BA Insight to Support Microsoft Search

New Generation Connectivity Platform Provides Secure Crawling of Enterprise Content

Boston, MA – September 25, 2018 – BA Insight, an innovator in AI-driven search and a Microsoft Gold Partner, announces plans to integrate its connectors with Microsoft Search, which was just introduced by Microsoft at Ignite 2018.  For the past six years, BAI’s Connector Framework and its 90+ connectors has been the technology that has enabled SharePoint and SharePoint Online to be used as an enterprise search platform. BA Insight is now developing a New Generation Connectivity Platform to integrate with Microsoft Search while protecting customers’ investments in SharePoint and SharePoint Online Search.  Expectations are that the New Generation Connectivity Platform will be available in the Spring of 2019, aligned with Microsoft’s plans to provide new pipelines that will enable Microsoft Search to ingest content from outside Microsoft 365 into the unified search experience.

BA Insight’s out of the box connectors provide secure, high performance crawling and indexing of enterprise systems content deployed across organizations. More than 150 customers and 3.5 million users worldwide are benefitting from the ability to search and access enterprise-wide content.

“Our New Generation Connectivity Platform will provide the facilities for testing, troubleshooting, and optimizing content extraction, which makes creating new connectors faster and simpler,” said Massood Zarrabian, CEO of BA Insight. “Our extensive experience in developing and maintaining indexing connectors over the past six years, along with our valued Microsoft partnership, means that we are able to quickly integrate Microsoft Search with a large variety of third-party enterprise applications.”

The complete BA Insight Software Portfolio will support Microsoft Search:

  • SmartHub – an AI-driven platform that provides a personalized, modern, and internet-like search experience. It supports multiple search engines, enables integration with other data repositories, and integrates with SharePoint’s new modern experiences
  • Connectors – provide secure connectivity to over 90 enterprise systems
  • AutoClassifier – increases findability using intelligent auto-tagging, text analytics, and metadata generation
  • Smart Previews – enables users to quickly find and re-use content, regardless of format or location

About BA Insight

As an innovator in AI-driven search, 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 applications such as Smart Previews and Expertise Locator to help users find relevant information faster for improved productivity.

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