Entopia, Inc., a provider of information solutions, has announced the integration of its Entopia Knowledge Locator solution into the Microsoft Office System programs including Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. The Entopia Knowledge Locator is integrated through Web services to allow knowledge workers to find content and experts from throughout the enterprise without leaving Word 2003, Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, or Microsoft Office Excel 2003.
The Knowledge Locator uses the Microsoft Office applications' Research Task Pane to provide contextual access to all information and people available in the organization. For example, an information worker who is creating a new legal contract in Word 2003 might need to find a standard legal paragraph for use in the contract. To automatically retrieve documents that match the document he or she is working on, the worker can either type search terms in the Knowledge Locator query box available on the Research Task Pane or right-click to initiate an enterprise wide search. The results, drawing from network folders, email servers, the Web, intranets, portals, extranets, local hard drives, databases, content management systems, and other enterprise application repositories, are presented inside the Research Task Pane. The Entopia Knowledge Locator is built on the K-Bus enterprise knowledge infrastructure that unites various content applications throughout the enterprise. Entopia's Microsoft Office System integration is available immediately.