May 26 2011

Sage innovates with EXALEAD CloudView to Enhance Its ERP User Experience

Compelling User Experience and Easy Integration Made Cloudview the Natural Choice for Sage ERP X3 Embedded Search Offering.

VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France – May 26, 2011 – Exalead, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and a global provider of search and information access software for the enterprise and the Web, and The Sage Group PLC, the world’s number three ERP vendor, today announced that Sage has selected Exalead CloudView to power the new Sage Search offering in its Sage ERP X3 suite (version 6.2+).

More than 6.3 million companies and organizations around the world rely on Sage’s software and services to help them better manage the processes at the core of their business. This success is due to the fact that Sage delivers high business value in solutions that are simple to use, rapid to implement and cost effective. It is a winning formula that is maintained by continual innovation, as is demonstrated by Sage’s decision to power its new Sage Search option for Sage ERP X3 with Exalead CloudView.

CloudView brings the speed and simplicity of consumer Web search to the Sage ERP X3 user experience, offering flexible natural language search across all Sage database content, including both data and metadata. Offered as a simple drag-and-drop Gadget in the Sage portal, CloudView-powered Sage Search enables users to locate information anywhere in the system using a single text box: no training, complex forms or SQL queries required. Moreover, fuzzy matching and flexible search refinement by dynamic results categories help ensure search success even when a user's query is incomplete, misspelled or imprecise.

Equally important to the user experience in Sage’s decision was the ease and smoothness with which CloudView could be integrated into the SAGE X3 platform. This technical advantage, together with the robustness of the platform and the responsiveness of the Exalead team, sealed the decision for Sage.

"We evaluated a wide range of search solutions, and without a doubt, CloudView delivers a great user experience, innovative search technology, top performance and easy integration. We believe our mutual customers will greatly benefit from native search capabilities, accelerating ERP user adoption even more." said Emmanuel Obadia Sr. Vice President Sage ERP X3. "We’re also positively impressed with the quality of support we’ve received from the Exalead team."

"This is a wonderfully satisfying collaboration for us. Our technology is designed to reveal the richness of information assets in systems everywhere, and to enable users to enter into a natural, two-way conversation with information," explains Laurent Couillard, CEO of Exalead. "This partnership aligns perfectly with these objectives and it is rewarding to join forces with an organization that shares our passion for usability and our commitment to innovation."

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