Microsoft and WorkProducts Partner to Deliver MatterSpace ELM for eDiscovery

IT and Legal are able to leverage their Microsoft technology platform investments through the Evidence Lifecycle Management (ELM) process

CHANTILLY, Va.--()--WorkProducts, Inc. and Microsoft, in their quest to bridge the gap between information management and electronic data discovery for IT and Legal, today announced the release of MatterSpace® ELM. Built on Microsoft technologies and committed to riding the Microsoft Office 2010 Wave, MatterSpace ELM is the first enterprise eDiscovery software product in the market that integrates Retention/Preservation Management, Early Case Assessment, Case Strategy, and ESI Production. Through this advanced offering, corporate legal and outside counsel can now manage and synchronize information "behind the firewall" and "in the cloud" in order to iteratively make "Try vs. Settle" decisions throughout each case.

WorkProducts channel sales and certified support partners, including companies such as IKON Office Solutions, CDW, TERIS, Océ, DS3 DataVaulting, ELM Solutions, CT Corporation, Texas Star, Aquipt, and Commonwealth Legal, offer MatterSpace® ELM as a downloadable software product with the "Try Before You Buy" program allowing unlimited usage for 30 day evaluations with the ability to synchronize case-based information between corporate clients and law firms (MatterSync™). These certified partners provide in-depth support and expertise for the entire evidence lifecycle.

"Microsoft is redefining the notion of productivity by offering products via Software plus Service, along with our traditional on-premise model," says Tricia Bush, Product Manager – SharePoint. "MatterSpace® ELM leverages SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies, be it on premise or in the cloud, making it all the more relevant for the legal market."

"MatterSpace® ELM provides the Evidence Lifecycle Management iterative process framework for all legal matter-based team members, both internal/external IT and internal/external Legal, through which eDiscovery risks and costs can be managed," stated Steve Lilley, Founder & CEO of WorkProducts. "Utilizing Microsoft enabling technologies and their eDiscovery Connected Framework insures users that technology investments in these rapidly growing eDiscovery and compliance products and solution areas are foundational and long-lasting."

"ELM provides a solid and validated framework for bridging the gap between information management and EDD, while reducing the risk and cost of ESI processing and legal review," stated Bruce Radke, Chair of the Records Management and eDiscovery Practice Group @ Vedder Price P.C. "Add to that the proactive ELM approach by technology leaders such as Microsoft – and the fact that such technologies can help price 'Try vs. Settle' decisions – it is clear that corporate legal departments and law firms now have viable and cost-effective options when it comes to the eDiscovery process."

WorkProducts, Microsoft, and special guest, Vedder Price, will be showcasing MatterSpace® ELM and related Microsoft technologies in an upcoming Road Show in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, August 12-14. This event is open for public registration @ www.workproducts.com.

For more information, please call (281) 548-3842.

About WorkProducts

WorkProducts bridges the gap between Information Management and Electronic Data Discovery through Evidence Lifecycle Management (ELM) and the MatterSpace® ELM product. Recognized as an industry leader by clients and analysts and validated through the ELM Case Law Journal, MatterSpace® ELM integrates Retention/Preservation Management, Early Case Assessment, Case Strategy, and ESI Production. Through this advanced offering, corporate legal and outside counsel can now manage and synchronize information "behind the firewall" and "in the cloud" in order to iteratively make "Try vs. Settle" decisions throughout each case.

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Contacts

WorkProducts, Inc.
Jeff Wells, 252-202-4769

Contacts

WorkProducts, Inc.
Jeff Wells, 252-202-4769