Looking Ahead to 2013 - 19 December, 2012
What the New Year offers and how Pingar expects to deliver
For Pingar, 2012 has been a massive year.
As I reflect on the many milestones we have met, it is hard to imagine just how far we have come.
In terms of product, the Pingar API has seen several significant new releases, adding more multi-lingual support as well as generating continued improvements in performance to map the requirements of our Big Data partners.
2012 has seen the release of two dedicated Microsoft SharePoint apps: The Pingar Metadata Extractor for SharePoint 2010 & the Pingar Metadata Extractor for SharePoint 2013. These utilize the Entity Extraction components of the API to enable the automatic assignment of metadata to documents as they are uploaded to a SharePoint environment.
However, it the behind the scenes Pingar Research program that has seen some of the greatest developments over the past 12 months. In mid-2011, we began to work with a number of PHD researchers from the University of Waikato in New Zealand on some ground-breaking Taxonomy research. We wanted to test the theory that our natural language processing & machine learning algorithms could work with the semantic web and linked data to generate dynamic taxonomies from an analysis of specific document collections. Eighteen months and two pending patents on, we are preparing to make our beta Taxonomy Generator technology available to selected partners in early 2013. To say that we are excited by the first release of this technology would be an understatement. We truly believe that the combination of our emerging Taxonomy & Metadata technologies will transform a significant pain point in the ECM/EDM landscape.
2012 has also seen a rapid expansion of our global teams. We now have established and highly experienced teams located in the United States, the United Kingdom, India & Hong Kong, as well as our main headquarters here in New Zealand. This positions us well for 2013 as we provide increased in-market support to our global partners.
2013 however promises much more. We will continue to add to the functionality of the Pingar API to enable more enterprises manage their unstructured data efficiently and with more precision. We will be reaching out to new partners across the ECM / EDM space and you can expect a few announcements around specific initiatives in the Big Data domain. And all the while, our expanded research & development and product engineering teams will be building new solutions to meet the growing market pain points created by the exponential increase in unstructured data.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone associated with Pingar for making 2012 such a memorable year.
To our hugely supportive shareholders, to our fantastic team both on & offshore and to our valued global partners, we look forward to making 2013 another year to remember.
Pingar’s Road to SharePoint Conference 12 leads to better document understanding for SharePoint and ECM users - 7 November, 2012
The Pingar Road to SharePoint Conference 12 is laser-focused on helping enterprise content management system administrators, developers and knowledge workers, to access technologies, tools and partnerships to improve document understanding and the usability and value of ECM solutions like SharePoint.
Unstructured data, has limited business value of its own, but the value of information contained in and inferred from that data can be priceless. Bringing unstructured data into structured processes through automatic, intelligent keyword tagging, or metadata, adds the essential, organization-wide context that transforms data into information and makes documents understandable and usable by knowledge worker and IT professionals.
That means more value from your SharePoint or ECM system, more knowledge workers using it and more efficient processes means enterprises can gain valuable business insight to improve operations or gain competitive advantage.
This is a theme that Pingar is laser focused on and we’ll be making more announcements as we move ahead on the Road to SPC12.
This week, 5-7 November, Pingar vice president EMEA Mike Brooksbank has been attending and speaking at #IRMDMIQ – also known as Data Management and Information Quality Conference Europe, held in London. Mike’s presentation is titled Techniques for Using Unstructured and Semi-Structured Data and focuses on the real-world business advantages that can be achieved by bringing unstructured data into structured process. Unstructured data can be optimized for greater compliance, efficiency and results at many points along the enterprise content management lifecycle and Pingar tools and technologies can add value in each phase.
Tools such as the recently announced Pingar Metadata Extractor for SharePoint 2010 help administrators to:
- Eliminate concerns about manual meta-data entry
- Identify critical objects in documents (phone number, personal identification numbers, addresses)
- Increase user adoption
- Find relevant content faster
- Enable advance business process with relevant meta-data
This tool is quickly installed, configured and vastly improves the time needed to add documents into SharePoint libraries.
Pingar technology to extract data from unstructured documents and improve the efficiency of ECM Systems is recognized by premier systems integrators around the world.
Last week, on October 31st, we announced our partnership with Nintex, a world leader in SharePoint workflow solutions. The agreement enables Nintex to provide their enterprise customers with a solution combining Pingar’s technology and Nintex know-how to create continuous operational improvements and business advantage. Now Nintex customers in more than 90 countries can improve operations throughout the ECM lifecycle.