Aiming to please small and medium-sized organizations, Coveo initially launched Expresso Beta late last year. The tool enables users to search up to one million desktop and e-mail files, and thousands of intranet documents.
This time around, access to enterprise information has been expanded to include desktop content, SharePoint files and file shares through Coveo Outlook Sidebar. This addition enables users to search across enterprise systems without leaving Outlook:
Coveo Expresso Search - Outlook Sidebar
"We're seeing many knowledge-intensive companies download and benefit from Expresso," said Richard Tessier, SVP Products, Coveo. "Most prevalent are law firms, insurance brokerages, accounting firms and small consulting organizations, as well as young technology companies. Coveo Expresso provides an excellent entry point for SMBs or corporate departments to experience the many business benefits of the Coveo Enterprise platform, yet at little to no cost."
Hoping to re-educate business about the value of deep and easy-to-use search, Coveo allows up to 50 users in on Expresso. This might seem like a limited number for such a tall order, but it can be extended (for a price) to as many as 250 users. This extension ups the number of searchable desktop and e-mail files to five million.