Web Data Platform Launch Service
WDP Launch Service
A complete website with fantastic automated data onboarding and dynamic presentation capabilities. Data is delivered to the website and will appear within the website on schedule shortly after.
The goal is to reduce the cost of an intelligent data driven website substantially. The control is given to the client. Whilst we cannot eliminate the need for a Content Management System (Why should we), our focus is more on intelligent views which are data aware.
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What is the process for implementing Info Rhino's WDP?
Clients will have completely different visions for their business. Some will have logos, some will have really thought over their content, their target audience, others will just be thinking about the possibility of working with Info Rhino.
We have put significant content on our platform to give as many ideas and thoughts on how we work with and see our WDP working.
We advise doing as much research as you can on to understand what you are trying to achieve.
Firstly, any questions on our WDP, please drop us an email here. We will update you with an answer and if relevant, add this to our Q&A board.
We offer an Advisory Solutions service. We can help any potential client really think through their needs. The benefit is the fee from the advisory service is reduced from the cost of the Web Data Platform Launch. We aim to act as impartially as possible, not as a mechanism to sell you our WDP. Indeed, we are more than happy whatever our clients choose to do.
Our WDP is written on top of an excellent Content Management System (CMS) - Piranha CMS. This is written in .Net Core. We have written substantial intelligent additional applications and functionality to work with data and content. There is not a website like our product for working with data, automatically classifying it to be presented in different parts of the website.
It is a complete shift away from how websites are normally created because we focus on making data work without spending significant time maintaining and loading content.
Most data is cached, functionality can be dropped in, and the focus is more on data.
All projects take 12 weeks or less.
- 3 weeks lead time on content.
- 1 week lead time amending content.
- 1 week on theming.
- 2 weeks setting up the website.
- 3 weeks testing and redeployment.
Extras and bespoke requirements
All clients have a vision. They want an edge, but application development is very expensive. We focus on building generic solutions which can meet the needs of different clients. Where we don't believe the solution can be made generic, we will engage third parties to add customisation as a plugin. This keeps us focused on our product, and our clients happy. It establishes the right critical path.
We will always listen to clients and see it is a win-win, delivering what they want.
Why use our Web Data Platform?
Our WDP focuses on data and the ease of updating content seamlessly. We focus on giving simple methods to give your audience - your customers, access to your data. Additionally, you can drop content into the website with no need for interaction with the application itself.
This gives a number of fantastic options to businesses who want to;
- Know exactly what their platform delivers.
- Know what the costs are - upfront.
- Focus more on the data, and less on the website itself.
- For larger businesses - let your data department deliver data to our platform and watch it appear within the WDP seamlessly.
- For smaller businesses - spend less time worrying about complicated systems and just give the WDP your content and data.
Is your WDP just a website in Wolf's Clothing?
Possibly but probably not, we are providing a strong website, with phenomenal data integration. Whilst maintaining content will always be a challenge to any mid-sized website, we hope to reduce the manual content element and publish content from your data systems to our platform. We are working on Social Media integration which will connect these different online portals harmoniously.
£20k plus for a website seems pretty steep, can't I just outsource it from overseas?
The cost of implementing a data ready web platform, plus installation, deployment and configuration for not much more than £20,000 is a remarkable representation of great value. We put our work into streamlining much of the process, identifying how to offer flexibility to clients. We put a lot of thought into outsourcing work without risking project slippage.
We just don't hear of companies who will consider adding more functionality to the platform without always looking to charge more.
Why are you offering yet another website - there are millions of companies doing the same?
We know, we have spoken with many of them - maybe not a million, but they are all much of a muchness. They offer a website, promise a cheap price, have zero understanding or respect for your business, and often leave you with a mess.
Instead, we focus on the data. Indeed we are data evangelists who happens to love the medium of the internet to make data work. We admit we are not "website designers" but we work with excellent website designers to ensure website users gets that visual experience. We are open to ideas, and want to keep our clients happy.
We are thinking ten steps ahead but are firmly focused on the current task. This means we will give you transparency in everything we provide to our customers.
Support and maintenance
What to expect when working with Info Rhino
A working platform
Our platforms work. We have tested multiple websites over many years. More recently, we spent significant effort working on deployment automation from a base website for multiple instances. This means we have separated our development environment, and can deploy to target environments minimising risk to client instances.
We will work with clients to ensure they are happy.
Limited client numbers
We do not aim to have thousands of clients with our platform. Our focus is on getting clients from A to B, and B to C. We want to work with clients and ensure we can support them rather than become a company looking to sell tens of thousands of instances of our website. We build data-centric products and aim to work with fewer clients who share our data vision.
This means you get more contact with us.
Tailored support and maintenance
Each client will have different needs and budgets. We have tracing tools we run to check basic consistency checks on client's site. We are working to streamline our tracing and reporting to ensure clients have clearer information on where a piece of functionality is failing. If clients have specific needs for consistent content management, we may agree additional support with our client.
We let clients know exactly how our platforms work, where to save data, the formats expected. We advise on logging levels, and how to ensure the web server is not getting over capacitated.
The goal of this is to give your in-house technology, concise information on how to supply the website with data.