Autonomy Corporation today announced that Autonomy's pan-enterprise search software, the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), now powers iManage Universal Search (IUS). Autonomy iManage’s 1400 law firm clients will benefit from the same powerful enterprise search solution in use by more than 17,000 corporate customers. Autonomy announced the completion of its acquisition of Interwoven on March 17, 2009.     

“The rapid integration of iManage Universal Search with Autonomy IDOL is impressive, and a sign of good things to come from the merger of Autonomy and Interwoven,” said Lorey Arthur Hoffman, CIO of Akin Gump. “The combination of Interwoven’s deep understanding of the legal market with Autonomy’s advanced enterprise search platform is transformative and will empower our lawyers with advanced capabilities that will reduce operating costs, improve productivity, and build tighter linkages with our clients.”

iManage Universal Search 7.0, now based on IDOL, is a pan-enterprise search solution tailored for law firms, delivering an order of magnitude increase in performance over the previous version. This version is pin-for-pin compatible, and delivers a transparent user experience. The product is available now at no additional cost to current maintenance customers. Customers, who wish to take advantage of IDOL’s breadth of connectivity to repositories and applications, as well as a myriad of rich functions from the IDOL platform, can do so for an additional cost.  The new add-on capabilities include access to more than 400 connectors and over 1,000 file types, including text, audio and video, as well as hundreds of new functions, including expertise location and automatic taxonomy support. A series of new Autonomy iManage’s modules leveraging the additional capabilities of IDOL will be released over the coming months.

• Editor's comment: “Hello, that didn't take long for the Interwoven name to start being phased out and for the iManage brand to make a come-back.”