Global eDiscovery Market: Snapshot

The amount of electronically stored data for businesses of all sizes – from small startups to top conglomerates – is increasing at a very fast pace. Most companies make high volume usage of social networking portals, emails, internal communications systems, and cloud computing services and platforms. In fact, it is estimated that the volume of ESI for each organization is increased at more than 65% per year. This is a very significant marker from where clients derive their ever-growing need for eDiscovery platforms and services.

The use of social media inside corporates, especially, has bolstered the need for eDiscovery platforms and services. Companies are making an increasing usage of social media tools including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to make the most of the online communities, which also makes it a high priority source of evidence for civil litigation.

There is, however, the high costs of eDiscovery processes that companies need to bear. The total amount spent on not just asset deployment, but also services, consultations, and deployment of internal staff, can become a severe hindrance for the adoption of eDiscovery services by small-scale companies.

With the above factors in effect, the global market for eDiscovery services and platforms is expected to expand at a CAGR of 16.2% from 2014 to 2022 on the basis of revenue. This revenue is expected to reach US$8.31 bn by the end of 2016 and approximately US$21.08 bn by 2022.

North America to Retain Lead in eDiscovery Solutions Usage

Till recently, a majority of the market share in eDiscovery services was taken up by North America. By the end of 2022, North America is expected to generate a revenue of US$10.71 bn in eDiscovery platforms and services. Although this is a relative fall in percentage shares, North America still holds the leading share among all key regions. The drop in percentage is due to the extremely fast growing demand for eDiscovery platforms in Asia Pacific, where the rapid industrial evolution of India and China is making way for a well-developed IT infrastructure.

The need for eDiscovery solutions is much more in North America and Europe than other regions, owing to the government regulations that require an organization to preserve company data for sake of eDiscovery itself. This has created a staggering rise in the ESI volumes in the regions, further boosting the need for eDiscovery platforms and services.

Off-premise eDiscovery Software Solutions to Gain Lead Soon

On-premise eDiscovery solutions were highly sought after due to the greater simplicity and higher safety that they offered. They trumped off-premise eDiscovery solutions primarily due to the high concerns over data integrity and security. This is expected to change in the immediate future, as off-premise eDiscovery solutions are not only becoming capable of providing high level security, but also platforms and services of eDiscovery at considerably lesser costs than on-premise providers. By the end of 2022, a high difference in market values between on-premise and off-premise eDiscovery platforms is expected to be seen, with off-premise eDiscovery solutions taking up an estimated US$4.83 bn.

The key providers of eDiscovery solutions from a global standpoint include HP Autonomy, IBM Corporation, Daegis, Inc., EMC Corporation, Symantec Corporation, Guidance Software, Inc., Epiq Systems, Inc., FTI Consulting, Inc., Integreon Managed Solutions, Inc., Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc., and Navigant Consulting, Inc.

The global market for eDiscovery continues to grow owing to the increase in volume of ESI (electronically stored information) in organizations. eDiscovery is the process of identifying, collecting, processing, and preserving ESI. eDiscovery process can be carried out on-premise and off-premise. This enables data in the form of text, emails, images, databases, animations, audio files, websites, spreadsheets and computer programs to be presented as evidence in criminal cases. eDiscovery solutions are being increasingly used by government and regulatory agencies, and by all size of enterprises to enhance internal investigation process. In addition, growing use of social media portals such as LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook in organizations for marketing purpose is increasing the demand for eDiscovery solutions that can run on these portals for eDiscovery process. Furthermore, increasing use of smartphones and tablets in all types of organizations is expected to give rise to mobile eDiscovery. 
This report analyzes the eDiscovery market on a global basis, with further breakdown into various sub-segments. It provides thorough analysis and forecast of the global eDiscovery market, based on its components, end-users, and geography for the period from 2014 to 2022. The market overview section of the report demonstrates the market dynamics and trends that influence the current nature and future status of this field. Impact factors such as Porter’s five forces and value chain analysis have also been explained in the market overview section of the report in order to give a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global eDiscovery market. 
The study emphasizes advancement in eDiscovery solutions as it has immense influence on the decision making process in almost all socioeconomic and business aspects. Furthermore, the report provides a detailed analysis of the global eDiscovery market along with the market forecast in terms of revenue growth (US$ Mn) for all segments from 2014 to 2022.
The global eDiscovery market is categorized on the basis of components and end-users. The component segment includes eDiscovery software and eDiscovery services. eDiscovery software market is further segmented on the basis of type (deployment type) into two broad categories, namely, on-premise and off-premise software. End-user segment can be classified into three major categories namely, government and regulatory agencies, enterprises (small, mid and large-sized), and law firm. A detailed market analysis and forecast for these segments has been provided in this study, in terms of market revenue for the period 2012 to 2022. The market revenue has been forecasted for the period 2014 to 2022, considering 2013 as the base year.
In terms of geographical distribution, the global eDiscovery market has been classified into five regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. This section includes market revenue (2012 – 2022) and forecast (2014 – 2022) for the components and end-user markets in each region, in terms of US$ Mn. 
Apart from the detailed sub-segment analysis, this report also provides company profiles of the key market players. The competitive profiling of these players includes company and financial overview, business strategies adopted by them, and their recent developments which can help in assessing competition in the market. Some of the major companies included in this report are HP Autonomy, IBM Corporation, Daegis Inc., EMC Corporation, Symantec Corporation, Guidance Software Inc., Xerox Corporation, Epiq Systems Inc., FTI Consulting Inc., Navigant Consulting Inc., Integreon Managed Solutions Inc., and Catalyst Repository Systems Inc. among others.
Global eDiscovery Market Segmentation:
eDiscovery Market, by Component:
  • Software
    • On-premise software
    • Off-premise software
  • Services
eDiscovery Market, by End-users:
  • Government and Regulatory Agencies
  • Enterprises (Small, Mid and Large-Sized)
  • Law Firms
eDiscovery Market, by Geography:
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America