When we initially released ReadyConvert and the ReadySuite product line, it was developed as a utility for litigation support professionals to quickly import their data (such as load files) to convert, process, validate and export it. As part of the original requirements, there was no need for creating projects.

What we’re learning is more customers want the ability to create and save a project. We’re finding more users of our product include paralegals and attorneys. Further, our litigation and practice support users want an easier way to pass along their instance and session of the application.

ReadySuite Project Icon

So, now, we’re introducing the ability to save a project in ReadySuite. It’s really quite simple. You’ll specify a filename to “Save As” and all the documents in the grid, along with batch settings, and custom fields will be saved to the project file. We get to keep the premise of our product as being simple, easy to use, with no advanced setup.

Because ReadySuite has no database backend – which would allow changes to the project to be saved instantly – we’ve added an auto-save feature. Any changes you make to the project, including field coding edits, can be automatically saved on a time based interval.

ReadySuite Project Auto-save

Further, projects created with ReadySuite save quickly and are highly compressed. In the image below, we made a project from a DAT file with 40,000 documents. Its original size was almost 13MB. Imported and saved as a ReadySuite project file, it’s less than 4MB.

ReadySuite Project File Size

Note that a project file won’t embed the external resources (e.g. image, text or native files) – these will remain in place. If you need to adjust the paths or reference to these files, you can use the ‘Batch Manager’ to do so.