Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for E-Discovery Software

Published: 06 October 2015

ID: G00272357

Analyst(s): Jie Zhang , Garth Landers


To help IT leaders and legal counsel select suitable tools for their e-discovery needs, Gartner has identified six critical capabilities and three use cases to provide detailed ranking on software products from 20 e-discovery vendors.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AccessData (FTK, AD eDiscovery, Summation)
    • Catalyst (Insight, Insight Predict)
    • Commvault (Simpana)
    • Driven (One Platform)
    • Epiq Systems (eDataMatrix, DocuMatrix, Arc)
    • Exterro (Legal Hold, Data Management, Fusion Platform)
    • FTI Technology (Ringtail, Document Mapper)
    • Guidance Software (EnCase eDiscovery Suite)
    • HP (eDiscovery, OnDemand)
    • IBM (Atlas, StoredIQ for Legal, eDiscovery Manager)
    • kCura (Relativity Platform)
    • Kroll Ontrack (
    • LexisNexis (Law PreDiscovery, EDA, Concordance Evolution)
    • Microsoft (Search, In-Place Hold, Export, eDiscovery Center)
    • Nuix (Nuix Platform)
    • Recommind (Axcelerate eDiscovery Platform)
    • Symantec (eDiscovery Platform powered by Clearwell)
    • Ubic (LiV eDiscovery, LiV Xaminer, Email Auditor)
    • Xerox (Viewpoint, OmniX)
    • ZyLAB (ZyLAB eDiscovery, FOIA, Investigations)
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • ECA, Predictive Coding or TAR
    • Forensic Data Collection
    • Legal Hold Management
    • Processing
    • Review
    • Scalability
  • Use Cases
    • Complete EDRM E-Discovery
    • Data Collection, Preservation and ECA
    • Legal Review
  • Vendors Added and Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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