Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WAND Finance and Investment Taxonomy

The WAND Finance and Investment Taxonomy is another taxonomy from WAND focused on the financial industry that has been available for a while now but had not yet been blogged about.

WAND Finance and Investment Taxonomy
The WAND Finance and Investment Taxonomy covers all the major topics and concepts of the
investment industry.  1526 categories and 1006 synonyms cover topics relating to asset types, financial intermediaries, financial crimes, regulations, benchmarks, analysis tools, and markets and exchanges.

The WAND Finance and Investment Taxonomy is ideal for tagging financial industry research so users can quickly find the data they are looking for or for internal documents that an investment firm may have.   

The WAND Finance and Investment Taxonomy can be used in any of our WAND Within partner applications as well as quickly imported into SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online, Wordpress, Drupal, or any application that can use taxonomies.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

WAND Food and Beverage Taxonomy

WAND Food and Beverage Taxonomy
The WAND Food and Beverage Taxonomy is another branch that we have extracted from the WAND Product and Service Taxonomy.  Our Food and Beverage Taxonomy has been available for years and been used by a major food and beverage manufacturer to tag internal research documents for a team of food scientists.   But, we haven't put it up on our blog, and wanted to share the news of this taxonomy with our blog audience.

The WAND Foods and Beverages Taxonomy includes 1,278 terms including foods, beverages, ingredients, and additives.  Additionally, each term has a unique attribute/attribute value template associated with it which can be used for product attribution.

Broadly, this taxonomy includes anything that somebody may consume as food, including some prepared foods and is ideal for restaurants, groceries, and food manufacturers. 

Anybody interested in the WAND Food and Beverage Taxonomy may also wish to consider the WAND Sensory Taxonomy and the WAND Food Service Equipment and Supplies Taxonomy.

Check out the WAND Food and Beverage Taxonomy and all of our other taxonomies at our new WAND Within website, featuring leading technology vendors whose technologies can take advantage of any of the taxonomies from WAND.



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In SharePoint, can terms from more than one taxonomy be assigned to the same document?

SharePoint Managed Metadata Question of the Week
Each week we will be featuring an audience question from WAND's recent webinar, "Managed Metadata 101: Taxonomies and Tagging in SharePoint," and sharing the answer with our blog audience. 

This week's question is, "In SharePoint, can terms from more than one taxonomy be assigned to the same document?"

Answer: Terms from multiple term sets or taxonomies can be tagged to a document by using separate columns or the enterprise keywords column.   The Enterprise Keywords column is a default SharePoint column which is set up so that it can be populated with any managed terms or managed keywords.    So, a document can be tagged to terms from all taxonomies in the Enterprise Keywords column by default. 

Alternatively, you can create separate columns at the site, library, or content type level and have each column be populated with a different taxonomy.  In the screenshot enclosed, you can see that the document library has been set up with two different columns, each being populated with terms from a separate taxonomy, or term set. In this case, one column has been set up for "Location", which is assigned to a geography taxonomy, and one column is set up for "Document Content", which is assigned to a separate term set/taxonomy.   This approach can be more intuitive for users rather than putting all terms into a single Enterprise Keywords column, because the appropriate place to put tags will be more obvious to the user and also filtering within the library is a little bit more intuitive as well.



This answer is applicable to SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, and SharePoint Online.


If you are just starting with the SharePoint Term Store and need a taxonomy to get started with, download a free SharePoint Taxonomy from WAND. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WAND announces nine leading information management vendors have joined as founding members of the new ‘WAND Within’ taxonomy partnership program

WAND Within expands the distribution of WAND’s taxonomy library amidst growing customer demand for taxonomies to enhance search, content, and information management.

Denver, CO, USA --- WAND, Inc., the world’s leading provider of taxonomies in the information management industry, today announced the launch of its WAND WithinTM Taxonomy partnership initiative with an impressive roster of nine top search and information management vendors who each will be offering the WAND Taxonomies to customers as a part of its respective technology solution.

WAND Within founding partners include BA Insight, Cloud2, Concept Searching, DataFacet, Forest Rim Technologies, Pingar, PoolParty, Smartlogic and TEMIS. WAND has worked with each partner to ensure that the WAND Taxonomies integrate with and add significant value to each respective solution.  Each WAND Within Partner will be making WAND Taxonomies available for purchase in conjunction with its technology in order to bring a more complete solution to the market.

