Calling taxonomy development a headache is a misnomer if there ever was one.
Luckily our taxonomy component is easy-to-use with minimal training. But who wouldn’t want the basic framework as the starting point? WAND, Inc. is one of Concept Searching’s partners and that’s exactly what they do. They provide a full-range of taxonomies covering an almost never ending assortment of horizontal and vertical industries and applications. Flexible, they can be purchased in modules or an organization can purchase the complete suite of taxonomies. Organizations can avoid the pain of starting from scratch, merging spreadsheets, and eliminate the delay of term agreement (after all we are human).
It is rare that an organization will begin auto-classification and taxonomy development tackling the entire enterprise, but will pick a department or division as the prototype to run the software through its paces (and keep us vendors honest). Since our software generates compound term metadata, using a WAND taxonomy, we can auto-classifying the content, and the WAND taxonomy can be populated literally within minutes. With the Concept Searching taxonomy component, Subject Matter Experts are prompted by the system with similar multi-word terms (concepts) that were loaded from the WAND framework and away you go. From that point on you can manage the taxonomy to be as broad or as granular as you need.
Honestly it can’t get much easier than that. Our taxonomy component is very robust, it will prompt you with similar concepts, test your changes without re-indexing, and show the impact of your changes before putting them into production. If you are evaluating taxonomy solutions don’t overlook WAND and Concept Searching to transform a nightmare into a pleasure. For more information about WAND please visit their web site.