kCura Releases Relativity 8.1

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CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today released Relativity 8.1. Relativity's second release this year was recently announced to 850 users at Relativity Fest in Chicago. The update introduces a new inventory option for gaining insight into and filtering data prior to processing, a number of performance gains—including 60 percent faster import speeds and end-to-end processing speeds that are almost twice as fast—and 35 of some of the most requested enhancements from Relativity users.

"Relativity 8.1 is packed with new features and we're excited to share the release with our users," said Andrew Sieja, president and CEO of kCura. "The team has done a lot to improve core review functionality and has made major strides with our fully integrated processing engine—all while significantly improving performance in many areas of the software."

Highlights of Relativity 8.1 include updates to the following:


Processing is almost two times faster in Relativity 8.1. Additionally, inventory can extract a handful of metadata prior to processing for quick insight. An intuitive interface and easy-to-use filters then allow users to exclude obvious junk or irrelevant files before fully processing data into a review workspace.

Relativity Assisted Review and Analytics

A new report in Relativity Assisted Review provides a summary of each project's results and key statistics in one place. High-quality analytics indexes are easier to build, with a new option to automatically exclude poor example documents from training sets. Other enhancements include improved cluster titling and results, indexing that's twice as fast, and improved categorization speeds.


Common workflows—including the use of search terms reports and quality control during imaging—are streamlined in Relativity 8.1, and new options for sampling documents and saving static lists offer more flexibility throughout a review project. Case administrators can restrict the download of native files by type, and preview user and group security settings with one click.


Import speeds in Relativity 8.1 have increased by 60 percent, and complex searches run 30 to 60 percent faster.


Updates to the platform include an improved REST API, coverage for dtSearch and analytics, improved Import API performance, several new event handler types, and an application uninstall option.

Learn more about enhancements in Relativity 8.1 here.

About kCura

Recognized as a "Leader" in Gartner's 2013 E-Discovery Magic Quadrant, kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, a web-based platform for the processing, review, analysis, and production of electronic data. Relativity has more than 85,000 active users worldwide from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and all of the top 100 law firms in the United States. Relativity also powers Method, kCura's workflow and notification system for managing legal hold and risk assessment processes. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies meet e-discovery challenges by installing Relativity and Method on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners. kCura has been ranked the 31st fastest-growing technology company in North America on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 and named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune. Please contact kCura at sales@kcura.com or visit www.kcura.com for more information.

CONTACT: Press Contact Shawn Gaines kCura (312) 870-5536 sgaines@kcura.com

Source: kCura