Enterprise Semantic Platform Providers Smartlogic Achieves Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Competency

Top Quote Smartlogic, whose enterprise semantic platform Semaphore adds semantic search and automatic classification capabilities to MS SharePoint and FAST ESP, announce attainment of the Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Competency. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 23, 2011 - Smartlogic, the international leader in enterprise semantic software, is pleased to announce their attainment of the Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Competency under the new Microsoft Partner Structure. 

    Smartlogic are the makers of Semaphore, the multi-award winning enterprise semantic platform used by hundreds of the world's leading enterprises including their SharePoint and FAST ESP implementations.

    The Microsoft Gold Competency Award recognizes the highest level of Microsoft competence and expertise that an ISV can achieve. In achieving the Gold ISV Competency, Smartlogic demonstrates "exceptional performance in delivering solutions that integrate with Microsoft technologies to a high level of customer satisfaction". In order to achieve this first class honour Smartlogic were supported by many written customer references endorsing the live use and benefit that Semaphore brings to SharePoint and FAST Search.

    As a result of achieving Gold, Smartlogic now receives early access to Microsoft's emerging and new technologies, which ensures that the Semaphore enterprise semantic platform will keep track with new releases and continue to enhance both SharePoint and FAST as they develop.

    Semaphore is an ontology-driven enterprise semantic platform that is tightly integrated with SharePoint and FAST, allowing these systems to use taxonomies and ontologies to drive automatic information classification and enhance search and navigation to deliver an exceptional user experience.

    Semaphore facilitates SharePoint and FAST with semantic search abilities, adding meaning and context to FAST enterprise search, SharePoint's native search and SharePoint's information repository functions by intelligently applying ontologies.
    Smartlogic's CEO, Jeremy Bentley, comments on the Microsoft Gold ISV Competency certification:

    "Microsoft Gold are elite business partners who have the knowledge, skills and commitment to help organisations implement the right solutions to match business needs. As a Gold Partner, we employ Microsoft Certified Professionals and have a Microsoft Competency in ISVs/Software Solutions. The accreditation demonstrates the investment we have made to support the Microsoft information management platform of SharePoint and FAST . Semaphore's powerful semantic search features are fully integrated with FAST ESP and SharePoint making these systems even more beneficial to users."
    Eamon McCusker, Smartlogic's Operations Director (London) adds, "Under the newly revised partner programme the company was designated with the Silver ISV Competency and a straight re-enrollment would have resulted in only Silver. However, after confirming Semaphore's Windows 7 accreditation and with key members of the company passing the required Microsoft skills assessments with flying colours as well as our large number of client endorsements, we made the grade for Gold. Naturally we are delighted."
    Jeremy Bentley, CEO, adds "Our customer references were vital - the Microsoft Gold Competency Award specifically focuses on how expertise is delivered to customers and expects a thorough demonstration of ability to address their specific business needs. That the Semaphore enterprise semantic platform meets the tough set of criteria set by the panel and can stand up to some stiff competition is validation in itself, but more importantly, reflects the commitment made by our customers - an invaluable accreditation that we are honoured to receive."

    To find out more about Smartlogic and Semaphore go to: http://www.smartlogic.com

    About Smartlogic:
    Smartlogic is a software company that specializes in semantics. Smartlogic's Semaphore is an Enterprise Semantic Platform that augments traditional information management systems like search, content management and business workflow engines by adding advanced content classification, metadata and navigation capabilities to deliver a more complete enterprise information management experience. Smartlogic clients are organizations across the globe who value their information assets and Semaphore helps these organizations derive meaning and value from their information by adding a semantic layer to their existing systems as well as use Semaphore to mitigate the risks associated with those same information assets. Semaphore does this by capturing an organization's subjects and topics into models, and then puts these models to work.  More than 200 companies like NASA, Bank of America, AutoDesk, Occidental Petroleum, Ford Foundation, Pitney Bowes, The National Health Service, UBS, ABN AMRO, The Office of Public Sector Information, Yell.com and others use Smartlogic today.

    Contact details:
    Jeremy Bentley
    Smartlogic, 14 Greville Street, London EC1N 8SB, UK
    +44 (0)203 176 4500
    US    +1 408 213 9500
    UK +44 (0)203 176 4500
    GER +49 (0)176 354 63127

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