Albuquerque-based Access Innovations, a leader in semantic enrichment, celebrates its 35th anniversary this month.
Officially incorporated on November 8, 1978, Access Innovations began like many other entrepreneurial enterprises — with a great idea, a few energetic people, and a little bit of capital. The company’s first headquarters was the kitchen of president and co-founder Marjorie M.K. Hlava’s home.
“Over the past 35 years, we’ve helped a lot of prestigious companies build their databases, knowledge management systems, and intranets,” says Jay Ven Eman, CEO and co-founder of Access Innovations. “We’ve worked on projects from huge SGML-based corporate intranets to sole proprietors’ customer records. We avail ourselves of every conceivable software, and we’ve converted data on nearly every platform. It’s been very exciting, yet in some ways I feel like this is just the beginning.”
Some 2,000 installations later, and with more than 200 thesauri under its belt, Access Innovations continues to be a leader in the information management arena. In the past year, Access Innovations has been named to eContent Magazine’s “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry,” as well as to KMWorld’s list of “100 Companies That Matter Most in Knowledge Management.” In addition, Access Innovations’ proprietary software, Data Harmony, has been included on the list of “100 Trend-Setting Products” by Information Today.
“Our longevity and experience in the ever-changing world of knowledge management is definitely something to be celebrated,” says Hlava. “While I am extremely proud of our accomplishments these past 35 years, we have no intentions or desires to rest on our laurels. We will continue to push the boundaries of our industry. It’s exciting to think of what the future holds.”
Founded in 1978, Access Innovations has extensive experience with Internet technology applications, master data management, database creation, thesaurus/taxonomy creation, and semantic integration. Access Innovations’ Data Harmony software includes automatic indexing, thesaurus management, an XML Intranet System (XIS), and metadata extraction for content creation developed to meet production environment needs. Data Harmony is used by publishers, governments, and corporate clients throughout the world.