Xerox Adds to Legal Services With Acquisition of Smart Data
Smart Data provides hosted and on-site legal discovery services using specialized Viewpoint software.Xerox, which has long wanted to be known as a technology company rather than simply an office copier maker, on April 8 expanded its legal services division by acquiring New York City-based e-discovery specialist Smart Data. Terms of the deal were not released. Xerox already had a relationship with five-year-old Smart Data, which provides hosted and on-site legal discovery services using specialized Viewpoint software. Viewpont is an all-in-one e-discovery platform developed by Lateral Data, which was acquired by Xerox in 2012. Through its Litigation Services division, Xerox already provides managed data review and collection capabilities of enterprise documents. It is filling out its hosted and on-site e-discovery platform with Smart Data.
Smart Data will join Xerox's current outsourced services that use the OmniX cloud-based review platform, the CategoriX technology-assisted review service, and on-premise e-discovery or managed services with Viewpoint. Customers also can utilize a hybrid approach using all or a few of the above choices.
All the Smart Data functionality is integrated and does not require third-party software or plug-ins. Viewpoint also offers advanced capabilities for filtering and processing data that is up to five times faster than other e-discovery software. Smart Data is used by Fortune 500 corporations, mid-market companies and some large law and boutique litigation firms. Smart Data's management team and employees will continue to deploy, support and deliver Viewpoint managed services as part of Xerox Litigation Services, Xerox said.