CuadraSTAR Connector 

CuadraSTAR is the core technology that underpins all of Cuadra’s solutions. It provides capabilities for managing traditional and digital information with easy input, security, and long-term retrieval.

It is designed to serve multiple information management imperatives since information-intensive organizations differ in the processes and language that they use, but share a common need for efficient and accurate input of both structured and unstructured data, indexing, retrieval, and data security.

CuadraSTAR processes data dynamically, offering the major benefit of immediate, automatic indexing of newly entered or newly modified data, which makes new information available for searching by all users as soon as it has been entered. CuadraSTAR’s retrieval capabilities support fast and intuitive searching of both full text and fielded information. Since all data are indexed immediately by CuadraSTAR, new information is immediately accessible, and the results of searches can be displayed in multiple ways to facilitate the review of search results.

CuadraSTAR has been recognized for having the most powerful and flexible report-generation in the information industry. Users can choose from hundreds of pre-defined reports or easily create their own reports using CuadraSTAR’s built-in capabilities.

CuadraSTAR provides a number of programming interfaces that greatly extends its power to operate in multi-application, multi-platform computing environments. These interfaces allow customers to integrate the use of CuadraSTAR data into their own computing environments.

The BA Insight CuadraSTAR Connector crawls content in CuadraSTAR and creates a single index that makes it possible to use SharePoint Search, Azure Search, and/or Elasticsearch to find relevant information within CuadraSTAR, as well as over 60 other supported repositories, eliminating the need to perform separate searches.

The CuadraSTAR Connector is built on our connector framework, the platform used to build all of our connectors, which provides secure connectivity to enterprise systems.

CuadraSTAR Connectors for SharePoint

The CuadraSTAR Connector supports both full and incremental crawls. Incremental crawls extract only content which has changed since the last crawl.


Some of the attributes of the CuadraSTAR Connector include:

  • 1
    Support for all data items within CuadraSTAR.
  • 2
    Very high throughput, with little to no impact on CuadraSTAR performance while crawling.
  • 3
    The connector honors the CuadraSTAR security, only surfacing the content that users are permitted to see.
  • 4
    CuadraSTAR continues to be the master information system and the search index is only a representation of the content within CuadraSTAR. Users work on the original document when they click on search results.


Future-proof Your Investment

As new versions of Azure Search, Elasticsearch, and SharePoint Search are released, new features and functionality are introduced, and the same is true of new releases of CuadraSTAR. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both CuadraSTAR and the respective search engines.  The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization.  It is simply a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release, and installing and configuring it.  If desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Productivity

By connecting CuadraSTAR to your preferred search engine, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.