Relativity - Platform for EDiscovery and More

Bewertet am 23.11.2018
Matt K.
Senior Project Manager
Rechtsberatung, 5.001-10.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: Ediscovery is made simpler with Relativity. The processing of data into Relativity can be done through either Relativity's software or other processing engines. This is an excellent tool to organize case files, legal research, and paper discovery.

Vorteile: The processing and review functions are superb and can be customized to any type of matter or workflow. THere are a variety of built in tools that allow data to be viewed at the macro or micro level, depending on your needs. With as little as 20 minutes of training any lawyer or paralegal can easily learn how the system works, apply substantive coding and redactions.

Nachteile: Sometimes the features are hard to configure without Admin help, but once you get the hang of it, the platform is scalable.

Best e-Discovery Software Possible

Bewertet am 6.8.2018
Casey J.
Legal Assistant
Bau, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: My business' legal department has been utilizing Relativity for e-Discovery document review. Numerous documents from either party believed to be relevant are uploaded to a server. From that point, administrators access Relativity and can set up searches for specific keywords, individuals, dates, issues, etc., and then save these searches to be accessed later. Searches of specific information by keyword and date allowed attorneys to divvy up the searches to a manageable amount and was crucial in ensuring the department got through the documents necessary in order to prepare for upcoming depositions. Relativity allowed lawyers to comb through millions of emails, each one getting tagged for a specific issue as it pertained to the case. When the department had finished, it was interesting to use Relativity and see which aspects of the case we had found the most evidence to win, which aspects were weak, and which individuals would be best to depose.

Vorteile: Relativity allows for efficient and thorough document review. All documents on the database can be searched through any combination of Relativity's search matrices. Searches can easily be saved, copied, edited, and saved again. As well, it is easy to organize these saved searches into categories, each referring to a specific individual or a specific aspect of the search. This allows for users to easily pull exactly the documents that are specific to their needs. While every feature could prove useful in a specific circumstance, I found myself mainly utilizing two: the family tab and the email-threading tab. The family tab indicates that their are emails attached to the one you are currently looking at. Similarly, the email-threading tab allows one to visualize the chain of emails, allowing for the entire thread to be edited all at once, rather than individually.

Nachteile: Given that so much of the back-end of the Relativity website is perfect, I would have to say the design of the user-interface was one of the features I liked least about the program. There are so many icons which indicate a feature or function that can be performed that the screen immediately appears cluttered. With a small amount of white space, it is easy for one's eyes to strain while attempting to read dozens of documents. As well, even when I knew what it was I needed to do, it could be hard to find the right button to push. This issue is minor, however, and after a week or two of use does not become cumbersome. Another small issue somewhat related to this is a lack of "night mode," or the use of black and blue rather than white and grey, which other applications have begun to include and I find is much easier to look at for eight hours a day.

Biggest Player in the Game, with good Reason!

Bewertet am 9.12.2019
Nicholas T.
Staff Attorney
Rechtsberatung, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
3/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: This is good stuff, and the search options are incredibly powerful and easy to use. You can easily batch documents for review, or use saved searches to do the same. Searching, sorting, batching - you name it, it does it well. Sadly, the UI leaves a lot to be desired as its pretty clunky to review with.

Vorteile: This software is the big daddy for document review for years. It is compatible with just about any document type you will throw at it. Additionally, the ability to quickly move and change document coding tags is fantastic. The search engine on it is second to none, and your key terms are highlighted within the document. Additionally, you can break down a document from native format to plain text, which can help you ID the terms you're looking for

Nachteile: This is clunky software that shows its age. The UI for review is slow and can be difficult to work with, and there aren't a lot of great options for batch processing. Also, the software times out on sessions so if you get yourself distracted by an important task you may find your session timed out, losing your place in the document queue.

Relativity- There is a reason it has been an industry leader for years

Bewertet am 25.10.2019
Scott H.
e Discovery Project Manager
Rechtsberatung, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
4/5
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Kommentare: We use Relativity for document review for eDiscovery. I like it it because they have a proven track record for reliability and have worked out the bugs already where many of the newer are still doing that.

Vorteile: The functionality and reliability are second to none. KCura has developed tools for everything you can think of for e Discovery since they have been a leader for many years in this industry. I also like that it is easy to use and that I can teach new users how to use the system in about 15 minutes. Also since it is so widely used by others in our field, most folks come in with a history of use of Relativity and can pick up and go without any training.

Nachteile: The price is the only real drawback to Relativity as it costs significantly more than many other eDiscovery platforms because it has so many more functions. Extra costs like monthly user fees per reviewer can really add up over the course of a long case.

Web interface, Filtering and searching can be more manageable. Standard Features should be included

Bewertet am 12.6.2017
Becky U.
Litigation Support Specialist
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
3/5
Gesamt
3/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
3/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3/5
Kundenbetreuung
3/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: Review time.

