Brio Technology is licensing Autonomy’s technology for the automatic discovery, categorisation and personalization of vast amounts of unstructured information including documents, e-mails and web content. Integrated with Brio.Portal, the combined offering provides a portal solution that leverages applications, production and warehouse data.
“As building e-business relationships on the web becomes Job One for participating in the new economy, successful operators will create compelling online experiences by providing proactive function- and customer-specific webtops,” said Hadley Reynolds, research director, of Delphi.
Brio’s customizable framework enables organisations to deploy initiatives that allow employees, partners and customers to conduct self-service and drive improved business performance. As an open architecture, Brio.Portal delivers a powerful framework which will integrate with Autonomy technology to automate the operations needed to support a scalable e-business solution.
“As the industry's leading analytic portal solution, Brio.Portal will now incorporate Autonomy’s technology to deliver both structured and unstructured content to our customers,” said John Schroeder, executive vice president of Products & Services at Brio. “Brio is providing a solution that places no additional deployment burden on customers, and delivers accurate results.”
Autonomy’s technology enables Brio.Portal to identify and rank the main concepts within any piece of text independent of the language. The solution retrieves relevant matches and assigns a rating far more accurate than any keyword-based system on the market today.
“By automating many of the manual tasks associated with maintaining portals, Autonomy will help Brio customers reduce operating costs and deliver relevant information quickly,” said Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy. “We look forward to working with Brio and its customers to deliver a robust corporate portal solution.”
Built on a multi-tier-distributed architecture, Brio.Portal is designed to provide dynamic, self-service access to enterprise information for all users throughout an enterprise. As a key component of Brio ONE, Brio's decision processing platform, Brio.Portal consolidates a company's information infrastructure to provide users with a personalised, single point of access to business data so they can make faster, more informed decisions.
Autonomy can automate a broad range of labour intensive tasks, ranging from categorising information by subject, to inserting hypertext links to related material, to profiling users based on the ideas in the text they read or write, to delivering information to those most likely to be interested. Autonomy was founded in 1996 and has offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C. as well as offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Cambridge, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Oslo and Sydney.
Among its 200-plus customers are Alcatel, Associated Press, Barclays Bank, British Aerospace, Clorox, News Corp., Procter & Gamble, Lucent Technologies, Merrill Lynch, SF Gate, Semi-tech, The Royal Mail, Unilever, and the United States Department of Defense.
Brio is the only software provider to offer a complete range of solutions to address the decision processing needs of today's e-enterprise. Brio products are available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia, and more than 80 countries worldwide. Brio has commercial relationships with companies such as Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP and Sun Microsystems.