Effective RIM taxonomies are carefully designed arrangements of terms (metadata) generally custom built to fit a particular environment. How terms are arranged in a taxonomy is generally based on the content management environment – taxonomies can be simple lists or hierarchies used for searching and/or browsing, or can be more complex arrangements that support a range of information governance processes such as access, privacy and records retention.
a.k.a.® delivers the means for organizations to build a multiplicity of taxonomies and controlled vocabularies by combining entities and relationships in many different ways including:
- File plans
- Business classification schemes
- Data maps
- Entity models
- Organizational structures
- Workflows and processes
a.k.a.® enables construction of business classification schemes in accordance with ISO 15489 Records Management DIRKS Methodology. These can then be linked in a.k.a.® to other information management controls such as retention rules, records types, legislation and stakeholder requirements.
a.k.a.® manages every aspect of taxonomy development and significantly reduces time and effort:
- Importing legacy data
- Creating and editing terms and entities
- Linking terms and entities
- Testing schemes for integrity
- Seeking approval through reporting and publishing online
- Deploying and utilizing into a vast range of information management systems.
A proven leader in information governance a.k.a.® is used by over 350 organisations worldwide.