Concept Searching Achieves Record First Quarter

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130% Revenue Increase Over Corresponding Quarter of Last Year

We are delighted that we have been able to deliver solutions to our new clients that address the enterprise-wide needs of information governance of unstructured content.

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 rapid growth in the first quarter of 2012. Concept Searching has achieved a 130% revenue increase compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. The selection of the Concept Searching technologies and the Smart Content Framework™ is being recognized by clients, specifically in the Federal and DoD, Energy and Gas, and Professional Services industries, as the solution of choice to manage unstructured content. Of equal importance is the ability to utilize the technologies to solve several organizational challenges such as improving search, records management, and compliance whereas typical solutions address only a specific challenge, such as improving search.

The selection of Concept Searching as the solution provider clearly illustrated to organizations including the US Army Medical Command, Baker Hughes, Brailsford & Dunlavey, two UK County councils, a major UK Government department, and two oil and gas companies that the powerful technologies were able to solve the management of their unstructured content issues. In addition, the value of supporting the organizations’ information governance strategies using the Smart Content Framework™ proved to solve a variety of challenges.

Concept Searching has also been associated with prestigious awards: recognized by KMWorld, for the third consecutive year, as one of the “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management”; and the Smart Content Framework™ has provided enhanced search capability to the award winning SharePoint based global intranet at Logica, showcased in the Nielsen Norman Group Report ‘Intranet Design Annual 2012: Year’s 10 Best Intranets’.

“We are delighted that we have been able to deliver solutions to our new clients that address the enterprise-wide needs of information governance of unstructured content. The key factor in these decisions was the ability to utilize our technologies coupled with the Smart Content Framework™ to improve search, records management, compliance, and data privacy concerns,” said Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching. “Clients are looking for technology solutions that are flexible as well as powerful, that can be used maximize the value of their content assets and solve real business challenges”.

Going beyond a technology solution, Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ for information governance is a toolset based on Concept Searching technologies and provides the enterprise framework to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. Underlying the Smart Content Framework™, conceptClassifier for SharePoint provides 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 result is one set of technologies, running natively in SharePoint, that improves search, provides an enterprise metadata repository, automates records management, ensures compliance, protects and secures data, and facilitates migration.

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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.

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, 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 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

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