commonly recommend RelativityOne, so I thought I would share that with you:

  1. Processing: eliminating third party processing software allows us to kill costs per GB in processing. When we talk about protecting the budget for merits counsel, not discovery, this is example 1A.

    Processing is the most commoditized phase of eDiscovery, and one of the most profitable for vendors billing per GB. And performance has been phenomenal – we processed about 1TB of data in just over 24 hours.

  2. Early Case Assessment (ECA): RelativityOne’s automated workflows make it much faster to ingest data iteratively and determine what should be promoted to a Review workspace.

  3. Document Review: the advantages here are twofold – first, the predictive coding tools are solid and flexible. Whether you need to surface hot docs quickly, or simply stabilize the model so you can produce quickly, Relativity provides our team’s favorite capabilities.

    Secondly, the contract attorney reviewer market is very familiar with Relativity, allowing review to commence and proceed quickly, mitigating training needs.

  4. Short Message Data: for people who complain that Relativity “is not keeping up and being innovative,” I remind them that the industry standard for reviewing short message data (e.g. texts, Teams, Slack, etc.) in a near-native review experience is called RSMF, or Relativity Short Message Format. It’s the best near-native review experience in our opinion.

  5. Permissions: people often focus on the “bells and whistles”, but what often matters more are the “nuts and bolts.” Relativity offers the ability to segment access and visibility with surgical precision.

  6. Client Domains: for departments that have a Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA) or someone with a commensurate level of experience with and knowledge of Relativity, a Client Domain is a great option to A) increase the speed of response time for your case team, B) mitigating the expense associated with vendor support, and C) potentially even setting the foundation for eDiscovery to be a profit center for the firm.

Yes, other eDiscovery software can process data, provide ECA environments, handle short message data, etc. And no, RelativityOne is not perfect.

RelativityOne is not the only good option when you are considering eDiscovery software, it just happens to be the best solution in the widest variety of contexts. Want to hear more about how RelativityOne would work with (or against) your specific needs? Let's talk. 

For more info, we just published an eBook, "Mid-Sized Law Firms: 3 Reasons to Consider eDiscovery (And How to Get Started)".

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Ryan Short

Written by Ryan Short

Ryan joined Proteus in 2020. He is an MBA and a Certified eDiscovery Specialist with over a decade of experience in publicly traded, PE-backed, and bootstrapped entities focused on technology-enabled services. Ryan lives in Indianapolis with his wife and their 5 children under the age of 9. Consequently, his wife won't let him buy a dog.