ZyLAB Insights Added to eDiscovery Platform
New Artificial Intelligence-based functionality automatically performs entity extraction of case data

TYSONS, Virginia, January 25, 2021: ZyLAB, manufacturer of ZyLAB ONE eDiscovery, today launched ZyLAB Insights, a major new enhancement to its solution offering allowing for the automatic extraction of entity information from unstructured datasets.

“ZyLAB Insights represents a major milestone in our ongoing commitment to bring the latest in data science to our customers,” said Dennis van der Veeke, Chief Executive Officer of ZyLAB. “The ability for legal professionals to be able to identify people, places, organizations and other entity types mentioned within their documents and have those references automatically flagged or redacted will greatly enhance the speed with which document review is performed while reducing the risk of unintentionally releasing sensitive or privileged information.”

Named-entity Recognition (NER) or entity extraction is an artificial intelligence-based methodology that locates and classifies named entities mentioned in unstructured text into pre-defined categories. This extracted information is then added to the metadata of the documents and is indexed along with the content to be searchable within the review platform. Users will be able to view, search for and automatically redact the names of people mentioned in documents, for example.

More importantly, this type of enrichment allows for smarter fact-finding within datasets, permitting the users to perform searches such as “PERSON w/5 LOCATION” where any person mentioned in any document within 5 words of any named location is revealed.

ZyLAB Insights will be available shortly to all ZyLAB ONE SaaS customers in both the North American and European markets and will be priced in bundles by the millions of characters indexed.

About ZyLAB
Founded in 1983, ZyLAB is a proven solution partner to legal professionals in corporations, law firms and governments worldwide. Its flagship solution, ZyLAB ONE is an end-to-end eDiscovery system used to facilitate information requests in litigation, regulatory responses, internal investigations and public records. Visit www.zylab.com for more information

Contact information:
1775 Tysons Boulevard, 5th Floor
Tysons, VA, 22102
703-442-2400
sales@zylab.com


ZyLAB Launches Legal Hold Solution
Enhanced platform now available for sending and tracking of legal hold notices continuing in ZyLAB’s methodology focusing on ease of use.

TYSONS, Virginia, January 25, 2021: ZyLAB, manufacturer of ZyLAB ONE eDiscovery, announced the launch of its new Legal Hold application for corporations and governments.

A legal (or litigation) hold is a notification sent by an organization’s legal department to inform employees of current or pending litigation that will impact their handling of electronically stored information (ESI) pertinent to the case. Many corporations today still issue legal holds manually and painfully track responses via spreadsheets.

ZyLAB Legal Hold provides an easy-to-use Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that allows organizations to deploy a fully-configured legal hold management system within their enterprise within hours. Custom message templates, automated reminders, custodian questionnaires and the ability to automatically integrate and synchronize with their corporate directory eliminates risk and vastly increases the efficiency for corporate legal teams to manage their hold process.

“ZyLAB ONE Legal Hold truly completes our next-generation SaaS offering to the eDiscovery community. It brings together best-of-breed infrastructure and security with ease-of-use for our customers and tightly integrates to our collection and review platform.” says Dennis van der Veeke, CEO of ZyLAB.

“Our new application was built from the ground-up to streamline the legal hold process for corporations who routinely have to notify and manage hold tracking.” says Jeffrey Wolff, Director of Legal Technology for ZyLAB. “Real-time dashboards along with detailed reporting and a self-service custodian portal will vastly reduce the amount of time organizations spend on this often manual process.“

ZyLAB Legal Hold is available now to organizations in North America.

About ZyLAB
Founded in 1983, ZyLAB is a proven solution partner to legal professionals in corporations, law firms and governments worldwide. Its flagship solution, ZyLAB ONE is an end-to-end eDiscovery system used to facilitate information requests in litigation, regulatory responses, internal investigations and public records. Visit www.zylab.com for more information

Contact information:
1775 Tysons Boulevard, 5th Floor
Tysons, VA, 22102
703-442-2400
sales@zylab.com


ZyLAB Adds Audio Review to eDiscovery
Audio and video analysis will enhance the ZyLAB ONE platform and provide new abilities for its users across all markets

TYSONS, Virginia, January 25, 2021: ZyLAB, manufacturer of ZyLAB ONE eDiscovery, announced the integration of Intelligent Voice Audio Review to their platform.

