What is PowerSearch?
How does PowerSearch find relevant documents?
I’m already using a collecting/culling product; why do I need PowerSearch?
Where can I see a demo?
How much does PowerSearch cost? 
How do I pay for saved and exported files?
How do I get started?
How do I extract my relevant data after I’ve found it? 
Does PowerSearch affect metadata?
How does PowerSearch preserve chain of custody?
How does PowerSearch manage security?
Can PowerSearch be used with a Write Block device?
What file format does PowerSearch use for export?
Does PowerSearch support languages other than English?
What support is available? 
Who is using PowerSearch? 
Who is DATAssimilate?


What is PowerSearch?
PowerSearch enables corporate legal departments, law firms, government agencies, and legal service providers to perform early data assessment (EDA) and to collect only relevant documents in a defensible manner to minimize e-discovery cost and risk.

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How does PowerSearch find relevant documents? 
PowerSearch uses proprietary technology to locate files on local drives and network repositories; if Windows can see it, PowerSearch can search it. PowerSearch extracts email repositories and zipped files, indexing the content of emails and electronic documents. Once documents are indexed, they can be searched for relevance by keyword, proximity, or Boolean operators.  Search results can be saved in folders and exported into your current tools for further processing.
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I’m already using a collecting/culling product; why do I need PowerSearch? 
Unlike other products, PowerSearch allows you to extract , process, search and cull your documents before you collect them, and only with PowerSearch can do you do this for free

Early stage search and analysis provides you with an initial overview of what files and data you have or don’t have for your legal matter and gives you an indication of whether to litigate or settle. By culling before you collect, you can easily reduce your collection by well over 80% and in many situations by over 95%, resulting in significant savings.

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Where can I see a demo?
Click here to see a demo now.
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How much does PowerSearch cost? 
With PowerSearch you pay only for results—usually a tiny fraction of what you search. PowerSearch is free to use to extract, process, index, and search your live documents.  You only pay pennies per record for search results that you save and export. 

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How do I pay for saved and exported files?
PowerSearch uses a system of tokens which are conveniently purchased via PayPal.  Each token exports a file from a search result.   You can also collect, extract,  process and export files without searching them; in that case, bulk exports are calculated at 100 files per token.   PowerSearch ships with 50 tokens and more can be purchased by clicking the Help icon in the upper corner of every screen. Tokens cost between $0.09 and $0.003, depending on the quantity purchased.

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How do I get started?
Download and install a copy of PowerSearch and you are ready to go. 
Find system requirements here, and get up to speed quickly with a demo or a printable Quick Start Guide.
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How do I extract my relevant data after I’ve found it? 
Once you have searched and identified your relevant data, at the bottom of the search results window, you will have options of saving the records you identify to a folder or a compressed container (zip file), complete with attachments, chain-of-custody and detail reports.  This provides you with a defensible audit trail.
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Does PowerSearch affect metadata?
PowerSearch does not alter metadata.  If you decide to review your search results and launch a file from within PowerSearch, a copy is made of the document for your review purposes and the original is not altered.  PowerSearch also allows you to browse to the files and provides you with warnings not to alter the documents.  When exporting search results, PowerSearch compares hash values to verify if the original file has been altered since it was indexed.

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How does PowerSearch preserve chain of custody? 
PowerSearch formulates an MD5 hash value of the original file.  When any file is exported, the MD5 hash value is compared to ensure the document has not been modified since it was originally indexed.

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How does PowerSearch manage security?
PowerSearch can be run from any computer, and it is bound by the access privileges assigned to the computer user.
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Can PowerSearch be used with a Write Block device?
Yes you can use a Write Block device with PowerSearch to protect a drive so that no deleted files get overwritten.
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What file format does PowerSearch use for export?
PowerSearch exports in industry standard .csv format.

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Does PowerSearch support languages other than English?
PowerSearch searching capabilities are not language specific.  PowerSearch builds a dictionary of words in any language.  
The PowerSearch User Interface is currently available only in English.

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What support is available? 
For help using PowerSearch, consult the Help menu in upper right corner of the product screens, or use live phone and chat support available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. ET to 7 p.m. PT from the PowerSearch website (www.powersearchsoftware.com) , start a discussion on the PowerSearch forum  or submit a support ticket at  http://www.powersearchsoftware.com/community.  
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Who is using PowerSearch? 
PowerSearch is used by records managers, corporate legal departments, law firm professionals, government agencies, and legal service providers who are charged with the task of collecting relevant documents for audits and legal actions.
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Who is DATAssimilate?
DATAssimilate is the publisher of PowerSearch. DATAssimilate developed PowerSearch for use in its legal services business, and now offers this powerful and practical tool to the public.

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