Ace Hardware has selected the Knowledge Integration Platform from BA Insight to power its next-generation ACENET, a search-driven intranet portal serving independent retailers and employees nationwide. This interesting news came from the press release titled, “Ace Hardware Selects BA Insight to Power Next-Generation Search Solution.”

ACENET is already running in over 3,000 stores to drive accurate and complete search results. Store owners and staff can use a single interface to quickly access product information, real-time inventory, pricing data, and corporate information.

Many organizations are struggling to maintain integrity among data items and keep them findable. Information being findable is the result of good indexing and comprehensive metatagging. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.