Exalead, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes and a global provider of search and information access software for the enterprise and the Web, and The Sage Group PLC, the world's number three ERP vendor, today announced that Sage has selected Exalead CloudView to power the new Sage Search offering in its Sage ERP X3 suite (version 6.2+).
More than 6.3 million companies and organizations around the world rely on Sage's software and services to help them better manage the processes at the core of their business. This success is due to the fact that Sage delivers high business value in solutions that are simple to use, rapid to implement and cost effective. It is a winning formula that is maintained by continual innovation, as is demonstrated by Sage's decision to power its new Sage Search option for Sage ERP X3 with Exalead CloudView.
CloudView brings the speed and simplicity of consumer Web search to the Sage ERP X3 user experience, offering flexible natural language search across all Sage database content, including both data and metadata. Offered as a simple drag-and-drop Gadget in the Sage portal, CloudView-powered Sage Search enables users to locate information anywhere in the system using a single text box: no training, complex forms or SQL queries required. Moreover, fuzzy matching and flexible search refinement by dynamic results categories help ensure search success even when a user's query is incomplete, misspelled or imprecise.
Equally important to the user experience in Sage's decision was the ease and smoothness with which CloudView could be integrated into the Sage X3 platform. This technical advantage, together with the robustness of the platform and the responsiveness of the Exalead team, sealed the decision for Sage.
"We evaluated a wide range of search solutions, and without a doubt, CloudView delivers on: a great user experience, innovative search technology, top performance and easy integration. We believe our mutual customers will greatly benefit from native search capabilities, accelerating even more ERP user adoption," said Emmanuel Obadia, Sr. Vice President of Sage ERP X3. "We're also positively impressed with the quality of support we've received from the Exalead team."
"This is a wonderfully satisfying collaboration for us. Our technology is designed to reveal the richness of information assets in systems everywhere, and to enable users to enter into a natural, two-way conversation with information," explains Laurent Couillard, CEO of Exalead. "This partnership aligns perfectly with these objectives and it is rewarding to join forces with an organization that shares our passion for usability and our commitment to innovation."
About The Sage Group plc
The Sage Group plc is a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has more than 6 million customers and 13,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China.
About Sage ERP X3
Sage ERP X3 is a dedicated solution for mid-market and larger companies with international demands enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Over 3,000 customers representing 165,000 users worldwide already chose Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, fast to deploy and cost effective. For more than 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and comprehensive ERP solution addressing mid-market companies specific requirements and challenges in various industries from manufacturing, services to distribution and many more. Sage ERP X3 is present in 53 countries and counts a network of more than 1,500 Sage professionals and 200 partners in its ecosystem.
Founded in 2000 by Search engine pioneers, Exalead is the leading search-based application platform provider to business and government. Exalead's worldwide client base includes leading companies such as PricewaterhouseCooper, ViaMichelin, GEFCO, WorldBank and Sanofi Aventis R&D, and more than 100 million unique users a month use Exalead's technology for search. Today, Exalead is reshaping the digital content landscape with its platform, Exalead CloudView, which uses advanced semantic technologies to bring structure, meaning and accessibility to previously unused or under-used data in the new hybrid enterprise and Web information cloud. CloudView collects data from virtually any source, in any format, and transforms it into structured, pervasive, contextualized building blocks of business information that can be directly searched and queried, or used as the foundation for a new breed of lean, innovative information access applications.
Exalead was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in June 2010. Exalead has offices in Paris, San Francisco, Glasgow, Milan, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product -- DELMIA for virtual production -- SIMULIA for virtual testing -- ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, EXALEAD for search-based applications -- SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.