Client Profile

Cox Enterprises, Inc. is a privately held global conglomerate headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, with approximately 55,000 employees and $21 billion in total revenue. Its major operating subsidiaries are Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group. The company’s major national brands include AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book and more.

Situation  

To provide improvements to Enterprise Search by leveraging Microsoft’s graph connectors.

Solution 

Utilized pre-configured connectors to link to data that is external to SharePoint (e.g. ServiceNow, SQL Server, MediaWiki, FileShare). In addition, evaluated Microsoft’s Search Roadmap to determine other features that would be beneficial to the client.

Business Benefits

  • Have the capability of surfacing 3rd party data in SharePoint instead of having to search in the respective application
  • Take advantage of the latest search features that may be beneficial to the organization
  • Allow the client to set up their own Search Roadmap by continuing to improve the Enterprise Search experience with upcoming releases