HOUSTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- E-Discovery software leader Lateral Data, LP announced today that Grant Thornton LLP which, together with Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, forms Grant Thornton in Canada, a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd., has selected Lateral Data's Viewpoint™ e-Discovery platform to drive all e-Discovery services throughout Canada. The decision, which comes after last year's adoption of Viewpoint by the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton, makes Viewpoint the primary e-Discovery tool of one of the largest audit, tax and advisory companies in North America.
Grant Thornton, comprised of close to 100 member firms in more than 100 countries, is one of the world's leading organizations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. Among the many business services provided by the firms of Grant Thornton in Canada are litigation advisory services, forensic investigations and security consulting. Lateral Data's Viewpoint hosted solution will be employed by all 51 Canadian offices of Grant Thornton LLP to execute tasks in the e-Discovery spectrum including collection and preservation of data, pre-processing, full processing, analysis, review and production.
"Based on the experiences of our U.S. affiliates, we believe Lateral Data's Viewpoint will give us a durable, comprehensive and cost-effective base upon which to further build our electronic data discovery services throughout Canada," said Scott Weissent, Principal in the Advisory Services practice of Grant Thornton LLP in Canada.
"Lateral Data is very excited to expand its Grant Thornton relationships to Canada. Around the world, Grant Thornton firms are highly regarded for their expertise, ethics and effectiveness," said Matt Berry, Founder and CEO of Lateral Data, LP. "Today's news demonstrates that our existing Grant Thornton customers are pleased enough with our flagship product to confidently recommend us to their partner firms."
Featuring an Outlook-style interface familiar to even non-technical users, Viewpoint facilitates all the major components of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application delivers a host of powerful and unique e-Discovery capabilities including early case assessment features, complex analytics, email threading, visual conceptual analysis, and near-duplicate comparisons, at processing speeds up to three to five times faster than other e-Discovery products.
Viewpoint, now in Version 5.0, is currently available for licensing. For more details or to schedule a demo, log on to www.lateraldata.com or call (713) 592-8585.
About Lateral Data:
Lateral Data, LP is a software development and data processing company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Founded in 2003, the company has focused its software development and services efforts in the e-Discovery market; its flagship software application, Viewpoint™, covers the primary components of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, bringing end-to-end simplicity and affordability to service providers, corporate legal departments, law firms and OEMs. Viewpoint is available stand-alone or for multi-tenant environments. To learn more, visit www.lateraldata.com.
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