Leading Analyst Firm Names Attivio Innovative Information Access Company to Watch

September 20, 2010 - Company Release

Recognized for Innovative Approach to Unified Access/Management to Content and Data

Attivio, Inc. today announced that it has been recognized by IDC as an "Innovative Information Access Company Under $100 Million To Watch".  The company's Active Intelligence Engine™ (AIE) was selected as one of only three winners that exemplified the trend of 'Unified Access/Management to Content and Data,' which the study refers to as a powerful combination of information tools that IDC predicts will largely replace the current separate approaches of search and business intelligence.

According to IDC, information access comprises the markets for business intelligence, data warehousing, data integration, search and discovery, and content management, including enterprise content management, Web content management (WCM), records management, and digital asset management software.  IDC invited software vendors that exemplify one of three trends in information access to submit an entry for IDC's second annual Software Innovation Awards. The three trends, which include unified access and management of content and data, were identified in IDC's annual "Worldwide Information Access, Analysis, and Management Software 2010 Top 10 Predictions" (IDC #221579, January 2010) as notable drivers of change.

Attivio's AIE was highlighted for its ability to retrieve and analyze all types of content and data, with search-style queries.  According to the study, "Reports and dashboards are configured to present a single, interactive view across the data sources, without having to exit to other applications. Clustering, faceted navigation, alerts, and flexible access rights models make it possible to build search-based applications that address a variety of needs, from information access to business intelligence."

"Innovation for broader, more comprehensive, and more pervasive access to information is occurring at a rapid pace," said Sue Feldman, research vice president, Search and Discovery Technologies at IDC. "Unified access software provides a new approach to the content and data access problem, notably hybrid data structures that combine the advantages of speed and flexibility in search architectures with the data integrity of structured repositories.  Attivio was selected as one of our unified access award recipients for its ability to combine the database and the content technologies worlds."

Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine brings powerful information capabilities to critical business solutions with a new approach to unifying, integrating and analyzing information for new levels of depth, insight and agility. With information-driven workflow, automatic updates and alerts in real-time, AIE affects business processes when it matters – at the convergence of business decisions and actions.

"We are honored to be recognized by such a prestigious organization as IDC," said Ali Riaz, CEO of Attivio. "Being named to this list of winners highlights our leadership position in the unified information access market.  Further, the emphasis it places on the importance of unified information access demonstrates its potential of harnessing information within the enterprise to create meaningful competitive advantage."

About IDC's "Innovative Companies Under $100M To Watch"

IDC's "Innovative Companies Under $100M to Watch" reports are a qualitative evaluation of a set of vendors within a specific market – they are not a stack ranking nor do they represent an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies in the report. IDC solicited entries from vendors of less than $100 million that exemplify specific key trends (selected by analysts) that are driving change in a specific software market. Vendors submitted case studies that exemplified one of the trends used as the basis for the award. These case studies were evaluated individually and independently by related market analysts across several pre-determined criteria. The case studies submitted for review had to demonstrate that the technology was available, able to be implemented, and provided real-world benefits to the customer.