August 30, 2007 14:45 ET

Hosted E-Commerce Search Provider SLI Systems Celebrates 6th Year of Success and Growth

Learning Search™ Innovator Completes Fourth Year of Profitability and Sees 60 Percent Increase in Customer Base Over Past 12 Months

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2007) - SLI Systems, Inc., a provider of on-demand search services for Internet and e-commerce sites, turns six this month with much to celebrate. Its 2006 fiscal year, which ended in June, marked its fourth consecutive year of profitability. In addition, the company continued to grow its customer base with 60 percent more online retailers now using its hosted solutions than the previous year.

To keep up with its rapid growth, SLI Systems hired a chief financial officer and a director of channel development, who has continued to expand SLI's partner program. The company also added new members to its sales, customer service and engineering teams.

"This is an exciting time for us as the market further validates the strength of our core search technology," said Dr. Shaun Ryan, CEO of SLI Systems. "Our customers continue to see the bottom-line benefits they get from our products, which deliver a better experience to their online visitors. We look forward to continuing to help Web-based businesses of all sizes reap significant rewards through our powerful Learning Search solutions."

SLI Systems was founded in 2001 as a search solutions provider for e-commerce sites and Internet portals. The company was spun out of the original GlobalBrain search company, which was later acquired by NBC and Over the past few years, SLI has focused primarily on delivering solutions to online retailers, which clearly benefit from better search, navigation, and search engine optimization (SEO).

Since 2004 the company has rounded out its suite of products with the Site Champion automated SEO, giving online merchants a complete solution for increasing their presence on the web and capturing more sales.

About Learning Search

Learning Search is built on SLI Systems' patented advanced search behavior analytics engine. Learning Search is a hosted site search solution that continually tracks visitors' aggregate search terms and the corresponding items clicked on, and uses that data to improve the relevance of the site search results. Learning Search also gives customers the option to refine the results by category, manufacturer or price band, sort them by highest or lowest price, and provides additional related search terms which help users further refine their searches. Learning Search is supplemented with a, free Site Search Feedback Tool, which is designed to help e-commerce and other Web sites better understand the quality of their site search functionality based on customer input. More information is available at

Other companies that use SLI Systems' hosted search offerings include FTD, Ulta, Tupperware, Harry and David, Smith & Hawken, NRS (Northwest River Supplies) and, among others.

About SLI Systems

SLI Systems is the developer of learning-based search technology for corporate Internet sites, e-commerce destinations and consumer Internet portals that Searches, Learns and Improves the user experience. SLI Systems' hosted site search, and automated SEO solutions empower businesses to enhance customer satisfaction while increasing sales, reducing costs and yielding valuable customer information. Unlike traditional search software, SLI Systems' patented technology continuously "learns" from the behavior of visitors over time to deliver more relevant results. Current customers include, NBC, Tupperware, and others. SLI Systems is a privately held company, with offices in Silicon Valley, London, and Christchurch, New Zealand. For more information, visit

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