Small steps lead to large changes when executed smartly. Simplicity and focusing on one task at a time are the cornerstones of the SEMANTA four-step approach.


Draw a high level map of your information landscape


Sign up for a Data Governance portal with all the catalogues, workflows and collaborative tools pre-configured and ready to use.


Create accounts for your colleagues and invite them to collaborate. Or use LDAP.


Catalogue your most important sources of data. Just list them. We will load detailed data models automatically.


Draw a high level map of your most important systems using an online diagramming tool.


Get key initial content from the “low hanging fruit”.

Create detailed maps of only the most important/critical systems - by loading internal data structures - and add their basic Data Governance attributes.


Catalogue the most frequently used reports by name, screenshot, link and basic description.


Load existing business glossaries from spreadsheets and make them available and searchable online.


Load data models from databases or CASE tools using metadata connectors.


Discover new value in your existing data by visually browsing the relationships between all types of content.


Enable data discovery and collaboration

Practice every day DG without anyone noticing it! SEMANTA allows you to do so.


Search all content in full-text or in structured mode.


Deliver definitions directly to your BI tools.


Approve changes on a mobile or directly from your BI tools.


Provide feedback or ask a data steward from your BI tools, instantly.



Start your project with pre-configured glossaries and catalogues.

Collaborative authoring

21st century tools for 21st century knowledge workers.

metadata connectors

Load metadata from all your data sources and make it easy to access for any user.



Out-of-the-box glossaries and catalogues are ready to store your typical information assets. They can be loaded by connectors then enriched, reused and shared by your people.



Business Glossary will take care of all your business definitions and their life-cycles, and make them accessible to everyone in your company.


Data Dictionary

Our Data Dictionary will load, organise and unlock information about your data structures from your modelling tools or databases and make it accessible to the rest of your company.



Semanta's Report Catalogue will organise your reporting portfolio across all of your platforms so that it's easy to search and easy to understand.


Systems and Applications

Draw a high level map of your most important systems using an online diagramming tool. Catalogue your most important sources of data. Just list them. We will load detailed data models automatically.



Other Catalogues


a simple knowledge base for your methodologies, analyses and how-to's



a register of all your people - stewards, owners, teams and groups


Data Quality Rules

definitions of business rules, DQ checks and dimensions


collaborative authoring



Google-like Searching

A knowledge worker in a typical company spends 80% of their time searching for information, trying to understand it and inefficiently working with it. SEMANTA is designed to cut this waste to a minimum. SEMANTA search is fast, secure and intelligent.




Wiki-like authoring

SEMANTA brings simple and collaborative authoring to “ordinary” people. In SEMANTA you can create a whole range of structured information assets like reports, tables or databases not just Wiki pages.


Information-centric collaboration

SEMANTA brings all the 21st century collaboration tools which we use in our personal lives into the office. We want to challenge today`s "copy & paste and email" work style. SEMANTA offers sharing, commenting, watching and task-listing – all tightly integrated with your information assets.


Visio-like diagramming

We understand that people are visual. SEMANTA delivers a state-of-the art Visio-like diagramming tool to create and share information maps, architecture schemes and data model diagrams.




Makes any information asset in the company easy to find, easy to understand and quick to access.



Links and Relationships

We call it Nexus and it provides a graphical visualisation of the relationships between objects.




Simple Work-flow  

Simple workflow functionality lets the data stewardship team change and approve business definitions while the original or previously approved versions remain available for the rest of the company. Simple and practical.


The security system is compatible with LDAP, Active Directory etc and is not a barrier for adoption.


SEMANTA keeps the full history of all your objects.



metadata connectors

Why not to use automation and machines to describe your information landscape? SEMANTA offers a wide range of connectors that access most common 3rd party platforms and tools - including modelling tools, data bases, reporting platforms, ERP or CRM systems.

Our connectors extract and load technical metadata from databases, CASE tools and BI platforms and present it in an easy-to-search format that makes accessing and browsing simple.


Modeling tools

SAP PowerDesigner
CA ERwin


Teradata Database
Oracle Database
Microsoft SQL Server

Reporting platforms

IBM Cognos
SAP Business Objects

ERPs and CRMs

Oracle eBusiness Suite

and of course


SEMANTA is designed to work on tablets and smartphones.


Cloud based

SEMANTA can be operated in the Cloud (we offer Google and AWS)*


Highly configurable

SEMANTA is designed to be easily configured (no programming) and extended. 



SEMANTA is ready to accommodate millions of entries and yet provide a great user experience.


*on-premises installation also available


Once you’ve covered the first domain with sufficient detail and even managed to capture its ongoing changes then it’s time to expand and document a new one. An approach of small continual improvements is the best way to roll out enterprise-wide Data Governance. The ability to repeat the governance process in new domains is an indication that your organisation has reached the next level of data-governance maturity.


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