Synaptica KMS

Synaptica KMS is an enterprise software application for building and maintaining many different types of knowledge organization systems (KOS), including taxonomies, ontologies and name authorities. It has been scaled to manage hundreds of millions of concepts and relationships and provides users with many innovative editing tools, including automated vocabulary mapping and automatically generated and distributed management reports.

Key Reasons to Move to a Taxonomy or Ontology Management Tool


  • It has become impractical to manage your taxonomies in spreadsheets
  • Open Source products leave much to be desired as to ease-of-use and intuitive design
  • You struggle with delivering consumable taxonomies to your internal users and applications
  • You require a way to easily manage taxonomies in multiple-languages
  • Non-conformity and lack of regulation has led to multiple, independent taxonomies describing the same things
  • You need a means of centralizing and standardizing your management and control of taxonomy resources across the enterprise
  • You want to build standards based, RDF compliant taxonomies
  • You wish to connect to external Linked Data taxonomies and other data

Synaptica Leads the Way with Ease of Use and Enterprise Scalability

Intuitive user interfaces and rapid system configuration are hallmarks of the Synaptica KMS application. Once the entity and relationship types required for a KOS scheme have been defined, it is possible to configure and deploy a production system in under an hour. Flexible administration tools allow custom schemes, properties and relationship types to be designed and combined with industry standard business rules governing controlled vocabulary management.

User-centric Functionality

Synaptica’s design ethos has always been to listen carefully to our editorial and administrative users and then create user experiences that simplify your day-to-day tasks. Synaptica provides screens and workflows optimized for the different jobs that you do, whether that is rapid term creation, detailed development of each concept’s property set and semantic structure, drag-and-drop hierarchy editing, or the mapping and alignment of multiple taxonomies. Synaptica provides a wide range of options for performing complex tasks with unparalleled ease.

Insightful Views and Reports

Faceted search, tree-browse and visualization interfaces provide many ways to explore how concepts and taxonomies relate to one another.

Powerful query tools support searching within or across multiple taxonomies using over 70 parameters. Extracted data can then be presented in tabular, alphabetical or hierarchical formats and generated in human-readable HTML, MS Word and Excel, or machine-readable RDF, XML or CSV.

Complex reports only need to be formulated once; they can then be saved to a shared management report library with scheduling options that can automatically run and distribute reports to need-to-know stakeholders.

Collaboration and Governance

Enterprise taxonomies are often curated by a team of people with different domain expertise and knowledge. Synaptica supports 12 levels of role-based permissions. Users log in through project specific portals that control which taxonomies each user can see and the tasks they can perform with them. Standard and custom workflow states allow for editorial review, QC, and the publication and retirement of terms and taxonomies.

Ask Us About

  • Cloud Hosting
  • Batch Editing
  • Multilingual
  • Versioning
  • Single Sign On
  • AutoMatch Crosswalk
  • MyViews Publishing
  • TaskViews Collaboration
  • SharePoint Connector
  • Aithin Connector
  • Auto-Classifier Connectors
  • APIs & Web Services
  • Linked Data Management
  • Import / Export Formats

Check out our taxonomy software buyers guide, which contains Synaptica’s
Top 100 user requested features arranged by ten common taxonomy management tasks.


Non-proprietary open standards

Synaptica embraces open industry standards both 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 for semantic search.