Endeca, an information access company, has announced a partnership with Clarabridge, a provider of text mining software, to expand integration between the Endeca Information Access Platform (IAP) and business intelligence (BI) tools. According to the terms of the deal, Endeca will resell Clarabridge BI Connectors for Business Objects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy BI platforms as value-added components of the Endeca IAP. The combined offering can help Endeca IAP customers extract additional value from BI investments, unite reports and key metrics with other key application data and content sources, and extend business intelligence to users.
The Endeca IAP gives businesses the ability to deploy applications that combine tools like search, navigation, visualization, and analysis in a single experience. And, it offers businesses new capabilities to combine highly structured data from multiple enterprise applications (e.g. BI, CRM, ERP, PLM, SFA, etc.) with semi-structured and unstructured content assets from other key enterprise systems (e.g. file servers, email, enterprise content management, websites, etc.). The Clarabridge Connectors are designed to give organizations new abilities to index and make available data and reports held within business intelligence platforms.