At the Information Today Enterprise Search Summit held in London, Stephen Arnold, got a chance to speak with Franz Kogl, the managing director of sales and marketing for IntraFind. According to the KM World article “IntraFind: Empowering KM” the German Open Source search vendor is really making a name for itself. Kogl and Bernhard Messer, who were on a mission to provide users with a simple yet quick way to access enterprise information, founded IntraFind back in 2000. The company’s German language is an important factor that helps it to flourish. IntraFind takes a more personal approach to meeting the search needs of enterprises.
The IntraFind system allows a user to personalize his or her information experience. In addition to a traditional results list option, IntraFind provides a ‘dashboard’ interface.
We believe that the future is to improve the quality of unstructured data with structured information. So we give the user an ‘artificial’ structure to support him. We are putting a lot of effort into a research of metadata extraction and classification of unstructured data to enable a more structured search experience from the user point of view.
The IntraFind Solution goes a step further by supporting three different types of content to ensure that users can access the files they need. They offer an on-premises license but have also been creating a buzz with their software development kit designed to specifically meet the needs of company that need search and content processing. IntraFind, Autonomy and Oracle are some of the most seasoned enterprise search vendors. Other companies such as LucidWorks use the English language and are younger in age but have proven they belong. Even after 12 years, IntraFind has shown that it’s still on top of its game.
April Holmes, October 8, 2012