ECommerce Giant Lyreco Selects Autonomy

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, California , April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that eCommerce giant Lyreco, a...


CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, California , April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that eCommerce giant Lyreco, a global distributor of office supplies active in over 27 countries and with staff exceeding 10,000, has chosen Autonomy to power its On Line Ordering eCommerce portal. Autonomy's unique technology was selected after a competitive procurement due to its language independence, unparalleled scalability, and unique conceptual retrieval which help to ensure a highly rewarding user experience for even the most discerning shopper.

Lyreco customers can now benefit from instant product discovery and a first-class shopping experience as Autonomy's next-generation technology automatically profiles web shoppers to guide them to sought-after products and make tailor-made suggestions on products that might be of interest. Unlike legacy approaches, which base their recommendations on the search and buying history of other users with similar purchasing behavior, Autonomy's unique eCommerce offering bases each recommendation on a user's automatically generated profile thus ensuring an unprecedented degree of customization.

The On Line Ordering eCommerce portal is available in 27 countries and 17 languages, including Korean, Chinese and Japanese. IDOL's unique ability to simultaneously derive meaning from structured data, such as color and size, and unstructured data such as product description as well as its unprecedented scalability and language independence all played a key role in the selection process. eCommerce giant Lyreco was also impressed with IDOL's ease of use, a critical feature for a global e-tailer servicing thousands of clients.

"As a global eCommerce provider, Lyreco constantly strives to provide its extensive customer base with a first-class user experience that exceeds the expectations of even the most discerning web shoppers regardless of their preferred language or location ," said Eric Jacqmart, eCommerce Manager at Lyreco. "Legacy technological solutions often produce too many results and guide customers to irrelevant products thus resulting in high abandon rates as web shoppers struggle to locate what they need. Autonomy's unique technology enables Lyreco customers to benefit from instant product discovery, tailor-made recommendations and a shopping experience that centers on the individual."

"The eCommerce sector has undergone a major shift in recent years with savvy online shoppers expecting to find and purchase desired products at the click of a button," said Mike Lynch , CEO of Autonomy. "Autonomy is delighted to supplement Lyreco's unique offering with a first-rate shopping experience for its global customer base."

About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions, rich media management, information risk management solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.

Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO , AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autonomy also has over 300 OEM partners and more than 400 VARs and Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Satyam, Sybase, Symantec, TIBCO, Vignette and Wipro. The company has offices worldwide.

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