BIA Updates TotalDiscovery Legal Hold and Custodian Questionnaire Features

Simplifies Workflow and Combines both Features into One Step

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2013 Business Intelligence Associates (BIA) a leader in eDiscovery software and services solutions, today announced an update to TotalDiscovery. The update combines two popular features in the application, Legal Hold and Custodian Questionnaires. The two features were previously independent, but now users can use the features in tandem and save time.

“We recognized that the Legal Hold and Custodian Questionnaire features in TotalDiscovery often go hand-in-hand and are frequently sent out together or in quick succession,” said Alan Marks, BIA Senior Vice President of Product Management. “By combining the two features into the same step of TotalDiscovery’s workflow, we were able to simplify the product and save time for our users.”

Legal Hold notification is a critical piece of the eDiscovery workflow and is recognized as a best practice for every company that faces litigation. Firms who do not send legal hold notices to employees face signification sanctions from the courts for spoliation, and TotalDiscovery’s Legal Hold feature makes managing the legal hold process as easy as possible, while ensuring firm’s compliance.

TotalDiscovery’s Custodian Questionnaire functionality is aimed at helping a company’s eDiscovery team understand more about what types of data they could potentially be dealing with, and where the custodian would have stored it. An eDiscovery team with this information in hand is better prepared to more efficiently manage the data collection process should they need to.

This update to TotalDiscovery is available now for all users and can be accessed on the first Legal Hold tab of their TotalDiscovery dashboard.

About TotalDiscovery and BIA
TotalDiscovery powered by BIA, was launched in early 2011 as the first cloud-based eDiscovery collection tool available to corporations and law firms. For nearly a decade, BIA has been developing and implementing defensible, technology driven solutions that reduce the costs and risks related to litigation, regulatory compliance and internal audits. BIA offers software complemented by mature professional services in the areas of litigation, digital investigations and electronic policy consulting. In addition to TotalDiscovery, which includes Legal Hold and Data Profiler, BIA's products include the DiscoveryBOT™ ESI Collection Engine, and Discovery CQ Web-based Custodian Questionnaire. BIA provides software and services to Fortune 1000, Global 2000 companies and Am Law 200 law firms.

Headquartered in New York City, BIA also has offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, DC and Southwest Michigan. BIA maintains digital evidence response units throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @biaprotect.

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