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London, 22 September 2008 - SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, an environmental world leader with 12 billion Euros in revenues in 2007, has implemented PolySpot’s search and navigation solution to help staff leverage over 5 million internal and external documents from various information sources.

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT required a more efficient and responsive search solution that would offer a richer enterprise search. PolySpot, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions provided a platform to facilitate rapid access to documents from numerous sources in many different formats, both structured and unstructured, including; the corporate intranet, Lotus Notes, email servers and external web sites. This content is then automatically federated to provide advanced retrieval capabilities to the end-users without the need for any manual intervention.

A pilot project was carried out and a number of solutions tested. In the end, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT selected PolySpot Enterprise Search not only for its performance in automatically assembling search results, but also for its ease of deployment, flexible adaptation to the internal organisation and reasonable cost in relation to other solutions currently available.

"The project has been named ‘Sharelock’ naturally, this name is a reference to Sherlock Holmes as testimony to the tool's searching power, but it is also made up of the words 'share' and 'lock', which carry special meaning here in that the solution is designed to facilitate the sharing of information while also offering optimal security of all data indexed", explained Philippe Fontaine, Intranet Project Manager with Information Systems at SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.

The project has attracted a great deal of attention throughout the group. Given the quality and speed of the search results and the ease of access to the application, other subsidiaries of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT have demonstrated interest in adopting the same solution.

"The eventual objective is to enable sharing of indices among every company in the group (Sita, Degrémont, etc.) - as they opt in turn to adopt PolySpot - in order to create a common search platform for all environment-related information,” explained Fontaine.

About SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT - www.suez-environnement.com

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT and its subsidiaries are committed to the daily challenge of protecting resources and ecosystems. The company provides innovative solutions to millions of people and industries in the drinking water, wastewater treatment and waste management fields.
With 62,000 employees and a worldwide presence, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has secured a position as world leader exclusively dedicated to the environment.

In 2007, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT attained revenues of € 12 billion and intends to invest € 65 million in R&D in 2008

About PolySpot - www.polyspot.com

PolySpot is a global provider of “Enterprise search” solutions. Founded in late 2001, the company is today recognised as a key supplier for information access projects. Furthermore, its entry into Gartner’s Magic Quadrant in October 2006, confirmed in 2007, consolidated PolySpot’s growing position on this market.

PolySpot is located in Paris (head office), London and Milan and operates all over Europe and North America and Australia thanks to its partner network.

PolySpot Enterprise Search technology allows authorised users a 360º view of information, searching numerous types of even secured resources stored either within or externally to the enterprise.

PolySpot Enterprise Search facilitates rapid access to documents, helping users to capitalise on information resources, and, by using the product’s collaborative features, to share their knowledge with other communities.

PolySpot solutions have been implemented to over one million users across many of the worlds largest corporations including AGF, Arup, BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Assurance, Banques Populaires and Banque Fédérale des Banques Populaires, Bureau Veritas, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Colas, Conseil Général de Bourgogne, Crédit Coopératif, Crédit Mutuel, Italian Carabinieri, Lyonnaise des Eaux, Mutaris/Mutuelle Générale, Natixis, Office International d’Eau, The Belgium Federal Police, Schlumberger, Suez Environnement, The British Dental Association and Youth Hostel Association.

Press Contacts:

Manuela Joulageix (PolySpot)
Tel: +33 (0)1 77 75 73 30
Email: manuela@polyspot.com

Zara Gibb (Peppercom)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7033 2660
Email: zgibb@uk.peppercom.com

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