PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - Exterro Inc., the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 organizations, today announced new advancements to the Exterro e-discovery software suite. The latest upgrades drive improved collaboration and international compliance with new request management capabilities, automated Works Council Compliance workflow and distributed architecture for multi-location data collections. The capabilities are being featured this week in Nashville at ILTA 2014 in Exterro's booth, #931.

"Our clients are demanding faster access to information and tighter controls to ensure defensible, cost-effective compliance with regional and international e-discovery requirements," said Ajith Samuel, executive vice president of process innovation at Exterro. "The newest upgrades further reinforce our unique ability to transform e-discovery into a standard business process, a key requirement for global organizations." 

The newest upgrades to the Exterro e-discovery software suite deliver this increased control with the following:

  • Request Management - Designed for organizations with high volumes of e-discovery-related requests from legal to IT, Request Management automates the initiation, tracking and management of requests to improve communication, reduce mistakes and increase efficiency. This new capability features an intuitive dashboard for tracking the status of requests, a management dashboard for approving requests and a single-entry update feature that, upon project approval, transfers all project information to subsequent phases.

  • Works Council Compliance Workflow - An extension of Fusion Legal Hold, Exterro's Works Council Compliance Workflow enables legal teams to simultaneously notify custodians, HR and Works Council representatives of upcoming legal holds, ESI collections and other e-discovery operations. This new capability prevents violations of employee privacy laws overseas and costly enforcement actions from foreign and US regulatory bodies.

  • Distributed Collections Architecture - New to the Fusion Zeta data management application is the ability to collect and produce data locally from multiple, geographically-dispersed collection centers while enabling legal teams to centrally search, analyze and review all collected ESI. This capability not only increases data security by limiting ESI movement but also fully supports global e-discovery requirements for matters subject to privacy laws of non-US nations.

"As data continue to cross international borders while growing in size and complexity, cross-border compliance has become a critical issue," said David Horrigan, analyst and counsel at 451 Research. "Organizations can help control their risk exposure and cut costs with software capable of improving workflow between legal and IT, while, at the same time, increasing corporate capability to comply with international obligations, such as the requirements of European Works Councils."

The newest upgrades are immediately available and are being demonstrated in Exterro's booth, #931, at the ILTA 2014 annual conference taking place this week, August 18-21, 2014, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. More information on the entire Exterro e-discovery software suite is available at www.exterro.com/ediscovery-software.

About Exterro
Exterro, Inc. is the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at global 2000 organizations. Positioned as a leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software, the company's growth is fueled by a high demand for our enterprise-class solution that delivers process automation across the full EDRM spectrum. Built on an open architecture platform, Exterro Fusion integrates with existing IT, HR and EDRM systems to deliver complete visibility into all critical data, as well as the flexibility to scale beyond e-discovery to encompass larger legal, compliance and information governance initiatives. For more information, visit www.exterro.com.