I am trying to come up with meaningful names for the components of a data management system that user's see.
The main user facing parts are the reporting side of it, and also the data entry/browsing side of it. There are some fairly distinct domains of data that are dealt with, and the business users are on board with the idea of prefixing the domain name where appropriate. So if I was creating a data management system for a farm, then I might have Livestock, Crops, Employees.
I am really struggling though with naming the portal which users will use to navigate the data and edit the data. This would be the front end for the operational system. I see often software packages use the domain suffixed with "Information System", such as "HR Information System" or in this example "Livestock Information System" or Management System. This seems really wordy and doesn't really convey to the average user that this is used to edit data, and browse the data. When I say browse, think of an HR system where you might browse through departments, and then select an employee, and that employees manager, etc. Very interactive view of the data, but if you have permissions you can edit it. So "Livestock Browser" or "Livestock Navigator" doesn't really describe the editing capability.
Every name I've come up with, I am taking the step of imagining myself saying to the user "Well if you want to see/edit that, then you should go to the 'Livestock Management System'", and to me that just sounds unintuitive to the average user. Additionally, it is vague enough that it could be used to refer to the entire system which includes reporting as well, so it is ambiguous.
Of all the different components of this system, this name I think will be the most important because it will be the most common component that users will see the name of(as opposed to back end components where I can live with a bad name). I don't want to pick something that makes me feel arrogant/smug everytime I mention the application to a user :)
What I've considered so far:
On any of the above also considered:
-Suffix Suite? "Livestock Tracking Suite"
-Suffix System? "Livestock Tracking System"
Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas for a better name?