West Sussex County Council (UK) to Enhance Records Management Capability and Improve the User Experience with conceptClassifier for SharePoint

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conceptClassifier for SharePoint to provide support for Council Knowledge Workers

We have been solving challenges for UK councils for the past ten years. This is a proven solution that addresses the unique needs in the government sector, whether public or defense.

Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, is pleased to announce that West Sussex County Council in the UK has selected conceptClassifier for SharePoint as part of its ‘The Way We Work Program’. The council’s aim is to enable reliable Records Management through auto-classification.

At West Sussex County Council, up to 7,000 SharePoint 2010 users will benefit from the ability to have their documents automatically classified and routed through workflow, based on their classification. Automated classification ensures content is classified to a corporate standard, ensures governance, assists with retention and compliance, enhances the search experience, increases findability and reduces risk. These benefits will enhance the user experience and improve productivity of council knowledge workers.

“We are delighted that West Sussex County Council selected conceptClassifier for SharePoint to support its knowledge workers,” said Paul Billingham, General Manager for Europe at Concept Searching. “We have been solving challenges for UK councils for the past ten years. This is a proven solution that addresses the unique needs in the government sector, whether public or defense.”

Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ is a toolset that provides the enterprise framework to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. The Smart Content Framework™ is a multi-disciplinary solution delivered through the Concept Searching technologies that encompasses the entire portfolio of information assets resulting in increased organizational performance and agility. Underlying the Smart Content Framework™ are technologies that provide the ability to transparently tag content, classify it to organizational taxonomies, preserve and protect information through the automatic identification of records and privacy data, and as a migration tool.

The award winning conceptClassifier for SharePoint is the only statistical based classification and taxonomy solution to use concept extraction and conceptual metadata generation to achieve the optimal approach to manage unstructured content. Features including automatic compound term and conceptual metadata generation, automated classification and innovative taxonomy tools result in a new approach proven to solve traditional knowledge management challenges. Highly flexible, the technologies run natively in Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and 2010, Microsoft Office, SharePoint and FAST Search, and Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI. The technologies are being used to solve a wide range of challenges in Search, Enterprise Content Management, Records Management, Compliance, Data Privacy, and Litigation Support.

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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 information governance framework utilizes a set of technologies that encompasses the entire portfolio of 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 2010, FAST, Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI, and in Microsoft Office applications.

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 drive intelligent migration, enable effective records management, identify and lock down sensitive information and enhance governance. For more information about Concept Searching’s solutions and technologies please visit http://www.conceptsearching.com

About West Sussex County Council
West Sussex County Council is the 11th largest shire county authority in England, providing 80 percent of local government services to 800,000 residents. Services delivered by the council include adults' and children's social services, road maintenance, libraries, the Fire and Rescue Service, Trading Standards, and Learning Services. The council outsources its ICT services through Capita, who is managing this project.

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