Relativity

Cloud-based eDiscovery software for data analysis & review

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Relativity Overview

What is Relativity?

Relativity is an electronic discovery, or "eDiscovery" platform that targets organizations charged with managing and reviewing large quantities of data. Deployed typically as part of the issue identification processes within corporate litigation, internal investigations, governmental and compliance requests, the software helps to connect global users. The single solution, that can be installed on-premise and/or hosted in the cloud, offers an online community of Relativity customers, versatile training resources and an API-powered "App Hub" offering custom application extensions.

Relativity's complete set of seamlessly integrated tools claims to tackle every phase of an eDiscovery project, including search, analytic, machine learning and visualization capabilities. With Legal Hold users can create repeatable processes when analyzing and synthesizing case facts for legal hold issuing, while Early Case Assessment focuses investigation data to gain insights and assess risks. Processing is handled in-house with a data processing engine that promises metadata / container extraction and domain parsing, while feeding back data source metrics and ensuring complex searches aren't delayed. Document review and production is assisted by workflow creation tools, along with the ability to conduct review and coding duties remotely via a secured mobile app for iPad.

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Relativity Features

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Markets
United States, Canada, Australia, China, India and 4 others, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

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The analytics and assisted review tools include cluster visualizations for highlighting patterns and trends within data
Featuring a "fluid" user interface, Relativity aims to streamline eDiscovery tasks within one platform
Relativity Processing integrates data processing into the solution, leveraging a robust engine for enabling processing, analysis, and review within a single system
View email thread visualizations, gain insights into conversations and review potentially complicated email message threads
The mobile app for Relativity allows documents to be searched and reviewed remotely, reflecting any changes in real time
The Relativity mobile app supports two-factor authentication, requiring both a 6-digit passcode (or Touch ID) alongside a valid Relativity log in
Review documents while on the move with the Relativity mobile app for iPad
Relativity's Fact Manager integrates fact management and case construction into the document review process
Relativity video Relativity video Relativity screenshot: The analytics and assisted review tools include cluster visualizations for highlighting patterns and trends within data Relativity screenshot: Featuring a "fluid" user interface, Relativity aims to streamline eDiscovery tasks within one platform Relativity screenshot: Relativity Processing integrates data processing into the solution, leveraging a robust engine for enabling processing, analysis, and review within a single system Relativity screenshot: View email thread visualizations, gain insights into conversations and review potentially complicated email message threads Relativity screenshot: The mobile app for Relativity allows documents to be searched and reviewed remotely, reflecting any changes in real time Relativity screenshot: The Relativity mobile app supports two-factor authentication, requiring both a 6-digit passcode (or Touch ID) alongside a valid Relativity log in Relativity screenshot: Review documents while on the move with the Relativity mobile app for iPad Relativity screenshot: Relativity's Fact Manager integrates fact management and case construction into the document review process

Relativity Reviews

Relativity Reviews

Overall rating
4,2
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5
Excellent
19

Very good
18

Average
7

Poor
1

Terrible
1

Value for Money
3,4
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
3,7
Customer Support
4,2
80% recommended this app
Matt K.

Relativity - Platform for EDiscovery and More

Ediscovery is made simpler with Relativity. The processing of data into Relativity can be done through either Relativity's software or other processing engines. This is an excellent tool to organize case files, legal research, and paper discovery.


Casey J.

Best e-Discovery Software Possible

My business' legal department has been utilizing Relativity for e-Discovery document review. Numerous documents from either party believed to be relevant are uploaded to a server. From that point, administrators access Relativity and can set up searches for specific keywords, individuals, dates, issues, etc., and then save these searches to be accessed later. Searches of specific information by keyword and date allowed attorneys to divvy up the searches to a manageable amount and was crucial in ensuring the department got through the documents necessary in order to prepare for upcoming depositions. Relativity allowed lawyers to comb through millions of emails, each one getting tagged for a specific issue as it pertained to the case. When the department had finished, it was interesting to use Relativity and see which aspects of the case we had found the most evidence to win, which aspects were weak, and which individuals would be best to depose.


Becky U.

