SchemaLogic Introduces Vignette Taxonomy Integrator Adapter

New adapter allows users to develop and manage Vignette categories and classification hierarchies within SchemaLogic's SchemaServer application.

InformationWeek Staff, Contributor

August 25, 2005

2 Min Read

Enterprise metadata and taxonomy management software provider SchemaLogic released the Vignette Taxonomy Integrator Adapter for SchemaLogic's SchemaServer application today. The Adapter provides taxonomists, information architects and knowledge workers with the ability to develop and manage Vignette categories and classifications hierarchies within SchemaLogic's SchemaServer. As a result, organizations can now manage and deploy Vignette taxonomies from a centralized enterprise taxonomy management system.

"The Adapter truly helps companies to leverage all or part of their existing enterprise taxonomies by publishing relevant subsections, or their complete taxonomies, to the Vignette Content Management Taxonomy and Advanced Search Application," said Jeff Dirks, president and chief executive officer of SchemaLogic. "Vignette Content Management then uses these taxonomies to enable categorizing and intelligent searching of managed content with the Vignette Virtual Repository. Using SchemaLogic SchemaServer, organizations that use Vignette, or other content management systems, can more easily manage multiple taxonomies, share vocabularies across the enterprise, and integrate structured and unstructured data to improve browsing and search capabilities."

The Vignette Adapter was built with SchemaLogic's Integrator Technology, which manages the synchronization of common data and metadata structures to multiple subscribing systems. In addition to managing Vignette taxonomies, the Adapter provides the ability to compare and reconcile differences between the taxonomies in SchemaServer and the taxonomies in Vignette. This gives organizations enhanced flexibility for business unit disparity while allowing corporate management, governance and reconciliation of those differences.

"We recently completed a project for one of the country's fastest growing churches whose primary challenge was making its organizational taxonomy available and applicable to two key systems; one of which was Vignette," Dirks added. "The church's taxonomy was imported into SchemaServer, which then took over coordination and synchronization of taxonomic metadata. We were able to use the Vignette Adapter to create a consistent context for information and help the two systems basically speak the same language. As a result, the church's organizational vocabularies can now be shared across multiple content management systems, enterprise search, Web sites and publishing systems, making it easier to find more relevant, accurate information."

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