Concept Searching Partners with RKO Business Solutions

November 12, 2012 (PRWEB)


Combined Strengths Bring Expert Services and Premiere Technology to Clients in Western Canada

Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, has entered into a partnership agreement with RKO Business Solutions, specialists in raising and presenting valued information in context to business processes and Records Management (RM) scenarios.


This arrangement brings together Concept Searching’s expertise in metadata generation, search, auto-classification and taxonomy management, and RKO’s expertise in document management, process streamlining, business knowledge, and risk compliance.


Technology from Concept Searching will complement a 15 year legacy of success from RKO, with its innovative approaches and tools for capture and surfacing of information, from portals to mobile devices. A Microsoft Gold Managed Partner, RKO is located in Western Canada, and much of its work lies within the energy sector. RKO has extensive experience in providing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for utilities, oil and gas and pipeline organizations. Outside the energy arena, it services a broad range of industries including financial services, insurance, food services, gaming, transportation, manufacturing, mining, and government.


Sean Fitzpatrick, a Principal of RKO Business Solutions, said, “Our solutions manage the entire lifecycle of information. At the same time, we need to identify what content is valued and then surface it as a user needs it. In order to fulfill that promise, content must be part of a well thought out and governed taxonomy, have strong metadata attached to it and not burden our end-users with classification tasks. RKO has entered into the Concept Searching partnership to help us accomplish that very need with their tools.”


Concept Searching delivers its Smart Content Framework™ to the partnership, which is a toolset based on its flagship product conceptClassifier for SharePoint, that provides the enterprise infrastructure framework to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. The result is one set of technologies, running natively in SharePoint, which improves search, provides an enterprise metadata repository, automates records management, ensures compliance, protects and secures data, and facilitates migration.


Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, commented, “We are excited about the opportunity to work with RKO. Its background and experience in ECM and RM solutions make RKO an obvious choice for Concept Searching to partner with and entrust our technology deployments to. This partnership expands our footprint into Western Canada with a well-known, experienced and trusted partner. Concept Searching is Microsoft’s only managed partner in the SharePoint ecosystem delivering taxonomy management and auto-classification, and our Microsoft suite of products is unique in its native integration with the SharePoint 2010 Term Store and managed metadata properties. This makes Concept Searching the ideal partner for RKO customers looking to benefit from enterprise wide intelligent search and governance solutions.”


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About Concept Searching

Founded in 2002, Concept Searching provides software products that deliver conceptual metadata generation, auto-classification, and powerful taxonomy management from the desktop to the enterprise. Concept Searching, developer of the Smart Content Framework™, provides organizations with a method to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. This infrastructure framework utilizes a set of technologies that encompasses the entire portfolio of unstructured information assets, resulting in increased organizational performance and agility.


Concept Searching is the only platform independent statistical metadata generation and classification software company in the world that uses concept extraction and compound term processing to significantly improve access to unstructured information. The Concept Searching Microsoft suite of technologies runs natively in SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, FAST, Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI, Office 365, and in Microsoft Office applications.


The building blocks of Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ are being used by organizations from a diverse number of industries including the US Army, the US Air Force, the UK MOD, Baker Hughes, DAI, Deloitte, Logica, NASA Safety Center, OppenheimerFunds, Point B, Perkins+Will, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Burns & McDonnell,, the US Department of Health & Human Services, Transport for London, the London Fire Brigade, the National Transportation Safety Board, and Xerox.


Headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, South Africa and Canada, Concept Searching solves the problem of finding, organizing, and managing information capital far beyond search and retrieval. The technologies are being used to improve search outcomes, enable effective records management, identify and secure sensitive information, improve governance and compliance, add structure to Enterprise 2.0, facilitate eDiscovery, and drive intelligent migration. For more information about Concept Searching’s solutions and technologies please visit


About RKO Business Solutions

RKO Business Solutions specializes in raising and presenting valued information in context to business processes and Records Management (RM) scenarios. The RKO teams, with over 150,000 hours of experience in this space, provide all the consulting and implementation services needed for a successful program, from initiation to sustainment. You can learn more about RKO at

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