PSS Systems Ranks at the Top in eDiscovery Industry Survey

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — PSS Systems, the leader in legal holds and retention management solutions, announced it was ranked as a Top eDiscovery software provider in the 2008 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey in multiple categories. Not surprisingly, PSS Systems received the top ranking in the Software Provider category it invented: Preservation. The company also ranked in the Top 10 in Identification and in the Top 15 rankings by both Corporations and Law Firms.

“Today, the legal hold process involves staggering volumes of material which need to be identified and potentially preserved in multiple global locations, platforms and formats, making the task an enormous challenge for litigators. It is important for companies to select an approach that can manage identification and preservation efficiently, effectively and defensibly which can significantly reduce the associated risk and cost in these processes,” stated George J. Socha, Jr., Esq of Socha Consulting. Much of the legal risk is concentrated in managing the people and data involved in the legal holds process.

“The ability to effectively manage your entire records system and necessary legal holds acting on those records is essential in today’s legal environment. Doing this reduces legal risk and effectively manages business information assets,” states Bruce Whitney, former assistant general counsel and now advisor to Air Products. “PSS Systems is the only company that really understands and effectively addresses this important linkage. Its Atlas product suite is a natural choice for companies — I’m one of many fans.”

“As the pioneer in legal holds and collection software, our Atlas suite sets the benchmark and continues to raise the bar for products in this arena,” said Deidre Paknad, CEO of PSS Systems. “Our strong showing in the survey reflects our market share lead, our large legal holds and retention management customer base, and the substantial R&D investment we’ve made in our Atlas software since 2004.”

PSS Systems established itself as the innovator and market leader when it launched its Atlas legal holds and retention policy management suite nearly two years before revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure raised the bar for how corporations preserve evidence and manage information. The Atlas software suite reduces legal risk and cost for corporations by providing a comprehensive and coherent solution for automating legal holds, discovery, and retention policy management.

The annual Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey examines the size, scope and growth of the electronic discovery market. The executive summary of the survey will be published in the August issue of Law Technology News.

About PSS Systems: PSS Systems is the leader in legal governance systems, and its Atlas software is the standard for legal holds and retention policy management. In the early 2000′s, the company envisioned a change in legal requirements for corporations, and in 2004 was first to introduce solutions to reduce and control the growing cost and risk for corporate legal departments. The Atlas software suite includes Atlas LCC to streamline legal holds and collection processes end-to-end; Atlas ERM to enable retention programs across disparate countries, business units, information sources, and systems; and Atlas Policy Enforcement Services to automate retention and preservation policy enforcement across various systems and data sources.

PSS Systems founded and sponsors the CGOC, a professional community on retention and preservation, and continues to lead the industry through unparalleled innovation and thought leadership on these issues. The privately-held company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. For more information, visit


Trish Borrmann
PSS Systems