Kira: A big law perspective
June 25, 2020

Kira: A big law perspective

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Kira Systems

  • Used to improve the way we carry out transactional document review exercises, enabling us to more effectively and efficiently carry out those exercises, and at a greater scale than would otherwise be possible.
  • Used across our international practice.
  • Heavy use in our low-cost paralegal team—Legal Delivery Centre.
  • Quickly surfacing unstructured data from large sets of documents.
  • Assisting with the workflow aspects of a doc review exercise.
  • Expanding the set of built-in smart fields to cover non-English languages.
  • A wider range of integrations with other tools. Existing integrations to be more fully-featured and customizable.
  • Ability to record and surface structured data from documents.
  • More customization of format of exported output.
  • Comprehension of "families" of documents (eg. a primary document and subsequent variation/amendment documents). Kira currently treats documents on a doc by doc basis.
  • Difficult to accurately measure ROI given the lack of available and reliable comparative data (ie. comparing data on matters where Kira was used vs. matters where it was not).
  • Typically, users report time savings of between 15-30%.
  • Our Kira practice consultants are always very responsive and eager to help.
  • The technical support team is incredibly responsive.
  • The depth of support on internal adoption is more lacking.
A very powerful tool in the hands of an experienced user. Given its divergence from traditional working practices, there is quite a steep learning curve involved, with unfamiliar terminology. Takes the average user a fair amount of time investment to get a relatively limited understanding of the full depth of its abilities.
  • HighQ: Using built-in integration.
  • Intra-links: Using built-in integration.
We would love to be able to build out custom APIs using the open infrastructure, but our team does not have access to or budget for developer resources, so we are stuck with relying on built-in integrations, which is frustrating.
In addition to the products above, we have also assessed:
  • Leverton
  • Diligen
  • Seal
  • ThoughtRiver
We have stayed with Kira for these reasons (amongst others):
  • Licensing model.
  • Control over custom machine learning models.
  • Flexibility.
  • Internal familiarity (we have had the tool for 4 years).
  • Continued investment in the product.

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  • Well suited to attempts to "map the landscape" and get a high-level view of a large set of diverse documents in a transactional due diligence context.
  • Less suited to attempts to extract and collate structured data from a set of similar documents.