May 25, 2011
In 2010 Panasonic made the decision to replace their legacy enterprise search tool and switched the search for all their European websites to a Apache Solr based solution.
Now their customers benefit from an incredibly fast and feature rich solution that is much more than just a search and has become a valuable sales-driving tool for Panasonic. Features like relevancy manipulation, autosuggest, contextual filtering for properties like color or product category were implemented under not the most ideal circumstances mainly that there was no access to structured data. The search was rolled out in close to 30 countries so far also putting Solr multi-lingual handling to a test.