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Informachine

Time is money

Research has shown that employees of companies spend between a fifth and a quarter of their time looking for information on the Web, downloading and saving it and then trying to manage it. Half the time, they don’t get what they want, and most of the time they are unable to manage the information well. Informachine provides a solution that saves time, effort and money.

Search engines are free, but employee time is not

According to Delphi Research, "a surprising number of people spend at least the equivalent of a full work day per week trying to find electronic information . Over 60% say they are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their search experience."

Estimates of cost in terms of lost productivity vary from $18,000 a year per employee to $24,000, not including overhead and lost opportunity costs.
 
 

Informachine

Save hours of time daily

Informachine is a unique information management system developed by The Information Company, which helps users reduce their costs of tracking websites for fresh content (including textual, image and video), downloading the content, and managing it.

Informachine is a combination of an information service and a software product designed to drastically reduce the time taken by professionals to track web content, automatically download useful content and manage and share the content along with selected offline content. It also allows users to customise the list of sources that need to be tracked and thus, by basing itself on user expertise and preferences, reduces the number of irrelevant results that are a characteristic of Web-wide searches.

Informachine also enables users to integrate ‘offline content’, ie, files created on local machines (eg, Word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, as opposed to those downloaded through Informachine) with the downloaded content, and facilitates searching through both types of content.

Find more time for productive work

You could be plain busy — or even be on a holiday — while Informachine quietly tracks everything you want tracked, downloads it and organises it in a way that makes it easy for you to find it when you need it.

Informachine makes it easier for people to find, organise and share knowledge and information. It allows people to focus on reading instead of hunting; sharing instead of monitoring; discussing instead of searching; analysing instead of downloading; acting upon instead of organising.
Let Informachine do the hunting, monitoring, searching, downloading and organising so you can focus on using all that information, and on adding value.

See what informachine helps you do

Track news sources or competition
Track online sources of your choice for news, financials, annual reports, and more —- for up to 500 users in a package (lower configurations available, starting from 50 users).

Automatically download
Let the software do the downloads for you. You don't even have to be there! Informachine will check out all the websites you wish to monitor while you are attending a meeting or out on a holiday! When you return, just log in to Informachine —- and all the latest reports on the sites you want tracked will be listed on your screen at the press of a key.

Integrate documents
Integrate all your information resources — not only what's automatically downloaded from the Web, but also files from your desktop and local network and communication with others in your group — in a simple and effective way.

Manage documents
Let Informachine automatically organise content in a database and in folders. You can focus on managing content through book-marking and labeling, and adding value through searchable annotation. Informachine allows organisations to centrally create common labels while individual users create and modify their own personal labels.

Retrieve easily
Use a variety of simple and complex types of search for quick and accurate retrieval of previously downloaded and internal documents. See quick summary in a dashboard.

Configure your dashboard with personalised summaries of downloads and pre-configured search alerts.

Communicate and share with others
Forward and share with or without comments; include searchable notes, launch or participate in discussion groups, chats, conferences. Save bandwidth.

Automatic downloads, quick and accurate retrieval of previously downloaded documents — all these things reduce the pressure on your internal and external bandwidths.

Stay IPR-compliant
Manage intellectual property rights issues by differentiating between public domain content that can be distributed and commercial, copyrighted content that cannot (but can be listed with hyperlinks and is amenable to pre-configured or ad hoc searches).