Create It Search solution for Sonae’s International Trade Portal is awarded

Project developed for Sonae by |Create|It| has been distinguished as the Best SharePoint Search Solution. It is the second prize running won by Create It in this competition, and further increases the number of distinctions won by Sonae in innovation and technology.

Sonae's International Trade Portal Search solution was awarded a prize in Copenhagen at the 2013 European SharePoint Community Awards.

The project developed by Create It consists of a solution providing easy navigation that is able to index the complex structure of the relational data base of Sonae's internal corporate Portal for international trade. The Portal registers potential suppliers of Sonae across the world, as well as their product offers for sale in the stores of the group's brands. The data are organised in a structure that brings together information from almost 30,000 suppliers, 13,000 proposals and approximately 100,000 products. With a wide range of functionalities and high performance, the project has obvious benefits, offering its more than 480 users speed, flexibility and simplicity when searching, helping them to find relevant information, and the option to search via synonyms and in different languages.

The winners of the European SharePoint Community Awards are chosen by the community of gurus, enthusiasts and users of the SharePoint software, who are committed to sharing best practices, innovations and the most recent news about technology. At last year's event, Create It had already been distinguished with first place in the Best European Site category using Microsoft Sharepoint technology, a clear recognition of the quality of the projects undertaken by Create It using SharePoint software.

The success of this technological solution has enabled Create It, for the second year running, to win recognition as one of the best European developers and implementers of SharePoint solutions, as well as to increase the number of Sonae's already numerous distinctions won both nationally and internationally in the innovation and technology area.