Web interface, Filtering and searching can be more manageable. Standard Features should be...

Review time.


Sam Y.

The Relativity software provides best results when it works smoothly

Overall the software is amazing and it often is used by legal firms and accounting entities. You will not go wrong with Relativity - its a decent price for the best results. Highly recommended


Verified Reviewer

Best in Class for Legal Document Review

This is the gold standard for document review. Nothing else comes close.


Matt K.
Industry: Legal Services
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Relativity - Platform for EDiscovery and More

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/23
Review Source: Capterra

Ediscovery is made simpler with Relativity. The processing of data into Relativity can be done through either Relativity's software or other processing engines. This is an excellent tool to organize case files, legal research, and paper discovery.

Pros

The processing and review functions are superb and can be customized to any type of matter or workflow. THere are a variety of built in tools that allow data to be viewed at the macro or micro level, depending on your needs. With as little as 20 minutes of training any lawyer or paralegal can easily learn how the system works, apply substantive coding and redactions.

Cons

Sometimes the features are hard to configure without Admin help, but once you get the hang of it, the platform is scalable.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Casey J.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Best e-Discovery Software Possible

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/08/06
Review Source: Capterra

My business' legal department has been utilizing Relativity for e-Discovery document review. Numerous documents from either party believed to be relevant are uploaded to a server. From that point, administrators access Relativity and can set up searches for specific keywords, individuals, dates, issues, etc., and then save these searches to be accessed later. Searches of specific information by keyword and date allowed attorneys to divvy up the searches to a manageable amount and was crucial in ensuring the department got through the documents necessary in order to prepare for upcoming depositions. Relativity allowed lawyers to comb through millions of emails, each one getting tagged for a specific issue as it pertained to the case. When the department had finished, it was interesting to use Relativity and see which aspects of the case we had found the most evidence to win, which aspects were weak, and which individuals would be best to depose.

Pros

Relativity allows for efficient and thorough document review. All documents on the database can be searched through any combination of Relativity's search matrices. Searches can easily be saved, copied, edited, and saved again. As well, it is easy to organize these saved searches into categories, each referring to a specific individual or a specific aspect of the search. This allows for users to easily pull exactly the documents that are specific to their needs. While every feature could prove useful in a specific circumstance, I found myself mainly utilizing two: the family tab and the email-threading tab. The family tab indicates that their are emails attached to the one you are currently looking at. Similarly, the email-threading tab allows one to visualize the chain of emails, allowing for the entire thread to be edited all at once, rather than individually.

Cons

Given that so much of the back-end of the Relativity website is perfect, I would have to say the design of the user-interface was one of the features I liked least about the program. There are so many icons which indicate a feature or function that can be performed that the screen immediately appears cluttered. With a small amount of white space, it is easy for one's eyes to strain while attempting to read dozens of documents. As well, even when I knew what it was I needed to do, it could be hard to find the right button to push. This issue is minor, however, and after a week or two of use does not become cumbersome. Another small issue somewhat related to this is a lack of "night mode," or the use of black and blue rather than white and grey, which other applications have begun to include and I find is much easier to look at for eight hours a day.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Becky U.

Web interface, Filtering and searching can be more manageable. Standard Features should be included

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/06/12
Review Source: Capterra

Review time.

Pros

User friendly, a lot more options to control data. The folder structure and layout views are easy to set up.

Cons

Speed via the web, standard features limited to users unless specifically asked to enable features such as Print, Save, Highlight.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Sam Y.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The Relativity software provides best results when it works smoothly

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/05
Review Source: Capterra

Overall the software is amazing and it often is used by legal firms and accounting entities. You will not go wrong with Relativity - its a decent price for the best results. Highly recommended

Pros

I truly enjoyed the software's capacity to learn from a subset of documents and administer a wide range of criteria to a database. The program, when it works smoothly, and it often does, will allow for the review of thousands, even millions of documents, with little effort and make your review effortless.

Cons

When the system is down, and it rarely is, you are stuck waiting for the technical glitch to be worked out. Like I said, it doesn't happen all that often but when it does you might have some downtime.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Legal Services
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Best in Class for Legal Document Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/13
Review Source: Capterra

This is the gold standard for document review. Nothing else comes close.

