What is EMMA
WHAT IS EMMA
EMMA (an Enhanced Metadata Management Application) is a powerful knowledge management solution that connects systems, people and data from across an organisation and beyond, providing a single point of access to all of an organisation’s knowledge, information and data.
By delivering a quick and efficient way to connect and search databases and IT systems, regardless of their function, design or location, EMMA helps to make organisational knowledge more discoverable, improving the accessibility, usability and reusability of organisational knowledge while reducing the time and effort required to locate it.
By connecting systems regardless of their function, design or location EMMA breaks down organisational silos, helping to reveal previously unseen or unknown relationships between organisational data, an providing new level of context, capability and functionality across the entire organisation, not just within sections of it.
EMMA sits alongside, rather than replacing, existing systems and modules, removing the need to centralise and transform organisational data. As well as reducing cost and complexity, this also allows new systems to be added as technology and organisational needs evolve, providing exceptional flexibility, while future-proofing an organisation’s ICT investment.
EMMA also acts as an organisational safeguard, helping to formalise tacit knowledge (the informal connections between people, places and resources), protecting against knowledge loss during periods of change.