Vivisimo Earns Excellent Scores in All But Two Categories in Evaluation by Independent Research Firm Focused on Enterprise Search Market

11 Public and Private Vendors Evaluated Alongside Vivisimo; Analysts Note Company's Social Search and User Experience Capabilities Stand Out From Crowd

Sep 21, 2011, 11:41 ET from Vivisimo, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivisimo, the leader in Information Optimization, announced today that it had scored well across all evaluation criteria in a September 2011 Forrester Research, Inc., Market Overview: Enterprise Search report. According to the report by Forrester Research, titled "Market Overview: Enterprise Search," Vivisimo's Velocity 8.0 platform was evaluated among 11 other competing vendor products with testing focusing on 10 distinct criteria, including: mobile support; federation model; indexing and connectivity; social and collaborative features; management and analysis; security; semantics/text analytics; interface flexibility; relevance model; and platform readiness. Scores for each criterion ranged from top to bottom: excellent; very good; good; fair;  and poor. Following the conclusion of the evaluations Vivisimo was the only vendor to receive excellent scores in all but two judging criteria.

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Highlighted recently with Hewlett-Packard Company's lucrative acquisition bid of $11.7 billion for Autonomy Corporation PLC, the enterprise search space is a mature, but quickly evolving industry that is tasked with helping both employees and organizations extract the maximum business value out of both structured and unstructured data sitting in multiple repositories. To accomplish this mission, vendors like Vivisimo have created sophisticated platforms that allow employees to efficiently search for information, collaborate on joint projects with team members, and interact quickly with customers.

According to Forrester, Vivisimo scored well across all of the analyst firm's evaluation criteria. The company sells a packaged search-based application for enterprise customer experience professionals, and offers its platform as a framework for custom application development. Vivisimo provides a range of documented APIs to the system. Customers report that the product is easy to use, even for more complex functions such as federated search of external repositories and creating spotlights. Vivisimo's social search and user experience capabilities stand out; the product ships with multiple templates to design results pages and add different skins.

"To be measured so highly among many prominent brands in the enterprise search market by a very respected analyst firm such as Forrester Research is testimony to the real-world business results we've been able to drive for our enterprise client base," said John Kealey, CEO of Vivisimo. "Nearly two years ago we embarked on a mission to change the enterprise search space by adding business processes and the human element to our core Velocity platform. As a result of those efforts Vivisimo is helping organizations improve their bottom line by extracting the maximum business value out of their information, while at the same time helping foster an environment that allows employees to improve their job performance."

To view a complete copy of Forrester's Market Overview report on the Enterprise Search industry, please visit the following URL: http://moreinfo.vivisimo.com/Analysts-Forrester-2011Report.html

About Vivisimo, Inc.

Vivisimo provides enterprises with information optimization solutions that help maximize the business value of information.  Unlike traditional information management products, Vivisimo's innovative solutions help end-users find and take advantage of all appropriate and available information, regardless of source, location or type. Vivisimo's innovative technology is delivered with a focus on end-user satisfaction and application control through easy-to-use interfaces, flexible security management and a modern architecture that enables quick deployment. Vivisimo products are available as standalone information optimization applications or as OEM versions embedded within partner applications and solutions. Vivisimo serves its clients from headquarters in Pittsburgh, USA, and through partners around the world. Visit Vivisimo.com for more information.  

The Market Overview: Enterprise Search report is copyrighted September 2011 by Forrester Research, Inc. and can be accessed or purchased at the following URL: http://www.forrester.com/rb/Research/market_overview_enterprise_search/q/id/59075/t/2.

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