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Intervate to distribute KnowledgeLake in SA


In an effort to strengthen its Enterprise Content Management (ECM) offering,
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Intervate has acquired the rights to
distribute and resell KnowledgeLake's document imaging and capture suite of

Every organisation processes paper based documents on a daily basis. Each
one of these documents represents an information asset or potential legal
liability. Unfortunately integrating paper dependent processes into a
company's ECM solution has traditionally been a complex exercise and the
domain of costly and proprietary best-of-breed providers.
KnowledgeLake is a US-based company that provides document imaging and
capture products for the Microsoft SharePoint platform. The products are
tightly integrated into the Microsoft Office suite at both the client and
server level and provide users with a familiar and easy to use interface.
"As a leader in the ECM market in South Africa, we are constantly looking
for products that extend the capabilities of the solutions that we deliver
to our customers," says Migal van As, CEO of Intervate. "KnowledgeLake's
proven capabilities, integration into the SharePoint platform and affordable
pricing makes the solution perfect for mid-market and enterprise customers
looking to maximise their existing investment into Microsoft technologies,
while still benefitting from best-of-breed capabilities."
The software from KnowledgeLake includes three key components, which can be
used together or independently:
* KnowledgeLake Connect is a desktop application that provides the ability
to save or 'release' documents into SharePoint in a single step. Whether at
point of capture, from within Outlook, or when 'Sending To', this
application provides an easy to use single sign on across predefined sites
as well as assists with capture of document meta data.
* KnowledgeLake Capture Suite 2008 is an integrated set of products for
scanning, indexing and saving documents to a SharePoint. It makes allowances
for whether the user is in the corporate headquarters or in a branch and
other remote offices.
* KnowledgeLake Imaging Server 2008 is comprised of seven components that
transform a SharePoint repository into a fully functional document imaging
system. The Imaging Server eliminates the costs and challenges of using
paper documents, as well as the limitations it puts on customers' business
"Intervate has extensive SharePoint knowledge plus a wealth of experience
implementing document imaging solutions," says Bob Bueltmann, vice-president
of Business Development at KnowledgeLake. "As such, they are the ideal
partner to take our product suite to market in South Africa."