Dr. Gavin W. Manes, President and CEO of Avansic (www.avansic.com), says:

As any IT or data center manager knows, there is an enormous amount of electronic information associated with any given user or company. Keeping that information safe and intact is the most important job of a data manager. Since digital information is now ubiquitous in business, it is a major component of any potential litigation. And since data centers are a key player in handling electronic data that may be needed for a lawsuit, many have already encountered the navigational complexities of e-discovery.

In our experience, clients have found that they felt out of the loop and disconnected from their own case. This sense of disorientation is particularly stressful in the midst of a lawsuit, so we created Avansic Tracker, an electronic tool for tracking progress on e-discovery cases.

Avansic Tracker helps users visualize the progress of an e-discovery case through all stages, from preservation through processing and data-export. Since processing is the most complex stage of e-discovery, Tracker includes specific updates for the stages of culling, filtering, de-duplication and export (load-file creation). The tool provides a visual representation of each case and its stages, and even provides specific status for each custodian and data set. That way, if a particular part of the case is slowing down the overall progress, clients and their Case Managers can take action to move forward.

There are several other features that help put clients in command of their complex e-discovery cases. For instance, Avansic Tracker can be configured to send an email notification when the process advances from one stage to the next. And, addressing the security concerns that are always prevalent among the legal community, Avansic Tracker is designed to ensure that no identifying or privileged case information is ever exposed.
Avansic Tracker puts clients in the loop about their case and provides transparency about the often-complex process of e-discovery. If you need a road map for eDiscovery, the software will get you from Point A to Point B and you won’t have to stop and ask for directions!

About the Author:
Dr. Gavin Manes is a nationally recognized expert in e-discovery and digital forensics. He is currently the President and CEO of Avansic, a firm that provides ESI processing, e-discovery, and digital forensics services to law firms and companies across the nation. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa.