Coveo implementation guide

Content indexing and search is a mature market. Several solutions, both open source and proprietary, have paved the way to modern search and are now competing for best performance and reliability under all circumstances. Relevance, however, is still a relatively new concept in this market, and knowledge around this notion is therefore quickly and continuously evolving.

Coveo PDF guides

There are two available Coveo PDF guides.

The Coveo Platform architecture guide explains the core concepts of the Coveo Platform you need to understand when scoping and planning a Coveo implementation. It’s aimed principally at project managers and solution architects working with Coveo for the first time.

The Coveo Platform implementation guide goes deeper on some of those concepts, and walks you through the best practices for the initial implementation. It’s aimed at solution architects and developers.

These PDFs should be used as a complement to the rest of this guide and documentation, not as a replacement. They’re great resources to help you learn the basics in a streamlined fashion before jumping into more specific topics.

Guide overview

This guide provides advice, leading practices, and links to technical documentation to help you plan, develop, deploy, and maintain a successful search solution that eventually reaches the highest stage of the Coveo Relevance Maturity Model​™ (CRMM). The tips and tricks in these guidelines are based on the experience of Coveo experts who have worked on multiple search integrations with the Coveo Platform.


While technical expertise with the Coveo Platform or with other content indexing solutions such as Solr, Lucene, Azure Search, or Elasticsearch can be useful in following this guide, it’s by no means required.