Auros Knowledge Systems

Auros


5 / 5
14 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Existing customers include Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Airbus, NAVISTAR, TRW, AAM, Caterpillar, ZF, JCI,, and other discrete manufacturers.


Average Ratings

14 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Auros Knowledge Systems
  • www.aurosks.com
  • Founded 2001
  • United States

About Auros

Auros is the leading enterprise solution for a fundamentally new approach to managing technical knowledge called Knowledge Aware. By converting traditional reference libraries into Active Knowledge, Auros software has rapidly become the go-to Knowledge Management solution. Unlike traditional knowledge management strategies, the Auros software captures valuable knowledge in digestible, bite-sized pieces and delivers it to other employees and teams when and where they need it.


Auros Features

  • Cataloging / Categorization
  • Collaboration
  • Content Management
  • Data Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • FAQ
  • Full Text Search
  • Guided Problem Solving
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning

Auros Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Provisioning Knowledge Into Your Work Environment

Oct 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Assessments are powerful. I have experienced design reviews where ambiguity, bias, and hiding of the facts is common place. Not with Auros. Auros provides real time checks & balances on the status of your design processes automatically with full transparency.

Cons: With the current release, K-Pacs (Knowledge Packets) are used to capture the knowledge and rules needed to execute associated design and manufacturing processes. Outside of a mildly helpful multi-K-Pac Excel import feature, difficulties exist in that it takes time to create K-Pacs from extracted document facts. In all fairness, however, the Auros team is working right now to ease this manual labor of providing details into K-Pacs from direct input to document and fact extraction conversion methods.

Overall: We have found it useful to leverage Auros beyond its original design to support engineering & design processes. In one example, this can mean guidance for a machine operator leveraging best design practices from engineering. This could also mean a decision within engineering design being modified because of instant knowledge awareness of logistics standards (these are examples). What is being unpacked and unveiled here is an "untapped secret sauce": Auros gives information architects the ablity to deliver knowledge or make individuals experience "knowledge awareness" through an activation of information already existing (in any area within a business or customer job site). By tapping into sanctioned or verified sources from other locations within a company or group, authoritative knowledge can be brought to the attention of decision-makers at the moments needed for lower-risk decision-making. Being application agnostic, that decision-making knowledge might be presented in different forms like simulation interfaces, chatbots and instant messages, or custom-built customer apps... the options are endless. The best decisions are made with recent and relevant actionable information at our fingertips. Auros provides that foundation.

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 25, 2018

Thanks for the great and thorough review, Tim! We're glad you're enjoying the Auros systems. We are always looking for new ways to continuously improve our system. We appreciate your feedback.

AUROS - Great tool to document, track and distribute requirements

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like that anyone can document their knowledge/requirements and push them out to others for common usage. This is much better than the constant duplication of requirements that is typical across large organizations. If a best practice is agreed to this software allows it to be housed in one location, and as it evolves its changes can be immediately seen by any users or adopters of the best practice.

Cons: Working thru the value table logic is difficult especially as you get into more complex logic in them. There are many options of how to lay it out, and the Boolean logic functionality is a little cumbersome to grasp.

Overall: Being able to capture the knowledge of the organization and reuse it for multiple projects and programs is great instead of re-authoring things each time a new request comes in. The difficulties I have encountered are based around trying to establish how you want to categorize the data being stored as the longer it takes to establish how you want it categorized the more work it will be to properly categorize to allow fast, easy, repeatable access to the knowledge.

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 29, 2018

Hi Nic! Thanks for the great feedback. We really appreciate it.

Auros Knowledge Database

Nov 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: How knowledge is structure in Communities of Practice and every piece of knowledge in individual KPacs, that can be later grouped in dynamic assessments that automatically check our guidelines and returns a pass or fail value.

I also find very useful the web services that Auros provides to directly connect with the database for interactions with CAD Softwares or other databases

Cons: The user interface is a little confusion to follow at first, but after a quick training can be easily overcome.

Overall: Overall experience has been great. Their support team is always available and had helped us structure our requirements to easily share and evaluate our knowledge

Auros for Development

Oct 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy for the end user to use. Creates consistent requirements and checks that is up to date with the latest requirements.

Cons: Many of the functions are hidden and need to be learned and communicated to others (from an author/admin standpoint). For the user to review and assess it is very easy.

Overall: I think it is a great system for capturing and storing any knowledge/requirements that a corporation may have. It is highly adaptable to many use cases and can be customized with out IT support.

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 25, 2018

Thank you for the great feedback! We're glad you're enjoying the tool. In efforts to help better communicate our features to our users and admins, we are launching new monthly training webinars at the beginning of 2019 for all users.

