Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WAND Medical Devices Taxonomy Just Released!

The new WAND Medical Devices Taxonomy is designed to provide anyone involved in the development of medical devices the ability to tag and organize the enormous number of documents generated during this process.  This taxonomy provides a foundation of 656 terms and 327 synonyms and can be customized to include terms specific to the devices that are currently being developed, have been developed, or are currently on the market.

The WAND Medical Devices Taxonomy covers the process of bringing a new device to market.  Higher level terms include Devices, Development Process, Medical Device Therapies and Treatments, Education, Training and Support, and Documentation.

The taxonomy also includes the topics of Standards and Guidelines, Associations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and European Regulations.

Use the WAND Medical Devices Taxonomy to better organize data and content as you navigate the path of inventing, developing, and providing a safe and effective device.

The WAND Medical Devices Taxonomy, as with all WAND Taxonomies, is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Introducing The WAND Management Taxonomy

The new WAND Management Taxonomy is designed to complement our many business taxonomies.

This taxonomy provides a foundation of 217 terms and 155 synonyms and can be customized to include terms specific to the needs of the organization.

Top level terms in the WAND Management Taxonomy are Organizational Structures, Management Levels, Management Functions, as well as Management Documents and Reports.

Included in Management Functions are terms relating to the day-to-day management of an organization. 

As anyone in management knows, there are also a lot of documents and reports generated by an organization's management team.  Terms relating to the direction of the business, the organizing, planning, and other management activities are also well covered in this taxonomy.

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

Thursday, September 7, 2017

We've expanded the WAND Automotive Manufacturing Taxonomy

This taxonomy is designed to provide terms specific to automotive manufacturing and offers a foundation of 1,512 terms and 947 synonyms that can also be customized.

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

The Features category expands the number of terms that make a car special - the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, the Infotainment Systems, the Trim Packages, Climate Control Systems, Ergonomics, the Instrument Panel, and much more.

The WAND Automotive Manufacturing Taxonomy can be customized to meet the needs of any specific business in the automotive industry.  

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Introducing the WAND Wholesale Taxonomy

Recently we released a new taxonomy designed specifically for the wholesale
industry. 

The WAND Wholesale Taxonomy provides 458 terms and 589 synonyms.  Included are the Types of Wholesalers, Inventory Management, Wholesale Trade Sectors, Financial Operations, Fulfillment, Documents, and Value Added Services.

Other top level terms are Events, Metrics, Policies and Procedures, Regulations, as well as Trade Groups and Organizations.

The WAND Wholesale Taxonomy can be customized to meet the needs of any business in the wholesale industry.  Complementing the WAND Wholesale Taxonomy is the WAND Retail Taxonomy.

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

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.