TxM 053 Section 6.3 Why use the JAR&A taxonomy software? Created by James on 7/4/2013 12:24:06 PM
Why should you use the James Robertson and Associates taxonomy software?
1. 34 years' experience
James Robertson has been developing and building taxonomies and catalogue schemes since 1977 and developing taxonomies for ERP and other business information systems since 1987. This software provides expert guidance – like having James to help you.
Benefits: improves quality, reduces risk of poor design, speeds up work.
2. Expert guidance for maintenance
Where taxonomy development has been facilitated by James these tools provide expert guidance to assist with the maintenance of taxonomies designed by him in order to maintain the integrity of the design.
Benefits: improves quality long term and reduces or prevents degradation, reduces support costs.
3. Tools used by James
Many of the tools have been designed for use by James to help speed up taxonomy development and to ensure high precision consistent lists.
Benefits: precision, quality, time, reduced costs.
4. Enable larger and more complex taxonomies
The tools make it easier to accurately build large and complex code schemes – for example James will not attempt a Cubic Business Model Chart of Accounts project without the GL Builder software module.
Benefits: major time savings, greatly improved accuracy, ability to do things that are impossible manually.
5. Full Material and Item Master complexity only possible with tools
The complexity of content and the open ended nature of Materials Master and Item Master tables is so great that it becomes almost impossible to build and maintain the full-house complexity of such lists manually.
The Complex List Builder provides the tools to do this.
A later edition is planned to include full intelligent Master Data maintenance capability.
Benefits: support full potential of Materials Master and Item Master tables, unlock full potential value of ERP software, support greatest intelligence with highest quality on a sustainable basis.
6. Avoid degradation of taxonomies
When a new taxonomy is deployed those involved in its development understand it intimately but as time passes and staff change, or just get out of touch, the quality of taxonomies tends to degrade.
In some cases degradation significant enough to fundamentally damage the functionality of the taxonomy can occur within weeks without proper training.
The taxonomy maintenance tools provide expert guidance to minimize degradation and prevent it altogether when used by a well-trained senior staff member.
Benefits: sustainability, minimized cost of operation, maximize reliability, ease of maintenance, preserve investment.
7. Precise maintenance
In complex taxonomies where the addition of one entry can generate multiple entries the taxonomy maintenance functionality automates the generation of update entries for uploading into master data tables.
Benefits: ensures that updates are precise and easy to load, guarantees accuracy of updates even in complex taxonomies like the GL Cubic Business model for a large and complex enterprise.
8. Support sophisticated and comprehensive reporting
Building taxonomies is the foundation of the investment, it is only when there is a comprehensive collection of reports ranging from simple tables to complex models that fully exploit the potential of the taxonomies that value is truly unlocked.
The Report and BI Builder tools will provide a mechanism for replicating reports across the full range of taxonomies together with a report library management facility.
Benefits: ease of replication and management of reports, move from a scrappy collection of ad-hoc reports to a well ordered portfolio of well-designed reports designed for all eventualities, particularly important with the Cubic Business model in order to give every supervisor and manager a comprehensive portfolio of operational management reports.
The JAR&A Taxonomy software provides a range of tools that open the door to levels of strategic, tactical and operational information efficiency that have been promised for decades but seldom if ever delivered.
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