Earley Information Science and BA Insight Partner to Deliver Next-Generation Knowledge Portals

Tags Information Architecture Consulting Firm Joins Forces with Enterprise Search Software Provider to produce state-of-the-art knowledge portal solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Environments

Boston, MA – October 21, 2015 – Earley Information Science (EIS) and BA Insight (BAI) have entered into a strategic partnership to help information-driven organizations to reimagine the enterprise intranet as a knowledge portal. The two companies are jointly offering the SharePoint Knowledge Portal which provides an Internet-like experience to users, is connected to diverse data sources (on premise and in the cloud) and personalizes search results based on user profiles and business processes.

The SharePoint Knowledge Portal makes it possible for employees to have access to the collective intelligence of the business, which in turn, helps to create a more agile organization that makes better decisions and is more responsive to customers enabling a more sustainable competitive advantage

EIS and BAI define SharePoint Knowledge Portals in terms of five essential characteristics:

  1. An integrated view of data sources including all relevant operational, historical, structured and unstructured data (including Big Data and IoT).
  2. A contextual information architecture that organizes data, defines attributes and maps relationships to reflect the landscape of the business – its customers, products, people and processes.
  3. A highly scalable platform for tagging, categorizing, finding and presenting data that has high volume, variety, and velocity while maintaining enterprise standards of governance and security.
  4. A personalized digital user experience that streamlines the refinement of search results and provides a simple, intuitive approach for finding answers to complex business questions.
  5. Future-proofing the implementation and simplifying upgrades with a “no customization” approach that makes it easier to support the environment over time.

Collectively, EIS and BAI have 100s of person-years of experience in implementing SharePoint-based intranets and portals for customers. Earley Information Science builds information architectures that organize and contextualize internal, external, structured and unstructured data. BA Insight’s Software Portfolio provides a no customization approach with connectivity to enterprise systems, automated meta-tagging for content within and outside SharePoint, and applications to significantly improve how users find and work with information.

The two companies are jointly hosting an educational webinar to be held on November 17 at 1 pm ET to present its new approach for building SharePoint Knowledge Portals. Experts from both firms will describe the underlying technology while illustrating the business value for different industry segments with customer case studies. To register for the webinar, How to Build a SharePoint Knowledge Portal that Users Love to Use, click on the link or visit http://www.earley.com/sharepoint-knowledge-portal

About Earley Information Science: EIS helps organizations drive digital business innovation, enhance customer experiences, and increase operational performance. The company helps establish a strong information architecture and management foundation to drive strategic business outcomes and enhance operational performance. EIS has over 20 years of experience in working with Fortune 1000 organizations globally across many industries. Corporate headquarters are in the Boston metropolitan area with consultants working on projects around the world.  For more about Earley Information Science visit our website at www.earley.com or contact info@earley.com and follow us at @earleyinfosci.

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.

Visit www.BAinsight.com for more information and follow us at @BAinsight.


Media Contact:
Debbie Ferolito
BA Insight