The offering is intended to boost productivity by eliminating employees’ ineffective and time-consuming searches across several enterprise systems and different information silos.
Under the deal, Google hopes to see continued growth from its enterprise business, which more than doubled last year, by tapping into BearingPoint’s clients, some of whom are the biggest names in verticals such as financial services, pharmaceuticals and aerospace.
Google has partnered with a few dozen US and European services firms to train them on its enterprise offering, but BearingPoint is the biggest system integrator so far to hook up with the search giant.
Maclean, Virginia-based BearingPoint will provide legacy integration, application plug-ins and consulting services for clients under the new Google alliance. There are currently a handful of search software firms staking out this market, such as the UK firm Autonomy and Norwegian outfit Fast Search and Transfer. IBM also has a presence in the space.