Friday, April 20, 2018

eCommerce Taxonomy for large product catalogs - introducing

We wanted to take a moment on our blog to introduce our new in-house project, a Shopping search engine -

We started Swagiggle to show the power of well organized product data and how we can use our own tools to make it happen.

The WAND eCommerce Taxonomy Portal and PIM is an innovative product that helps retailers organize their product data by doing three things:

1) An eCommerce taxonomy category hierarchy, attributes and specification templates editor that lets retailers create their own custom category structure into which they would like to categorize their products.   For each product category, a specification, or attribute, template can be defined detailing the metadata that should be collected on items placed in this category.

2) Providing access to WAND's library of pre-defined product and service categories (organized into a hierarchy) and attribute templates.  This pre-defined taxonomy content substantially speeds up the process of creating an eCommerce product taxonomy

3) Product information Management Capability which allows our clients to manage and enrich their product data including categorizing the products to the custom taxonomy that has been created in the tool.  Specifications can be assigned to specific products and other metadata fields like descriptions and pricing can be managed in the tool.    The WAND PIM helps clients by leveraging the taxonomy created to automatically suggest product categories and attributes for individual SKUs based upon the description provided.

WAND decided to become our own customer and we are using the WAND eCommerce Taxonomy Portal and PIM to create a brand new comparison shopping search engine called   Swagiggle is now in beta release and you can play with it!    We have taken more than 225,000 products across dozens of online retailers and placed them into a detailed eCommerce taxonomy with more than 2,000 categories.  We think our categorization is second to none in its depth and specificity.  We'll be adding new products and new categories all the time.    Next on our to-do list is to begin assigning attributes to the individual products in our categories so that users can easily filter to the product they'd like to buy based on brand, color, size, and more.

We'll be posting more updates and details as we add new features to Swagiggle and to our eCommerce Taxonomy Portal and PIM.  If you'd like to explore how to use the WAND eCommerce Taxonomy Portal and PIM to organize your product data - give us a shout.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Introducing The WAND State Government Agency Taxonomy

Our latest taxonomy is the WAND State Government Agency Taxonomy.  Just as every state is unique, so too are their state agencies.  They all have varying types of documents with their own terminologies.    
That makes this taxonomy a little different.  It's designed to provide a higher level framework for a state agency and allows the agency to expand the taxonomy to fit their specific needs.

The WAND State Government Agency Taxonomy contains 82 preferred terms and 16 synonyms. 

Top level areas include Boards and Commissions, Forms and Templates, and Processes and Procedures.

Other areas to be expanded include Communication and Engagement, Compliance and Enforcement, Events, Financial Assistance, Information and Resources, Licensing and Permits, Regulatory Documents, Regulatory Process, and Rules and Regulations.

The WAND State Government Agency Taxonomy is the perfect starting point to create a unique taxonomy to fit a state agency's requirements. 

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Introducing The WAND Aerospace Engineering Taxonomy

The WAND Aerospace Engineering Taxonomy has been expanded.  It provides over 5,470 terms and 874 synonyms and can be customized to include specific terms to meet the document management needs of any company involved in aerospace engineering.

Top level terms include Aerospace Engineering Disciplines, Aerospace Vehicles, Design, Aerospace Materials, Maintenance, Documentation, Research and Development, and Standards.

Also included are Regulatory Agencies, Associations, Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, and Department of Defense Aerospace Vehicle Designations.

Within Aerospace Vehicles are the areas of Aircraft, Rockets and Missiles, and Spacecraft.

Design covers Aircraft Design, Spacecraft Design, Design Constraints, Design Requirements, Design Review, Safety Design, and Systems Design.

The WAND Aerospace Engineering Taxonomy provides a strong foundation for any enterprise that needs to tag and organize documents relating to Aerospace Engineering.

Companions to this taxonomy are the WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy and the WAND Engineering Taxonomy.

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