The Fontis Legal Data Service (LDS) is the industry’s first subscription-based international retention research product.

When you subscribe to LDS, you’ll receive high-quality research uncovered by top retention experts around the globe. That data is carefully reviewed by our in-house legal team and published using leading-edge technology.

The content we provide, delivered via our easy-to-use online interface, provides value that other research solutions can’t begin to match.

Cut Time and Cost

Building a durable, legally defensible global retention schedule is one of the biggest challenges in records management. Fontis taxonomy accelerators and LDS can cut the time and cost of deploying a global retention schedule in half.

Easy to use

Tired of wading through information delivered in thousands of individual documents or spreadsheets? Fontis delivers legal information online in an easy-to-use searchable, sortable format.


Managing an international retention schedule can mean tracking down approvals from stakeholders around the globe. Our online collaboration tools make this a breeze, allowing internal and external stakeholders to participate in schedule development based on their roles.

Full Audit Trail

Legal defensibility is critical: You need to know the what, when, why, and by whom for every change in your retention policy. All actions in Fontis ORM are captured permanently, putting a full audit trail at your fingertips.


Our open API integrates retention schedules with your content infrastructure, including SharePoint and ECM systems like Open Text and Alfresco, without transferring flat files.

Finally there comes a solution

"Finally there comes a solution to manage retention schedules in a unprecedented way:

The seamless integration and management of records series, underlying sources (legal or other requirements) including a taxonomy based on a process oriented approach becomes true."

- Jürg Hagmann,
Novartis Information Governance