Top 10 Reasons to Switch to DISCO

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Let’s be honest: no one wants to be using old, outdated technology that slows down their document review. Remove the drudgery of ediscovery with DISCO’s easy-to-use technology that delivers faster, more accurate results. Read on to learn about 10 of the best reasons to switch to DISCO:

1. Designed for legal professionals

A profound respect for the practice of law drives DISCO’s design philosophy – so much so that we have integrated lawyers and legal professionals into every part of our product development process. Our weekly Law Review meetings bring together a room of DISCO seasoned legal professionals and lawyers to review new features under development to ensure they are aligned with the needs of practicing attorneys and legal departments. New feature ideas are also received from our growing list of more than 400 current customers. Features are analyzed and critiqued throughout each iteration of the development process to assure that every feature works intuitively. The end result creates a powerful, yet easy-to-use experience.

2. Built for speed

DISCO is not only faster off-the-line than legacy systems, but it also lets you run laps around your adversaries, so to speak. A whitepaper from Seventh Samurai reported that review teams using DISCO were able to review on average 23% more documents per day than the same team using the leading competing system. DISCO gives case teams a big advantage due to 1/10-second search speed, 1/3-second document viewing, and unified document loading, eliminating delays that come from clicking between pages. All three attributes were shown to remain consistent, regardless of the size of the matter.

3. Predictive-Prioritized review

DISCO AI is a next-generation technology designed to amplify the work of attorneys and review teams. To understand DISCO AI, it is often easiest to relate it to similar consumer technologies such as popular audio or video streaming services. These products are designed to learn from your likes and dislikes with the simple goal of recommending content that you may enjoy. Often this is facilitated by an easy thumbs-up/thumbs-down ranking system. The more you watch, the better the service learns your interests and makes smarter recommendations. DISCO AI is very similar with respect to understanding your coding behavior. As you code documents for categories such as “Responsiveness”, “Issues”, or “Privilege”, DISCO AI will review the content of all your documents and help organize the entire population based on which records are likely or not likely to be related to the existing coding decisions. This parallel process allows your review to remain unhindered, eliminating the need for seed sets, and surfacing predictive recommendations only when relevant.  

4. Powered by the cloud for speed and scalability

Powered by the most advanced cloud platform and infrastructure available to ensure security, stability, and scalability, DISCO was built for the discovery challenges of today and beyond. DISCO uses a private cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure for on-demand storage and compute resources. This allows DISCO to offer a review platform that can automatically scale up resources in a secure and low-risk manner. In addition to strict internal security controls and policies, DISCO is compliant with industry-standard security certifications, such as SOC 2 and HIPAA. Furthermore, AWS complies with:

  • SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (formerly SAS 70)
  • SOC 2
  • SOC 3
  • FISMA, DIACAP
  • PCI DSS Level 1
  • ISO 27001
  • FIPS 140-2
  • MTCS Level 3

5. ECA visualization

DISCO’s visual search tools enable you to interactively visualize your entire document set, no matter how large, with zero setup. Find gaps in the document collection using the chronology timeline or easily eliminate junk data using email domain filters. The user interface updates in real time as you apply filters, allowing you to answer to critical questions such as “Which custodians produced the most documents?” or “How many Excel files are in my dataset?” with a single click. You can even save and share these results as a Saved Search.

6. Structured review management

DISCO’s cutting-edge workflow features help you set up and manage large-scale case teams. A variety of metrics let you gain insights about the people, pace, and findings of your review. Powerful quality control sampling and searchable audit box features enable you to easily understand and address erroneous tag decisions. Setting up batches using DISCO’s email conversation threading and inclusive email detection can save an additional 36% of time spent on review. DISCO enables a defensible review for the most complex of cases with its secure and powerful infrastructure at any scale, an enjoyable user experience, a robust tool suite, and a full-service team with deep domain expertise.

7. Just-In-Time QC

As ediscovery veterans know, review rarely stops with the first pass review. There is often more than one round, and nearly always some form of QC work at the end. With typical ediscovery tagging overturn rates and modest QC sampling sizes (the low end of the expert recommended 5-10% rate) we have found that DISCO’s just-in-time QC saves an average of 32% of QC time on multi-week reviews. Just-in-time QC also allows you to run the QC largely in parallel to the review, instead of tacking the QC time on at the end. DISCO QC is also helpful for reviewing ingests and productions for accuracy. For a million document reviews, our analysis and feedback showed that running QC parallel to the review could trim over a week off the review timeline, even for large QC teams. For the biggest reviews that we analyzed (5 million+ documents), just-in-time QC could potentially cut several weeks of time needed to complete the review. DISCO QC is also helpful for reviewing ingests and productions for accuracy.

8. Unlimited productions, at no additional cost

DISCO productions are effective and easy to use. As one client put it, "one of the most valuable aspects of DISCO is the control I have over the product. I can create custom productions and export data in the format I need, on my own. I do not need to involve any third party or incur extra fees" (Kathy Hedrick, Paralegal for Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S). Not only can you customize each production to suit your needs, but you can also see each produced version of that document in the DISCO document viewer. It gets even better – you can produce as many documents as you want, and run as many productions you want, without any additional fees or costs.

9. Fair, transparent pricing

The cost of ediscovery can be deceiving. Hidden fees are tucked into almost all aspects of the business, including charges for ingestion, processing, data expansion, user licenses, hosting fees, analytic add-ons, and production. DISCO’s pricing model is different, based on the top level, parent file data size. Many vendors charge for data expansion and processing, expanding your data 2 to 2.5 times its original size. Many also charge for hosting produced data, meaning that a production of 20 GB will increase your chargeable data size by 20 GB. On top of that, you get a spiky and unpredictable bill due to one-time fees for processing, OCR, analytics, imaging, and productions. By removing these costs, 50 GB of emails will remain 50 GB of emails on your DISCO invoice, regardless of data expansion, processing, or production size. You can also cull any data at any time to further reduce your cost. Altogether, we pass on these cost advantages to our customers by providing equitable, predictable pricing for every matter.

10. DISCO Professional Services 

DISCO is a company of legal innovators; we’ve been in your shoes and we’re here to make your job easier. We have the professional expertise to help when you need an extra set of hands to tackle single tasks or to manage the entire discovery process for you. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to provide the answers you need and the resources necessary to meet your internal requirements, legal obligations, and deadlines. As the need arises, select any of our end-to-end workflow management services, including but not limited to forensic collection, data services, project management, processing, culling, coding, unitization, quality control, production, post-review assistance, and managed review.

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