Deloitte Expands Relationship With Relativity Into eDiscovery Strategic Alliance
NEW YORK, January 25, 2018 — Deloitte, recently named a global leader in e-discovery services by IDC MarketScape, has expanded its existing nine-year working relationship with Relativity, the providers of the leading e-discovery platform. The new strategic alliance focuses on delivering data governance solutions to clients with increased speed, flexibility and efficiency by leveraging the power of Relativity and its complete e-discovery SaaS solution RelativityOne. For further information on the IDC announcement, see IDC MarketScape: Worldwide eDiscovery Services 2017 Vendor Assessment by Angela Gelnaw, March 2017, IDC #US42255117e.
As structured and unstructured data volumes and complexity mount, the new alliance aims to help organizations build or hone critical processes including data governance, global investigation, litigation and regulatory compliance management.
“Managing, preserving and protecting in-motion data for multi-jurisdictional matters is taking increasingly more advanced e-discovery skills and solutions,” said Chris May, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory principal and national discovery practice leader, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. “Leading organizations want industry-specific services and a fully integrated, cross-platform solution that tracks both structured and unstructured data globally in a consistent, secure, and flexible way — including or extending beyond e-discovery uses. This new strategic alliance will offer another path through which our clients can realize that goal.”
According to a 2017 Deloitte poll, 47.1 percent of discovery, legal and information technology professionals’ organizations have responded to at least one global litigation, regulatory, or investigative incident in the past year. Yet, only 21.9 percent of poll respondents were able to conduct discovery and produce evidence within mandated timelines for those global matters.
“We want to help our clients take advantage of the disruption currently underway in the e-discovery space, whether they want to work fully in the cloud, in a hosted environment, on-premises or in a hybrid model,” said Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory CEO Chuck Saia. “Deloitte’s industry-leading e-discovery services, global footprint, managed services capabilities and sector knowledge all offer our clients agility and scalability around bet-the-business events – as well as for ongoing protection and preservation of competitively advantageous data.”
Andrew Sieja, founder and CEO of Relativity, added, “As the e-discovery industry evolves, we’re excited to expand our relationship with Deloitte and help them meet the growing needs of their clients. Together we’ll continue to serve organizations around the world, helping solve complex data problems with the power of our connected platform and Deloitte’s deep subject matter knowledge.”
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 160,000 active users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 199 of the Am Law 200. Relativity’s cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Relativity has been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. Please contact Relativity or visit our website for more information.
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