Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), today announced that its subsidiary Exalead, a global provider of search-based applications (SBA) technology, has been named a KMWorld "100 Companies that Matter" for the sixth straight year.
Exalead’s flagship search-based application platform, CloudView 360, enables enterprises to rapidly deploy highly scalable, yet easy-to-use information applications about any aspect of business activity. Information can be combined from any and all relevant enterprise applications, collaboration applications and the Web to give at-a-glance and detailed insight to the entire organization from front-line workers to top executives. By adopting CloudView 360 and the search-based applications, enterprises gain operational efficiency and customer service improvements.
"Search-based applications are the fastest growing segment of the search market today, and with good reason," said Sue Feldman, vice president for Search and Discovery Technologies at IDC. "These applications are built on a flexible, scalable search backbone like CloudView 360, then customized to incorporate knowledge of a business process. They are designed with specific users in mind, with a purposeful interface to enable easier interaction with information that is drawn seamlessly from multiple sources. The complexity of uniting disparate information and of finding the semantic relationships between documents and data is significant, but enterprises desperately need this ability. To do so, though, requires technology that goes beyond basic search to include semantic processing and text analytics."
CloudView 360's unique combination of semantic data processing and mash-up-style information presentation provides large user communities with quick understanding of essential business information without having to work through tens or hundreds of applications or information sources. Relevant events, history, status, metrics, know-how and expertise are focused and combined to provide comprehensive insight. Information is mashed-up into dashboards and real-time executive summaries that include traditional charts and graphs, descriptive extracts, key facts, relationship graphs and Web-oriented representations such as word clouds.
Search-based applications built with CloudView 360 address needs for information and insight across enterprise functions that include research and development, manufacturing and logistics, regulatory compliance, sales and marketing, human resources and finance. Deployments of search-based applications now serve the communities of tens of thousands of users.
Founded in 2000 by Search engine pioneers, Exalead® is the leading search-based application platform provider to business and government. Exalead's worldwide client base includes leading companies such as PricewaterhouseCooper, ViaMichelin, GEFCO, WorldBank and Sanofi Pasteur, and more than 100 million unique users a month use Exalead's technology for search. Today, Exalead is reshaping the digital content landscape with its platform, Exalead CloudView™, which uses advanced semantic technologies to bring structure, meaning and accessibility to previously unused or under-used data in the new hybrid enterprise and Web information cloud. CloudView collects data from virtually any source, in any format, and transforms it into structured, pervasive, contextualized building blocks of business information that can be directly searched and queried, or used as the foundation for a new breed of lean, innovative information access applications.
Exalead was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in June 2010. Exalead has offices in Paris, San Francisco, Glasgow, London, Amsterdam, Milan and Frankfurt.