About Relativity


Relativity (previously kCura) is cloud-based eDiscovery software that offers case assessment, fact management, review, production, analytics and legal hold functionalities within a suite. Android and iOS apps available.

Relativity features legal hold, which provides users a template library to create hold notices and correspondences. It also allows users to create customizable questionnaires with the help of conditional question forms, alerts and reviews.

Relativity also features early case assessment, which allows users to investigate cases on the basis of available data. Users can also eliminate data not relevant to cases using filters. The product also features document management, which allows users to organize files based on various attributes.

Relativity offers a fact-manager module, which allows users to organizes facts and findings in a chronological order. The product also uses different textual-analytics techniques, such as near duplicates, clustering, language ID, keyword expansion and similar document detection.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

33 Reviews of Relativity

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.09 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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5 stars

(11)

4 stars

(16)

3 stars

(5)

2 stars

(0)

1 stars

(1)

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August 2018

Casey from Walsh Construction Co.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2018

Best e-Discovery Software Possible

My business' legal department has been utilizing Relativity for e-Discovery document review. Numerous documents from either party believed to be relevant are uploaded to a server. From that point, administrators access Relativity and can set up searches for specific keywords, individuals, dates, issues, etc., and then save these searches to be accessed later. Searches of specific information by keyword and date allowed attorneys to divvy up the searches to a manageable amount and was crucial in ensuring the department got through the documents necessary in order to prepare for upcoming depositions. Relativity allowed lawyers to comb through millions of emails, each one getting tagged for a specific issue as it pertained to the case. When the department had finished, it was interesting to use Relativity and see which aspects of the case we had found the most evidence to win, which aspects were weak, and which individuals would be best to depose.

Pros

Relativity allows for efficient and thorough document review. All documents on the database can be searched through any combination of Relativity's search matrices. Searches can easily be saved, copied, edited, and saved again. As well, it is easy to organize these saved searches into categories, each referring to a specific individual or a specific aspect of the search. This allows for users to easily pull exactly the documents that are specific to their needs. While every feature could prove useful in a specific circumstance, I found myself mainly utilizing two: the family tab and the email-threading tab. The family tab indicates that their are emails attached to the one you are currently looking at. Similarly, the email-threading tab allows one to visualize the chain of emails, allowing for the entire thread to be edited all at once, rather than individually.

Cons

Given that so much of the back-end of the Relativity website is perfect, I would have to say the design of the user-interface was one of the features I liked least about the program. There are so many icons which indicate a feature or function that can be performed that the screen immediately appears cluttered. With a small amount of white space, it is easy for one's eyes to strain while attempting to read dozens of documents. As well, even when I knew what it was I needed to do, it could be hard to find the right button to push. This issue is minor, however, and after a week or two of use does not become cumbersome. Another small issue somewhat related to this is a lack of "night mode," or the use of black and blue rather than white and grey, which other applications have begun to include and I find is much easier to look at for eight hours a day.

November 2018

Matt from Epiq

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2018

Relativity - Platform for EDiscovery and More

Ediscovery is made simpler with Relativity. The processing of data into Relativity can be done through either Relativity's software or other processing engines. This is an excellent tool to organize case files, legal research, and paper discovery.

Pros

The processing and review functions are superb and can be customized to any type of matter or workflow. THere are a variety of built in tools that allow data to be viewed at the macro or micro level, depending on your needs. With as little as 20 minutes of training any lawyer or paralegal can easily learn how the system works, apply substantive coding and redactions.

Cons

Sometimes the features are hard to configure without Admin help, but once you get the hang of it, the platform is scalable.

June 2017

Aditya from Siegel, Gross & Tou, P.C.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2017

Industry standard for document review software for good reason.

It's a solid and simple way to do ediscovery and other document reviews.

Pros

It's a generally stable review environment with a simple interface and yet a lot of functionality. The software seems to dominate the market as far as I've been exposed because of its ease of use. But it's also easy to learn initially. And as one progresses with more complex reviewing, quality control, and batching needs, the software can keep up while still providing the simple interface.

