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Remember SurfRay? They acquired search provider Mondosoft back in 2007 and at the same time made Ontonlica Search a separate product.

Ontolica is a search solution for SharePoint and Surfray has just announced the latest version.

SharePoint Search has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on what version of SharePoint you are implementing -- WSS3.0 or MOSS. With the addition of FAST Search as an add-on now and coming built-in to SharePoint 2010, it's hard to see the need for something extra.

But Surfray's latest release of Ontolica may just have that extra something you have been looking for. There is a new feature in Ontolica 4.0 that promises to deliver more effective searches: Search Intelligence.

Search Intelligence

Want to know what's happening across your SharePoint deployment? Ontolica can tell you with its new Search Intelligence capabilities. Included are a number of reports designed to provide detailed information on how well your SharePoint Search is configured and how you can improve it.

Search Intelligence works for Ontolica Search, which uses the core SharePoint search engine.

What types of analytics and reports do you have with Ontolica 4's Search Intelligence?

  • Search effectiveness -- best bets, basic and advanced search statistics
  • Information resource usage -- document storage, portal usage
  • People’s search behavior -- by user or department

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Ontolica Search Admin

The reports are delivered through SharePoint web parts, within SharePoint's security and permissions. You can also create custom reports if you aren't getting what you need from the out-of-the-box reports.

All Search Functionality You Need

Along with Search Intelligence, Ontolica 4 includes all the search functionality you will need, such as:

  • Faceted Search
  • Did You Mean
  • Wildcard Search
  • Content Type Search
  • Quick Filters
  • Results Grouping
  • Image Search

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Ontolica Search

Free Upgrade for a Limited Time

Surfray is offering a free upgrade to existing clients of the Ontolica product until October 20th.

If this product interests you, but you still aren't completely convinced, download, install and see Ontolica 4 in action with a 30 day trial. Ontolica works for both WSS3.0 and MOSS.