Are you happy with your current site search functionality? Are you Intimidated by the prospect of implementing a solution you haven't worked with before? Web users have come to expect a search function within a website, especially sites with vast amounts of data like commerce sites or Customer Management Databases. Even if you have intuitive navigation on your site, visitors still want a tool that takes them directly to the exact location of what they’re looking for.
Done properly, site search not only improves customer experience, it helps you drive results. MethodFactory understands site search and implements only the best in advanced search technology, which can include features such as Omni channel merchandising, faceted search, keyword re-directs, relevance ranking, multiple site searches, targeted search results based on search history, and more. Increased sales and customer acquisition rates justify in-site search engines investment in advanced search technology.
Solr is a popular open source enterprise search platform born of the Apache Lucene project to handle big data. It is known for being fast, powerful and scalable. Search is central to the success of almost any enterprise and Solr provides search functionality for some of the world’s largest Web sites because of features that include a powerful full-text search, faceted search, near real-time indexing, hit highlighting, database integration, dynamic clustering, rich document (Word, PDF, etc.) handling, and geospatial search.
Although Solr is written in Java, its powerful external configuration allows it to be tailored to many types of application without Java coding, and it has a plug-in architecture to support more advanced customization.
Reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, Solr provides distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more.
Search Solution Case Studies
MethodFactory provided a solution for our current needs, significantly enhancing our customers’ online brand experience, while building into the infrastructure the ability to grow.
~ Bob Gibson, Director of Marketing, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.
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MethodFactory helped The Coleman Company, Inc., international leader in outdoor products and gear, transition their web presence to the next generation using Commerce Server and Ektron CMS as their scalable foundation.
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MethodFactory implemented the Sitecore Experience Platform for Intertape Polymer Group, giving the IPG staff the ability to manage the site’s content, using a product platform that they could build on. MethodFactory also graphically redesigned the site to better represent IPG with a more modern and user-friendly presentation, adding new, high-touch features and functionality.