Cozen O'Connor Selects Recommind for Enterprise Search

AMLaw 100 Firm Chooses Recommind's Decisiv Search Technology to Deliver Accurate and Automated Results

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) - Recommind, the leader in unstructured data management, analysis and governance technology, today announced that Cozen O'Connor, an AMLaw 100 firm, has selected Recommind's Decisiv™ Search for a single, unified enterprise search solution to quickly and easily discover important information across the firm.

After considering multiple vendors, Cozen O'Connor turned to Recommind's Decisiv Search for a sophisticated search application in order to provide more than 575 lawyers, dispersed across 23 offices in the United States, Canada and England, with highly accurate enterprise search results tailored to the specific requirements of the law firm. By replacing its previous search tool with the industry's leading concept-based enterprise search technology -- Cozen O'Connor can provide its over 1,200 users with the flexibility to search intuitively and find relevant information and knowledge matters across multiple repositories.

Recommind's Decisiv information management technology enables users to search across internal and external data sources with a single query, which increases user productivity by integrating the same results and highlighting specified terms. If new sources are needed, the process to add them is quick and easy through a unified query syntax, allowing Decisiv Search to crawl and index information from any source, including document management systems, intranets, email archives, contact management databases and web sites. As documents change and new information is added, Decisiv Search will continue to crawl and update the models during the document review process, ensuring that the most current and accurate information is available to all users throughout the law firm.

Cozen O'Connor also chose to include the Matters & Expertise module to extend the features and functionality of Decisiv Search, providing a complete view of matters and streamlined access to expertise across the firm. Matters & Expertise includes information found in practice management systems, billing systems, CRM and contact management systems to extend the capability of enterprise search even further.

In addition, the QwikFind toolbar allows users to search for internal documents, matters and expert information directly from their desktop. The toolbar is also embedded in multiple Microsoft products, including Word, Excel and Outlook, allowing the user to perform a search, without opening a separate program.

"The need to provide a powerful search tool with a simple user interface was paramount for the continued growth and success of the firm," said Brain Gillam, CIO of Cozen O'Connor. "In this current data rich legal environment, the need for constant access to important electronic information is becoming a larger issue and growing requirement. We recognized that Recommind's highly effective technology was the best solution to provide the best functionality and convenience for our users around the world."

"Traditional enterprise information management systems suffered from a 'siloed' approach, forcing users to search multiple systems and sift through enormous amounts of electronic information to find anything," explains Craig Carpenter, VP of Marketing at Recommind. "Recommind's customers know that a more efficient and accurate solution is available. As the leading provider of enterprise search for the legal industry, we work directly with numerous AmLaw 100 and global firms, such as Cozen O'Connor, to transform and simplify the way they access information."

About Cozen O'Connor
Established in 1970 and ranked among the 100 largest law firms in the United States, Cozen O'Connor has 575 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, Cozen O'Connor serves its clients' needs through 21 offices across two continents. For more information, visit www.cozen.com.

About Recommind Inc.
Recommind is a leader in unstructured data management, analysis and governance technology, delivering search-powered business applications that transform the way organizations find, manage, analyze and act upon data inside and outside the corporate network. Recommind's solutions are all built on the CORE platform, which automatically accesses, organizes and analyzes large volumes of information in context from myriad sources. Recommind customers include AstraZeneca, BMW, Cisco, Clifford Chance, Marathon Oil, Morgan Lewis, US Department of Energy (DOE), White & Case and WilmerHale. Recommind is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, Boston, London, Sydney and Bonn, Germany. For more information go to www.recommind.com

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