Cons

When the software is buggy it can be a real slog however. This has rarely been an issue in my experience but it has happened. And when it has happened the crashing was seemingly across the platform for users in multiple locations. I'd say that it's unlikely that it was a lack of adequate hardware supporting it because this was at a major corporation that hosts reviews frequently and in a very large scale.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2018

Best in Class for Legal Document Review

This is the gold standard for document review. Nothing else comes close.

Pros

This is, in general, a fast program. When a search is well-designed then you'll be able to move through a batch of documents in almost no time flat.

Also, it's browser and "cloud" based - you don't need any local installations.

Cons

Browser and cloud based is a double edged sword. You need a constant Internet connection to work with this so there's no security "air gap" you can put in place.

Also, it is liable to crash your browser on particularly long and large documents.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2018

Pass or Fail based on the Administrator

Pros

Easy to learn document review platform. Coding panels can be as simple or as complex as desired. Multiple databases, document lists and review panels can be created for a single matter.

Cons

The biggest issue is that the functionality of the platform is dictated by the competence of the administrator. If a panel or view is not set up properly, it can cause endless problems for the actual review - simple tasks generate errors causing lost productivity. The use of the database also slows significantly during administrative managment.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2018

Relativity works

Has been a solid and reliable litigation support system. The latency issues are recent and hopefully be correcred but is?troubling.

Pros

Ease of use, has good search options. Support for Relativity is good, and generally provides for the needs of most document reviews and give The quick response needed.

Cons

Latency issues cause document to not load properly. End of coding a different document.

November 2017

Mila from doe

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2017

The most user friendly e-discovery tool

ease to complete large scale projects

Pros

Even for someone who isn't very technologically savvy, this program is very easy to figure out; I quickly learned how to run various searches, and implement the necessary tools to customize my projects

Cons

There is occasionally down time on the weekends, which impedes my ability to do work when I seek to put in some extra hours

June 2017

Ellen from BZBM

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2017

Great feature and user friendly.

Pros

Manages basic features in client data preservation. User friendly and interchangeable layout views per company/client preferences.

Cons

Internet Explorer network lag/misconnections. Vendor preferences versus client/lawfirm preferences in accordance to layout view and admin permissions.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

Relativity speeds the review process up.

This has been necessary and useful at processing and coding large volumes of documents.

Pros

Good at deciphering text on even difficult to read PDF and word documents.

Cons

Struggles with large files at times, often causing delay.

February 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2018

Works well for a case with many thousands of documents

Pros

The keyword search feature works well. I was able to fairly quickly locate specific documents in the database without having a lot of false positives, and without missing anything important.

Cons

It's a little slow when processing a large batch of documents. I also found the user interface to be a bit hard to use.

January 2019

Jamaris from McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Go to software!

Pros

I like that the documentation is extensive and the yearly updates! It is also easy to use.

Cons

What I like least about it is the color choice.

April 2018

Rachel from Legal Services

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

Relativity is a user-friendly e-discovery platform and one of the best that I have used during years of document review.

Pros

One of my favorite components of Relativity is the ability for a user to copy coding from the previous document. It is also very easy to check batches in and out and the coding fields are visually easy to access.

Cons

Like all e-discovery platforms, Relativity is sometimes really slow to load documents. In addition, I don't like that you cannot save comments while still in the process of reviewing a document.

November 2017

Donna from Cognicion LLC

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2017

The product is easy to use and there is lots of documentation on how to do things within the product

Pros

What I like most about the software is how it is structured, the layout and its appearance. The user interface is eye appealing.

Cons

The thing that I like least about the software is that I only open one instance of the product at a time.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Relativity Strong Enough

Managing large document productions in legal cases where electronic discovery is needed.

Pros

I like the ease of use of this software and how it is intuitive and allows you to complete large document reviews efficiently and economically.

Cons

In comparison to other solutions on the market, Relativity may seem expensive but in reality once you get to use it you realize that you get what you pay for and Relativity provides efficiency and great customer support.

November 2018

Evan from Alston & Bird LLP

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2018

Comprehensive Document Management

Relativity is comprehensive and effective for litigation document management.

Pros

Relativity has a great range of functionality for document management. The granularity of the search function is particularly useful.

Cons

The learning curve is a bit steep, but that’s to be expected of something with so much functionality.

November 2017