Orange Legal Technologies: Hosted E-Discovery

Orange Legal Technologies offers a hosted e-discovery service:

  • Key components, in EDRM terms, are:
    • Analysis. Gathering relevant information.
    • Processing. Doing things like making attachments readable, extracting metadata, deduplication, converting to standard formats such as PDF or TIFF.
    • Review. Sifting through the material to determine relevance, responsiveness, privilege, and/or confidentiality.
  • Target market is law firms or in-house corporate counsel.
  • Orange Legal used to offer these services through partnerships with third-party software firms; since June, the firm offers its own technology.
  • Main competition is MetaLINCS and Kroll.
  • Full-service vendors such as Fios, ONSITE3, and RenewData are also competitors since Orange Legal also provides professional services for collection, analysis, processing, review, and production.
  • Company believes its main competitive strengths are:
    • Analysis, processing, and review in one integrated package.
    • 50 foreign languages are supported, including Unicode scripts.
    • Throughput. 25GB to 30GB/hour of information can be fed into the system, which Orange Legal figures is three times as fast as others.
  • Pricing: Flat fee of $650/GB for everything read in, plus a hosting fee of $35 to $50 per GB, depending on the volume. Not-to-exceed pricing is also available.

The integrated analysis, processing, and review is certainly an attractive feature, making life a lot simpler for the user. Today, these different phases are commonly handled by separate products. Over the long term, such integration is likely to win out over cobbling together best-of-breed solutions.

David Ferris

One Comment

  1. John Waterford
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 4:17 PM | Permalink

    The “throughput” you describe is really the load speed for pushing data into the system and this rate seems slow to me. Many others can achieve load rates as high as 150 GB/hour.

  2. dferris
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 4:48 PM | Permalink

    John,

    Many thanks for the input. I had a different impression, but perhaps I’ve got it wrong. Can you share some concrete examples of products or services that can load at 150GB/hour-or-so?

    –david

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    […] We are probably yet to see court hearings with evidence produced from a hosted solution – but with more and more companies in that space this is bound to happen. Other online archiving and eDiscovery vendors include: Microsoft/Frontbridge, Fortiva, LiveOffice, MimeCast, Orange Legal, Sonian Networks, and MessageOne – looks like a pretty crowded space for SaaS solutions directly tied to compliance! […]

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