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2006 KMWorld Promise and Reality Awards finalists

This article appears in the issue November/December 2006, [Vol 15, Issue 10]
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In the five years we have offered the KM Promise and Reality Awards, we have received more than 1,000 submissions. Some of them described exquisite triumphs of technology and implementation; some of them sheer folly. Rather than share all this year's nominations (there were a number that would have been a waste of space), we have narrowed the field to finalists, which, in the case of the Promise category, are the submissions that are most likely to positively impact the marketplace. Because space prohibits us on these pages from getting into more detail, we have merely highlighted the Reality finalists. Please go to KMWorld.com to read the full nominations from the KM Reality finalists.--Hugh McKellar

Criteria for the KM Promise Award

Many companies promise that their technology is the best knowledge management solution. One of the greatest challenges for organizations purchasing these technologies is to determine which companies will deliver on their promise. This award is given to the organization that is delivering its promise to customers by providing innovative technology solutions for implementing and integrating knowledge management practices into business processes. The award-winning organization demonstrates how it goes beyond simply delivering technology to working with clients to ensure that both the technology and knowledge processes are embedded into the work processes. In other words, it helps organizations realize positive business results.

A2iA--DocumentReader Recognition engines that blend OCR, ICR and IWR technologies with image analysis, artificial intelligence and neural network systems.

Abrevity--FileData Classifier Classifies file data or types to provide visibility into file content such as key words, phrases or patterns such as numbers, people, subjects, etc.; permits metatagging and migration in addition to intelligent de-duplication.

Aprimo--Aprimo Marketing A solution that provides marketers with a holistic view of all of the knowledge encapsulated in marketing, allowing them to make better decisions about their multichannel marketing strategies.

Aqubanc--Check 21 A component built on top of a forms processing platform that drives the transaction archive and adjudication workflow.

Astute Solutions--PowerCenter A product family for consumer-based companies with advanced telephony offerings designed to provide actionable feedback to better address consumers' need for more personalized experiences.

Business Imaging Systems--MasterScan Workflow A business process automation tool designed to route documents using a structured workflow, while also providing ad hoc routing capabilities within EMC Documentum ApplicationXtender (and WebXtender).

CA--CA MDY FileSurf Combines records and e-mail management technologies to help customers manage mounting volumes of records, files and e-mails without the cost and disruption of consolidating, adding to or replacing existing storage repositories; helps organizations to implement best practices for companywide records retention, compliance, legal discovery and corporate governance

Contextware--[Editor's note 11/7/07- Winner] Contextware A true knowledge management solution that integrates into existing infrastructure that connects people with strategy, processes, knowledge and infrastructure in a single framework.

Coveo--Coveo Enterprise Search Offers secure enterprise search across all documents and multimedia files in their native format wherever they are located; minimal customization required.

CustomerVision--BizWiki Increases productivity and lowers costs through software and services for Web based business communication and collaboration.

EMC--Documentum Web Content Management A WCM solution built on a completely unified architecture, enabling users to collaboratively create, manage, deliver and archive the content, documents and discussions to e-mail, Web pages, records and rich media.

Exalead--exalead one: search A unified technology platform that powers a complete portfolio of search software products from the desktop to the datacenter.

Global 360--G360 Enterprise A business process management offering that allows organizations to model, simulate and analyze processes in real time in order to optimize business performance.

InQuira--Information Manager Software engineered to improve the quality of customer interactions through Web sites and contact centers with integrated applications for intelligent search, knowledge management, analytics and user experience.

ISYS Search Software--ISYS Version 8 A suite of search solutions designed to enable search, navigation and discovery across desktops, networks, Web sites, intranets and custom applications.

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