Intelligent Voice’s solution is already successfully helping law firms and government agencies around the world to ingest, transcribe, analyze and review vast amounts of audio, in a secure environment, freeing up valuable lawyer time and cutting down on costs. By automatically transcribing and indexing audio and video files, the new combined solution makes audio review as easy as reviewing any other document. The new enhancement lets users ingest and search vast quantities of audio securely using Intelligent Voice’s unique ultra-high-speed GPU-powered speech recognition algorithms. Working across more than a dozen languages and dialects, IV’s market leading SmartTranscript™ technology cuts review time by 70%.

“Audio files and video recordings make up a large part of the data that needs to be reviewed in legal fact-finding missions.” says Yaron Goldstein, Chief Technology Officer at ZyLAB. “The integration of IV’s speech review software in our eDiscovery platform allows our customers to directly review these video and audio files, saving them valuable time in the review process.” Nigel Cannings, Chief Technology Officer of Intelligent Voice states “We believe that ZyLAB’s approach to audio and video review places them in a leadership position in the eDiscovery space, and we are delighted to be working with them.”

Audio Review will be available shortly to all ZyLAB ONE customers in both the North American and European markets and will be priced by the amount of audio hours indexed.

About ZyLAB
Founded in 1983, ZyLAB is a proven solution partner to legal professionals in corporations, law firms and governments worldwide. Its flagship solution, ZyLAB ONE is an end-to-end eDiscovery system used to facilitate information requests in litigation, regulatory responses, internal investigations and public records. Visit www.zylab.com for more information

About Intelligent Voice
Intelligent Voice Limited is a global leader in the development of proactive compliance and eDiscovery technology solutions for voice, video and other media. Its clients include government agencies, banks, securities firms, Call-Centres, litigation support providers, international consultancy, advisory businesses and insurers, all involved in the management of risk and meeting of multi-jurisdictional regulation. Visit www.intelligentvoice.com for more information.
TYSONS, Virginia, January 25, 2021: ZyLAB, manufacturer of ZyLAB ONE eDiscovery, announced the integration of Intelligent Voice Audio Review to their platform.

Contact information:
1775 Tysons Boulevard, 5th Floor
Tysons, VA, 22102
703-442-2400
sales@zylab.com


iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, today announced that Walder Wyss Ltd. – one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms – is using iManage Knowledge Unlocked, powered by RAVN, to transform their approach to knowledge management.

iManage Knowledge Unlocked puts knowledge in the hands of the users with 7 ways to search across iManage Work and other systems. It helps users discover new content and insights, identify similar matters or motions, highlight relevant content, and provide updated intelligence on legal principles while respecting security and confidentiality that is so important to the industry. When integrated with powerful business intelligence tools like Microsoft Power BI, it provides Knowledge teams with powerful analytics that enable content to be kept relevant, fresh and additional resources added that meet the needs of the users.

Walder Wyss can instantly see data around which members of the firm are actively using the knowledge management system, what type of searches users are carrying out, what type of results are being returned, and where there might be gaps in content or other areas that require attention to optimize knowledge flow. This enables the firm’s knowledge management team to make statistical connections between users and data.

Identifying “power users” assists in the effort to expand usage across the organization, to uncover and replicate best-practices, and to create best practice document templates. Data regarding what documents and knowledge are not being accessed also provides deep and valuable insights for improvements of how documents can be refined to better meet the expectations and needs of the firm’s lawyers.

Rather than relying on anecdotal evidence about what knowledge assets its professionals find most valuable, the knowledge management team at Walder Wyss is now able to use data to determine how people are using the system. This supports an ongoing process of quality improvement to guide the investment in the knowledge content, enabling the team to make better decisions and deliver higher quality service, driving competitive advantage for the firm.

“Lawyers are busy people – most of them don’t have time to tell us how they’ve been using the knowledge management system,” said Urs Bracher, Legal Engineer and Head of KM at Walder Wyss. “Having Knowledge Unlocked means that we don’t have to guess or rely on just a few lawyers telling us what type of knowledge management assets they find most useful, or where they need more help. We can look at the data and have insights into users’ needs that allow us to better address their requirements.”

The Appeal of a Platform Approach

“We were already using iManage Work as our document management system, so it made a lot of sense to use Knowledge Unlocked for our knowledge management system,” said Lorenz Reinle, Assistant Know-how and Legal Tech at Walder Wyss. “It was a natural extension of our usage of the iManage platform, and iManage is recognized as a leader in the international market, which helped simplify the decision.”

