Colectica 4.2 is Now Available to Enable Data Documentation Using Open Standards Metadata

The new release of Colectica provides the most stable, accurate, standards compliant, and enterprise ready data documentation software available. The support for DDI, GSIM, and the GSBPM found in Colectica 4.2 are based on user feedback from Colectica users in countries around the world.

Colectica today announced the availability of Colectica 4.2, the latest enhancement to the world's most popular data documentation software based on open standards metadata from the Data Documentation Initiative. The new release builds on previous versions by adding features such as support for SDMX based international quality frameworks, translated user interfaces, REDCap and queXML survey import and export, and a new customizable task-based user interface mode.

Updates to Colectica Reader and Colectica for Excel, both free software for data documentation, are also available to the general public.

"Our customers rely on using professional, maintained, and up to date software to document their critical data," said Dan Smith, a partner at Colectica. "We are committed to providing our customers with the most stable and accurate software for metadata management, and to continue to enhance the software and add requested features."

The most stable and accurate software for metadata management.

Dan Smith, Partner at Colectica

The Colectica fall 2013 maintenance release, version 4.2, is available now for both software evaluation and to current customers. If you would like to try Colectica free of charge please request a Colectica evaluation. Colectica consists of several software tools. Colectica Designer enables documenting of survey methodologies, survey instruments, questions, variables, and datasets. Colectica Repository manages changes to the documentation and allows multiple people and groups to work together. Colectica Portal allows for publication of this documentation on the web. All of these products use Open Standards to allow for interoperability with other tools. Colectica products, training on Open Standards, and customized software solutions are available through

About Colectica

Launched in 2010, Colectica® is the fastest way to design, document, and publish statistical research using Open Data standards. The Colectica Platform is an ideal solution for statistical agencies, survey research groups, public opinion research, data archivists, and other data centric collection operations that are looking to increase the expressiveness and longevity of the data collected through standards based metadata documentation. The company offers a range of highly specific products and services designed to give power to people through easy integration and access to data.


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