NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2014) - 2013 was a year of significant change for Knovel. Highlights include the acquisition by Elsevier announced last January, the launch of a new Knovel platform and significant content growth. Historically focused on being the first place engineers turn for trusted answers, Knovel continues to execute on this vision to meet the needs of today's engineer.
With a focus on the user experience, Knovel's new platform, launched in September, features advanced search and simplified navigation that ensure engineers can more easily discover the content they need and readily use it in their workflow. The overall experience is seamless, enabling engineers to use Knovel in conjunction with other engineering applications, customer knowledge bases and enterprise software tools. Interactivity is a core part of Knovel's offering, and in 2013, Knovel substantially improved the user interface and functionality of its Equation Plotter, Graph Digitizer, Graph Plotter, Phase Diagram Viewer and Parameterized Graph tools.
"The new Knovel platform has a fresh look, is easy to navigate, and the improved data search is particularly impressive and user-friendly," said Linda Fawcett, Information Manager for AMEC, the international engineering and project management company. "Knovel is already well embedded in AMEC and the new platform is opening up the content to our engineers in an even more accessible way."
In 2013, Knovel added more than 20 new content partners, including Taylor & Francis and ICE Publishing. Knovel added two new subject areas and the content collection grew more than 20 percent across the board, and at least 10 percent in existing subject areas. Knovel's cloud-based application integrates technical information from more than 100 engineering publishers and societies with analytical and search tools used by engineers worldwide
"Elsevier has long valued the important role that Knovel plays in the community of engineers worldwide, and when we acquired Knovel last year, we committed to the high standards that the Knovel team set for delivering value to customers and continually improving the user experience," said Ella Balagula, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology Markets at Elsevier. "A year later, we've achieved significant milestones. I am proud of the team's focus, drive and accomplishments that pave the way for more successes in 2014."
Knovel continues to support the engineering community through a variety of programs and initiatives that encourage life-long learning and career advancement. More than 4,400 students worldwide participated in the 2013 Knovel University Challenge. This program encourages students to get hands-on experience with engineering resources available to them. Through sponsorship of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA), Knovel provided a grant to support the work of a University of South Carolina student project in Ecuador, and two additional grants are planned for 2014 via Knovel's ongoing sponsorship of EWB. The 2013 Knovel Virtual Conference featured a variety of presentations from engineering leaders and industry experts to support career development and awareness of Knovel.
Part of the Elsevier product portfolio, Knovel is a cloud-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 450 leading universities. For more information, visit www.knovel.com or call +1 (866) 240 8174.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group PLC is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.