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Enterprise Taxonomy Management

Synaptica KMS version 9.1

Synaptica KMS term-based taxonomy management software is one of the longest standing Knowledge Organizations Systems (KOS). With a history going back 25 years, KMS has been recognized as an award-winning, innovative market leader by knowledge management professionals around the world.

Enterprise Taxonomies and Thesauri provide the foundation for creating smarter search and discovery, building better navigation, and providing a means of standardizing the language used within organizations to describe what they do, the products and services they offer, and the content they wish to manage.

Ease-of-Use and Rapid Deployment

Intuitive user and administrative interfaces, fast system configuration are the hallmarks of the Synaptica KMS. Once basic design details for a controlled vocabulary have been defined, it is possible to set up a system within an hour. Additional vocabularies can be created in minutes.

Flexibility and Functionality

KMS provides screens and workflows optimized for the different jobs that taxonomy editors do. From simple search and navigation to the rapid editing of individual terms and relationships, from batch and drag-and-drop editing to cross-mapping distinct taxonomies, KMS provides a wide range of options for performing complex tasks with unparalleled ease.

Insightful Views and Reports

Comprehensive search, hierarchy navigation, and visualization displays provide new ways to explore how terms and vocabularies relate to one another. Construct basic to complex queries with easy-to-use reporting tools and produce outputs in HTML, MS Word or Excel, or machine-readable RDF, XML, or CSV file formats.

API’s and REST Web Services

KMS offers a full complement of APIs and RESTful Web Services to effortlessly integrate with external applications to help power search, navigation, indexing, and auto-classification. All editorial functionality available through the web-based interface may also be achieved via APIs, including the creation of new terms.

Import with Ease


Import existing taxonomies into Synaptica KMS directly from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, text delimited files, or RDF and XML schema.

Additional options include:

  • Multilingual Vocabulary Management
  • Taxonomy Versioning
  • AutoMatch and Crosswalk Mapping
  • MyViews Public Taxonomy Access
  • Projects, Permissions, and Collaboration
  • SharePoint Connector
  • Linked Data
  • Hosting Options

KMS and Linked Data

Linked Data is a powerful industry standard model for designing and building Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS).

Our philosophy has always been to accommodate the constantly changing knowledge management requirements of our diverse customer base.

Synaptica KMS stands as a testament to this approach, benefiting from real-world use cases as well as our adherence to standards and best practices. Our design ethos has always been to listen carefully to our users to create tools that simplify day-to-day tasks.


Non-proprietary Open Standards

Synaptica embraces open industry standards in the business rules for building controlled vocabularies and in the exchange of data with external systems such as the W3C’s SKOS and OWL formats and Linked Data standards.


"Our choice of Synaptica KMS taxonomy software is part of our focus on strengthening the vocabulary. We needed software with additional applications and KMS provides all of the foundational features that you need as well as extra options that provide future adaptability."

Marisa Hughes, American Psychological AssociationTaxonomist