Knowledge Base Functional Highlights
Through a combination of technologies, the Collaborative Knowledge Base delivers high-impact training and How-Tos, a search engine, and FAQ information. It also facilitates the harvesting of knowledge from the entire community that touches your product through an easy-to-use input interface.
Control of ''Look and Feel''
The Collaborative Knowledge Center provides complete control of the look and feel of the site. The two thumbnails below show how the skins feature can be used to project a completely different image.
Update KC from any Web Browser
Collaboration and knowledge harvesting is made possible by allowing any member of the team to directly update the Knowledge Center site from any web browser with access to the Internet. This highly effective and efficient functionality enables instantaneous updates. For example, knowledge acquired by technical staff in the field may indicate that problems exist in a manual, or in product support and reference material. This knowledge can be used for immediate updates.
Restrict Read and Write Access to Topics and Webs, by Users and Groups
The Access Control functionality provides the ability to restrict access to single topics and entire webs; by individual user and by user Groups in three areas: view, edit and attach, and rename/move/delete. Access control, combined with User Authentication, allows the site administrator to easily create and manage an extremely flexible, fine-grained privilege system.
Changes to the Knowledge Center are managed by a revision control system. Each set of changes is tracked with a revision number, author and date/time of change recorded.
Revision control is the key feature that enables the organization to extend broad membership in the team able to directly change the Knowledge Center. Being able to track and role back errors is key to the multi authorship environment.
An additional aspect of revision control is the ability to register for email notification of changes and content. This allows the subject experts, usually called Contributing Editors, to perform a review role on content submissions.