Use Cases

Student

Literature Review
Lisa is a student and about to begin writing her dissertation. She is currently researching her topic, and gathering academic articles to find a research topic.
Current Problems
GO LATERAL
Folders are bursting with downloaded academic journal PDFs and content is stored in different places.
Everything in one place
Lateral lets you collect and organise all documents in one location.
Each PDF has to be opened, and CTRL+F-searched one by one.
Search across everything at once
Lateral lets you search across all documents in a project at once.
Over time, you lose track of where quotes, ideas and arguments came from.
No more lost references
Lateral lets you save snippets of text in neatly-categorised table columns.
Finding supporting evidence to boost your arguments in the literature review is time consuming.
Find supporting arguments fast
Lateral AI learns what you are looking for and finds snippets related to your argument within the content you upload.
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Researcher

Papers & Reports
Tom is a researcher, running several projects. He both maintains his own and a couple collaborative projects. He wants to maintain a clear overview of findings and sources for everyone to have a shared view on not just the research papers being reviewed, but also the findings within them.
Current Problems
GO LATERAL
Research and notes are spread across different software. 
Share findings as well as documents
Lateral lets you keep track of your project’s research papers and quickly reference findings in one easy to share place.
Sharing research is inconvenient with multiple file shares having to be kept track of.
Create an active shared research space
Projects make it easy to have a shared source of truth, that can also be used to map who contributed what input.
When sharing documents for junior colleagues to review, significant time needs to be spent helping to guide them through what to look for. 
Provide a helpful guide to colleagues
When you share a project you can include some initial findings to help provide examples of what to look for.
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DPO

Compliance
Sara is a Data Protection Officer (DPO), and her role is to ensure that her organisation processes the personal data of the company staff, customers and stakeholders, in compliance with GDPR and other data protection legislations.
Current Problems
GO LATERAL
Each department uses data in different ways, and this information needs to be stored systematically.
Store documents on departmental level
Lateral keeps all documents centrally stored, but divided into projects, to represent e.g. different departments in your organisation.
Cross-departmental inspection and collaboration makes it difficult to keep track of different data processing methods.
Categorise important information
Lateral makes it easy to save and reference methods in categorised columns on department level.
Regularly updating colleagues with best-practice data processing methods can be tricky.
Export and share
Lateral lets you export information and make it easy to share and update.
Data Protection Officers (DPO) are a mandatory security leadership role for enterprises that collect and process data from EU citizens, since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became a regulatory requirement in EU Law in 2018. They are responsible for the compliance of the GDPR requirements, by educating company staff on the matter, conduct audits and address potential issues, serve as the main point of contact between the company and GDPR supervisory authorities, maintain the records of of all data processing activities, and interface with data subjects to inform them about how their data is being processed.

Lawyer

Due Diligence
John is a boutique M&A lawyer, and provides legal advice to the firms on due diligence, as well as on the drafting, negotiation and performance of contracts. Business is good, but the days are busy.
Current Problems
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More clients means more contracts and documents piling up.
Keep it organised
Store all documents in one place and stay organised based on projects/clients.
Contracts have a similar characteristics, but finding key issues is time consuming limiting the deal size John can undertake.
Automate manual processes
Lateral AI learns from what you label and helps you find content. Accelerating contract review and expanding the volume a single person can review.
Preparing for multiple client-meetings through the day, where various clauses need to be discussed.
Rapidly extract key information
Lateral lets you export an overview of clauses including comments or notes.
Avoiding misses of crucial information. Missing a red flag clause can be costly.
Lateral AI helps catch important information
Lateral takes your eyes quickly to the right place, letting you quickly check the machine’s suggestions.
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