Local Search Association
SageKey has been working with and developing software for the Yellow Pages Industry since 2004. Our close involvement with the industry has allowed us to gain an in-depth understanding of its needs that few can match. SageKey has developed into a leader in this industry thanks to our long term partner, the Local Search Association.
“Formerly the Yellow Pages Association, the Local Search Association is the largest trade organization of print, digital, mobile and social media that help local businesses get found and selected by ready-to-buy consumers. Association members include U.S. and international Yellow Pages companies, search engines, online listings and review sites, digital advertising agencies and mobile search providers. The Association has members in 29 countries.”
SageKey was originally hired to create an installation for LSA’s IRIS Desktop application; however, over the course of time, our vendor – customer relationship has blossomed into a partnership. SageKey has designed and developed outstanding software year after year for the Local Search Association, and we have become an extension of their IT Department.
By supplying resources, generating ideas and assisting with trouble shooting for the Local Search Associations in house tools and external business applications, SageKey is a true partner in LSA’s long term plan.
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Local Search Association is a web service providing access to indexed Yellow Pages advertisement data.
SageKey was hired in 2010 by the Local Search Association (formerly Yellow Pages Association) to expand the existing Yellow Pages Indexing system into a more robust system that could handle an increased workload, higher throughput and expanded reporting. Local Search Association has a vision of giving its member clients and CMRs the ability to design their own in-house tools around IRIS ONLINE headings data.
SageKey designed a multi-level web service that interfaces not only with LSA subscribers but a central repository of Yellow Pages directories. This allows clients to request any one of over fifteen million headings, which can then be show to their clients. This system replaces an old and very time and resource intensive practice of an employee physically tearing a page from a Yellow Pages directory so it could then be sent to a client. This is why LSA Web Services are commonly referred to as “The Tear Pages Service”.
Over the course of the next year, the project’s scope continued to expand right up to the release. In the end, SageKey delivered a multifaceted product consisting of two websites, four windows applications and a dozen windows services.
Twelve years ago I stumbled upon a small vendor on the web. Today we no longer have a vendor, but a strategic partner in all of our development efforts. With projects ranging from simple installation scripts to industry wide web-based applications, SageKey has exceeded our expectations in every instance. Working with SageKey is not something that can be described; it is something that must be experienced.
Robert Zink, LSA Director, Information Services Local Search Association