March 25, 2010
-- Document Imaging Systems Corporation (DISC) is pleased to announce expansion to include services for law firms and electronic discovery through the addition of the management team from Digital Current. The arrangement was reached at the end of February.
The collaboration of talent from these two companies makes sense both strategically and from a marketability standpoint. “We were two companies operating in the same space, but with differing areas of expertise,” said Leland Macon, President of Digital Current. This is a unique opportunity to handle the entire document life cycle from beginning to end, he said.
DISC is a document management company specializing in helping organizations bring their records and file management into the digital age. Organizations such as government agencies, medical facilities, financial institutions, educational institutions, manufacturing companies and law firms are able to unify their records in fully searchable and accessible digital form and create electronic document workflow business processes. They also save money and space previously devoted to filing, storing and finding paper records while reducing liability related to paper storage systems.
Digital Current provided similar document management services to law firms. Its flagship offering is electronic discovery. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was amended in 2005 to include not only printed documentation, but also digital communication including email, websites and voicemail; anything that can be stored electronically. The new law covering emerging digital technology made the need for electronic discovery and legal preparedness absolutely necessary.
“We’re excited about the experience of the Digital Current team and the strengths they bring to the organization,”
said Patrick Karpen, President of DISC. In addition to legal industry expertise, he expects significant crossover opportunities through the marketing of electronic discovery and legal preparedness services to the existing client base. With the expanded capabilities, the company should see an immediate 40% increase in annual sales.
Macon will be named as a Vice-President of DISC and oversee the newly formed division specializing in legal and electronic discovery services. In addition to Macon, two sales executives, one IT manager and one operations manager will make the transition.
DISC is part of the Flesh family of companies. Flesh began operations in St. Louis in 1913 and has evolved into a provider of high quality, high volume printing services. Flesh acquired DISC in 2007 to expand its services into digital documentation.