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Search Application Assessment Service

A Proven Roadmap to Optimizing Your Search Application's Performance

Search Technologies provides a “Search Application Assessment Service."  This service:

  • Can be used when a search software license is already in place, or when the customer is looking for guidance on search product choices, including the applicability of open source alternatives like Elasticsearch and Solr.
  • Delivers a detailed report providing clear recommendations about search application design, implementation or improvement strategies.

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COMMON USE CASES

Common uses of this service include:

  • Rescue and Realignment: Our pragmatic approach will help a distressed project get back on track quickly and cost-effectively.
  • SharePoint 2013 Search Choices: We know SharePoint Search, FAST Search, and the leading third-party options intimately. We provide unbiased advice based on your specific data landscape and user needs.
  • Search Infrastructure Audit: Whole search infrastructure auditing for rationalization or strategic planning purposes, typically where multiple data sets, business applications or search engines are involved.
  • Health Check: Improvement and extension for existing search implementations, helping customers to maximize ROI
  • New Search Application Planning: The Assessment service can be used to provide a detailed project plan for new search projects. Our expertise will ensure that the many pitfalls are avoided and best practices are deployed. We'll also bring innovative ideas to the table.
  • Search Engine Migration: A thorough assessment of the current search infrastructure and requirements helps ensure the right technology selection and a seamless migration, on time and on budget. 

DETAILS

For over a decade, we have developed a structured approach to planning search-centric applications. This “Assessment” methodology has become an integral part of our services as it demonstrates our deep expertise to clients and delivers a solid implementation roadmap. As a result, our clients get tremendous value from the assessment, whether they decide to implement the solution in-house or hire us to continue the follow-on development.

The Assessment will be conducted by a senior engineer, who will be supported by specialist colleagues as appropriate, and the findings will be reviewed by our Chief Architect before presenting to the client. Contact us for assessment details and pricing. 

DELIVERABLES

An Assessment Report describing key issues and solution options will be delivered along with an executive presentation of the main findings and recommendations, and where appropriate, a detailed project plan.

CASE STUDY

Read about how our assessment supported a client's continuous improvement process and helped them gain more confidence in their search application.

FURTHER READING


For further information or an informal discussion, contact us.

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