This past week I was quite surprised to read no less than two different articles published by Law Technology News ( one and two) outlining new technology products aimed at a more simplified, DIY strategy for eDiscovery. (Pinch. No, I am not dreaming.)
The articles showcase several EDD products that purport to offer a SaaS buying proposition, and deliver aspirational phrases like: “the cloud will be an important part of an organization’s eDiscovery evolution,” “aiming for simplicity,” “no up-front investment in hardware, IT training or staffing for installation or maintenance, and no maintenance or upgrade fees,” and “a do-it-yourself approach.”
This language around eDiscovery, and legal technology in general, sounds fantastic to us. And it should. We wrote it about 6 years ago.
Nextpoint has understood the industry need for better, more flexible technology tools for over ten years now. We have been delivering a cloud-based, simplified, flexible, lower cost, SaaS platform for the last six. We built a powerful, mature, integrated platform that simplifies management of ESI at every stage of discovery/litigation. We have been banging our marketing drum for a SaaS model of technology delivery and the benefits of cloud architecture over that entire period. We have a tremendously smart and loyal client roster that “got it” earlier than most, and that continues to grow each week.
Sincerest Form of Flattery
Now, it seems we finally have some imitators who actually “get it” too…or at least they are speaking our language. Awesome. And the “mainstream” press is now finding the idea newsworthy. Even better!
Well, to those who have recently joined us, we just want to say “welcome to the party.” We knew you would finally arrive and, really, we are glad you are here…But you won’t mind if we keep moving forward, will you?
We’ll just keep doing what we’ve been doing… “understand, innovate, evolve.”