Semantics Manager™ enables enterprises to define, find, understand, use, and exchange data by managing standards and metadata as organizational assets. It is built upon an industry-leading repository and governance platform that can support requirements through configuration, rather than hardcoded behavior requiring custom modification to adapt to changing requirements. Semantics Manager enables standards development organizations (SDO) to develop, manage, obtain and incorporate reviewer input, and distribute standards more efficiently. It also helps industry to implement standards faster and more effectively while automating and improving business processes.
Based on Object Management Group’s (OMG) Reusable Asset Specification (RAS), Semantics Manager’s metamodel definition infrastructure leverages the flexibility of declarative XML-based specifications to generate strongly-typed information models with full control over object type, object content and object-to-object associations. These generated models are presented to end users via a modern browser-based UI, giving them intuitive access to repository content organized in a format aligned with their user role. The base library includes an ISO-11179 based metamodel for managing metadata content.
A fully configurable governance process automation engine gives repository administrators control over object approval processes on a fine-grained basis, defining type-specific processes with content cardinality rules (e.g., information is optional for an object in draft status and mandatory in published status), inline validation policies (e.g., conditional content based on associated values) and role-based approval processes supporting any combination of parallel and sequential commenter and approver steps.