Advanced Discovery Announced Integration with IPRO’s Automated Digital Discovery

By Zach Warren, Legaltech News

The support provider will integrate ADD into its data centers, leveraging the solution as part of its own management solution platform.

In a match of well-known legal technology companies, e-discovery and litigation support provider Advanced Discovery announced March 14 that it has integrated IPRO’s Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) product into its own software and workflows. The integration represents a partnership between the two companies, alongside the culmination of Advanced Discovery’s search for an e-discovery software partner.

Moving forward, Advanced Discovery’s matter management workflows will feature custom development in order to integrate ADD into its secure data centers, leveraging the tool as part of its own multi-matter management solution platform. The goal, Advanced Discovery CEO Jim Burke told Legaltech News, is “a scalable and secure multi-matter solution to address the demands and expectations of corporations and large law firms.”

“Customers will see their data faster, have more efficient ECA and will have more choices when it comes to industry-standard review platforms,” he added.

IPRO’s preexisting customers will not see a change through the partnership, though IPRO CEO Kim Taylor did tell Legaltech News that the company plans to leverage Advanced Discovery’s knowledge and feedback to improve further upon its own ADD platform.

“It also gives IPRO’s law firm and corporate clients another strong partner to go to where they can get a great ADD experience,” Taylor added. “Advanced Discovery has been a pleasure to work with, and we’re looking forward to a great partnership over the years.”

Burke said Advanced Discovery began looking for an e-discovery technology partner about a year ago, taking with it a specific set of criteria: “speed, reliability, accuracy, security, scalability—and flexibility for custom development.” Advanced Discovery was also looking for a particular culture fit, with the right knowledge and people in place to make a partnership worthwhile and supplement the company’s own custom software solutions.

Having worked with IPRO over the years given an overlap in clients and the “small world” nature of the industry, Burke noted, “They were an obvious solution to consider, given their reputation.”

“It’s more efficient and cost effective to partner with software development specialist with their kind of experience,” he added.