Earley Information Science and BA Insight Partner to Deliver Next-Generation Knowledge Portals

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Information architecture consulting firm joins forces with enterprise search software provider to produce state-of-the-art knowledge portal solutions for Microsoft SharePoint environments.

Create an Intranet that People Love to Use

Create an Intranet that People Love to Use

The SharePoint Knowledge Portal makes it possible for employees to have access to the collective intelligence of the business

Earley Information Science (EIS) and BA Insight (BAI) have entered into a strategic partnership to help information-driven organizations to reimagine the enterprise intranet as a knowledge portal. The two companies are jointly offering the SharePoint Knowledge Portal which provides an Internet-like experience to users, is connected to diverse data sources (on premise and in the cloud) and personalizes search results based on user profiles and business processes.

The SharePoint Knowledge Portal makes it possible for employees to have access to the collective intelligence of the business, which in turn, helps to create a more agile organization that makes better decisions and is more responsive to customers enabling a more sustainable competitive advantage

EIS and BAI define SharePoint Knowledge Portals in terms of five essential characteristics:

1.    An integrated view of data sources including all relevant operational, historical, structured and unstructured data (including Big Data and IoT).

2.    A contextual information architecture that organizes data, defines attributes and maps relationships to reflect the landscape of the business - its customers, products, people and processes.

3.    A highly scalable platform for tagging, categorizing, finding and presenting data that has high volume, variety, and velocity while maintaining enterprise standards of governance and security.

4.    A personalized digital user experience that streamlines the refinement of search results and provides a simple, intuitive approach for finding answers to complex business questions.

5.     Future-proofing the implementation and simplifying upgrades with a “no customization” approach that makes it easier to support the environment over time.

Collectively, EIS and BAI have 100s of person-years of experience in implementing SharePoint-based intranets and portals for customers. Earley Information Science builds information architectures that organize and contextualize internal, external, structured and unstructured data. BA Insight’s software portfolio provides a no customization approach with connectivity to enterprise systems, automated meta-tagging for content within and outside SharePoint, and applications to significantly improve how users find and work with information.

The two companies are jointly hosting an educational webinar to be hold on November 17 at 1pm ET to present its new approach for building SharePoint Knowledge Portals. Experts from both firms will describe the underlying technology while illustrating the business value for different industry segments with customer case studies. To register for the webinar, How to Build an SharePoint Knowledge Portal that Users Love to Use, click on the link or visit http://www.earley.com/sharepoint-knowledge-portal.

About Earley Information Science: EIS helps organizations drive digital business innovation, enhance customer experiences, and increase operational performance. The company works with clients to establish a solid information architecture and management foundation that will enable a successful transformation to their digital vision of the future. EIS has over 20 years of experience in working with Fortune 1000 organizations globally across many industries. Corporate headquarters are in the Boston metropolitan area with consultants working on projects around the world. For more about Earley Information Science visit our website at http://www.earley.com or contact info(at)earley(dot)com and follow us at @earleyinfosci.

About BA Insight: BA Insight’s software portfolio accelerates and future-proofs the creation of cloud-based and on-premise SharePoint portals for enterprises, transforming how users find information. Our software dramatically reduces the time, cost, effort, and risk of implementing SharePoint portals while providing a greatly improved user experience. Customers use our applications to improve productivity by finding the right information faster using Smart Previews and User-Generated InfoSites; our classification software to increase findability using auto-tagging, metadata generation, and text analytics; and our pre-built connectors and federation to provide secure connectivity to a wide variety of content systems. Visit http://www.bainsight.com for more information contact info(at)bainsight(dot)com and follow us at @BAinsight.

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