Comintell has released a new version of its competitive intelligence offering. Knowledge XChanger (KXC) V4 retrieves information from any source, including news, reports, internal files, e-mail and RSS feeds; categorizes it automatically according to customers' key intelligence topics; and then distributes it to relevant users.
Version 4 features the following new capabilities:
advanced search options that include integrated Internet search, date range searches and highlighted search terms
Survey Builder, which allows users to create Web surveys to collect primary source information;
a new content retriever module with support for handling RSS feeds (both receiving and publishing);
an e-mail publish function, which allows users to send information into KXC via e-mail;
a usage tracker feature that graphically displays how information is used;
a blog function for editors;
customizable forms and templates for input and comparison of information;
taxonomy management tools for creating customized topic structures;
ability to easily create printable PDF documents;
document version control and traceability;
user management tools, including integrated NT domain authentication; and
a user interface that includes personalized language selection.
Sounds a lot like an ultrapowerful Share-Pointesque solution to me. Nothing revolutionary here, but that's ok, too. The more players in the industry, the better the industry will become.