ROI of SearchBlox Enterprise Search

ROI of SearchBlox Enterprise Search: SearchBlox + AWS Elasticsearch Service Solution

As the Google Search Appliance nears its end of life, companies are looking for alternative products & solutions to replace it. The SearchBlox for Amazon Elasticsearch Service solution not only offers an ideal replacement for GSA in terms of features, it offers a return on investment (ROI) that is so high that for most companies it pays for itself in as little as 10 days. The SearchBlox for Amazon Elasticsearch Service Search solution makes your company more productive without the large up-front investments and hidden costs of traditional enterprise search products.

The table shows a calculation of ROI for the SearchBlox for AWS Elasticsearch Service solution in companies of various sizes and search profiles. This analysis is based on ROI analysis done for Google Search Appliance using data from a study of search usability by the Nielsen Norman Group, which quantified the value of effective search by studying the performance of employees across a variety of search tasks.

Heavy Searchers

Medium Searchers

Light Searchers

Hours spent searching (annually)

150

50

38.7

Time saved by replacing poor search (%)

53.4%

53.4%

53.4%

Time saved (hours per week, per user)

1.54

 

0.51

0.40

Value of time saved (per user per year)

$2,311

 

$770

$596

Value of time saved (for 500 users)

$1,155,443

$385,148

$298,104

% ROI for 500 users

3,584%

1,079%

796%

Payback period

10 days

30 days

38 days

% ROI for 250 users

1,792%

540%

398%

Payback period

20 days

59 days

77 days

1 The High Cost of Not Finding Information, IDC, July 2001
2 Intranet Usability, Nielsen Norman Group, November 2002
3 Based on an average $60,000 annual salary ($40,000 base plus 50 percent benefit burden)
4 ROI of Google Search Appliance – Google, Inc., 2003

As the table shows, a company with 500 “heavy search” users would achieve an ROI of over 3,500 percent by improving its search – which would pay back the 1 – year cost of the SearchBlox for AWS ES solution in a 10 days.

In addition, as the solution is native cloud, there are additional cost savings in infrastructure costs.

Avoid the hidden costs of traditional enterprise search.

The fully integrated, AWS-based SearchBlox for Amazon Elasticsearch Service avoids the large up-front investment and hidden costs of traditional enterprise search products.

• No added deployment costs. Traditional enterprise search products require costly professional services for implementation, while the SearchBlox for Amazon Elasticsearch Service works right out of the box.

• Minimal administration overhead. Routine administration tasks like index backups and failover are automatically taken care of within the solution letting you avoid both that painful up-front expense and the ongoing hidden costs of IT staff time.

• Increased agility. Need to support more users over the holiday season or need faster searches because your data volumes are rapidly increasing. No problem. With the SearchBlox for AWS Elasticsearch Service, you have the ability to quickly and efficiently scale your search infrastructure up or down as your needs change.

Best value product for world-class search

The SearchBlox for Amazon Elasticsearch Service is reliable, scalable and provides a lower total cost of ownership than traditional enterprise search products can offer. Give your users the world-class search they need at a price you can afford.

To learn how the SearchBlox for Amazon Elasticsearch Service can improve the way your users search for information, contact us.