Taking a Deeper Dive into the Auros IQ Software Features

Understanding the Technology Features that Compose Auros IQ

When learning the Auros IQ system, it’s important to first understand the main technological features that are used. What’s unique about our system is that all our features serve multiple capabilities within the system, allowing you to be creative on how you want to use the system, and the capability to use the system how you want to use it. The Auros IQ software features will highlight the following: Assessment Controls, Communities of Practice, Knowledge Packets, the Knowledge Processing Engine, and the Document Ingestor.

Capturing Knowledge with Knowledge Packets (K-PACs)

Knowledge Packets (K-PACs) are structured, granular units of retained know-how; purpose-built to efficiently capture, share, reuse, and provision knowledge.


The Knowledge Packet (K-PAC) is more than a knowledge template and container that promotes the effective capture and life-cycling of explicit knowledge. The K-PAC also transforms written knowledge from a passive representation (text) into an active entity that can interact with users in the flow of work. The digital transformation of our work environments will naturally create demand for an ‘active’ representation of knowledge, and the K-PAC has proven how powerful this concept can be.

Applying Knowledge with Assessment Controls (ACs)

Assessment Controls (ACs) are comprehensive tool kits used to efficiently apply, evaluate, and track collections of Knowledge Packets within the flow of work.

The Assessment Control manages the process by which K-PACs are provisioned and activated within the flow of work. Assessment Controls are collaborative and can be directly integrated into the digital tools you already use. Using this Assessment Controls will result in more qualified, informed, and robust decisions across the enterprise.

Automating Knowledge with the Knowledge Processing Engine

The Knowledge Processing Engine provides for the automation of knowledge evaluation and deeply connects knowledge into the flow of work.

The Knowledge Processing Engine is used to integrate and evaluate Knowledge Packets, with no effort by an end-user. It interprets the knowledge modeled within a Knowledge Packet and then publishes it as a set of services into any digital environment that wishes to apply that knowledge.

Organizing Knowledge with Communities of Practice (CoP)

Community of Practices (CoPs) are structured organizational units that allow a team with common interests to configure how they create, share, reuse, and provision Knowledge Packets.

Communities_of_PracticeA Community of Practice (CoP) reflects a naturally-occurring grouping of people within an organization, but not necessarily aligned to an org chart. The implementation of CoPs in Auros IQ is a fundamental enabler of Auros IQ’s bottom-up, adaptive capability. CoPs can be created, combined, modified, and form sharing relations with other CoPs. CoP have the ability to configure and adapt to their own special needs without needing to conform to top-down models and templates, and importantly, this is done without inhibiting the ease of cross CoP sharing and visualizing. With CoPs, Auros IQ can be applied broadly across an enterprise, into multiple functions and use-cases without IT support.

Extracting Text and Images from PDFs with the Document IngestorBeta

The Auros IQ Document Ingestor Beta is an AI-enabled tool that extracts text and images from pdf files and assists in creating and categorizing K-PACs from the extracted information.​

Document IngestorThe Document Ingestor uses AI technology to document structure and formatting patterns to isolate and create individual K-PACs. This feature can be used to import customer requirement documents, external standards, regulatory documents, or any structured PDF containing potential K-PACs​.


Note: The Auros IQ Document Ingestor is currently considered a ‘beta’ feature. Auros IQ beta features are new features available to all Auros IQ users but have been tested over a limited set of environmental conditions. Beta features are released so that users can evaluate and provide feedback on the feature. Auros will use this feedback in improving the feature.​