SOURCE: Exalead

December 17, 2009 10:30 ET

Exalead Named to eContent 100

Momentum Continues to Mount Aroud Search-Based Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - Exalead, a global leader of information access solutions and search-based applications for the enterprise and on the web, today announced it was once again named to the eContent 100, which recognizes the top 100 companies in the digital content industry, by EContent Magazine. Fourteen judges determine who makes the list; judges include Information Today editors, EContent Magazine contributing editors, and other industry experts.

"We are honored for the panel's recognition that Exalead is a leading provider of a search-based application platform," said Paul Doscher, president of Exalead US. "The market is rewarding us as well, as we are increasingly working with large systems integrators who are themselves targeting verticals including customer service, logistics and operational processes."

As already reported, Exalead has proactively participated in a number of efforts around search-based applications in 2009:

-- In October 2009, IDC published a white paper by leading analyst Sue Feldman titled "The Information Advantage: Information Access in tomorrow's Enterprise." In it, Feldman describes 4 areas: basic search, enterprise search, integrated information access platforms, and search-based applications. She writes, "Of all these segments, search-based applications are the ones that foreshadow how information work will be performed in the future." Exalead has made Feldman's paper on search-based applications available for download on its web site,

-- Leading analyst firm the Butler Group organized a webinar called "Search-Based Applications: Moving Beyond the RDBMS." In it, Butler discusses how, historically, enterprise applications such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Supply Chain Management (SCM) have put RDBMS solutions at the center of their technology. The webinar then talks about how this is changing as vendors of Enterprise Search platforms offer organizations new ways to extend the reach and range of these important applications.

-- Exalead launched a new vendor-agnostic search-based application group on LinkedIn aimed at facilitating the conversation about search-based applications as the industry grows.

-- IDC named Exalead one of their "Innovative Information Access Companies Under $100M to Watch, Highlighting New Ways to Leverage Information Assets."

-- Industry pundit Stephen Arnold, founder of ArnoldIT and author of the "Beyond Search" wrote on Exalead's SBA partnership with Documentum.

People interested in learning more can visit Exalead's web site on search-based applications.

About Exalead

Founded in 2000 by search engine pioneers, Exalead® is a global software provider in the enterprise and Web information access solution markets. Exalead's worldwide client base includes leading companies such as PricewaterhouseCooper, ViaMichelin, GEFCO, American Greetings and Sanofi Pasteur, and more than 100 million unique users a month use Exalead's technology for search. Today, Exalead is reshaping the digital content landscape with a platform, Exalead CloudView™, that uses advanced semantic technologies to bring structure, meaning and accessibility to previously unused or under-utilized data in the disparate, heterogeneous enterprise information cloud. The system collects data from virtually any source, in any format, and transforms it into structured, pervasive, contextualized building blocks of business information that can be directly searched and queried, or used as the foundation for a new breed of lean, innovative information access solutions.

Exalead is an operating unit of Qualis, an international holding company, with offices in Paris, San Francisco, Glasgow, Milan and Darmstadt. Readers who wish to gain more information about Exalead can contact (415) 230 3800 or visit

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