Vorteile: User friendly, a lot more options to control data. The folder structure and layout views are easy to set up.

Nachteile: Speed via the web, standard features limited to users unless specifically asked to enable features such as Print, Save, Highlight.

Industry standard for document review software for good reason.

Bewertet am 16.6.2017
Aditya E.
Contract attorney
Anwaltskanzlei, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
4/5
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Kommentare: It's a solid and simple way to do ediscovery and other document reviews.

Vorteile: It's a generally stable review environment with a simple interface and yet a lot of functionality. The software seems to dominate the market as far as I've been exposed because of its ease of use. But it's also easy to learn initially. And as one progresses with more complex reviewing, quality control, and batching needs, the software can keep up while still providing the simple interface.

Nachteile: When the software is buggy it can be a real slog however. This has rarely been an issue in my experience but it has happened. And when it has happened the crashing was seemingly across the platform for users in multiple locations. I'd say that it's unlikely that it was a lack of adequate hardware supporting it because this was at a major corporation that hosts reviews frequently and in a very large scale.

Relativity to the Rescue

Bewertet am 14.8.2019
Marisel W.
Paralegal
Rechtsberatung, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: Relativity is an efficient tool to use for electronic discovery and document review. It keeps your reviews organized and ready for depositions, trials, etc.

Vorteile: Relativity is very easy to use and can be customize to fit your project. It is an efficient tool to use for large document reviews.

Nachteile: It could be costly but it is totally worthy as it will make your document reviews a breeze.

Relativity - Great ESI Review Platform

Bewertet am 24.9.2019
Elan W.
Managing Member
Anwaltskanzlei, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: Overall, my experience with Relativity has been positive and productive.

Vorteile: Relativity offers intuitive, easy-to-understand features that permit the quick review and analysis of electronically-stored information ("ESI") when set up by a reputable e-discovery vendor.

Nachteile: There is a significant learning curve to master if one really wants to unlock all of the power of Relativity, and the server response can sometimes be slow.

Nextpoint >>> Relativity

Bewertet am 11.11.2019
Mark J.
Attorney
Anwaltskanzlei, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
3/5
Gesamt
2/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3/5
Kundenbetreuung
2/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: All in all, I've had a net-positive experience with Relativity. But they are pricing themselves out of our clients' market now with other more-affordable options like Nextpoint showing up on the scene.

Vorteile: My favorite thing about Relativity is the customization it allows for. The software basically allows you to customize every space to fit whatever needs you have for a particular document review. I also like the software's ability to track metrics for reviews (i.e., reviewer pace/accuracy).

Nachteile: My least favorite thing about this software is the exorbitant price (licensing fees are very high).

Why I won’t suggest Relativity

Bewertet am 15.8.2019
Verifizierter Rezensent
Relativity Review
Rechtsberatung, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
3/5
Gesamt
1/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3/5
Kundenbetreuung
1/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: We’ve hosted a few cases and most of the team were not satisfied with it.

Vorteile: The Analytics and all the bells and whistles provided with the product.

Nachteile: The product is to complex and I believe that all the features over complicate it.

Best in Class for Legal Document Review

Bewertet am 13.11.2018
Verifizierter Rezensent
Independent Contract Attorney at Epiq Legal
Rechtsberatung, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
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Kommentare: This is the gold standard for document review. Nothing else comes close.

Vorteile: This is, in general, a fast program. When a search is well-designed then you'll be able to move through a batch of documents in almost no time flat. Also, it's browser and "cloud" based - you don't need any local installations.

Nachteile: Browser and cloud based is a double edged sword. You need a constant Internet connection to work with this so there's no security "air gap" you can put in place. Also, it is liable to crash your browser on particularly long and large documents.

Pass or Fail based on the Administrator

Bewertet am 26.10.2018
Verifizierter Rezensent
Attorney
Rechtsberatung, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
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Vorteile: Easy to learn document review platform. Coding panels can be as simple or as complex as desired. Multiple databases, document lists and review panels can be created for a single matter.

Nachteile: The biggest issue is that the functionality of the platform is dictated by the competence of the administrator. If a panel or view is not set up properly, it can cause endless problems for the actual review - simple tasks generate errors causing lost productivity. The use of the database also slows significantly during administrative managment.

Relativity works

Bewertet am 2.11.2018
Verifizierter Rezensent
OWNER
Rechtsberatung, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
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Kommentare: Has been a solid and reliable litigation support system. The latency issues are recent and hopefully be correcred but is?troubling.

Vorteile: Ease of use, has good search options. Support for Relativity is good, and generally provides for the needs of most document reviews and give The quick response needed.

