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FileNet Partners With Autonomy

FileNet Corp.'s Panagon eSolutions and Autonomy, a leading portal technology provider, have partnered to form an alliance that will add Autonomy's categorization and personalization technology to Panagon eSolutions' portal products.

By using Autonomy's technology, Panagon eSolutions hopes to fine-tune its identification and classification tools for portal users.

"Autonomy's technology can analyze and rank the ideas within any piece of text, regardless of its origin," said Mark Chealander, vice president and general manager of Panagon eSolutions. This capability will allow Panagon's to "automate some of the most time consuming tasks associated with building and maintaining a portal," he noted.

Such tasks include categorizing, tagging, linking, and personalizing vast volumes of internal and external information from news feeds, e-mail messages, and Web sites to Lotus Notes and other documents.

Panagon eSolutions also plans to use Autonomy's technology to address portal applications for tracking how content is used by clients — to determine its value and establish best practices approaches in terms of leveraging key content. Panagon eSolutions' information portals currently enable organizations to focus on information necessary to serve customers.

The company's portals enable users to easily find products and customers within corporate databases or on the Internet from relevant background information, such as market research and news feeds. The portal's content recommendation tool provides additional sources of information, such as industry-related articles and white papers.

Founded in 1996, Autonomy powers large-scale, personalized systems for knowledge management, enterprise portals, new media publishing and e-commerce enterprises.

FileNet (FILE) develops enterprise Web content management and e-business applications designed to help enterprises build intranets, and business-to-business and business-to-consumer portals, to be able manage their business information and work processes more productively. The company was founded in 1982 and currently employs more than 1,700 people. It reported revenue of $347 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 1999.