Auros Review

Oct 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: AUROS "DRIVES OWNERSHIP, ACCOUNTABILITY, TRACKING AND TIMELY CLOSURE OF ISSUES!!"

Cons: Need to add more report capabilities above bar & pie charts

Overall: Using Auros has driven more accountability in our standardized work relative to applying our manufacturing requirements as well as tracking and closure of issues identified early in the product development process. Overall, using Auros has improved our workflow and simplified knowledge sharing between engineering functions.

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 10, 2018

Thanks for the feedback, Michael! We're glad you're enjoying the Auros system.

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Knowledge Management Done Right

Oct 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: * Patent approved novel ideas in knowledge management

* LEGO like functionality building blocks

Cons: * Need to establish a proper process and training plan before jumping in to it

Overall: * Recurring mistakes are avoided

* Knowledge retention has been hassle-free and process driven

* Auros provides Metrics and Reporting on quality of knowledge

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 10, 2018

Thanks for the great feedback. We're glad to hear that you like the Auros software.

Like most software, there is going to be a learning curve... almost like riding a bike! Once you try it one or two times, it's very simple. :)

Auros knowledge management software

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Flexibility in structuring knowledge through categorization

Cons: User interface takes time to adjust to. Location of functions is not intuitive.

Overall: Quite positive. It can be implemented very simply, or very complex. The time required to implement and manage goes up exponentially with complexity.

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 30, 2018

Thanks for the great feedback, Dean! We are glad to hear you like the software.

We are currently working on the usability of the user interface and you should see huge improvements coming in our next release.

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Knowledge structure.

Oct 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that knowledge can be constructed in packets and linked together. I like the idea of vitality, which shows where the knowledge hotspot and notspots are located. This can allow future prioritisation of Engineering effort.

Cons: I am only just getting into the construction of the way we would like the knowledge to be linked. I would like an easy way to map and access, knowledge.

I am exploring using methods K-PACS to achieve the mapping and issues management to collect 'seeds' of future knowledge.

Overall: We would like to produce a system that will act as virtual expert and single (certified) source of truth. Currently we have many experts (not always accessible) with multiple sources of truth (which are varied in their suitability for particular situations).

Useful Software for Lessons Learned Mgt

Oct 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its very useful tool that we can extrapolate information easily.

Cons: Its user friendly. Many complicated features are present which software team can make more easy.

Overall: Its great tool.

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 25, 2018

Thanks for the great review, Tushar!

Great Tool for managing dynamic knowledge base. It has Project Management and Issue Management

Feb 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: AUROS is an enterprise, web deployed, strategic solution for Technical Knowledge Management. AUROS fosters bottom-up social interaction that engages the workforce while capturing, structuring, and refining various types of reusable knowledge like Standards, Requirements, Methods/Instructions, Procedures, Calculations, and more.

AUROS replaces the traditional search based paradigm for knowledge re-use with a unique web-services approach. With AUROS, knowledge is activated, evaluated, or assessed as it is needed directly within your technical processes.

AUROS turns knowledge into a trusted and enduring asset across your organization driving efficiency and fueling innovation.

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 10, 2018

Thanks for the feedback! We're glad we can help you with your project management and issues management tasks.

Auros Review

Oct 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I appreciate how customizable the Auros software is.

Cons: I think that many of the terms Auros uses (e.g. CoP - community of practice and K-PAC - knowledge pack) are not self explanatory. These terms are not used elsewhere in industry, resulting in a greater learning curve.

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 10, 2018

Thank you for the feedback! Many of our other customers also like how they can customize the system. It allows you to use Auros for almost anything!

Ease of use

Oct 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, flexibility for configuration, flow of information

Cons: takes some getting used to in order to use it effectively.

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 25, 2018

Thanks for the great feedback, Hari! We really appreciate it.

Best Software-Auros

Feb 09, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: User Friendly, Capability of Process Control , Process Tracking , Dynamic in nature , Automatic Reports generation , Capability to connect with CAD,PLM, Project Management, Issue Management,Task Management and many more exciting features that no other software offers.

Can be used by all departments of a company

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 10, 2018

Thank you for the feedback, Gaurav! We're glad you're able to use Auros across many areas of your business.

Incredibly useful Tool for Knowledge management/Project Management/Issue Management purpose.

Apr 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It's the best example of dedicated Tool made by professionals to handle Knowledge Management practices. Also handles project management with various intelligent functionalities and IM and Task management. Probably, only one of it's kind to capture TACIT Knowledge.

Vendor Response

by Auros Knowledge Systems on October 10, 2018

Thanks for the great feedback, VK!