Systems Integration And Consulting Firm Reduces Document Retrieval Costs With Elmo Enterprise Search Engine

QUEBEC—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 27, 2005— Elmo Solutions, the leader in extraction and processing of PDM and TDM metadata, is pleased to announce that its Elmo Search 2005 Enterprise Search Engine Software for CAD/PLM and other documents has been selected by SignaSys, Inc. to implement an Intranet document indexing, search and retrieval solution.

Based in San Jose, California, SignaSys, Inc. is a broadcast and new media systems integration and consulting firm. It has 60 employees, of which about 20 work on pre-project design and feasibility studies. On a daily basis, those knowledge workers produce and maintain engineering documents in a variety of formats, namely AutoCAD, Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as eMail documents stored in Microsoft Exchange public stores. Ability to efficiently retrieve documents using both keyword-based and structured searches is crucial to sales personnel, since it will allow them to quickly identify previously created documents that can serve as basis for new projects, thus dramatically reducing pre-project design costs. The SignaSys IT department found in Elmo Search an efficient and reliable solution that would yield a quick return on investment with a minimal cost of ownership. "Elmo Search has helped us dramatically reduce the costs associated with document redundancy, as well as document searching. We were also very impressed with the high quality of the technical support we received from the Elmo Solutions people. For us, that sells the product," said Jeff Mohler, IT Engineer. CAD Manager Elise Moss also had very enthusiastic comments toward the Elmo Search solution: "Elmo has been working great... I know a lot of the SignaSys staff has been using it on a regular basis. 'Ask Elmo' has become part of the company lexicon in a very short amount of time."

Elmo Solutions is committed to developing software products that bring the best value, ensuring that customers are utilizing the best working combination of technologies to meet their needs. An excellent example of this philosophy is the Elmo Search 2005 Enterprise Search Engine Software for CAD/PLM and other documents. This unique software solution ships in two languages (English and French), and is also available as a free, permanent 5,000-document version for download directly from the Elmo Website at The Elmo Search 2005 Enterprise Search Engine Software for CAD/PLM and other documents not only addresses the needs of Autodesk users, but also those of all their colleagues who need easy, fast and accurate indexing, search and retrieval of CAD/PLM and other documents. The Elmo Search 2005 Enterprise Search Engine Software for CAD/PLM and other documents is the world's only affordable, enterprise search product designed to meet the distinct needs of CAD Managers, R&D Managers, IT managers, end-users and senior managers. Elmo Search enables searching within AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Word, Excel, PDF files, emails, and many more document types. It is designed to increases employee efficiency and productivity by delivering highly accurate search results, in just a fraction of the time required by other technical document management (TDM) solutions. It also allows the creation of separate groups of documents, or "collections," each targeted at specific groups of interests within the enterprise, while complying with existing file security permissions. Elmo Search also constantly monitors document changes in a document collection, automatically indexing new and updated documents on-the-fly within seconds. Easy to use, deploy and manage, it can be installed in less than 10 minutes, and typically pays for itself in 90 days.

Elmo Solutions President and Science Officer Ricardo Talbot said about the SignaSys decision: "We are pleased - and very proud - that a leading-edge integrator such as SignaSys has selected Elmo Search for its Intranet document indexing, search and retrieval system. We believe our enhanced solution will help both CAD/PLM and other users at SignaSys achieve the best possible return on their huge past investment in the creation and maintenance of their digital design data and metadata by making these priceless assets available to all departments of a company (production, sales, marketing, costing, service, etc.). Elmo Search 2005 represents just one of a rich collection of tools which will allow digging for these hidden treasures."

Founded in 1979, Elmo Solutions is a leader in the creation, management and publishing of Product /Property / Project Lifecycle Management metadata. Elmo Solutions offers a broad range of services of consulting, planning, software, customization, training and implementation, as well as solutions in the fields of manufacturing, building and construction, and earth sciences.

Elmo Solutions Inc.
Ricardo Talbot, 866-522-3207,ext. 211

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