Since going live on Knowledge Unlocked earlier this year, Walder Wyss has rolled it out to all six of its offices in Switzerland. Eventually, there will be nearly 300 users who will use the iManage solution to search and access more than 7,000 knowledge assets within the knowledge management system, and several million documents within iManage Work.

“Knowledge is only as good as your users’ ability to tap into it,” Nick Thomson, General Manager, RAVN, iManage. “Walder Wyss’ usage of Knowledge Unlocked enables them to truly leverage their work product and enhance the effectiveness of their curated knowledge assets, allowing them to continually improve knowledge management processes and outcomes for their users.”

 


iManage Delivers Enhanced User Experience and Extended Capabilities for Distributed and Mobile Working


The Session, Featuring Software Company Legal Experts, Will Reveal How AI Can Increase Productivity by 50% or More for Corporate Legal Departments

HOUSTON, January 19, 2021 – Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions, including enterprise legal management, contract lifecycle management and business process automation, today announced that experts from Onit and Adobe will present on AI and contract management at the first session of 2021 for Legalweek(year). The CLE-eligible virtual discussion, scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, at 3:45 p.m. EST and titled “The Potential Impact of AI on Managing Contracts,” will center on the challenges of contract drafting and review and how AI and automation can address them.

The pandemic has underscored the growing need for efficiency and cost savings for corporate legal departments. Contract management is a process ripe for digital transformation, as manually reviewing and drafting contracts can take up to 70% of an in-house legal department’s time. When AI is properly and strategically applied, the results can be substantial. For example, in a recent study, new AI users became 35% more efficient with their time and 51.5% more productive and users discovered cost reductions of 33% related to contract processing.

A panel of experts will tackle this topic, examining the impact of AI and automation on contract lifecycle management. They’ll also discuss how lawyers can dramatically streamline many activities typical of contract work, such as redlining, comparing clauses to corporate standards and ensuring that fine details comply with corporate policy. The speakers include:

  • Stasha Jain, Vice President of Legal and Compliance for Onit, an attorney with extensive experience for organizations including Onit, ZS Associates, Hewitt Associates and Venture Law Group
  • Nick Whitehouse, General Manager of the Onit AI Center of Excellence, an AI expert focused on digital transformation for legal organizations
  • Jean Yang, Vice President of the Onit AI Center of Excellence, a technologist who began her career as a solicitor and was named the Emerging ICT Leader of the Year 2019
  • Letitia Hsu, CIPP/US, Associate Legal Counsel, Adobe Inc., in-house counsel within Adobe’s product legal group with experience in privacy, data security and intellectual property matters

To register for Legalweek(year) visit here.

Onit, AI and Contract Lifecycle Management

Onit recently launched two new AI-enabled technologies. Precedent, an artificial intelligence platform, reads, writes and reasons like a lawyer while automating and improving legal and business processes. ReviewAI uses artificial intelligence to quickly review, redline and edit all types of contracts. Nonlegal business users can automatically receive approved contracts via email or a self-service portal in less than two minutes. Lawyers and contract professionals can use the ReviewAI Word Add-in to automatically review, redline and edit contracts, including NDAs, MSAs, SOWs, purchase agreements, lease agreements and more against corporate standards. To schedule a demo or learn more, visit here.

Visit Onit During Legalweek(year)

Legalweek(year) attendees are invited to join exclusive demonstrations of Onit’s AI and automation technologies. Onit will be holding group and individual product demonstrations of ReviewAI and Precedent, as well as its solutions for Contract Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Legal Management and Legal Service Request. Email marketing@onit.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.

About Onit     

Onit is a global leader of workflow and artificial intelligence platforms and solutions for legal, compliance, sales, IT, HR and finance departments. With Onit, companies can transform best practices into smarter workflows, better processes and operational efficiencies. With a focus on enterprise legal management, matter management, spend management, contract lifecycle management and legal holds, the company operates globally and helps transform the way Fortune 500 companies and billion-dollar corporate legal departments bridge the gap between systems of record and systems of engagement. Onit helps customers find gains in efficiency, reduce costs and automate transactions faster. For more information, visit www.onit.com or call 1-800-281-1330.