EasyAsk, a provider of search and information retrieval solutions, has announced the availability of version 9.2 of EasyAsk Enterprise 9, EasyAsk's flagship search and information retrieval solution. Enterprise 9.2 provides new features tailored for enterprise environments such as federated search and support for the JSR 168 standard for interoperability between portlets and portals. The B2B/B2C eCommerce functionality has been extended to include search engine optimization and tighter integration with Web analytics engines. Version 9.2 also includes a new user interface (UI) for the administrative workbench designed for even greater usability. Other features include the ability to import existing third-party taxonomies, enabling enterprises to leverage existing investments, accelerate implementation, and lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
EasyAsk Enterprise 9.2 supports the Java Community Process (JCP) JSR 168 standard that enables interoperability between portlets and portals. Now, EasyAsk portlets can be deployed to any specialized portal or multi-portal environment. EasyAsk's JSR 168 support has already been demonstrated in implementations with the IBM WebSphere Portal Server. EasyAsk Enterprise 9.2 has achieved the "Ready for IBM WebSphere Portal" designation, an advanced level of integration with the WebSphere platform.
Enterprise 9.2 also includes a feature that improves the exposure of search results to Web search engines. An eCommerce enhancement includes stronger integration with Web analytics engines to provide a deeper understanding of the full lifecycle of a customer interaction. EasyAsk Enterprise 9.2 also adds a number of features to extend and enhance administration. This includes the addition of a new Administration Workbench with enhancements drawn directly from the real-world experiences of the customers on EasyAsk's Product Advisory Council. EasyAsk Enterprise 9.2 is available immediately.