SharePoint Server

Make SharePoint Search Intelligent

Microsoft promotes SharePoint 2016 Server as configurable content and collaboration software: “Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.”

With regards to search, Microsoft promotes it as Your mobile, intelligent intranet.

If your expectation of an intranet is the definition of a decade ago, in which intranets were portals enabling employees to find information within SharePoint, then this is the right solution for you.

But in the era of AI-driven enterprise search, also referred to as cognitive search, your team’s expectations are a lot higher. They expect:

  • An Internet-like user experience, including capabilities such as recommendations and refiners
  • Connectivity to other enterprise systems
  • Search results that are relevant to their search, independent of where the information is stored

Video: Search Guru Mike Gregory Discusses Enhancing SharePoint OOTB

Video: Watch How BA Insight Transforms Enterprise Search Using the SharePoint Portal

If your SharePoint is used as an intranet or portal, then it is probably heavily customized. Custom code causes ballooning complexity and costs and often produces underwhelming results. Systems integrators that have practices to customize SharePoint end up creating long-term dependencies that hamper your ability to upgrade or be responsive to your users.

Our software portfolio makes SharePoint 2016 a complete AI-driven enterprise Search Platform:

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    SmartHub: A machine learning-based intelligent engine and UI framework for relevancy boosting, personalization, and integration of Best of Breed AI.

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    Connectivity: Connecting SharePoint to other enterprise systems.

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    Auto-classification: Automatic and intelligent generation of metatags to improve relevancy.

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    Document Preview: Capabilities beyond OOTB previews called Office Web Apps (aka OWA).

BA Insight Makes SharePoint a True Cognitive Search Platform

The BAI Software Portfolio exploits the search index in SharePoint as well as the Metadata Management, User Profile, and BI services – and extends these with a comprehensive set of connectivity, text analytics, and user interaction capabilities. With our software, you can rapidly assemble and deploy intranets and portals that present information in ways users love – regardless of its structure or where it resides in your organization.

Use SharePoint Server and BA Insight to create powerful enterprise-wide AI-driven search solutions.

BA Insight’s products combine with SharePoint Server 2016 and 2013 to create best-of-breed cognitive search solutions. Our SmartHub provides a modern, responsive search UI, personalization, and cognitive search capabilities.

With SharePoint and BA Insight, you can provide a dedicated, cost-effective search service with powerful cognitive search features that power Intelligent Intranets and Intelligent Search Applications.

BA Insight products complement SharePoint OOTB features, eliminate the need for custom code, and help get the project done quicker.

BA Insight products complement SharePoint OOTB features, eliminate the need for custom code, and help get the project done quicker.

Webinar Recording: SharePoint 2016

Benefits of SharePoint Server Search

  • Integrated with SharePoint Server: search is pervasive throughout SharePoint, including deep integration with metadata and user profiles.  If most of your content is in SharePoint, then this can be a cost-effective and powerful approach.
  • Straightforward administration with familiar tools: your staff and/or contractors who are familiar with SharePoint can work directly with SharePoint Server and BA Insight products without retooling.
  • Backed by Microsoft: including a large ongoing investment in top-tier search capabilities and a continuous stream of new innovations.