The WAND Within program further strengthens and affirms WAND’s position in the market as the premier provider of taxonomy for information management.  WAND Within partners have a significant competitive advantage because the WAND Within name communicates to customers that the chosen technology solution is enhanced with proven, market-tested taxonomies built by the taxonomy experts at WAND.  Taxonomy is a critical ingredient of an information management solution, and each WAND Within partner can now bring this ingredient to the table as a part of its solution.

WAND is also announcing the launch of a WAND Within website at www.wandwithin.com where customers can get more information about each partner solution, how the solutions benefit from WAND Taxonomy, and data sheets for each of the WAND Within taxonomies.

“The reception for our WAND Within partnership program in the vendor community has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Mark Leher, WAND’s COO.  Leher continued to say that “the amount of unstructured content that companies generate each year continues to increase, and the demand for taxonomy to better organize this content has seen corresponding growth.  Now, the WAND Taxonomies that have been proven in the market since 1983 are available to the market through our WAND Within vendor partners, giving a customers a one stop shop for the software and taxonomies they need to take control of unstructured information.”

WAND Taxonomies have been carefully created for both industry verticals and business topic including oil and gas, mining, higher education, real estate, building and construction management, local government, financial services, banking, insurance, sales and marketing, human resources, project management, records retention, legal, IT, local government, skills, sentiment, medical conditions, chemicals, automotive parts, scientific and technical equipment, medical equipment and supplies, apparel, tools and hardware, office supplies, consumer electronics, sporting goods, and products and services .  WAND’s breadth of taxonomy topics helps WAND Within partners serve customers in nearly any business or industry, and WAND regularly releases new taxonomies to address additional topics.


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About WAND, Inc.

 

Since 1983, WAND has developed multi-lingual taxonomies to improve the way our clients search and organize unstructured and semi-structured information. WAND is the premier source for industry vertical taxonomies, business taxonomies, and specialty domain specific taxonomies. The breadth and coverage of WAND’s taxonomy library is unmatched, and, for years, WAND Taxonomies have been used by thousands of companies around the world to organize information.  

Applications where the WAND Taxonomies are being deployed include enterprise content management, e-commerce, spend analysis, enterprise search, behavioral targeting, big data, text analytics, local search, online yellow pages, and business directories.

WAND’s taxonomy professional services practice offers taxonomy development and customization, taxonomy mapping, and data classification services.  Our professional services team makes sure that our clients are successful when deploying taxonomies.

WAND is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

For more information about WAND’s taxonomies and services, please visit http://www.wandinc.com, http://blog.wandinc.com, and www.wandwithin.com.

 

 

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In the SharePoint Term Store, what is difference between the term groups above the line and below the line?"

SharePoint Managed Metadata Question of the Week

Each week we will be featuring an audience question from WAND's recent webinar, "Managed Metadata 101: Taxonomies and Tagging in SharePoint," and sharing the answer with our blog audience.

This week's question is, "In the SharePoint Term Store, what is difference between the term groups above the line and below the line ?"

Answer: In the SharePoint term store, term groups above the line are your groups of managed terms. These are your taxonomies in SharePoint and you can create your own groups above the line.  The term groups below the line are system term groups which covers three things:

1)   Enterprise Keywords, which are terms that your users have “free-form” tagged in SharePoint
using the Enterprise Keywords column or the ‘Tags and  Notes’ feature.   Enterprise keywords can be reviewed and promoted to become managed terms if you like and these are good to review regularly to see what terminology your users are using.

2)   Orphaned Terms.  This term set contains terms that were being shared in other term sets, and the owning Term was deleted.  You should assign ownership of the term to one of its shared terms.

3)   Custom Term Sets. These are terms sets that are custom created at the site collection level. 

This answer is applicable to SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, and SharePoint Online.


If you are just starting with the SharePoint Term Store and need a taxonomy to get started with, download a free SharePoint Taxonomy from WAND. 





Monday, April 15, 2013

Managed MetaData 101: Taxonomy and Tagging in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013

WAND does a regular webinar for people who have downloaded our Free SharePoint Taxonomy to explain the mechanics of using taxonomies in SharePoint 2010.  The most recent session was March 13, 2013.

If you are starting a SharePoint Taxonomy project, this is a great way to learn about the taxonomy features in SharePoint.