Today Legal IT Insider launches the first of a new series of Buyers Guides, starting with a guide compiled by Andrew Haslam of Allvision Computing on eDisclosure systems.
This inaugural volume contains both information on how best to procure a litigation support system, and the first (if not only) detailed listing of UK vendors of eDisclosure products. The current plan is to re-issue the guide in March of each year so that the annual update of the briefing information can include the latest news from LegalTech NY.
Andrew Haslam comments “A number of my recent assignments have been advising law firms on procuring litigation support systems, and I quickly found out there was no centralised list of all the UK vendors, so I decided to build one myself. The first part of the volume comprises detailed information on the litigation support marketplace, including a set of procurement requirements readers can cut and paste into their own documents. The second half was provided by all the vendors, and details both their capabilities, and those of the software they use.”
Target readers of the Guide include end-users of these systems, be they lawyers, barristers, inhouse counsel, or IT departments. The Guide deliberately does not purport to identify the ‘best’ software or supplier in the marketplace but instead aims to supply information to allow users to arrive a shortlist of potential vendors, with a procurement exercise being the next logical step.
Insider editor Charles Christian adds “It has long been an aim of the Insider website to provide and curate quality material for our readers, and this guide will be first of a number of procurement briefings for different technology areas. Andrew’s work is a comprehensive and detailed review of the litigation support marketplace and we are proud to have it as our initial member of a soon to be expanded family.”
The 170-page eDisclosure guide is FREE, contains no advertising (other than the vendors’ own words and software descriptions) and is available to download as a 3.3Mb PDF from http://cloudbox.legaltechnology.com/eDisclosureSystemsBuyersGuide2013.pdf.
The Insider website now also has a dedicated Buyers Guides button on its main menu bar