When implemented correctly, the best e-discovery systems can save a pile of cash and time, and can become real productivity boosters.
The news is filled with reports about companies buried in legal fees as a result of the presence or absence of a key document. The process of using various automated systems to track documents is called electronic discovery, and many e-discovery solutions are available—often with six-figure implementations attached. Unfortunately, only a small number of companies have implemented such systems fully. You can read more about how to get started with eDiscovery in my Baseline magazine article here.