Concept Searching Partners with Stonebridge

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Combined Strengths Bring ECM and Governance Expertise Coupled with Market Leading Software to Solve Information Management Issues.

Its technology represents a quantum advance in the area of metadata management and auto-classification. We are confident this partnership will enable us to deliver more effective and robust ECM solutions to our clients.

Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, has entered into a partnership agreement with Stonebridge, an award-winning provider of IT consulting services to the oil and gas industry.

This arrangement brings together Concept Searching’s expertise in metadata generation, search, auto-classification and taxonomy management, and Stonebridge’s extensive experience in developing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions.

Stonebridge has Concept Searching Technically Certified Partner status, awarded only to partners who have demonstrated consistently high technical competency and have continued to invest in both their technical environment and staff in support of the partnership.

Technology from Concept Searching will complement the Stonebridge Portal & ECM Practice’s leadership in developing search-driven ECM applications on the SharePoint platform, designed for the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry. A Microsoft Gold Managed Partner, Stonebridge is committed to continual innovation in order to deliver IT solutions that provide a measurably positive impact on its clients’ business performance.

Matthew Childress, Senior Vice President and COO at Stonebridge, said, “We have earned a reputation within the oil and gas community as an IT thought leader and innovation driver, and our reputation has been bolstered by teaming with technology partners who are themselves thought leaders and innovation drivers. Concept Searching fits that description. Its technology represents a quantum advance in the area of metadata management and auto-classification. We are confident this partnership will enable us to deliver more effective and robust ECM solutions to our clients.”

Concept Searching delivers its Smart Content Framework™ to the partnership, which is a toolset based on its flagship product conceptClassifier for SharePoint, that provides the enterprise infrastructure framework to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. The result is one set of technologies, running natively in SharePoint, which improves search, provides an enterprise metadata repository, automates records management, ensures compliance, protects and secures data, and facilitates migration.

Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, commented, “We are excited about the opportunity to work with Stonebridge. Its background and experience in ECM solutions make Stonebridge a natural fit to partner with Concept Searching. Our combined expertise in the oil and gas market makes this a compelling partnership and one that will deliver real value for our customers. Concept Searching is Microsoft's only managed partner in the SharePoint ecosystem delivering enterprise class taxonomy management and auto-classification, and our Microsoft suite of products is unique in its native integration with the SharePoint 2010 Term Store and managed metadata properties. This makes Concept Searching the ideal partner for Stonebridge customers looking to benefit from enterprise wide intelligent search, classification, migration and governance solutions.”

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About Concept Searching
Founded in 2002, Concept Searching provides software products that deliver conceptual metadata generation, auto-classification, and powerful taxonomy management from the desktop to the enterprise. Concept Searching, developer of the Smart Content Framework™, provides organizations with a method to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. This infrastructure framework utilizes a set of technologies that encompasses the entire portfolio of unstructured information assets, resulting in increased organizational performance and agility.

Concept Searching is the only platform independent statistical metadata generation and classification software company in the world that uses concept extraction and compound term processing to significantly improve access to unstructured information. The Concept Searching Microsoft suite of technologies runs natively in SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, FAST, Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI, Office 365, and in Microsoft Office applications.

The building blocks of Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ are being used by organizations from a diverse number of industries including the US Army, the US Air Force, the UK MOD, Baker Hughes, DAI, Deloitte, Logica, NASA Safety Center, OppenheimerFunds, Point B, Perkins+Will, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Burns & McDonnell,, the US Department of Health & Human Services, Transport for London, the London Fire Brigade, the National Transportation Safety Board, and Xerox.

Headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, South Africa and Canada, Concept Searching solves the problem of finding, organizing, and managing information capital far beyond search and retrieval. The technologies are being used to improve search outcomes, enable effective records management, identify and secure sensitive information, improve governance and compliance, add structure to Enterprise 2.0, facilitate eDiscovery, and drive intelligent migration. For more information about Concept Searching’s solutions and technologies please visit

About Stonebridge
Stonebridge is an information technology consulting firm focused on helping organizations harness the power of their people, processes and technology. Our clients look to us as a strategic partner with a shared commitment to achieving their business objectives and maximizing their business performance. Founded in 1995 on a commitment to establishing high-value strategic alliances with our clients, Stonebridge has provided business solutions to organizations in all major industries, representing private, public, government, and non-profit entities.

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