Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SharePoint Managed Metadata: How to Get Started

Metadata is the foundation of quality enterprise content management.  Wondering how to get started with Managed Metadata in SharePoint?   WAND has a free General Business Taxonomy download for users of SharePoint.   This taxonomy imports directly into the term store and includes concepts for HR, Sales and Marketing, IT, Legal, and Accounting and Finance.

It's a great way to get taxonomy content that can allow you to begin to test out the SharePoint managed metadata capabilities and show the value in your organization.

This General Business Taxonomy is available for download today at:

http://www.wandinc.com/wand-general-business-taxonomy-for-sharepoint.aspx




Monday, June 26, 2017

How to Use your SharePoint Taxonomy to Organize Content in OneDrive for Business

Check out our new article on LinkedIn to learn how to use your SharePoint taxonomy to tag content that your users are storing in OneDrive for Business.  This is another great use case and justification for investing in taxonomy!

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-use-your-sharepoint-taxonomy-organize-content-onedrive-mark-leher

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Expanded Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy

We have enlarged the Drug Development Taxonomy to include the manufacturing side as well.

The development of a new drug is a process that takes a considerable amount of time.  It includes identifying a lead compound, completing the clinical trials process, and obtaining regulatory approval.  The average time it takes to develop a drug is 12 years.  Then the manufacturing process begins.

The expanded WAND Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy includes terms related to the manufacturing process as well as the development side.  It is designed to provide anyone involved in the development and manufacturing of new medicines the ability to tag and organize the enormous number of documents generated during these processes.

This taxonomy provides a strong foundation of 2,475 terms and 2,128 synonyms and it can be customized to include terms specific to the drugs that are currently being, or have been, developed.

The WAND Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy covers the process of bringing a new drug to market.  Higher level terms include Discovery, Development, Drug Application Types, Drug Approval, Drug Development Agreements, Research Funding Sources, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The taxonomy also includes the topics of Pre-Clinical Development, Clinical Development, all phases of the Clinical Trials, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics.

On the manufacturing side, higher level terms include Materials, Products, Manufacturing Processes, and Risk Management.

Use the WAND Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy to better organize data and content as you navigate the path of inventing, developing, and manufacturing a safe and effective new drug.  The companion taxonomies are the WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy - an overarching taxonomy - and the WAND Packaging Taxonomy.

The WAND Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy, as with all WAND Taxonomies, is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Next in the WAND Manufacturing Suite - the WAND Automotive Manufacturing Taxonomy


We are excited to introduce the latest taxonomy in our Manufacturing Taxonomy Suite, thWAND Automotive Manufacturing Taxonomy.  

If you are an automobile manufacturer and are already using our WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy, you can drill down even deeper with our WAND Automotive Manufacturing Taxonomy. 

This taxonomy is designed to provide terms specific to automotive manufacturing and provides a foundation of 865 terms and 480 synonyms that can also be customized.


Top level terms include Vehicle Classifications, Assembly, Design, Performance, and Components.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Safety Standards, Investigations, and Recalls are also covered.

The Features category provides terms that make a car special - the Infotainment Systems, the Trim Packages, Climate Control Systems, Ergonomics, and the Instrument Panel.
As with all WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Automotive Manufacturing Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Announcing the WAND Packaging Taxonomy.

The latest taxonomy in our Manufacturing Taxonomy Suite is the WAND Packaging Taxonomy.  This taxonomy provides a foundation of 525 terms and 148 synonyms and was designed for any company packaging items for consumers, for transporting, or for warehousing.

This is a perfect companion taxonomy to both the WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy and the WAND Food and Beverage Manufacturing Taxonomy.

Top level terms include Labeling, Product Packaging, Packaging Supplies and Containers.

Packaging Machinery, Packaging Testing, the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, and Packaging Test Standards are also top level terms.

As with all WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Packaging Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Next in the WAND Manufacturing Suite - the WAND Food and Beverage Manufacturing Taxonomy


We are excited to introduce the latest taxonomy in our Manufacturing Taxonomy Suite, the WAND Food and Beverage Manufacturing Taxonomy

If you are a food or beverage manufacturer and are already using our WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy, you can drill down even deeper with our WAND Food and Beverage Manufacturing Taxonomy. 

This taxonomy is designed to provide terms specific to food and beverage manufacturers and provides a foundation of 1,148 terms and 232 synonyms that can also be customized.

This taxonomy includes terms relating to all aspects of Food Labeling including the individual Food Label Panels and Formats.  

Food Production, Food Products, Recalls, and Hazards are top level terms along with Regulatory Agencies, Food Manufacturing Laws, Food Guidance and Regulations, Standards, and Associations. 
Watch for our soon-to-be released WAND Packaging Taxonomy which will address the terms associated with the packaging process.

As with all WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Food and Beverage Manufacturing Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy has been expanded!

The WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy has been expanded.  It provides a foundation of 1,170 terms and 371 synonyms and can be customized to include specific terms to meet the document management needs of any manufacturing company. 

In this expansion we've added to several areas. The Manufacturing Planning section has been changed to include Scheduling.  Manufacturing Production now incorporates Methods, Strategies, Production Processes, Production Control, and more.  Manufacturing Safety has also been expanded.

We have added both Documents and Records as well as Guidelines and Regulations as top level terms.

Manufacturing Processes is a new top level term.  It includes Discrete Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, and Additive Manufacturing.

Discrete Manufacturing covers Bill of Materials and Process Manufacturing contains Formulations and Ingredients.  Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) incorporates terms relating to Additive Manufacturing Techniques, Scanning, Process Types, and Materials - both Filaments and Powder Additives.

To focus on specific areas of manufacturing we will soon be releasing several new taxonomies to complement our WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy.  The first of these will be the new WAND Food and Beverage Manufacturing Taxonomy and the WAND Packaging Taxonomy.
As with all WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.