eDiscovery and Investigations

OpenText Legal Hold

Eliminate time-consuming and risky manual litigation hold processes

of law departments are increasing their spend on technology, with legal hold tools cited as one of the top five most important technologies [1]


See how OpenText Legal Hold helps eliminate manual processes and mitigate risk

OpenText™ Legal Hold is a simple, powerful cloud-based litigation hold notification software that helps law departments automate time-consuming and risky manual processes to efficiently comply with legal hold obligations. OpenText Legal Hold centralizes and automates interrelated litigation hold activities to drive greater productivity among legal, HR, compliance and IT teams.

Why choose OpenText Legal Hold?

  • Fast ROI

    Leverage easy, low IT-resource implementation to start benefiting from automated cloud-based legal hold in weeks, not months.

  • Automated system sync

    Ensure up-to-date custodian profiles with accurate legal hold workflows using automated Active Directory and HR system syncing.

  • Automated mailbox preservation

    Mitigate the risk of legal hold content spoliation by automating in-place preservation of Microsoft® Office 365 mailboxes.

How Legal Hold can benefit business

Discover the advantages of using Legal Hold.

  • Increase efficiency

    Automate and centralize litigation hold notification processes via a single platform delivered with the ease and availability of the cloud.

  • Reduce notification costs

    Leverage cloud-based flat-fee licenses to reduce the time and cost of managing legal hold notifications.

  • Minimize risk

    Drive error-free defensible litigation hold processes with automation and workflows, eliminating risky manual processes.

  • Apply workflows to meet specific requirements

    Tailor workflows and options to matter requirements with an intuitive user interface and wizard-style screen.

  • Use for all legal matters

    Get expert suggestions and workflows for civil actions, regulatory requests, internal investigations, labor and employment and more.

  • Seamlessly move to eDiscovery analysis, review and production

    Integrate Legal Hold with OpenText™ Axcelerate™ and OpenText™ Insight for a faster path to case data insights, review and production.


  • Issuance and tracking

    Allows users to generate, distribute and enforce litigation hold notices with minimal effort.

  • Employee questionnaires

    Provides suggested expert questions, templates and control tracking to help create and manage web-based employee and custodian interviews.

  • Integration with IT and HR systems

    Connects to data across all enterprise systems, including internal email and HR applications, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office 365, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker and Carbonite® Endpoint for endpoint collection and preservation.

  • Automated enterprise triggers

    Automates IT task suspensions in accordance with email and data retention policies.

  • Defensible tracking and audit trails

    Offers complete tracking and audit trails for every action to ensure defensibility, from initial notices through closing the legal hold.

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  1. [1]Thomson Reuters, 2021 State of Corporate Law Departments, 2021.