At BSI, we have already fully embraced cloud-based eDiscovery when we made the decision to migrate all of our clients and cases to RelativityOne, leaving behind the headaches that come with on-premise management. Thanks to this decision, we were one of the first with access to Aero and we have gotten a head start on adopting and utilizing its many new features. Here are my top four takeaways from Aero thus far:
Page navigation is greatly simplified – As someone who enjoys minimalism, I was often dismayed by the amount of tabs, pull-downs, small fonts, monochromatic color, and really the overall “clutter” that appears when first logging into a classic UI workspace in Relativity., Instead of the plethora of tabs at the top of the classic UI, menus in Aero are now simply organized on the left side which you can add and/or remove according to your preference. The new, simple design presents itself with much less items on the screen and immediately improves usability.
New and fast document viewer – Beyond the new and improved modern aesthetic, the overhaul of the viewer is also coupled with increased power and speed. Documents that previously had a delay in loading time almost instantaneously load in doc-to-doc navigation. Aero also comes equipped with new APIs to give third party developers more flexibility to add customized workflows and tools.
More intuitive documents review and coding – With the classic UI, it was always impossible to preview documents over 25 MB. In Aero, you can instantly see any document at quick glance in the preview pane. You can fully customize the layout by moving the document list, preview pane, etc. by placing them wherever makes sense to you. Also, coding is simpler and more intuitive with expanded coding and record field space.
Introduction of automated workflows – Although I have not gotten a chance to access this new feature yet, it’s an exciting one. With automated workflows, users can automate workflows and remove a lot of the manual steps that are typically involved in the daily tasks of managing eDiscovery. Removing more of these manual tasks and reducing the opportunity for human error makes everything simpler and more efficient. Imagine a world where tasks like processing and OCR can be fully automated!