Managing a metadata repository is the key to successful data governance.
Keeping metadata relevant, usable, clean, consistent and governed will assure that it serves the needs of business.
Metadata is a core component within digital information management systems. Consistent metadata is fundamental to interoperability between systems, and federated operations such as searching, access and security and appraisal. It provides a plank for data harmonization.
Metadata management supports interoperability
Information interoperability is the ability to transfer and use information in a uniform and effective manner across organizations, business groups and information systems. The adoption of common metadata standards within (and among) organizations supports interoperability, making information available, sharable, accessible and usable over time.
a.k.a.® keeps everyone on the same page.
a.k.a.® enables centralized control of your enterprise metadata. Operating as a metadata repository, metadata elements can be captured, stored and controlled, making it easier for users to harvest, share and reuse metadata.
Compliant with standards
a.k.a.® enables compliance with metadata registry standards, including ISO/IEC 11179 Metadata Registry (MDR) standard.
a.k.a.® supports multiple import and export formats to allow you to move metadata in and out easily. a.k.a.®’s export tools enable export to TXT, XML, CSV. We use XSL templates to transform data into customized CSV and XML formats for import into eCM and other information systems.
If the format you want doesn’t exist we can easily build it for you. We can convert any data library built in a.k.a.® can be exported to CSV or converted to specific CSV formats using our XSL templates.
Easy online publishing
Making your metadata accessible to your stakeholders is crucial for adoption and use. Our Interactive Report Templates make it easy for you to publish online in formats that will engage your users. Inbuilt search and filtering features along with hyperlinked relationships make it easy for users to engage and find what they are looking for.