Relativity, a global legal and compliance technology company, today announced that it has acquired VerQu, a data management software company that helps organizations migrate and capture communication data for record retention and compliance purposes.
The integration of VerQu into Relativity’s SaaS products will transform how organizations handle collaboration and chat data, and massively accelerate the ability to collect, analyze, monitor and review all types of unstructured data seamlessly and securely.
“It’s imperative that the legal and compliance industries stay ahead of and evolve with the changing nature of work in organizations globally,” said Mike Gamson, CEO at Relativity. “Enterprise communications will continue to shift rapidly and scale from traditional channels like email toward chat and collaboration platforms. That’s why Relativity is committed to investing in technology that connects directly to native cloud data sources for surveillance and e-discovery workflows, evolving the data paradigm from documents to include conversations.”
Relativity will welcome VerQu’s team that includes top-level engineers and project managers who have a deep knowledge and understanding of data management and the ever-changing information technology landscape. Founded in 2013, VerQu has successfully served domestic and global organizations ranging from small and medium sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
“Since 2013, VerQu has worked to create a data management and migration service to provide a best-in-class customer experience that anticipates our clients’ future needs. Joining Relativity is a natural next step to evolve how our products ingest data and combine that with a platform that enables users to analyze and act on that data natively,” said Frank Perrone, Managing Director at VerQu. “I’m looking forward to seeing what we can all do in e-discovery and surveillance when we integrate the power of our teams and technologies.”
In 2020 alone, there were 115M daily average users worldwide using Microsoft Teams and 12M+ users on Slack – where the daily average messages per user per day increased by 20% in 2020. With the nature of work becoming more collaborative across enterprise technology platforms, this data cannot continue to be analyzed like email as teams can lose valuable context and metadata unique to those platforms.
In conjunction with the Relativity integration, VerQu will still offer its current products – Phoenix, Hydra and Hive – and customers will continue to access the products and customer service that they rely on while also having the opportunity to leverage Relativity’s resources.
Once integrated, Relativity’s SaaS platform users will have the ability to:
“In addition to the technology this acquisition will bring to market, I’m thrilled to welcome the very talented VerQu team to Relativity,” said Gamson. “With their team joining us, we will not only strengthen our company culture, but strengthen our leadership in data collections of all types.”
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 160,000 active users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 199 of the Am Law 200. Relativity's cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Relativity has been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at email@example.com or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.
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