Building a Taxonomy Framework

A taxonomy framework is an enabling tool that delivers on multiple fronts: standardising language, enhancing governance requirements, supporting collaboration and sharing, enabling search and analytics. The term taxonomy is now used widely used across a range of...

Better than a spreadsheet

While it's tempting to use a spreadsheet to build information governance tools, there are real benefits for using database software like a.k.a.® for undertaking this task. Integrated for greater efficiency A relational database enables links to be made between...

Interactive Reports

Engage your audience with interactive reports a.k.a.® Interactive reports deliver functionality that no spreadsheet can match. All of the following schemes were built using a.k.a.® information governance software. We use HTML and XML templates to transform these...

Information Asset Register Template

Information Asset Register Template This Information Asset Register Template demonstrates the versatility of the a.k.a.® designer. Our form design delivers tabs, nested forms, rich text fields, lookup lists, multi-value fields, link fields to other entities, URL...

Specialized taxonomy software vs. the spreadsheet

You can develop taxonomies in a variety of products such as MS Project and MS Excel. But is this the most cost effective solution? Specialist products like a.k.a.® were developed because relational database engines are needed to deliver functionality that MS Project and Excel just don’t have.

Network drive cleanup with a.k.a.®

When a new energy corporation was formed through the merger of nine smaller utilities, electronic documents were found scattered across 20 servers, and countless personal computers. Managers complained that they could not go on leave without getting desperate calls regarding the location of key documents. Something had to be done.

NSW Industry & Investment merges taxonomies with a.k.a.®

The NSW Department of Industry and Investment evolved from the merger of multiple government agencies, including Agriculture, Energy, Fisheries, Forestry, Mining, and State Development. Each agency brought it’s own classification scheme and retention schedule. These had to be merged into a single harmonised whole and uploaded into the department’s HP TRIM recordkeeping system. A new disposal authority (retention schedule) was also required to cover the new entity.

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