Concept Searching Product Platforms Now Available as SharePoint Add-ins

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This development approach will provide our clients with the latest technology, and at the same time enable the reduction of resources and costs, improve performance, and protect their investments.

Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework, is pleased to announce the availability of conceptClassifier for SharePoint and conceptClassifier for Office 365 as SharePoint Add-ins. The products are available in the SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, and SharePoint Online environments. Clients will be offered the option to continue to use or purchase either the existing product or the add-in.

Microsoft is promoting the development of add-ins to boost its ecosystem of third party applications and services available in SharePoint 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 investment.

Provider-hosted SharePoint add-ins include components that are deployed and hosted outside the SharePoint farm. conceptClassifier for SharePoint, Concept Searching’s flagship product, is now also configured as a SharePoint provider-hosted add-in. The add-in is registered with the SharePoint environment and linked to the remote Concept Searching server, or servers – this enables two-way communication between SharePoint and the core Concept Searching services.

According to John Challis, CTO and CEO of Concept Searching, “We are extremely pleased that we can now offer our clients the benefits and advantages of our products as add-ins. Concept Searching has a history of being a leader in its field, continually delivering innovative and leading-edge technology. This development approach will provide our clients with the latest technology, and at the same time enable the reduction of resources and costs, improve performance, and protect their investments.”

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About Concept Searching
Concept Searching is the industry leader specializing in semantic 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. Clients have deployed the intelligent metadata enabled solutions to improve search, records management, identification and protection of privacy data, migration, text analytics, eDiscovery, and enterprise social networking applications.

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 our Blog, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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