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    E-Discovery Software Leaders Named in Gartner’s 2013 ‘Magic Quadrant’

    Jun 26, 2013
    As reported by attorney Sean Doherty, the technology editor for Law Technology News, Gartner Inc.’s "Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software" evaluates 23 vendors to help readers pick the right e-discovery software for their organizations’ needs. Gartner analysts Debra Logan, Alan Dayley, and Sheila Childs identified the included vendors as leaders, visionaries, niche players, or challengers in the e-discovery software industry and mapped each to the research company's Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software as of June 2013.

    As reported by attorney Sean Doherty, the technology editor for Law Technology News, Gartner Inc.’s "Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software" evaluates 23 vendors to help readers pick the right e-discovery software for their organizations’ needs. Gartner analysts Debra LoganAlan Dayley, and Sheila Childs identified the included vendors as leaders, visionaries, niche players, or challengers in the e-discovery software industry and mapped each to the research company's Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software as of June 2013.

    The market covered by this Magic Quadrant aligns with the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM); it maps vendors to software offerings that identify, preserve, collect, process, review, analyze, and produce electronically stored evidence. According to the Law Technology News article, to be included in this year's report, vendors must have generated at least "$20 million in revenue per year" from the sale of e-discovery software, have at least 50 customers using the acquired software in production, and own the intellectual property to the software. In addition, included vendors had to address at least two of three broad functional areas relating to the EDRM:

    • Left side of the EDRM: identification, collection, preservation, and processing data with workflow software or search functions for early case assessment
    • Right side of the EDRM: processing, reviewing, analyzing, and producing documents, which include document review platforms and may include technology-assisted review defined by Gartner as "the application of machine-learning and analytical techniques to enable document prioritization for human review or to enable a focus on a reduced set of potentially responsive documents."
    • Information management: IM or repository functions with typical functions found on the left side of the EDRM such as litigation holds, collection, and the exportation of data for review. According to Gartner, if the software in this category does not include features for "identification, custodian-led collection tracking, preservation and collection outside the normal archiving process, it is not included in this Magic Quadrant."

    In the 2013 report, Gartner analyzed vendors with the highest reported sales of software that satisfies most of the EDRM’s requirements. Vendors in the 2013 report that were not in the 2012 report include Driven Inc.Epiq Systems Inc., and Stroz FriedbergDaegis was dropped from this year's quadrant, but the e-discovery provider continues to be tracked by the research group.
    Vendors that qualified for the Magic Quadrant, by quadrant, include:

    Leaders: AccessData Group Inc.ExterroGuidance Software Inc.HP-AutonomyFTI TechnologykCuraKroll OntrackRecommind, and Symantec

    Visionaries: Catalyst Repository SystemsEMC Corp.IBM Corp., and ZyLab

    Niche players: CommVault Systems Inc., Driven Inc., Integreon Inc.LexisNexis, Stroz Friedberg, and Ubic

    Challengers: Epiq Systems Inc., KPMGNuix, and Xerox Corp.

    Exterro moved from the “Visionaries” quadrant in last year's report to the “Leaders” quadrant based on its strong workflow software and the company's ability to integrate with third-party software. FTI Technology, kCura, and Kroll Ontrack came to the “Leaders quadrant” this year from their “Challenger” position reported last year.

    According to the article, Gartner forecasts that the revenue in enterprise e-discovery software will grow from $1.7 billion this year to $2.9 billion in 2017. Analysts expect 15% growth over five years from increasing volumes of litigation and regulatory investigation and from their observation that corporations will continue to move the discovery process in-house. Gartner, however, also predicts that the U.S. share of total revenue will decline from 81% in 2012 to less than 70% in 2017.

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