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Taxonomy Management

Taxonomies provide a standard way to classify things. Whether you need to develop your own classification scheme, for example, genres for your episodic content, or rely on public standards like SIC, SNOMED-CT, or XBRL/GAAP/IFRS, EBX provides a complete set of tools for taxonomy management.
Support for complex models and hierarchies, because taxonomies are more than lists of codes.
Versioning, mappings and crosswalks. Manage multiple versions and crosswalks for all your taxonomies.
Distribute and apply your taxonomies to systems and users. Apply the classification scheme to other data assets managed inside EBX.

EBX features

Any data model from simple code lists to complex hierarchical structures
Hierarchy management for taxonomies, multi-taxonomy mappings, and applied taxonomies
Generate crosswalks using matching algorithms
Governance workflow to manage your taxonomy and its evolution
Versioning lets you manage, use and map multiple versions of a taxonomy
Real-time and batch interfaces for integration with other enterprise applications

In the news

Agence eSanté supports Luxembourg's National Health Information Exchange with EBX5. Initial focus is on managing healthcare codes and terminologies for a better coordination and continuity of care.
NCVER builds foundation for their reference data governance and management programme on Orchestra Networks’ EBX. Australian agency responsible for the collection and analysis of vocational education data chooses EBX for Classification and Reference Data Management (RDM)

Customer cases and demos

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Better Data Governance through Better Reference Data

Reference data management (RDM) provides a data governance capability similar to the general ledger for financial management. You can live without it, but it’s hard to balance the books. It provides a means to govern how we classify, differentiate, reference, and analyze “things” represented by our data. Bringing together reference data into a single environment for governance and stewardship improves consistent use of the data, improves the quality of regulatory data, improves the results of analytics, improves interactions with our clients, and reduces the costs of data management. Reference master data can also provide a social hub to share classification schemes that result from, or lead to, innovation in the way we see our businesses.

In this session, the speakers share concrete patterns for creating and managing mastered reference data, covering the following topics:

– Understanding & leveraging the codependent relationship between Data Governance & RDM
– Focusing on single trusted source of reference data, vs. application integration, as a priority for maximum business value
– Bringing reference data & business glossaries together
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Better Data Governance through Better Reference Data
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Sabre: Master Reference Data in the Large Enterprise

Sabre is a technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry, encompassing four business units: Sabre Airlines Solutions, Sabre Travel Network, Sabre Hospitality Solutions and Travelocity. Sabre provides software to travel agencies, corporations, travelers, airlines, hotels, rental car, rail, cruise and tour operator companies. Divisions within each of these groups also service the business or corporate travel market. Sabre grew out of American Airlines and was spun off with an IPO in 2000 and currently employs approximately 10,000 people in 60 countries. In addition to managing the business processes and reporting across the four divisions, the IT group has been tasked to provide an agile architecture to accommodate M&A opportunities in the hospitality industry. Clearly, one of the biggest opportunities for leverage of corporate information assets is travel-related “public” and “private” reference data. Critical to the launch of such a program is to answer the key question “Why after all this time do we need RDM?” This session will provide insights and best practices concerning the establishment of an enterprise RDM program in a large global enterprise by discussing topics such as:

– Establishing the business value of an enterprise RDM program (“Hello, Houston … we have a problem”)
– Overcoming the cultural & territorial obstacles by selling change as a compelling argument for RDM (“Shift Happens”)
– Futureproofing the enterprise RDM program solution, outcome & direction (“What we didn’t think about”)


Janine Stevens
Sr. Enterprise Data Architect

Janine Stevens is a Senior Manager at Sabre and has been in the travel industry for over 30 years with a focus on Data and Information Management for 10 years. Given her experience across the breadth of the travel industry, Ms. Stevens is the thought leader for managing data as a strategic asset at Sabre.

Roger Kelly
Principal Data Architect/Scientist

Roger Kelly is a Principal Data Architect/Scientist and has been in the travel industry for over 25 years with a focus on Data Architecture and Software Engineering. He has worked across a broad spectrum of database and application development technologies on many of Sabre’s innovative and critical systems.

Learn more at
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Master Reference Data in the Large Enterprise
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A day in the life of a business user.

Hierarchy Management
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EBX5 Demo: Hierarchy Management

What’s next?

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Contact us to arrange a demo and discuss your Data Management initiative.