Business Glossary, Business Glossary browser, and Business Glossary Anywhere support complex enterprise development environments with a unique set of capabilities:
Manage business terms and categories: Business Glossary provides a dedicated, web-based user interface for creating, managing, and sharing a controlled vocabulary, including batch editing capabilities. Terms represent the major information concepts in your enterprise and categories are used to organize into hierarchies.
Manage stewardship: Stewards are people or organizations with responsibility for a given information asset. Using Business Glossary administrators can import steward profiles from external sources, generate and edit profiles in the Web interface, and create relationships of responsibility between stewards and business terms or any of the artifacts managed by IBM InfoSphere Information Server.
Customize and extend: Needs around business metadata tend to differ from one enterprise to the next. For this reason, there is no "one size fits all" meta-model. In addition to being able to customize the entry page to the application, administrators can extend the application with custom attributes on both business categories and business terms.
Collaborate: It is not enough to simply document business metadata. This information is active in the enterprise with open access to all members of business and development teams. IBM InfoSphere Business Glossary provides a collaborative environment in which users can evolve this important information asset as the business changes and adapts to market conditions, shifting customer needs and competitive threats.
Contextual search and visibility business term definitions: Business Glossary Anywhere is an application independent search / pop-up box that can be called from any application (Excel, data modeling tools, reporting applications, Microsoft Word, etc.) that provides instant access to Business Glossary terms, taxonomies and stewards.
Simply Browse: Business Glossary browser is an intuitive read-only web-based interface requiring no training to utilize. Business users can search and explore the common controlled vocabulary and relationships, identify stewards responsible for assets and provide direct feedback.
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