Quickly Access and Use Data Independent of File Type or Location.
Productivity often suffers from time wasted while searching for the right information or document. vdR’s search features capture and find the data your employees need to increase efficiency in the workplace. Enterprises work with a substantial amount of data and need comprehensive indexing and classification from their search queries.
Introducing A New Kind of Search
vdR′s native search helps make data access and management easy and fast with its full-text search that goes beyond metadata and file attributes, giving your office a single point of access for more than 100 file types. This robust, enterprise search engine delivers relevant company information at lightning speed with contextual matching, automatic metadata and visual results, including CAD and PLM/PDM databases, while remaining a platform for building custom search-driven connectors for your ad-hoc databases.
Advance Search and Analytics is an advanced, on-premise search engine for engineering and manufacturing enterprises of all sizes and industries. It helps users to quickly find and view parts and related product data that exist in all of the enterprise’s application systems and document files – with countless content formats.
Leverage a single point-of-access to all part data maintained in simple file structures and application systems, such as PDM, PLM, ERP and ECM. Users can search and retrieve the desired content without knowing in which applications or other repositories it resides.
We embrace and support the creation of third party integrations in the spirit of open source. If our review board accepts a proposed integration, Alcove9 will support the integration by incorporating it in our best practices coding reviews and quality assurance testing, making it available and publicizing it to the Alcove9 user community available as a free download for subscription customers.
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Advanced Search and Analytics Connectors
vdR's Application Connectors exist for the various applications listed below. In addition to these integrations, we also have the ability to access content within over 100 various file formats, plus CAD files.
- Aras Innovator
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Autodesk Vault Family
- Dassault Systemes Enovia MatrixOne
- Dassault Systemes Enovia SmarTeam
- File Systems
- Microsoft Dynamics AX
- Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)
- Microsoft SQL ODBC Supported Applications
- OpenText Livelink
Other Application Connectors (a9 AppConnect)
If an application is not available, Alcove9 has two options for extending its capabilities for other applications and environments.
Option 1 – Text File Output
Alcove9 supports retrieving data from text files output by a source application. This method is ideal for legacy solutions (“green screen applications”), custom or proprietary applications and other applications with limited integration capabilities.
Option 2 – Third Party Integrations
Since there may be countless applications that can be integrated with Alcove9, we have established an API (application programming interface) foundation. Its purpose is to permit third parties to create their own integration. Alcove9 uses the Google Enterprise Connector Framework. It provides a standard and tested API for development of additional integrations that will work with Alcove9.