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 had 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