Zapproved: Why Ediscovery Software is an Essential Piece of a Legal Technology Roadmap

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Extract from Zapproved’s article “Why Ediscovery Software is an Essential Piece of a Legal Technology Roadmap”

It’s no secret that corporate legal teams are being asked to do more with less. Increased workloads and decreased budgets are leaving ediscovery teams feeling overburdened. This makes the thought of bringing any more work in-house feel like the last thing you want to do, let alone adopt new software solutions. When teams take on the task of figuring out which tools and technology to add to their legal technology roadmap, ediscovery software must be a top priority, here’s why.

What is a Legal Technology Roadmap?

About 72% of CLOC members surveyed said that they had a legal technology roadmap in place. A legal technology roadmap is a way for corporate legal teams to understand the key strategic priorities for their team, what tools they need to address them, and how to get there. It provides a playbook for what technology a team should invest in, how it might drive efficiency, what it might cost, and how it will be measured.

One of the first things people want to know when they’re considering software is how much they can save later by investing now. By creating a legal technology roadmap, you can have a plan in place to assess what it is you’re looking for in technology. This will be different for every organization, some are looking to drive efficiency in the legal hold phase, while others are looking to reduce spend on outside counsel, but whatever your end goal, your roadmap is there to help. Think of it as your compass as you set out to reach your final destination.

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