Wednesday, July 25, 2018

WAND Fire Department Taxonomy Update!



This month we also reviewed and updated the WAND Fire Department Taxonomy.  The focus of this update was to review the current taxonomy and look for additional terms, and synonyms.

The updated WAND Fire Department Taxonomy has 1,551 categories and 967 synonyms.

The top level term Forms has been expanded to Forms, Records, and Permits.

Other top level terms include Facilities, Equipment, types of Fire Departments, Fees, and Fire Codes.


There are also Firefighting Tactics and Techniques, Firefighting and Rescues, Maintenance and Inspections, Programs and Services, Organizations and Associations, Personnel, Training and Education, and Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines.

The WAND Fire Department Taxonomy provides a strong foundation of terms and can be customized to include additional terms related to a specific type of Fire Department whether it be a Municipal, Federal, Contract, Volunteer, Combination, or other type of Fire Department.

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




Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Release: FidraSoft and WAND Announce the Launch of DiscoverMe(TM) Enterprise Skills Profiles and Expert Finder for SharePoint

June 7, 2018 - - Denver, CO, USA - - FidraSoft Ltd. and WAND, Inc. are proud to announce the availability of DiscoverMe, a new product that provides a taxonomy-based talent profile for every employee. Employees of an organization complete a DiscoverMe profile by choosing from predefined lists of skills and areas of expertise. With the DiscoverMe expertise search engine, each employee can be found by colleagues who are looking for somebody who can help solve a problem or answer a question. Management can use business intelligence software to create reports on the skills profile of the organization.
DiscoverMe drives employee engagement by enabling workers to expose skills and expertise so they can be found by people who need that knowledge. Employees can recognize a colleague directly on a DiscoverMe profile via skills endorsements and narrative recommendations.
DiscoverMe is created by FidraSoft and powered by WAND. Access to the WAND Taxonomy Library is included with DiscoverMe so customers can use professionally created taxonomies to define a set of relevant skills for their organization. The WAND Taxonomy Library includes taxonomies for every industry vertical and business function.
DiscoverMe deploys as an add-in for SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, or SharePoint Online. Hybrid deployments are also supported.
“DiscoverMe was created to meet the needs of companies who wanted an easy way to enable expert search and advanced people finders within their organization,” according to FidraSoft’s Managing Director, Rick Campbell. “DiscoverMe makes it possible for companies to search the complete knowledge of their organization – including documents and people.”
Mark Leher, WAND’s COO, added that “DiscoverMe is an ideal use for the WAND Taxonomies. Capturing employee skills in a structured manner with taxonomies is critical to enabling the high-quality expertise search and the skills based reporting and analytics that companies need.”
Visit http://www.discovermepro.com to learn more about DiscoverMe.
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About FidraSoft
While the team at Fidra have been working with Microsoft’s SharePoint platform and related technologies since 1999, FidraSoft was incorporated in 2016 to focus specifically on the development and support of DiscoverMe®®, SharePoint add-in software that provides the easiest and most consistent way for people to share and find expertise across the enterprise. FidraSoft are based in the UK with all software development activities being undertaken by our experienced, in-house UK team.
As part of the Fidra group, we have full access to the experience and expertise of the Fidra Consulting team (see http://www.fidraconsulting.com) to support our Customers and the ongoing development of DiscoverMe. We are also delighted to be working with WAND Inc. of Denver, Colorado, world leaders in the provision of taxonomies for the Enterprise and our key Partner for delivering DiscoverMe.
FidraSoft is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
About WAND, Inc.
Since 1983, WAND (http://www.wandinc.com) has developed foundation 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 function 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.
WAND has been providing taxonomies for SharePoint clients since 2009, when SharePoint 2010 was released.
WAND is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WAND Fleet Management Update!


This month we reviewed and updated the WAND Fleet Management Taxonomy.  The focus of this update was to review the current taxonomy and look for additional terms, and synonyms.

The updated WAND Fleet Management Taxonomy has 1,081 categories and 250 Synonyms.

Fleet Metrics and Vehicle Technology Systems have been added to the top level terms.  Fleet Tracking, as a narrower term of Fleet Operations, and the U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations have been expanded.


This taxonomy includes the areas of Compliance, Documents, Policies and Procedures, Vehicles and Heavy Equipment, and Risk Management.  

There are also terms relating to Fleet Organizations and Regulatory Agencies.


The WAND Fleet Management Taxonomy provides a strong foundation of terms and can be customized to include additional terms related to a specific type of fleet.

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