FTI Technology Launches Ringtail 8.5

Enhanced Analytics, Visual Email Threading and Custom Workspaces Among Innovative Feature Enhancements to Leading E-Discovery Software Platform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that its FTI Technology business segment has launched version 8.5 of its award-winning Ringtail® e-discovery software. From new multi-dimensional analytics features within Ringtail's Document Mapper to intuitive and visual email threading, Ringtail 8.5 includes dozens of improvements to dramatically reduce the cost of e-discovery and accelerate fact finding in projects of all sizes.

"Ringtail's innovative approach to e-discovery matches our innovative approach to meeting client challenges," said Amy Shayne Levenberg, Attorney, with the law firm of Gunster. "Ringtail helps simplify tasks while giving us powerful analytics tools to find important data and develop case strategies that best serves our case and ultimately, our client."

New features within Ringtail 8.5 provide users with more options for finding, understanding and acting upon key data quickly. New features include:

  • Enhanced analytics: Find key data in large document sets without undergoing a comprehensive review with expanded document clustering capabilities and augmented features to browse for concepts. In addition, topic-specific coding palettes enable researchers to gain deeper insight on materials quickly with on-the-fly color-coded visualizations. 
  • Review speed and consistency improvements: Where review is needed, progress more quickly with improved highlighting of keywords and coding decisions, as well as enhanced visuals to more clearly flag coding inconsistencies.
  • Visual email threading: Review fewer duplicates and quickly scan long threads to identify the unique parts of each email, view where new threads begin, as well as identify who left or joined discussions.
  • Custom workspaces: Easily design and switch between numerous customizable user interface layouts to match common review workflows, project types or user preferences.

"Many legal teams are still using review software without fully integrated visual analytics, which puts them at a disadvantage for finding key case facts and developing case strategy quickly," said JR Jenkins, a Senior Director in the Technology segment at FTI Consulting. "Ringtail's integrated visual analytics are included with the core platform and combine ease-of-use with powerful visuals to help organizations find and act upon key data fast."

The Ringtail e-discovery platform supports law firms and corporate legal teams of all sizes that are tasked with managing the complexity and scope of today's global e-discovery. A full-featured platform, Ringtail software processes and culls data, provides a broad range of tools for quick data review and coding and gives users a comprehensive set of redaction and production tools. Ringtail also features world class visual analytics, concept clustering, predictive coding and advanced workflows. Ringtail is available on-premises, on-demand or in a Software as a Service ("SaaS") deployment model.

FTI Technology and its Ringtail e-discovery software have received numerous honors from the legal and IT industries, including selection by The National Law Journal, The Legal Intelligencer, The Recorder and KMWorld, as leaders within e-discovery software and services. FTI Technology was also included in the 'Leaders' quadrant of Gartner's 'Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software' report (Jie Zhang, Debra Logan, Garth Landers, June 19, 2014). A complimentary copy of the report is available at the FTI Technology site.

Ringtail 8.5 demonstrations will be available at the LegalTech New York 2015 conference from February 3-5, 2015 in booth 2100. For more information, please visit www.ftitechnology.com.

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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