Nachteile: Latency issues cause document to not load properly. End of coding a different document.

The most user friendly e-discovery tool

Bewertet am 14.11.2017
Mila S.
attorney
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
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Kommentare: ease to complete large scale projects

Vorteile: Even for someone who isn't very technologically savvy, this program is very easy to figure out; I quickly learned how to run various searches, and implement the necessary tools to customize my projects

Nachteile: There is occasionally down time on the weekends, which impedes my ability to do work when I seek to put in some extra hours

Great feature and user friendly.

Bewertet am 12.6.2017
Ellen D.
Litigation Support
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
4/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Vorteile: Manages basic features in client data preservation. User friendly and interchangeable layout views per company/client preferences.

Nachteile: Internet Explorer network lag/misconnections. Vendor preferences versus client/lawfirm preferences in accordance to layout view and admin permissions.

Relativity speeds the review process up.

Bewertet am 15.1.2019
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Law Clerk
Rechtsberatung, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3/5
Kundenbetreuung
3/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: This has been necessary and useful at processing and coding large volumes of documents.

Vorteile: Good at deciphering text on even difficult to read PDF and word documents.

Nachteile: Struggles with large files at times, often causing delay.

Works well for a case with many thousands of documents

Bewertet am 16.2.2018
Verifizierter Rezensent
Managing Attorney
Anwaltskanzlei
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
3/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Vorteile: The keyword search feature works well. I was able to fairly quickly locate specific documents in the database without having a lot of false positives, and without missing anything important.

Nachteile: It's a little slow when processing a large batch of documents. I also found the user interface to be a bit hard to use.

Go to software!

Bewertet am 29.1.2019
Jamaris B.
Litigation Technology Data Analyst
Anwaltskanzlei, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
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Vorteile: I like that the documentation is extensive and the yearly updates! It is also easy to use.

Nachteile: What I like least about it is the color choice.

Relativity is a user-friendly e-discovery platform and one of the best that I have used during years of document review.

Bewertet am 6.4.2018
Rachel T.
attorney
13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
Quelle: SoftwareAdvice
5/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
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Vorteile: One of my favorite components of Relativity is the ability for a user to copy coding from the previous document. It is also very easy to check batches in and out and the coding fields are visually easy to access.

Nachteile: Like all e-discovery platforms, Relativity is sometimes really slow to load documents. In addition, I don't like that you cannot save comments while still in the process of reviewing a document.

The product is easy to use and there is lots of documentation on how to do things within the product

Bewertet am 16.11.2017
Donna C.
Sr. Litigation Support Analyst
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
3/5
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Vorteile: What I like most about the software is how it is structured, the layout and its appearance. The user interface is eye appealing.

Nachteile: The thing that I like least about the software is that I only open one instance of the product at a time.

Relativity Strong Enough

Bewertet am 9.1.2019
Verifizierter Rezensent
Paralegal
Rechtsberatung, 5.001-10.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
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Kommentare: Managing large document productions in legal cases where electronic discovery is needed.

Vorteile: I like the ease of use of this software and how it is intuitive and allows you to complete large document reviews efficiently and economically.

Nachteile: In comparison to other solutions on the market, Relativity may seem expensive but in reality once you get to use it you realize that you get what you pay for and Relativity provides efficiency and great customer support.

Comprehensive Document Management

Bewertet am 10.11.2018
Evan W.
Senior Associate
Anwaltskanzlei, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
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Kommentare: Relativity is comprehensive and effective for litigation document management.

Vorteile: Relativity has a great range of functionality for document management. The granularity of the search function is particularly useful.

Nachteile: The learning curve is a bit steep, but that’s to be expected of something with so much functionality.

Relativity is a powerhorse

Bewertet am 2.11.2017
Irene W.
Paralegal
Anwaltskanzlei, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
2/5
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Vorteile: I love that you can fashion any search you need, plus it offers other tools (like clustering) to look at data so that you can get to the important issues

Nachteile: Over a nationwide network, we experience slowness in the west offices (servers are hosted in the east).

One of the best options but still not my favorite.

Bewertet am 13.6.2018
Verifizierter Rezensent
Attorney
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
4/5
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Vorteile: Searching and organizing documents is not overly difficult. Customer service is helpful and offers great tips/training.

Nachteile: There is not an intuitive way to organize documents by issues or witnesses. Multiple reviews are needed to re-tag documents.

Using for our larger document review platforms.

Bewertet am 12.6.2017
Amy E.
Technical Operations Analyst
Rechtsberatung, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4/5
Kundenbetreuung
4/5
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Vorteile: Ease of use, variety of functions and features available, variety of third-party add-on features available, such as, Veritone.

Nachteile: It's very very very very difficult to even think of any cons whatsoever to Relativity. Perhaps users license fees would be a con.