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2010 Promise and Reality award finalists

The winners of the KM Promise and the KM Reality awards will be formally announced on November 17th at the 2010 KMWorld Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.


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 of the companies will deliver on its promise. This award is given to the organization that is delivering the promise to its customers by providing innovative technology solutions for implementing and integrating knowledge management practices into their 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.

Because our finalists are chosen from those who submitted nominations, some familiar KM-savvy companies might be missing from the list.

The KM Promise finalists:

A2iA DocumentReader—intelligent document classification and unstructured data extraction engine. It is the only software able to process all types of paper documents, including handwritten and incoming mail, regardless of its structure or contents.

ABBYY Recognition and Capture Solutions—tools to help people manage the ever-increasing amounts of data, enabling them to unlock information from paper and images, automatically acquire data, and process and store information.

BA-Insight Longitude—built on top of SharePoint and Search Server, provides users with dramatic improvements in connectivity, usability and relevance with more than 3 million active users.

BP Logix Process Director—combining traditional BPM approaches with a solution that is said to be more intuitive, cost-effective, easier to deploy and flexible enough to enable the business user to respond to tasks that may not be on schedule.

Cabinet NG Shared Access Filing Environment (CNG-SAFE)—a network-based document management software system developed on Microsoft SQL Server and .NET technology, resulting in easy installation, maintenance and integration with other applications.

Cincom Systems Cincom Acquire—a guided selling and product configuration software platform designed to help companies sell complex products, unifying the people and processes from sales to engineering to manufacturing.

Clearwell Systems Clearwell E-Discovery Platform 6.0—an enterprise-class e-discovery  management solution that enables corporations to manage all of their legal, regulatory and investigative matters with a single, easy-to-use product for end-to-end e-discovery.

Comintelli Knowledge XChanger—automatically converts large quantities of unstructured internal and external information into structured topics, thereby optimizing individual decision making and collaborative knowledge sharing.

Concept Searching conceptClassifier for SharePoint—a statistical metadata generation and classification software company that uses concept extraction and compound term processing to significantly improve access to unstructured information.

Content Analyst Company CAAT—a document analytics platform that is used extensively in the legal market to reduce review costs by organizing and helping find the most relevant documents sooner than other technologies.

CoreMedia WCM Suite—A Web content management solution that caters to the non-technical business user and enables enterprises to deliver dynamic, context-appropriate content based on Web site ratings and comments, GPS information, end device parameters, time of day/year or user profile data from CRM systems to create a personalized experience based on its Content Application Engine.

Darwin Ecosystem Darwin—unlike KM solutions that rely upon semantic analysis, pre-defined taxonomy or manual contextualization driven by known enterprise processes, Darwin’s technology shows the emergence of unstructured information patterns through the use of chaos theory principles.

Earth Class Mail Postal Management—solutions designed to meet the needs of individuals, small businesses and international license partners.

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