By Michael Hodgdon

Data is king. But all too often data reporting on e-discovery projects falls short when it comes to conveying the inherent value of the numbers to an audience of lawyers that may be dataphobic. Traditional ways of reporting on e-discovery projects can leave blind spots that hide key insights.

It is common to see tabular data organised in rows and columns. This works fine for reporting numbers and statistics but can be difficult to interpret, and rarely provides insights beyond the raw numbers. Often, the reviewer needs experience and knowledge of the topic to make sense of tabular reports.