KapStone's end users were unable to return precise information at retrieval time, due to the lack of meaningful metadata being applied to documents, the lack of auto-classification of content, and the limitations of simple key word searching techniques. Concept Searching implemented its technology in MOSS 2007 to tag content, assist with migration of content to SharePoint, and classify content and align it to business goals, thereby improving relevant search of content on the KapStone corporate intranet.
KapStone reviewed a number of SharePoint solutions and chose conceptClassifier for SharePoint for a number of reasons, including proven deployments in both MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010, clients using FAST search and SharePoint search, a strong client base in the US, a comprehensive integration partner structure, and finally Concept Searching's reputation as an industry technology leader and a profitable vendor in business since 2003.
According to Martin Garland, President of ConceptSearching, "Wins such as this, head to head against competitive offerings, continue to support the fact that conceptClassifier for SharePoint is the most robust third party solution for metadata tagging, auto-classification and taxonomy management in SharePoint. The platform affords growth for KapStone, enabling deployment to assist with governance and compliance around documents of record."
Concept Searching deployed its Smart Content FrameworkTMtechnology, incorporating conceptClassifier to provide an easy to implement and maintain categorization descriptor table, through which all rules and terms can be define, to deliver to the KapStone Kraft Paper Mill the capacity to rapidly deploy and easily manage its taxonomy.
"We are delighted to have worked with KapStone to solve their classification and search challenges," said Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching. "The uniqueness of our Smart Content FrameworkTMcoupled with our technology, allows clients to address specific challenges they are trying to solve. In the case of KapStone, it is implementing two of the initial building blocks of the framework: Metadata to enable the proactive management of content and development of taxonomies, and Insight to rapidly find relevant information for search transparency," he concluded.
About Concept Searching
Founded in 2002, Concept Searching provides software products that deliver conceptual metadata generation, auto-classification, and powerful taxonomy management from the desktop to the enterprise. Concept Searching, developer of the Smart Content FrameworkTM, provides organizations with a method to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. This information governance framework utilizes a set of technologies that encompasses the entire portfolio of information assets, resulting in increased organizational performance and agility.
Concept Searching is the only platform independent statistical metadata generation and classification software company in the world that uses concept extraction and compound term processing to significantly improve access to unstructured information. The Concept Searching Microsoft suite of technologies runs natively in SharePoint 2010, FAST, Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI, and in Microsoft Office applications.
Headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, South Africa and Canada, Concept Searching solves the problem of finding, organizing, and managing information capital far beyond search and retrieval. The technologies are being used to drive intelligent migration, enable effective records management, identify and lock down sensitive information and enhance governance.
About KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation was formed in April 2005 to effect a business combination with a suitable operating business in the paper, packaging, forest products and related industries. It specializes in linerboard, unbleached kraft paper, wet strength kraft paper, and saturating kraft unbleached paper, which are made specifically for high-pressure laminate products.