Smarter Knowledge Management

Achieve enhanced project, operational and asset performance through your technical documentation.

Barbal’s software and services help public and private organisations in the built environment and engineering sectors to develop and maintain better standards, specifications, policies and procedures more efficiently.

Software for Technical Documentation

Barbal is a knowledge management solution for standards and procedural documentation. By integrating co-authoring, governance, project management and publication into a secure, easy to use platform, Barbal helps to you to produce and maintain higher quality mission-critical documentation while reducing overheads.


  • Painless large-scale co-authoring and collaboration
  • Consensus-based workflow and governance
  • Project management and controls
  • Templates and locked-down document formatting
  • Develop, consult, edit and publish in one place
  • Publish online in web-friendly format
  • Continuous maintenance with user feedback
  • Manage variants for different projects/clients
  • Public, private and hybrid repositories
  • Secure platform with access controls
  • Integration with your existing intranet and active directory
  • Consultancy Support and a dedicated Customer Success Manager


  • Higher quality documents
  • Better reach and impact
  • Efficient and painless document development
  • Digital integration of documents with other systems
  • Improved operational productivity and performance
  • Lower overheads for knowledge management

Painless large-scale collaboration

Unlike traditional word processors for producing documents or intranet solutions for conveying information with bolt-on commenting tools, Barbal’s technology has been built from the ground up to support large-scale collaboration.

Instead of all contributions being centralised, being passed through someone who has to handle comments from dozens of sources with painful and time consuming tools that aren’t up to the job, Barbal has a decentralised workflow that allows all stakeholders to contribute directly to content or suggest ideas. Workflows are frictionless and the user experience means that more people can participate in knowledge, allowing knowledge managers to focus on what’s important – the content, leaving Barbal to handle the admin.


How it works

Send us your existing documentation A Barbal Knowledge Partner sets up the repositories for how you work Develop and maintain your documentation See improved productivity and performance

or just get started by yourself.


The Barbal Knowledge Partners team works with clients in the public, private and third sectors to support them with all aspects of their standardisation and knowledge challenges. Services range from exploration and facilitation through to full-blown business change and exploitation.

Our team of experts have a background in engineering and multi-stakeholder management, bringing both the technical and softer skills needed to solve even the most complex of standards and knowledge management tasks.

Services include:

  • Standards facilitation, technical authoring and project management
  • Consensus facilitation using our trademark Open Consensus Approach
  • Standards and digital transformation consulting, including automation, Building Information Modelling (BIM), digital twins and distributed manufacturing
  • Process design and advisory for knowledge management and standards-setting