BA Insight Expertise Locator Named KMWorld Trend-Setting Product of 2016
Software Improves Organizational Efficiency by Quickly Finding Experts with Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Boston, MA – September 1, 2016 –BA Insight is pleased to announce that its Expertise Locator software has been named a KMWorld “Trend-Setting Product” for 2016. Expertise Locator radically changes how internal experts are identified by using information from multiple internal systems to quickly find and contact the right experts.
“We are honored that our Expertise Locator was selected as a Trend-Setting Product by KMWorld,” said Jeff Fried, CTO of BA Insight. “It solves a challenge that nearly every organization faces – finding the right internal expertise. We’ve taken a new approach to this problem; we tap information from many different sources to create a digital footprint of expertise, and we make it easy to explore. As a result, expertise is easier to find, content related to those experts is surfaced, and employees can quickly take advantage of their company’s collective intelligence to do their jobs better.”
KMWorld Editor Sandra Haimila says, “Each year we look for software products that break new territory in helping organizations achieve their knowledge management goals. These products are designed, developed and perfectly timed to fill a niche in the marketplace before users are even aware that such functionality and flexibility have been missing. Designated as the KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2016, these offerings hold the promise for the marketplace.”
Haimila adds, “Our judging panel agrees that such characteristics as usefulness, scalability and level of innovation are among the most valuable components that we consider when we annually select the KMWorld Trend-Setting Products. And the panel believes that timing is key. Too late in the market and competitors already have a foothold. Too early and customers are nowhere to be found.”
KMWorld (www.kmworld.com) is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market and covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management, informing more than 30,000 subscribers about the components and processes - and subsequent success stories - that together offer solutions for improving business performance.
KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc. (www.infotoday.com)
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.