SchemaLogic and Innodata Isogen Collaborate on Metadata Management Technology
SchemaLogic and Innodata Isogen Sign Alliance Agreement
Cross-System Metadata Management Technology is Key Part of Content Supply Chain, Driving Major Cost Savings and Improved Information Retrieval
Redmond, Washington, USA. April 20, 2004.
SchemaLogic, a software firm providing enterprise metadata and taxonomy management solutions, and Innodata Isogen, a leading provider of content supply chain solutions, today announced they have formed a new business alliance.
Under the agreement, SchemaLogic and Innodata Isogen will work cooperatively on marketing and sales activities in the information management and content integration marketplace. Together, the companies provide a complete solution for large organizations producing and aggregating XML content.
"Innodata Isogen's expertise in XML and other open information standards, content management and publishing technologies and business process re-engineering is complemented by the enterprise metadata and taxonomy management software developed by SchemaLogic," said Jeff Dirks, president and CEO of SchemaLogic. "Together we can help customers better realize cost-savings and productivity gains in their content operations, while enabling them to improve compliance, agility and the findability of distributed information."
Innodata Isogen optimizes content supply chains — the sequence of activities necessary to create, use and distribute information or information products. SchemaLogic software manages the cross-system metadata, schema, taxonomies and vocabularies that define and describe distributed information. Together the firms deliver an enterprise view of data structures and semantics used by various systems, along with business processes that dramatically simplify content integration and information retrieval.
"Part of what we do is help clients organize and deliver information more effectively, more efficiently and more economically. SchemaLogic plays a key role by unifying the various metadata, schema and taxonomies used across disparate systems," said George Kondrach, executive vice president of Innodata Isogen. "SchemaLogic represents the state-of-the-art for reconciliation and synchronization of structural and semantic definitions used within different systems. In business terms, this makes it easier for systems to talk to each other and deliver information to the right people at the right time, no matter how it is created or where it is stored."
The never-ending demand to cut costs and make better decisions faster — plus new regulations (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA) — mandate greater coordination, governance and control over distributed information. For these reasons, many companies place enterprise information architecture high on their 2004 priority list. Nick Gall, senior vice president of the META Group, recently wrote, "Our research indicates that 2004 will be the breakout year for a unified concept of model-oriented architecture that better weaves together its various aspects: models, markup, schemas, self-description, reflection, and metadata."
This trend creates rising demand for SchemaLogic software and Innodata Isogen services, as enterprises unify disparate systems, create enterprise information architecture and optimize their content supply chain. SOX and other governance regulations have sparked improvements to processes and systems that manage information, including metadata. But there is great value beyond compliance, including information management cost reductions of up to 80%, greater business agility and new levels of information sharing across disparate systems.
About Innodata Isogen
Innodata Isogen (www.innodata-isogen.com) optimizes content supply chains, helping clients realize significant cost savings and productivity gains from content-related operations, achieve better outcomes and compete more effectively in demanding global markets.
Its solutions encompass virtually every activity necessary to create, use and distribute information products. Clients can choose from an array of integrated point solutions or simply outsource their entire content supply chain to Innodata Isogen.
Innodata Isogen, based in metro New York, has seven content solution centers and satellites in North America and Europe, seven certified content production facilities and a dedicated tools and technology center in Asia, together employing more than 7,000 content specialists worldwide.
To learn more about Innodata Isogen, visit www.innodata-isogen.com.
SchemaLogic (www.schemalogic.com) improves how information is organized across the enterprise, using a unified metadata framework, which simplifies information exchange and retrieval across multiple systems. This is achieved using patent-pending software for Enterprise Metadata Management (EMM), which supports reconciliation, mapping, synchronization and governance of cross-system metadata and taxonomies. This improves information sharing and data quality, increases business agility and supports governance — critical to the success or failure of any large enterprise.
Unlike the application-specific approaches common today, SchemaLogic combines metadata definitions, taxonomies, schema, vocabularies and reference data from multiple systems (database, content, XML, etc.) within a common model. Applications include information integration, XML schema catalogs, synchronization of content management systems, enterprise taxonomy reconciliation and metadata control for regulatory compliance.
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