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Amplexor Partners with FAST to Expand Search Presence Throughout Benelux Region
Oslo, Norway and Leuven, Belgium (ots/PRNewswire) - Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)) (OSE: FAST), the leading developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, and Amplexor, the only pure enterprise content management software provider in Belgium, announced today a new strategic channel partnership. This agreement enables Amplexor to actively integrate and resell the FAST enterprise search platform (FAST ESP(TM)) with its content management solutions to organisations throughout the Benelux countries (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg).
"The open architecture of FAST ESP provides rapid and flexible integration so our customers can immediately create and expand their business opportunities," said Geert Mortier, CEO of Amplexor. "There are numerous enterprise organisations looking to aggregate, unify, and leverage existing application information in real-time. FAST allows us to differentiate our market offering, generate incremental revenues, and go to market with stronger and more extensive value propositions for customers and prospects."
FAST's market-leading enterprise search technology gives companies the power to leverage existing applications for rapid retrieval of information and more accurate, timely business decisions. FAST helps partners serve customers and prospects by providing tools and support to identify and close business faster, dedicated partner technical support for seamless integration and global technical support through flexible configurations and features.
"We have seen a great demand in the Benelux region for intelligent, enterprise search solutions that can easily integrate with existing infrastructures," commented Ali Riaz, FAST's chief operating officer. "Through this partnership, Amplexor will now be able to provide its existing and new customers in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg with a one-stop solution that meets their needs for quality content management and scalable enterprise search. While this partnership expands Amplexor's offerings, it also enables FAST to further increase its global footprint and market presence throughout the Benelux region."
FAST has transformed enterprise search from a powerful, yet narrowly perceived function, into an enterprise-wide strategic and tactical capability of pivotal importance. FAST ESP and the FAST portfolio of solutions are the latest in a line of FAST technology that marries a no-technical-boundaries approach with a clear understanding of real-world requirements, including extraordinary performance, precise accuracy, broad reach, and high return on investment. FAST ESP is offered through the FAST Data Search(TM) suite of enterprise search solutions, which supply a complete information retrieval solution ideal for key vertical markets and applications including e-Commerce and Internet Portals, Financial Services; Government; Life Sciences; Media and Publishing; and Telecom. For FAST, the search never stops.
Amplexor means Pure Content Management. The company's expertise covers the development of next generation Intranet architectures and the implementation of multi-country Websites. Amplexor also designs, customises and extends collaboration environments. Amplexor's information architects offer advice and implementation services on search and retrieval functionalities, while its documentation management specialists introduce companies to optimised technical documentation practices. A highly-skilled team focuses on enterprise XML flows. With its fast growing customer base, Amplexor has gained a firm foothold in enterprise content management.
FAST creates the real-time search and filter technology solutions that are behind the scenes at the world's best known companies with the most demanding search problems. FAST's flexible and scalable integrated technology platform 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 powerful enterprise search technology solutions are used by a wide range of global customers and partners, including AT&T, Cardinal Health, CareerBuilder.com, Chordiant, CIGNA, CNET, Dell, Fidelity Investments, Findexa, FirstGov.gov (GSA), IBM, Knight Ridder, LexisNexis, Overture, Rakuten, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, Sensis, 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, and Japan. Additionally, the FAST Group has business partners and customers in a number of other locations, such as Brazil, Canada and Australia. For further information about FAST, please visit www.fastsearch.com.
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