LexisNexis Announces Major Release of Concordance Evolution

  LexisNexis Announces Major Release of Concordance Evolution

  Enterprise review platform for e-discovery delivers exceptional speed and

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 11, 2013

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading global
provider of content and technology solutions, today announced a major new
release of Concordance® Evolution, the next generation of the company’s
fully-installed enterprise review software product for electronic discovery
and litigation document management.The new release is completely web-enabled,
allowing for efficient implementation and deployment.

“Concordance Evolution delivers what our customers demand in an e-discovery
review engine: speed, flexible capacity and an easy-to-use interface,” said
Steve Ashbacher, vice president of Concordance at LexisNexis Litigation Tools
& Professional Services. “It handles e-discovery management for cases of any
size, and is specifically designed for large-scale, complex litigation. With
the on-premise version of Concordance Evolution, review software and discovery
data stay behind the user’s firewall and customers have complete control over
their litigation data.”

Developed in collaboration with various litigation professionals during
extensive testing, Concordance Evolution helps law firms, government agencies,
litigation service bureaus and application service providers reduce their
overall e-discovery cost and boost their litigation workflow productivity,
while managing the largest and most complex cases.

This next generation of Concordance Evolution delivers:

  *Speed -- Concordance Evolution combines professional insight on relevant
    language, keywords and terms of art, with the speed of advanced search
    technology to deliver fast searching, review and more. In real-world
    testing, the software imported load files of 350 GB (approximately seven
    million documents) within 24 hours, enabled document-to-document browsing
    within 1–2 seconds, tagged 3,000 documents per minute, returned results on
    complex searches within four seconds and produced five million pages of
    discoverable documents per 24-hour time periods.
  *Capacity -- With the flexible administrative tools in Concordance
    Evolution, users can adapt the capacity of the software to their needs,
    whether it’s to manage a small case or a large, complex litigation matter.
    This is made possible by a scalable Microsoft® SQL back-end database that
    keeps data in one place, improves data integrity and supports large-scale,
    multi-party document review. The new version of the platform also allows
    users to run multiple imports, exports and production actions at once,
    automate and schedule jobs and distribute processing across multiple
    servers, providing tremendous scalability.
  *Ease of Use -- Concordance Evolution features optimized workflows that
    save hours of time, enabling review of more data sooner than with
    processes required by competitive products. Specifically, users can easily
    conduct queries, browse and tag documents, view production sets and
    conduct bulk reviews. A unique “Dual View” design allows users to obtain
    two different types of views simultaneously on a split screen in a single
    browser. Other user-friendly features include sortable fields, email
    threading, near-native highlighting and shortcut keys. Intuitive workflows
    like these also reduce the need for extensive user training and

Initially launched in 2011, Concordance Evolution is built on an “Open API”
architecture, which enables different websites to interact with each other for
greater interoperability or closer integration. The software is also scalable
to the user’s needs and features centralized user administration, native file
review, integrated processing and production, concept searching and
clustering. It is available with a base cost for the software application and
then a per-seat licensing fee. More information is available at

In addition to the fully installed version, Concordance Evolution is also
available from LexisNexis in a fully-hosted environment.

Concordance Evolution is one solution in a suite of litigation management
products LexisNexis offers along the Electronic Discovery Reference Model
(EDRM). From data processing, review, analysis, production and presentation,
LexisNexis offers solutions and tools for litigators to efficiently and
confidently manage their case data and documents.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global
provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in
legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to
make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital
pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information
online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal &
Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to
help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through
close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can
leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase
profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal
& Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000
employees worldwide.

LexisNexis helps its clients gain increased control of e-discovery with
flexible, integrated solutions for early data assessment, processing, review
and seamless chain of custody. Supporting the most critical phases of the
EDRM, Early Data Analyzer, LAW PreDiscovery, Concordance, Concordance
Evolution, CaseMap, TextMap and Sanction are the only solutions on the market
that work together for complete support of litigation management and can be
offered in a hosted environment for the flexibility and support any case


Daryn Teague, 661-297-5292
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