BA Insight Introduces AutoClassifier for SharePoint Online

New App Adds Automated Metadata Generation and Taxonomy Management to Office 365 and Hybrid SharePoint

BOSTON, Mass. – April 2, 2015– BA Insight announces a new app version of AutoClassifier, extending automated metadata generation to cloud and hybrid environments. It eliminates the need for manual tagging of content and enhances findability, improves information governance, and enhances any business process that uses metadata. Available immediately through the Microsoft Office Store, it is the first and only solution that addresses the metadata challenges in Office365 and Hybrid SharePoint using an app model.  This greatly simplifies deployments and supports pure-cloud configurations as well as on-premises and hybrid environments.

Organizations can now maintain high quality metadata and a consistent information architecture automatically across unstructured and semi-structured content wherever it resides – in SharePoint Server, Office 365, or any enterprise system. The AutoClassifier is tightly integrated with SharePoint and leverages the Managed Metadata Service (MMS) to store taxonomies and ontologies that precisely define the metadata to be automatically applied.   A new feature to synchronize Term Sets between on-premises MMS and Office 365 supports consistent metadata across hybrid environments.

“This release is another big step in BA Insight’s overall Hybrid SharePoint strategy.  As organizations migrate their content to the cloud, it results in more data silos and additional challenges for users searching for and accessing the information they need to effectively perform their jobs,” said Jeff Fried, Chief Technology Officer at BA Insight. “AutoClassifier for SharePoint Online eliminates these challenges by automatically tagging unstructured, cloud-based content, significantly improving the relevancy of search results while driving a better user experience.”


About BA Insight

As an innovator in the Cognitive Search Market, BA Insight’s best of breed approach helps companies  make search intelligent by providing technology that connects machine learning, cognitive computing, and enterprise systems, powering a new generation of intranets and cognitive search solutions.  Our customers have the freedom to leverage the best search engines and cognitive computing capabilities available, providing users with an internet-like search experience while saving them precious time looking for needed information.  We support multiple search platforms including Azure Search; Elasticsearch and Elastic Cloud; and SharePoint search (online, on-prem, and hybrid).

Our modular software product portfolio features SmartHub, delivering a personalized, internet-like user experience; connectors, providing secure connectivity to a wide variety of systems; classification, increasing findability using auto-tagging, text analytics, and metadata generation; and analytics, providing valuable data to make intelligent decisions about your intranet.

Hundreds of organizations and over 3.5 million users benefit from BA Insight’s software on a daily basis to provide compelling intranets that people love to use.  This includes respected organizations such as the Australian Government Department of Defence, CA Technologies, Chevron, DLA Piper, Keurig Green Mountain, Mars, Pepsi, Pfizer, and Travers Smith. BA Insight is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance, and an Elastic Partner.

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Media Contact:
Debbie Ferolito
BA Insight