Best-in-Class Concept Searching SharePoint Platforms Selected for KMWorld Trend-Setting Product of 2016 for Add-in Capabilities

Best-in-Class Concept Searching SharePoint Platforms Selected for KMWorld Trend-Setting Product of 2016 for Add-in Capabilities

Concept Searching SharePoint Add-in Capabilities Receive Industry Recognition

McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK – 29th August, 2016

Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, is proud to have been selected by its peers and industry experts for the eighth consecutive year by KMWorld as a Trend-Setting Product, due to the availability of Concept Searching technologies as add-ins.

The KMW award began in 2003 and the selection board consisted of editorial colleagues, market and technology analysts, knowledge management theoreticians, practitioners, and customers. Over 200 vendors are evaluated, representing more than 1,000 separate software offerings.

According to Hugh McKellar of KMWorld, “Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, the elegance of the software solutions certainly deserves examination. The products on the awards list can dramatically boost organizational performance.”

Concept Searching announced the availability of conceptClassifier for SharePoint and conceptClassifier for Office 365 platforms as SharePoint Add-ins in January 2016. The platforms are available in the SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, and SharePoint Online environments. Clients have the option to continue to use or purchase either the existing platform or the add-in. An on-demand webinar is available for those who would like more information.

Microsoft is promoting the development of add-ins to boost its ecosystem of third party applications and services available in Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Add-ins form an important component of Microsoft’s plans for Office, especially as the company faces increased competition from startups and large companies alike. Allowing users to access other tools and applications from within Office 365, SharePoint, and SharePoint Online enhances the utility of both Microsoft’s software and that of the third parties’ contributing add-ins.

The decision to provide clients with this option offers several advantages. The speed of processing in the SharePoint on-premises environment and SharePoint Online is significantly faster. The add-in requires no SharePoint resources, representing a major advantage, specifically in the SharePoint Online environment. The add-in needs less configuration and SharePoint sources do not require user credentials to be defined. This results in a decrease of deployment resources and costs. Add-ins are also portable, protecting clients’ software investments.

“We are once again delighted that conceptClassifier for SharePoint has been selected as a Trend-Setting Product. And we are very excited about this new add-in capability, specifically as it is a significant benefit to our clients, allowing them to leverage standard web development skills over SharePoint development skills, which have traditionally been required and are much harder to obtain,” said Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching. “Our technologies utilize metadata to take action on content based upon classification decisions, automatically surfacing intelligent content in context at the point of need. By doing so, applications such as intelligent migration, search, and records management are improved, data breaches are eliminated, and eDiscovery and enterprise-wide information governance can be achieved, across both on-premises and cloud content,” concluded Garland.

About Concept Searching

Concept Searching is the industry leader specializing in multi-term metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management. Platform agnostic, Concept Searching also has a Microsoft Gold Application Development competency, and offers a complete suite of SharePoint and Office 365 solutions. The award winning technologies integrated with Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ encompass the entire portfolio of unstructured information assets in on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments. Making use of intelligent content in context delivered at the point of need Clients have deployed the intelligent metadata enabled solutions to improve search, records management, identification and protection of confidential data, intelligent migration, secure collaboration, content optimization, text analytics, eDiscovery, and any application or process that requires the use of metadata.

Concept Searching is headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, Canada and South Africa. For more information about Concept Searching’s solutions and technologies visit and our Blog, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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