Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Introducing the WAND Facilities Management Taxonomy

Today we are releasing a brand new taxonomy designed specifically for businesses that also have facilities management needs: The WAND Facilities Management Taxonomy.

In this taxonomy of 604 categories and 325 synonyms are terms relating to all areas of Facilities Management including Maintenance and Repairs, Housekeeping, Sustainability Management, and Facilities Services.

You'll also find terms relating to Safety and Security, Policies and Procedures, Documents, and Facility Inspections and Testing.

The WAND Facilities Management Taxonomy

provides a strong foundation of terms and can be customized to include additional terms related to a specific type of facility.

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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

WAND releases its new Hospitality Taxonomy

The hospitality industry, including travel and tourism, makes up nearly 10% of the global economic GDP.  Today we are releasing a brand new taxonomy designed specifically for the businesses in this space: The WAND Hospitality Taxonomy.

Included in this taxonomy of 1,127 terms and 354 synonyms are the various types of Travel, Lodging, Dining and Entertainment that are a part of the hospitality experience.

You'll also find terms relating to Guests including Reservations, Guest Information, and Customer Loyalty Programs. Hospitality Policies, Protocols and Procedures.

The release of this taxonomy fills a major industry gap in our taxonomy library and furthers WAND's mission of having a relevant pre-built taxonomy for every business sector.

The WAND Hospitality Taxonomy can be customized to meet the needs of any specific business in the hospitality industry.  Another WAND Taxonomy that fits nicely with the Hospitality Taxonomy is the WAND Customer Service Taxonomy

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Announcing the WAND eCommerce Taxonomy Portal

WAND's business philosophy is that our pre-built taxonomies help organizations jump-start the development of their own high-quality taxonomies.   Instead of starting from scratch, WAND Taxonomies provide a solid starting point that can simply be customized.  This helps our clients save months in their taxonomy development process and reduces frustration because it is significantly easier to edit and revise a taxonomy than create one from scratch.  

We are proud to announce we now bring this same approach to the product taxonomy market with the the launch of the WAND eCommerce Taxonomy Portal.  The WAND eCommerce Taxonomy Portal is the fastest way to create a product taxonomy for retailers, procurement, MDM, distributors, manufacturers, and anybody who deals with product specifications.

With the new WAND eCommerce Taxonomy Portal, clients can access:

  • Library of over 44,000 pre-defined, product category specific attribute templates that are ready-to-be-customized for your specific requirements (from our flagship WAND Product and Service Taxonomy)
  • Pre-defined category hierarchies that can be used to jump-start a tree
  • 70,000+ pre-defined attributes
  • 261,000+ pre-defined attribute values
  • Intuitive drag and drop tree editor
  • Custom Attribute anad attribute value creation
  • Simple to create new categories and link them to a pre-defined WAND template
  • Import and edit existing taxonomies
  • Optional attribute inheritance
  • Attribute re-ordering
  • Data export into a wide variety of common formats that can import directly into common product information management tool and ecommerce engines.
The WAND eCommerce Taxonomy Portal is a revolutionary tool for the product taxonomy space.  Learn more about this new product at our website where you can see screenshots, a short video demo, product summaries, and a new WAND white paper called "The Importance of Product Taxonomy"