Be Ready with ReadySuite

I have been involved in eDiscovery for the past 10-15 years and one of the more challenging issues I have experienced in working with data is troubleshooting and resolving issues with load files such as dat and opt.  It isn't always the easiest task.  It is one of those where you close the door to your office and put your phone on do-not-disturb.  I have painstakingly either used Notepad ++ or Microsoft Excel to work with errant load files.  

Over the past year I have become familiar with an amazing eDiscovery tool called ReadySuite.

ReadySuite was developed by Compiled (formerly known as Compiled Services which was founded by Justin Blessing in 2008)

The software can handle everything you need with load files.  You can view, convert, edit, manipulate, validate load files and all industry standard load files are supported.  You can also perform quality control by validating document volumes and production sets.  There are so many other things you can do with ReadySuite but I can tell you how I wished I had this software before.  It would have saved me a lot of aggravation in resolving load file issues.  I don't know nearly enough about ReadySuite but I am looking forward to learning more about it.

The latest issue I had was when my dat file did not have fields for three static values which was needed.  In ReadySuite, I was easily able to add the static fields and flash fill the values for over 100,000 records.  I then saved out the new dat file and was done.  

So, what does it cost?

Cost for a license to use ReadySuite comes in two packages:

ReadySuite for $1,179 per year includes:  Relativity platform integration, load file import and export, load file validation, production quality control, document & volume viewers, image processing, built-in script library and dedicated support.

ReadySuite + OCR is $1,579 per year and includes all of the features above and searchable PDF creation, generating OCR text from images.

ReadySuite works with Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016.  It also requires NET Framework 4.8.  You will need at least 1 GB of memory, but the size of the load files imported will affect this.  They suggest that you should have 1.5x the size of the largest load file for optimal performance.

If you are a litigation support specialist and deal with load files on a daily basis, you NEED ReadySuite.  The cost will be worth it.  I am not a salesman, nor do I work for Compiled.  I am a user of the software and can tell you that it has been a good experience to use it.  There is a good help page which can help you through some of the issues you might encounter with your load files.

Click here for more information about ReadySuite,  


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