Simple deployment, enterprise-level results
In my opinion this is one of the better indexers on the market that I have used. Although this product is easy to install/deploy, the core product is very powerful, and you will not be disappointed. The Enterprise Search engine is NOT a SharePoint-specific product. There is a decent amount of confusion out there about this product. You can buy the SharePoint integration product that replaces the search provider in SharePoint, but they did not design this engine for SharePoint, specifically. That is why this product is so powerful. You can very easily add other sources to the index that will immediately be available to all users. Combine that with advanced indexing features such as mirroring and slicing, and you've got a very robust solution for enterprise indexing.
- Very nice Web UI for administration
- Faceted search OOTB
- Integrates with many products/technologies, not just for SharePoint indexing
- Supports mirrors, slices, distributed indexing and stemming
- Extensible API via .Net, COM and Web Services
- 64-bit compatible
- Can be localized
- VMs are fully supported
- Fast and friendly support
- Documentation is good, but could be a little more thorough
The most versatile enterprise search system
We evaled Microsoft, Google and Coveo as the 3 leaders, hands down Coveo was the best, in terms of setup, configuration and business change adaptibility. Started with intranets and file shares and used as an eDiscovery tool. Excellent support as well!
Still the Best for Searching
Coveo are still the number one providers of search engines for SharePoint. With the limitations for searching in SharePoint 2003 Coveo was a must and I used it had many of the installation I did. Now with SharePoint 2007 Enterprise Search things have moved forward, but Coveo still brings a lot more to the party and is the most intelligent Searching application for SharePoint.
Perhaps now aimed more at the bigger companies.
Vastly Superior Enterprise Search
I guarantee that you will not go wrong with this search solution. This is an exceptional package from an exceptional company with exceptional support.
You decide how you want to deploy this tool. Enjoy.
Installed, Configured and indexing an Enterprise in under two hours.
One support tech can compeletly adminstrater and deploy Coveo search.
A single point of Centralized administration
User customizable searches
Entire search experience is fully customizable.
An extensive assortment of connector to include Sharepoint, People Search and external site searches
MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE!!!
Good product but it rips SharePoint search
Coveo is a good company with a good product. However it is a bit sneaky of them to market themselves as a SharePoint extention technology when they are not. Their product is a complete rip and replace of SharePoint search so essentially if a company has a SharePoint intranet they would be turning off SharePoint search and installing and turning on Coveo.
This may not make sense for a lot of companies financially and also strategically because Microsoft is constantly making updates to the SharePoint platform (FAST aquisition etc) that companies who deploy Coveo will not get to take advantage of.
Rips and replaces the SharePoint search engine.
Breaks the upgrade path for SharePoint.
Essentially customers who have SharePoint would pay twice for a search engine to deploy Coveo.
Coveo vs SPSearch2007
The big question is - should one move to the new and improved search in SP2010 or stay with Coveo. That is how much can one spend to get the better solution. Similar choice to that of using Nintex insted of SPD and Visio for Workflows. In both cases much better products than what MS does but costs. MS might be good enough for many.
Easy Admin - yet very powerful for those who need
Great search results without much custom work to get it
Results presented in logical and clever way
Not much of User Guide - poorly explained