Pros

This is, in general, a fast program. When a search is well-designed then you'll be able to move through a batch of documents in almost no time flat.

Also, it's browser and "cloud" based - you don't need any local installations.

Cons

Browser and cloud based is a double edged sword. You need a constant Internet connection to work with this so there's no security "air gap" you can put in place.

Also, it is liable to crash your browser on particularly long and large documents.

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
7,7/10
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Relativity Pricing

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Value for Money
3,4/5
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Relativity Features

Relativity Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Contact Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
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4,2/5
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Additional information for Relativity

Additional information for Relativity

Key features of Relativity

  • Activity dashboard
  • App Hub
  • Audit trail
  • Automatic alerts
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic reminders
  • Case analytics
  • Case management
  • Case repository
  • Collaborative review
  • Customizable questionnaires
  • Dashboard insights
  • Data import/export
  • Data processing
  • Data synchronization
  • Data visualization
  • Developer support
  • Discussion threads
  • Document management
  • Document review
  • Document schedules
  • Document templates
  • Drag & drop fact ordering
  • Email threading
  • Fact management
  • Filtered views
  • Full text extraction
  • Fuzzy search
  • Issue assignment
  • Keyword search
  • Machine learning
  • Metadata extraction
  • Metadata management
  • Mobile integration
  • Privilege reports
  • Relativity API
  • Report sharing
  • Reporting
  • Search functionality
  • Search results ranking
  • Timeline management
  • Topic clustering
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Unicode processing
  • Visual analytics
  • Widgets
  • Word stemming
  • Workflow management
  • eDiscovery

Benefits

  • Relativity is an eDiscovery software solution that can be deployed as a hybrid cloud and on-premise product, with RelativityOne providing a SaaS-based option built on Microsoft Azure and capable of integration with Microsoft Office 365.
  • The system is designed to meet the needs of organizational litigation, investigation and compliance projects, while also being suitable for applications such as invoice and contract review, audio/visual data discovery, FOIA management, and more.
  • Relativity's integrated suite of flexible tools spans legal hold, early case assessment, data processing, review and production, analytics, assisted review, and fact management.
  • The App Hub shares custom Relativity applications built by the user community, leveraging the software's own API to conceptualize, develop and integrate new solutions that extend the platform beyond eDiscovery.
  • The Relativity app for iPad offers secure, two-factor authentication to allow the coding of documents on the move while giving access to saved searches and syncing changes to the main system automatically.
  • Relativity FAQs

    Relativity FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Relativity.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Relativity offer?

    Relativity offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Contact Relativity for pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Relativity?

    Relativity offers the following features:

    • Activity dashboard
    • App Hub
    • Audit trail
    • Automatic alerts
    • Automatic notifications
    • Automatic reminders
    • Case analytics
    • Case management
    • Case repository
    • Collaborative review
    • Customizable questionnaires
    • Dashboard insights
    • Data import/export
    • Data processing
    • Data synchronization
    • Data visualization
    • Developer support
    • Discussion threads
    • Document management
    • Document review
    • Document schedules
    • Document templates
    • Drag & drop fact ordering
    • Email threading
    • Fact management
    • Filtered views
    • Full text extraction
    • Fuzzy search
    • Issue assignment
    • Keyword search
    • Machine learning
    • Metadata extraction
    • Metadata management
    • Mobile integration
    • Privilege reports
    • Relativity API
    • Report sharing
    • Reporting
    • Search functionality
    • Search results ranking
    • Timeline management
    • Topic clustering
    • Two-factor authentication
    • Unicode processing
    • Visual analytics
    • Widgets
    • Word stemming
    • Workflow management
    • eDiscovery

    Q. Who are the typical users of Relativity?

    Relativity has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Relativity support?

    Relativity supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Relativity offer?

    Relativity has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Relativity support mobile devices?

    Relativity supports the following devices:

    iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Relativity integrate with?

    Relativity integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure

    Q. What level of support does Relativity offer?

    Relativity offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Forum