SOURCE: MetaVis Technologies

MetaVis Technologies

June 22, 2009 08:00 ET

MetaVis Technologies Announces MetaVis ARCHITECT and CLASSIFIER for Microsoft SharePoint

Helps SharePoint Users Improve Search and eDiscovery With Enhanced Taxonomy and Metadata Management Software

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - MetaVis Technologies, Inc. today announced the general availability of MetaVis ARCHITECT and MetaVis CLASSIFIER, software that extends the value of Microsoft SharePoint by enhancing document search, findability and eDiscovery. MetaVis products provide taxonomy support and metadata management to SharePoint making it easier for information architects to create, deploy and manage SharePoint sites. A trial version of the products can be downloaded at MetaVis will also be demonstrating both products at the SharePoint Technology Conference in Boston, June 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge.

Metadata management and efficient taxonomies enable enterprise content to be easily found after it is categorized and tagged. Designing and deploying SharePoint sites with structured metadata models is time intensive and can require highly specialized professionals. More importantly, once created these models cannot be reused -- meaning that companies need to recreate them for each SharePoint site. MetaVis believes that taxonomy management should not be complicated or require additional IT support to implement and use. Both MetaVis ARCHITECT and CLASSIFIER are based on an intuitive, graphical interface that is easy to use and easy to install.

"SharePoint's organic growth within company departments and business groups have presented many IT challenges related to document consistency, search and eDiscovery," said Steven Pogrebivsky, CEO and Co-founder of MetaVis Technologies. "As a result, companies can be at greater risk of not meeting corporate compliance or governance guidelines. We developed MetaVis ARCHITECT and CLASSIFIER to help information architects, administrators, and consultants simplify the management of SharePoint content as well as improve document search and compliance. Our tools save users valuable time and resources while providing a central management tool to deploy and maintain SharePoint content."


MetaVis ARCHITECT for SharePoint allows information architects to develop and maintain efficient SharePoint taxonomies. ARCHITECT visualizes a SharePoint environment through two-dimensional graphical diagrams allowing users to edit diagram elements and provision or synchronize updates to SharePoint. As an architect or a business user, the ability to graphically visualize the metadata environment provides the system-wide awareness necessary to design taxonomies that improve search and eDiscovery. MetaVis diagrams not only expose metadata structures but also their relationships, making SharePoint sites easily understood and well documented.

With MetaVis ARCHITECT users can:

--  Design and redesign taxonomy structures for a new SharePoint site or
    resuse taxonomy from other sites;
--  Replicate or consolidate columns, content types and lists;
--  Optimize search by enforcing standard content structure; and
--  Compare metadata models across different sites for consistency.


MetaVis CLASSIFIER helps to organize and enhance SharePoint content and its metadata. CLASSIFIER capabilities include importing and tagging content with new values and content types; moving or coping content to different folders, lists sites or servers; or doing all simultaneously. By tagging files that share common metadata values, CLASSIFIER improves metadata management making content more findable, compliant and usable.

With MetaVis CLASSIFIER users can:

--  Tag and move previously loaded documents, en masse, with regulatory
    data, retention dates and useful keywords;
--  Import or migrate bulk content from both SharePoint and file systems;
--  Classify multiple types of content at once with new metadata values.

About MetaVis Technologies, Inc.

MetaVis Technologies is a provider of software that extends the value of Microsoft SharePoint by enhancing search, findability and eDiscovery. MetaVis products allow information architects and administrators to develop and maintain reusable taxonomies and better organize SharePoint content. The company believes that taxonomy management should not be complicated or require highly specialized professionals to implement and use. MetaVis products are based on intuitive, graphical interfaces that are easy to use and easy to install. For more information and to download a free trial of the MetaVis Architect Suite, visit

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