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Autonomy Powers Intelligent Document Management and Process Automation at IKEA Italy

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Autonomy Powers Intelligent Document Management and Process Automation at IKEA Italy05:00 EDT Thursday, March 22, 2012Global Furniture Retailer Selects Autonomy WorkSite and TeleFormCAMBRIDGE, England, and SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Autonomy, an HP Company, today announced that IKEA Italy, part of the leading global furniture retailer, is using Autonomy's technology to power its document and business process management systems. Founded in Sweden in 1943, IKEA has grown to become the largest furniture retailer in the world, with over 330 stores globally. IKEA is widely known for producing affordable, high-quality self-assembly furniture and home products. IKEA Italy needed a single, centralized repository where employees could quickly and efficiently access relevant business documents and improve the automation of its internal and customer-facing business processes. Furthermore, it needed to improve collaboration between different departments.IKEA Italy selected Autonomy WorkSite and TeleForm to fulfill these requirements. Autonomy's solutions, built on the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), provide IKEA Italy with a single platform for document management and business process automation across the company's multiple repositories.IKEA chose Autonomy's platform to power this exciting initiative as Autonomy's was the only technology offering robust document management capabilities with the necessary level of scalability. In addition, Autonomy's multi-lingual search capability proved crucial for the global company, whose internal communications and documents are in several languages."At IKEA, we place a heavy emphasis on operational efficiency, and this extends to our IT systems too," said Stefano Bazzoli, IT Manager at IKEA Italy. "Inefficiencies in document and process management are classic places where time is lost, so being able to optimize these, and introduce automation where possible, is of huge value to the business. Autonomy has given us the tools we need to make this possible by helping us significantly reduce the time staff spend searching for documents and enabling them to share information and collaborate more freely. As a result, we are seeing increases in internal productivity.""Furthermore ? from a compliance standpoint ? Autonomy's comprehensive solution has enabled us to put in place a fully defensible, auditable process for internal document management," elaborated Bazzoli."Today, organizations are faced with an ever-growing volume of business-critical information generated both internally and externally," said Nigel Hutchinson, VP Autonomy Power Solutions, EMEA. "The systems put in place to handle this information are generally pieced together over time, which leads to information being fragmented between different business areas or geographic locations. Autonomy offers a unique single-platform solution which allows users to harness the whole corpus of company data, increasing levels of business process automation to drive efficiency."As a future extension to this initiative, IKEA Italy plans to expand the use of Autonomy technology and launch a Knowledge Management system based on Autonomy Universal Search.Please visit http://idol.autonomy.com to learn more about Autonomy's Information Platform.About Autonomy Autonomy, an HP Company, is a global leader in software that processes human information, or unstructured data, including social media, email, video, audio, text and web pages, etc. Autonomy's powerful management and analytic tools for structured information together with its ability to extract meaning in real time from all forms of information, regardless of format, is a unique tool for companies seeking to get the most out of their data. Autonomy's product portfolio helps power companies through enterprise search analytics, business process management and OEM operations. Autonomy also offers information governance solutions in areas such as eDiscovery, content management and compliance, as well as marketing solutions that help companies grow revenue, such as web content management, online marketing optimization and rich media management.Please visit www.autonomy.com to find out more.About HPHP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including execution of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration plans; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2012 and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011.  HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.© 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.Autonomy Editorial Contacts:Vanessa ColomarAutonomy (UK) +44 207 104 5778vanessa.colomar@autonomy.com   Lucy DaviesEdelman (UK)+44 203 3047 2304lucy.davies@edelman.com  SOURCE Autonomy Corporation, an HP Company