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a.k.a.

The tool that builds your information governance tools.

One tool to do it all

a.k.a. was consciously designed as a product to manage your entire information governance framework.

Your a.k.a. toolkit is entirely customisable to cater for your specific needs. It’s extensible, so can accommodate new requirements as they arise. It’s modular and scalable. And it’s transparent, so it’s easy to understand and doesn’t require programming skills.

This unparalleled versatility makes a.k.a. different to every other information governance product on the market.

With a.k.a. software you can create any metadata elements, entities or relationships and combine them to build any schemes, then deploy them into any information system.

Spreadsheets can’t compete with a.k.a.

There are no limits to the type of solutions you can create…

DESCRIBE

information assets

 Managed metadata

 Faceted classification schemes

  Controlled vocabularies

 Data catalogues

 Glossaries 

FIND

information assets

 Taxonomies for search

 Folksonomies

 Thesauri

 Ontologies

ORGANISE

information assets

 Information architecture

 Taxonomies

 Business classification schemes

 File plans

MANAGE

the information lifecycle

 Information asset registers

 Legislation schedules

 Retention & disposal schedules

 Vital records registers

a.k.a. is different

a.k.a. software is ubiquitous

a.k.a is designed to integrate with any information system, current or future. 

We know that you maintain multiple information systems. a.k.a. provides you with functionality to create schemes for each of your different systems sourcing from standardised data in the a.k.a. Library.

We make it easier for you to standardise and harmonise your language across  all of your business systems.

 

a.k.a. is agile, extensible and scalable 

Your organisation is rapidly evolving and your information management needs keep changing. Through mergers and acquisitions you may acquire new terminology, systems and processes, that need to be rapidly harmonised.

We know that you need an agile product that can evolve and change in time and in tune with your information environment. 

 a.k.a. provides an extensible toolkit  enabling you to add and customize fields, forms, lists, captions, tags, properties, controls, relationships and schemes. Any new element can be added into the a.k.a. data model at any point in time enabling you to rapidly respond to change.

 

a.k.a. connects the past, present and future

With a.k.a. you can manage your information governance framework over time because current and legacy data can co-exist within the same database. You don’t have to throw away your legacy schemes – chances are you will need to reference them some time in the future.

 

a.k.a. is designed for non-technical users

With a.k.a. you will be able to undertake complex tasks which are normally undertaken by IT specialists. We use code free functionality (mapping tools, wizards, scripts and templates) to simplify technical tasks such generating XML files and publishing interactive reports to the web.

 

a.k.a. enables automation of information governance

Information governance processes which are heavily dependent on quality metadata are ideal candidates for automation.

With a.k.a. you can design and create taxonomies, ontologies and appraisal models and convert these into machine readable data for upload into the auto-classification platform.

 

a.k.a. is multi-jurisdictional and multilingual

Companies operating in a global environment need to output their data in multilingual formats.

a.k.a. enables multiple language renditions of each entity and scheme, with reports, imports and exports filtered by language.

 

a.k.a. manages information where it lives

With a variety of formats available, a.k.a. exchanges schemes and metadata with virtually every information system.

Outputs like XML, RDF, CSV and TXT enable deployment into any information system that will import generic formats.

Customised API-based integrators facilitate regular data exchange with Windows Explorer, SharePoint and HP Records Manager (TRIM).

Easy to use

Let a.k.a. do your heavy lifting.

a.k.a. enables non-technical users to develop complex structures for information systems without specialist IT support.

Enduring

Manage your information governance framework across its lifespan.

Current and legacy data can happily co-exist in a.k.a. ensuring your long term governance.

Supported

a.k.a. is supported by a team of experienced information governance professionals.

We simplify the complexity of managing records and information.

Proven

a.k.a. is used by hundreds of organisations worldwide.

With its unparalleled versatility, a.k.a. is market-leading information governance solution.

ACCESSIBLE

Available in the cloud

Start immediately

Eliminate the hassle of onsite installation and maintenance. Deploying a.k.a.® is as easy as sending you a URL.

 

Pay-as-you-go

Pay only for the access you need, without an up-front investment or long-term commitment. Your a.k.a.® online subscription enables you access a.k.a.® on a quarterly or annual basis.

 

Scalable licensing

Our licensing models are designed to suit your changing requirements.

 

Stay up to date

With a.k.a.® online, you’ll always be working with the most up to date software releases.

Sound promising? Try a.k.a. with zero risk.

TRUSTED

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