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An integrated tool for optimising knowledge management

Knowledge is power. Within the increasingly competitive marketplace, business success critically depends on the effective management of a company's knowledge assets. These include all the updated knowledge regarding the company's processes, products, technologies, infrastructure and know how. Being a leader in knowledge management practices, a German company developed a complete system with unique features and capabilities for promoting and applying knowledge management in modern enterprises.
An integrated tool for optimising knowledge management
Knowledge management plays a key role in a company's differentiation from its competitors. Nevertheless, the implementation of its principles has been proven difficult. This is mainly due to the large diversity and amount of an enterprise's existing information. Apart from the organisation and presentation issues involved, there is also the major problem of providing the right information to the right people at the right time.

Hyperwave is a German company highly specialised in providing integrated solutions for effective knowledge management practice. The company developed the eKnowledge Infrastructure for practicing Knowledge Management. This wide-ranging integrated product set of applications incorporates three key products that can be individually or commonly used: the eKnowledge Suite, the eKnowledge Portal and the eLearning Suite.

The eKnowledge Suite is a collaborative knowledge management tool that offers intelligent handling of information by means of content and document management for fast exploitation of corporate intra and extranets. Its use ensures increased productivity through easy access to corporate knowledge, enhances the quality of updated information, strengthens data security and promotes team cooperation through interaction and communication.

The eKnowledge Portal is a broad in scope point for exchanging information that improves and integrates work flow across the extended enterprise. This application tool promotes a new improved share of corporate knowledge according to users' personalised needs, by providing the right information to the right people.

The eLearning Suite is a unique combination of education and knowledge management. The tool integrates all the advantages of traditional classroom training and web based training and assures transfer of information and knowledge between employees at anytime or in anyplace.

Awarded by the European Union and a well known IT magazine, the eKnowledge infrastructure has been extensively used by many world-leading enterprises. Following their paradigm, this reliable and efficient means for organising and presenting corporate data empowers modern enterprises to succeed in today’s competitive world.
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