Leader in Enterprise Search licenses JSR 170 compliant Connectors from Day Software
May 23, 2006
FAST signs OEM Agreement with Day Software to Enable Access to Legacy Data Through Enterprise Search
BASEL, Switzerland and Oslo, Norway – March 23, 2006 – Day Software (SWX: DAYN, OTC: DYIHY), a leading provider of global content management and content infrastructure software, and Fast Search & Transfer™ (FAST™) (OSE: FAST), the leading developer of enterprise search technologies and solutions, today announced that FAST will bundle Day’s standard connector technology as part of an original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, Day will deliver a wide range of JCR (JSR 170) compliant connectors for leading legacy repositories.
The FAST connectors are part of Day’s repository connectivity family of products. Day’s connectors enable enterprises to access all organizational content through a standardized, future-proof API. Day’s connectors efficiently and easily leverage a company’s most valuable assets, including information about the business, processes, products, customers, and documents that reside in proprietary repositories.
“FAST ensures that our customers can leverage search to easily aggregate content from all enterprise applications. Our connectors, developed both in-house and with our partners, are designed to provide our customers with a solution that meets their specific requirements,” said Sven Arne Gylterud, vice president, product management, FAST. “We are excited about the new relationship because Day’s standardized connectors add to our broad connector portfolio and enable our customers to unlock the strategic value of their content locked within the information silos across their organization.”
“This OEM agreement is yet another example for the quick adoption of the Content Repository for Java Technology API standard (JCR / JSR170) by the industry,” said Michael Moppert, Chairman and CEO, Day Software. “Day has numerous requests from our channel partners and customers to develop standardized connectors to legacy repositories. As the leader of the standard we are excited to enable other vendors in the industry to leverage the benefits of this new infrastructure technology,” continued Moppert. “These repository connectors allow organizations to unlock and combine content from different legacy repositories to better support business processes and content-centric applications. The use of a common standard technology helps companies to reduce cost and complexity. Day’s connectivity technology combined with FAST’s rich enterprise search capabilities will enable enterprise customers to leverage the true strategic value of their most critical information.”
Enterprise search has quickly become one of the most important investments an organization can make to improve corporate performance, reduce costs and increase profits. FAST has transformed enterprise search into an enterprise-wide strategic and tactical application of pivotal importance. FAST’s enterprise search platform (FAST ESP™) provides a complete information retrieval solution for leading companies to leverage the strategic value of content.
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Day is a leading provider of integrated content, portal and digital asset management software, and content repository technology.
Day was founded in 1993 and has been listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (SWX: DAYN) since April 2000. Day Software has subsidiaries in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore. Day’s customers are some of the largest global corporations and include Audi, Credit Suisse First Boston, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post World Net, DHL, Intercontinental Hotels Group, McDonald’s, and Volkswagen Group.
FAST is the leading developer of enterprise search technologies and solutions that are behind the scenes at the world’s best known companies with the most demanding search problems. FAST’s flexible and scalable enterprise search platform (FAST ESP) elevates the search capabilities of enterprise customers and connects people to the relevant information they seek regardless of medium. This drives revenues and reduces total cost of ownership by effectively leveraging IT infrastructure. FAST’s solutions are used by more than 2,600 global customers and partners, including America Online (AOL), Cardinal Health, CareerBuilder.com, Chordiant, CIGNA, CNET, Computer Associates, Dell, EMC Documentum, Factiva, Fidelity Investments, Findexa, IBM, Knight Ridder, LexisNexis, Merrill Lynch, Rakuten, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, Sensis, Stellent, Tenet Healthcare, Thomas Industrial Networks, T-Online, US Army, Virgilio (Telecom Italia), Vodafone, and Wanadoo.
FAST is headquartered in Norway and is publicly traded under the ticker symbol ’FAST’ on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The FAST Group operates globally with presence in Europe, the United States, Asia Pacific, Australia, South America, and the Middle East and Africa. For further information about FAST, please visit www.fastsearch.com.
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