Enterprise Taxonomy Management

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.

Welcome to Synaptica KMS version 9.1

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

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.

Ask Us About…

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

KMS Overview

Watch an overview of Synaptica’s KMS Taxonomy Management system with Bob Kasenchak. This video includes a quick look at basic features and navigation.

Available with KMS

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

SharePoint Connector integrates Synaptica KMS to SharePoint implementations to bring Term Sets into the SP Term Store for content indexing.

KMS is a versatile, feature-filled application that, with the release of version 9.1 contains performance and security improvements, as well as a new tool we’re very excited about called “AutoMatch” that greatly expands KMS’s term mapping capabilities.

Our product development philosophy has always been to do all we can to accommodate the constantly changing knowledge management requirements of our diverse customer base. KMS stands as a testament to this model, benefiting from real-world use cases as well as our adherence to standards and best practices. Synaptica’s 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