ArchivalWare Enterprise Content Management is Rebranded as Knowvation

London, 13th July, 2015 — PTFS Europe, announces that the ArchivalWare digital repository system is upgraded and rebranded as Knowvation. PTFS Europe is the European distributor of PTFS Inc.’s Knowvation systems.

Knowvation ECM is a web-based search and discovery application that manages structured and unstructured content, including born-digital and digitized files, in many databases at multiple locations across the enterprise. Fully modular, Knowvation enables users to interrogate and retrieve content by searching on metadata, full text, or geospatial parameters. Searchable content includes documents, books, newspapers, video, audio, photographs and raster/vector geospatial files in all formats.

Nick Dimant, Managing Director of PTFS Europe said “The Knowvation group of products responds to the increasing convergence of the need to handle data from a variety of sources whether it’s text, geospatial, speech or image.” Nick Phipps, Business Manager for Knowvation at PTFS Europe continues: “In response to client feedback, we have improved the Knowvation graphical user interface making it faster and easier to query and retrieve content from repositories. Its ability to combine full-text and geospatial queries sets Knowvation apart from many other systems”

Knowvation users can perform geospatial searches on data archives containing over 200 different types of file formats. Format-agnostic geospatial queries can be initiated by typing a geographic name, entering latitude/longitude coordinates or drawing a polygon on a map interface.

PTFS Europe offers the option of deploying Knowvation as the client’s repository of record in which all content is ingested, stored, managed and searched. Or the client may keep its content in other applications and shared drives with Knowvation deployed externally to index the information for easy search and retrieval. The Knowvation server can be located behind the client firewall or hosted by PTFS Europe offsite or on the cloud in a Software-as-a-Service business model. For public sector bodies in the UK Knowvation is also available via the Digital Marketplace or G-Cloud.

About PTFS Europe

PTFS Europe provides a wide range of services for the library market including the Knowvation group of products, the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for list management, RT: request tracker for enquiry management, the VuFind discovery portal and WordPress for Libraries. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.

About PTFS (

Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS) is a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions to federal, civilian, defence and intelligence agencies. Established in 1995 and headquartered in North Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington, D.C., PTFS launched its flagship ECM offering, Knowvation (originally ArchivalWare) in 2004. Knowvation is an entirely web-based product best known for providing geospatial, FOIA & declassification, database integration, and digital library solutions.

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