« It became crucial for Eramet to leverage knowledge and expertise and make them immediately available in order to improve company productivity and innovation.»
Bertrand Dusanter, Knowledge Manager at ERAMET
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In the current environment, where information comes from multiple different sources and the volume of data that companies manage is growing at an exponential rate, search applications are becoming a critical component of any information system.
A single point of access to all data
PolySpot's enterprise search solutions provide a single point of access to all data, via which users can instantly interact with all available information resources, both inside and outside the company, and regardless of whether the data they contain is structured or not.
Risk control and decision-making
Poor distribution of knowledge and information prevents decision-makers from making informed judgements and can have a severe impact on key strategic areas of any business, such as internal and external communication, sales, customer support, marketing, merchandising, business and regulatory intelligence, quality, safety and environment, etc. PolySpot's solutions enable employees to focus on their core activities, with rapid, instant access to all the information they need to make an effective decision.
Knowledge transfer and expert identification
Information consists of enriched, context-based raw data. Knowledge can be defined as the way in which information supplied by individual experts within the company is interpreted. In order for any organisation to operate effectively, knowledge must be transferred between employees. Any company which underestimates the importance of communication and information-sharing risks exposing itself to a "brain drain", which can cause conflict and have severe financial consequences.
PolySpot's enterprise search solutions help to quickly identify experts on specific topics, giving the company access to precious knowledge that would otherwise be lost.
Cost-effective access to application content
For a variety of reasons, there are many specialist applications that cannot be accessed by all potential users. These include licence cost issues, obsolete systems, migration costs and applications that are excessively technical or difficult to use. By using a search solution, the data locked inside these closed applications can be shared, distributed and accessed with ease, providing a cost-effective way to capitalise on existing applications.
Preparing for the unexpected
In an ever-changing world, all companies need to prepare themselves for the unexpected by ensuring that they have the necessary resources in place to anticipate and react to events.
PolySpot Enterprise Search not only helps you to overcome known issues, it also gives you the resources you need to respond to unfamiliar problems that may occur in the future.
PolySpot Information At Work is an innovative infrastructure component for PolySpot's search applications, providing a single, quick and easy point of access to documents and data. With its ultra-scalable web services architecture, it is capable of processing an unlimited volume of raw data, producing "intelligent indexes" which can be used by a range of different enterprise search applications.
Simplified integration: with its search API's (Java or XML/HTTP) and indexing Web Service, PolySpot Enterprise Search is easy to integrate into the company's existing information system.
Compliance with security rules: PolySpot's search solutions naturally inherit the company's existing security rules by comparing the access control lists (ACLs) for the data extracted from each application with user authentication directories (LDAP, Active Directory).
High-availability architecture: multi-thread processing to guarantee rapid data availability, SOA, distributed architecture (distribution, replication and sharding).
Indexed formats: more than 500 indexed formats, including Microsoft Office, Open Office, PDF, HTML, XML, audio, video and images.