Woburn and Cambridge, MA, October, 23, 2001 – Inmagic, Inc. (www.inmagic.com), a leading developer of knowledge management and special library software, announces a strategic partnership with search and content integration solutions provider Northern Light Technology, LLC, (www.northernlight.com). The partnership arms knowledge managers with the industry's first integrated business intelligence system for use within the enterprise. Named IntelliMagic, the business intelligence application seamlessly merges internal and external business intelligence news and information into a single interface while providing Web publishing capabilities that do not require a knowledge of HTML or other coding.
“The IntelliMagic system is an integrated, out-of-the-box solution that allows knowledge managers to easily create and customize a business intelligence application with the full capability of merging internal and external information sources”, states Gerry Brown, Vice President of Business Development for IntelliMagic. “By using the functionality that IntelliMagic provides, knowledge managers now have the ability to provide all members of the enterprise with a full range of customized business intelligence right at their desktops,” he adds.
Inmagic's partnership with Northern Light reflects the fact that good business intelligence is more often than not a function of how current information is. By allowing knowledge managers to merge breaking news and other external content with contextually relevant internal content, the IntelliMagic system provides an on-demand information snapshot. Knowledge managers can now easily tailor information to individual end-user needs.
States Inmagic CEO Phil Green, “Northern Light indexes and categorizes such news and information providers as Business Wire, AP, PR Newswire and over 7,100 print publications, thus making it an outstanding source for current, relevant information. We are proud to be working with Northern Light to bring quality content to users in a format that best meets their needs.”
“We're very pleased to partner with Inmagic, a clear leader in the corporate information management software market,” said Northern Light CEO David Seuss. “ Together, we offer companies a complete and customizable information solution, including both internal business information and a comprehensive online business library, available at every desktop.”
Based on Inmagic.net™ technology, a proprietary Inmagic system and technology that allows knowledge managers to purchase information online and automatically download meta data into the catalog, the IntelliMagic system is built with a series of customizable and easy to use information presentation templates and screens. An example for how the system works would center on the knowledge manager concerned about the information needs of the employees working in the engine design department of a major car manufacturer. Knowing that these end-users need to know all ethically available new engine design developments, the knowledge manager uses IntelliMagic to define information viewing screens to contextually merge in-house intelligence with the 24/7/365 content streams provided by Northern Light. The result is an individualized information snapshot that is relevant to end-users and their unique information needs.
“Timeliness and customization are the keys to satisfying the increasingly unique information needs of end-users today”, states Green. “Those benefits, along with IntelliMagic's pre-scripted ability to allow any non-technical knowledge professional to publish this information in a variety of formats, creates a robust business intelligence system easily used by knowledge managers seeking to add core value to the enterprise.”
Inmagic, Inc. (www.inmagic.com) is a global leader in providing library automation and information management software and services to corporate libraries. Harnessing leading-edge technology, the company helps information professionals manage and disseminate today's diverse corporate resources via networks, the Web and intranets, as well as stand alone PCs. Information professionals choose Inmagic software for traditional library applications as well as for the management of business intelligence, patents, technical reports, annual reports and photo archives. Inmagic's information management solutions are installed in more than 15,000 special libraries and information centers in over 50 countries.
Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Northern Light Technology, LLC, is a leading Internet provider of search and content integration solutions for enterprises and individuals. Established in 1995, the company's search engine (www.NorthernLight.com) is among the world's most comprehensive and has won multiple industry awards. Northern Light indexes more than 350 million Web pages and over 60 million pages of business information generally not available on the World Wide Web. The company provides full text access to its Special Collection, an online business research library of over 7,100 leading trade journals, business publications, and news sources. Northern Light's enterprise search solution delivers customized information portals that aggregate internally-generated enterprise content, licensed third-party documents, and Web content into a single information service. The company also provides licensed access to Northern Light search and content.