BA Insight Search for Workplace powered by Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services Available Immediately

BOSTON, Mass. – July 17, 2020– BA Insight, the leader in connecting knowledge with seekers through AI-driven enterprise search, has today announced immediate availability of BAI Search for Workplace, a complete enterprise search solution built on Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services.  This solution, available either through BA Insight’s Enterprise Search as a Cloud Service or deployed within a customer’s environment, is the first of its kind, bringing the internet to enterprises for secure, askable, powerful search to help organizations get a return on information.

The major components of BA Insight Search for Workplace are:

SmartHub, delivering the internet to the enterprise

  • SmartHub includes capabilities such as Natural Language Query, Bots, and Machine Learning-based recommendations and analytics for personalized information delivery. It also includes support for multi-index search, faceted search, and type-ahead.

ConnectivityHub, connecting to 70+ enterprise systems

  • ConnectivityHub is a highly scalable, purpose-built platform upon which indexing connectors are built for business and enterprise systems to Azure Cognitive Search. It is also used by enterprises to develop their own connectors and includes systems such as Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, Teams, OneDrive, Azure SQL Databases, along with Salesforce, ServiceNow, Box, File Shares, websites, and more to make information findable to users, independent of where they or the data resides.

AutoClassifier, providing automated and intelligent meta tagging

  • AutoClassifier is integrated with Azure AI capabilities and uses text analytics, natural language processing and AI/machine learning to create metadata. Automatically generated metadata provides the detailed tagging and categorization of enterprise content that is required to deliver quality search results and experiences.

BA Insight Search for Workplace enables users to stop sifting for information store-by-store and brings the knowledge to the users, regardless of where the information is.  Purpose-built applications allow it to plug-in directly where enterprise users work, making it available in applications like Microsoft Teams, Dynamics 365, Exchange/Outlook, and Microsoft Edge along with Salesforce and ServiceNow.

“BAI Search for Workplace is a continuation of our business strategy to provide the market choice of search engine, AI technology, and deployment options. We have done a number of PoCs with customers either in production or moving to production with a highly scalable search engine and deep and broad cognitive services capabilities,” said Massood Zarrabian Chairman and CEO of BA Insight. “In addition, we are confident that BAI Search for Workplace provides an ‘internet’ for enterprises at the lowest cost of ownership in the marketplace.”

Bharat Sandhu, Director, Product Marketing, Azure AI, at Microsoft Corp. said, “BA Insight Search for Workplace powered by Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services delivers a cloud search experience with built-in AI capabilities that enrich all types of information to easily identify and explore relevant content at scale. Organizations can benefit from a fully managed enterprise search deployment that delivers a highly personalized, intelligent and relevant user experience – without the burden of custom development.”

About BA Insight

BA Insight provides a connector-based software portfolio that solves internal enterprise search problems by deploying internet-like search within your existing infrastructure. Our technology delivers unparalleled enterprise search experiences that focus on users – delivering highly personalized and relevant results. By bringing the internet to the enterprise, we help maximize the value of intranet and digital transformation projects. Our software connects millions of knowledge seekers to critical information worldwide at customers such as Amgen, Chevron, DLA Piper, Hatch, Duke Energy, Gilead, Nvidia, and Starbucks.

BA Insight is a Microsoft Partner with Gold and Silver certifications, as well as an Elastic Partner. For more information, please visit our website at www.BAinsight.com, email us at sales@BAinsight.com, call us at +1.339.368.7234, or follow us at @BAinsight.