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Soutron Global Announces the Immediate Availability of the Soutron Skills Database


New Knowledge Services Solution Assists Transitioning From Collections to Connections

San Diego, CA

International library transformation company Soutron Global announces the immediate availability of its new knowledge services solution, the Soutron Skills Database. The Soutron Skills Database makes it easy for organizations to capture and codify information about staff and people in your industry or organization, the first step in the KM cycle (Dalkir, 2005)* to enable the creation of high-performance teams. Soutron Global will be unveiling its new knowledge services solution on June 8th at this year's Special Libraries Association conference.

Offered standalone or web-based, the Soutron Skills Database solution also integrates tightly into the Soutron library and information management solutions, thus enabling libraries and information centers to easily enhance their knowledge management/knowledge services (KM/KS) with secure skills and expertise identification services. "People are the most important conduits of information & knowledge," states Tony Saadat, President and CEO of Soutron Global. "Dalkir estimates that knowledge workers spend 1/3 of their time looking for information. By implementing our new knowledge services solution, you have the opportunity to reduce that time."

The Soutron Skills Database comes complete with a forms engine that takes advantage of the inherent flexibility of the Soutron Skills Database to provide easy data customization for identification of diverse industry skills, from hotel management skills to construction skills to medical skills and more. Advanced searching functionality lets users quickly find who has a particular area of expertise or has been involved in particular projects with other team members. "People Connections are as equally important as Resource Collections. When assessing know how and implementing a knowledge services strategy, don't ignore the benefits of managing your internal know who." Guy St Clair, President of SMR International and Knowledge Management Expert.

"Our close client service-oriented partnerships provided the opportunity to develop a new expertise identification solution, the Skills Database," states Graham Beastall, Soutron's Managing Director. "Following a successful development and test deployment, this new solution for managing skills and expertise within a discrete, secure community is now in production with our global partner."

*Dalkir, K. (2005). Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice. Massachusetts: Elsevier Inc.


About Soutron Global

As a client-driven company with strong award-winning leadership, Soutron Global is a cloud-based Library, Knowledge, and Information Management Solutions provider dedicated to "Managing Library Transformation". Soutron Global partners with special libraries and information centers around the globe to transition them to digital technologies with innovative, easy-to-use high-quality products. Soutron Global can be found online at