I would like to know if a 3rd party professional Taxonomy replacement exists for the default SharePoint 2010 Microsoft implementation?

  • I don't know if there are any out there (yet). Why do you ask? Apr 14, 2011 at 11:22
  • @Wictor, the standard Taxonomy implementation has some serious short comings. I'm looking for a quick swop out and replace solution.
    – JL01
    Apr 14, 2011 at 11:59
  • We're using it successfully on our site for both profiles and some custom applications for content. What do you see as short comings? If its something we have not hit yet it would be nice to know.
    – MichaelF
    Apr 14, 2011 at 12:11
  • @MichaelF, add a metadata filter to a list, and see if you can filter results accurately. This is one huge shortfall of the current Taxonomy implementation. Check out some of my other questions as well as time goes by. We're calling in MS for a whole lot of gold support with Taxonomy.
    – JL01
    May 4, 2011 at 8:35
  • I was hoping to find more 3rd parties information here. Please admin, look at the question and let the man speak! SharePoint doesn't have a well working taxonomy solution which is also one of the reasons they don't call it that, they call it Managed Meta Data.
    – user6425
    Jan 16, 2012 at 14:17

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Take a look at MatchPoint for SharePoint (where I am working for).

It comes with it's own metadata management, but also supports the ootb taxomomy stuff.

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    – Alex Angas
    Apr 14, 2011 at 22:54
  • I don't want to spam here. But the questioner is explicitly asking for a 3rd party solution. And I do participate, if you check my profile on stackoverflow.com.
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    Apr 15, 2011 at 7:57
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    Apr 18, 2011 at 6:38
  • Really looks like a well polished solution. Thanks for sharing.
    – JL01
    May 4, 2011 at 8:39

WAND, Inc is one company that provides taxonomies, tags, etc. They provide prebuilt taxonomies (various industries) and other tools for content management - DataFacet product. CAVEAT: I do not work for the above company but have examined one of their products and found it satisfactory.

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