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2011 KMWorld Promise and Reality award finalists


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:

AvePoint DocAve Software Platform—a fully integrated suite of SharePoint management solutions for protecting, managing and optimizing SharePoint deployments. AvePoint boasts the largest research and development team dedicated to SharePoint outside of Microsoft, more than 10 years of exclusive experience in developing SharePoint solutions, and more than 70 Microsoft-certified specialists worldwide.

BA Insight Longitude Search and Longitude Connectors—extend Microsoft's enterprise search capabilities across CRM, ERP, ECM, messaging and collaboration systems, while offering rich document preview and assembly.

BP Logix Process Director—introduces the time dimension into business process management (BPM), providing the infrastructure and process intelligence for enterprise and mid-market organizations.

Cabinet NG CNG-SAFE—document management and workflow software to a variety of industries; moves manual paper-based processes into efficient electronic workflow, to increase productivity, reduce paper, save money and meet compliance requirements.

Comintelli AB Knowledge XChanger—a search-based application that is engineered to aggregate content from a variety of sources, structuring it with topic maps; and searching and delivering the content in a relevant format to authorized users. Knowledge XChanger is used for knowledge management, competitive intelligence, enterprise search and content delivery and can be integrated on top of applications, including SharePoint.

Digitech Systems ImageSilo—a cloud-based suite of content management that gives organizations the ability to capture, manage, store and securely access information, including electronic files, paper documents, images, print streams and e-mail.

eClaris-Project Human Interface (PHIGRID)—a vendor-neutral (legal) project management solution available on the Microsoft Azure Platform or behind a client's firewall offering a defensible, push-button audit trail where each structured step is documented and can be customized to a customer's environment.

Greystones Group KM+—an open source knowledge management tool developed using an Agile Methodology that helps government and commercial organizations manage their data across their projects and programs, permitting multilevel, shared situational awareness of all programs in an organization.

Harmon.ie Harmon.ie for SharePoint—brings document collaboration to every business user by transforming the e-mail client into a collaboration and social workspace, increasing user adoption of Microsoft SharePoint for document sharing, collaboration and social networking.

kCura Relativity—a Web-based platform servicing the review, analysis and production of electronic documents during litigation, engineered to make review faster and more cost-efficient by being flexible, scalable and easy to use; provides a repository that can handle massive volumes of data for the largest cases and allows customized and automated workflows, visualization of the relationships between documents, and text analytics that lets attorneys search based on idea rather than keyword.

KOM Networks KOMpliance—compliant data storage for large and small enterprises across highly regulated industries, delivering an affordable, tamper-proof archive storage solution that fully meets their regulatory compliance requirements for data security, privacy, protection and long-term retention.

MaintenanceNet Service360—cloud-based knowledge management platform that automates and streamlines service quoting, ordering and renewal processes, allowing sales teams to maintain a proactive view of service opportunities.

Pentaho BI Suite—a commercial open source platform designed to extend BI capabilities to many individuals across an organization without raising costs.

Percussion Software CM1 Version 2—enables business users to take control over their Web content management initiatives through a unique drag-and-drop interface, allowing users to create, launch and maintain sophisticated websites with unmatched simplicity; users can easily make any kind of edit or change, such as creating new templates, modifying page layouts, integrating social content or embedding third-party Web applications.

piXlogic piXserve—an enterprise-grade image and video search server that looks in images and frames of videos at the pixel level to identify and index objects. piXserve can find any object in an image or frame of video, automatically classify those objects, identify text in images (in more than 28 languages) and "machine to machine" when a match occurs. It can perform matching on known objects against new and legacy image/video content in order to do things like auto tagging, object recognition, etc.

Really Strategies DocZone—a SaaS component content management system that delivers a fully functional environment that supports the entire content life cycle, from authoring of original content, through editorial review and approval, localization to multiple languages, and single-source publishing to multiple output formats.

SAP Marketing Solutions—a centralized, collaborative online workspace for the planning of marketing programs and the planning and development of marketing campaigns and their corresponding assets.

SDL Tridion—a complete Web content management solution for all content and all channels that can translate the sites into the appropriate languages, taking into consideration cultural nuances and maintaining modular keyword/metadata relationships within the WCM system.

SIRE Technologies Agenda Management Suite—flexible and secure meeting management software.

Smartlogic Semaphore—an enterprise semantic platform to provide organizations of all sizes instant and accurate access to massive volumes of information within their enterprises, enabling managers, employees, outside consultants, partners, clients, investors and other stakeholders needing access to their unstructured content to tap into these resources

Wolper Subscription Services WOLPERweb—a cloud-based software solution featuring an intuitive, dashboard-like interface and allowing clients 24/7/365 access to more than 330,000 serial titles and point-and-click account self-management.

ZyLAB eDiscovery and Production—generally implemented to investigate a specific legal matter, it's also a solid and robust foundation from which to pursue proactive, enterprisewide objectives for information management through use of the ZyLAB Compliance & Litigation Readiness system.  

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