EKR KB is a database that stands out for its hierarchical and relational structure and can be integrated with ERP and PLM systems: a stainless company knowledge base
It is the heart of the EKR Orchestra platform. It transforms the paradigm, already known in the company, of the structured and labeled warehouse to allow those who create the information to place it in a virtual place, with appropriate labeling, so that any other company entity is able to find that information to make it any use. The information in the Knowledge Base is completely unrelated to the type of doc they will produce or the way they will be disseminated. When you start an EKR Orchestra project, the organization of information is certainly not similar to an information warehouse but is more like a bazaar, so much so that the general synthesis of an EKR Orchestra project is precisely to transform the company from a bazaar to an info warehouse.
The Bazaar is an example of unstructured and ad personam information, that is, based on the experience of a single individual. Each office in the company builds its own bazaar, with its own rules; but over time, the rules change, people take turns, ideas change and, consequently, access to information is practically impossible for other entities, if not through the mediation and intervention of the person who created the bazaar itself. This way of working, very widespread within companies, leads to a lot of inefficiency: the first step, for an EKR Orchestra project, is, therefore, to build an information map together, exploiting the expertise and experience present in the company. , thus moving from a bazaar approach to an organized warehouse one, characterized by semantic labels, without any reference to use via media or interactive dissemination technologies.
EKR Knowledge Base is a hybrid database that is characterized by a hierarchical and relational structure, strongly characterized by the xml format and designed to be connected to ERP and PLM systems, as well as EKR products for content creation and maintenance and aggregation of the same, for off-line documents or for feeding the PIM Portal for online disclosure.