AccessData Rolls Out Summation 5.6, Featuring New Case Organizer Features and Offering Free Version of Summation

LINDON, Utah, Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AccessData Group today announced the release of Summation 5.6, an enhanced version of the company's flagship eDiscovery software platform with robust new features that improve case organization, analysis and collaboration.

"Summation 5.6 includes a new module called Summation Case Organizer, which allows legal professionals to easily chronicle, organize and search important facts, testimony and other notes related to a matter," said Keith Schrodt, JD, director of product marketing and strategy for AccessData. "This empowers litigation teams to be more successful with real-time access to key connections, case data, testimony, pleadings and even the legal research associated with that case."

Summation is the first and only web-based solution that combines comprehensive data processing, early case assessment, case management, final review and transcript management into a single platform. The software provides a real-time review platform that allows secure collaboration, regardless of where any member of the litigation team is located.

"With the release of Summation 5.6, we've also introduced an option for litigation professionals to download a free version of our software called Summation Reader, which is a rare offer in our industry," said Schrodt. "Anyone who is interested in using the software's advanced features can install a full version of Summation with the exception of the production features, which will be turned off. The free version allows one user to create one case and load case data, process that data and then use the review tools to view and organize the data."

AccessData specifically designed Summation Reader for firms who are currently using non-traditional eDiscovery tools (e.g., Microsoft Office® applications) to do legal review that could potentially change metadata and other software programs (e.g., Adobe®), which do not support requirements for native review.

If a user wishes to produce the data out of Summation – or wishes to convert to being an ongoing Summation customer – they can easily purchase licenses from AccessData and immediately turn the free version into a full Summation installation that unlocks full functionality of the software.

Other new features in Summation 5.6 include the following:

  • Document Unitization – when viewing a document in the standard Summation viewer, users can now break large documents into smaller ones, combine one or more smaller documents into a larger one, move pages within the same document to another location, or rotate pages within the document for easier viewing.
  • Video Transcript Support – users can upload and view digital video transcripts (.CMS or .MDB files) with full synchronization of the transcript text and the accompanying video.
  • Search Excerpt Reports – after performing searches users can generate an interactive Search Excerpt View which displays the resulting documents and text excerpts meeting the search criteria. Users can choose to view a document, search excerpt or export the list as a CSV file.

For more information about Summation 5.6 or to request a free product demonstration, please go to

About AccessData

AccessData Group has pioneered digital forensics and litigation support for more than 20 years. Over that time, the company has grown to provide both stand-alone and enterprise-class solutions that can synergistically work together to enable both criminal and civil E-Discovery of any kind, including digital investigations, computer forensics, legal review, compliance, auditing and information assurance. More than 130,000 customers in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms around the world rely on AccessData software solutions, and its premier digital investigations products and services. AccessData Group is also a leading provider of digital forensics training and certification, with its AccessData Certified Examiner® (ACE®) and Mobile Phone Examiner Certification AME programs. For more information, please go to

CONTACT: Media Contact: Keith Schrodt Director, Product Marketing & Strategy 972.369.4145 or

Source: AccessData