Organizations are slowly waking up to the enormous value that enterprise social knowledge networking can unlock. With Microsoft SharePoint, collaborative knowledge management becomes a viable approach to enable organizational intelligence in the enterprise. Taxonomy is the key: Managed metadata can drive navigation, content discovery and search, relationships, and re-usability of content. Managed metadata can provide a common vocabulary for corporate language, and it can connect people via social networks.

Features and Benefits

Add Knowledge Management to SharePoint

Why not turn all your SharePoint content into knowledge? Just create taxonomies and assign consistent and accurate metadata to items and documents to classify and relate content and users.

Classify your SharePoint portal content

Manual content classification is time-consuming and requires specific subject knowledge. Why not classify automatically? You can use bulk tagging (for example after content migration into SharePoint) or real-time tagging (during document upload or item change) with flexible scopes and options.

Increase findability for items and documents

Assigned managed metadata terms can help out-of-the-box to better find the desired content via SharePoint search or by applying filters in SharePoint libraries. But there could be much more.


Discover corporate knowledge in SharePoint

There is no technical book without a subject index or glossary. Why not using these familiar features on your portal to find content cross-site or site collections by topic? Simply browse your knowledge using additional, flexible tree-based or directory-like navigations.

Take care about a common corporate language

Knowledge sharing requires a common corporate language. How do you call your products, services, projects exactly? Find it in a corporate subject index or glossary in SharePoint.

Keep your employees connected

Subscribe to specific topics and be informed in case of any changes. Find the right person for specific questions by topic across the enterprise. Enable content relationship management.

How it works


What you need

You can make use of the Layer2 Knowledge Management Suite for SharePoint to turn your employee portal data and documents into knowledge.

SharePoint Knowledge Management FAQs

What makes the Layer2 solution unique?

Most competitors are using external databases, indexes and search engines (like Apache Lucene) to just adapt legacy KM tools to SharePoint. Others are sending user documents across the internet to the vendor's cloud for any further processing. The Layer2 KMS is 100% based on and written for SharePoint on-premises. It's all under your full control.


Is the KMS already available for SharePoint Online?

Not yet. Just a few components are already available in the SharePoint App Store for SharePoint Online on Office 365, such as the Layer2 Term Set Glossary App to render a search-driven A-Z subject index based on managed metadata with flexible linking.

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