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Get answers to some of the more common questions about Aquifer below. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us at 877.806.1274.

 

Q: How is this different from having my IT department maintain the site?

A: We all have high expectations of our IT departments. Typically, they create and support our custom applications, make sure our networks are in tip-top running order, look for new packaged software solutions to make our lives easier, make sure our company data is secure. The list goes on and on. Lately, we even expect these over-achievers to keep up the content on our Web sites, a task for which they have little time or natural affinity. Aquifer lets you skip the IT step, speeding up the process, and, mercifully, letting IT focus on IT functions. The ultimate result is higher-quality information on your sites because subject-matter-experts are actually contributing content, while the automated workflow lets you keep the proper checks and balances in place to ensure that only high-quality, appropriate information goes live on your site.

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Q: How does Aquifer make my job easier?

A: With higher-quality, more timely information available to your customers, potential customers, shareholders and employees, your job can't help but be easier!

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Q: How long will it take to see a return on my investment?

A: If your company is like most, you compensate employees for creating content for your sites and pay your IT department or other source to upload that information or code it in HTML. It often must be checked over by a subject matter expert after coding, and it goes through some other additional process before going live on your site. With Aquifer, you cut out the IT or other programming reliance immediately. If your company, for example, routinely spends 40 hours a month maintaining your Internet, intranets and extranets (probably underestimated) - you will immediately save thousands of dollars a month by implementing Aquifer. From just this one aspect, you will realize immediate, substantial, hard-dollar savings.

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Q: How long will it take to implement?

A: Implementation times vary significantly from organization to organization; however, we can give you some absolutes and some guidelines to determine the best implementation schedule for your own unique needs. First, we will handle all aspects of the software implementation at your site, impleenting the most appropriate of the three security modules. This process is quick. In fact, we can have you up and running on the software within a week. From there, the major tasks are creation of a custom look-and-feel, information design and information development. Depending on the size and complexity of your site and the availability of your implementation team, the entire process can take between one to three months. We are flexible about participating in this process. If you want the help, we can direct your team and direct the process of organizing and creating the content; or we can get your team ready to handle this process internally. We also offer regular site audits to help you maximize your use of the software system. We will make recommendations concerning content, screen layout and site design to ensure that your organization stays on track with the goals and objectives predetermined for your site.

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Q: Why is Aquifer better than a conventional HTML solution?

A: An HTML site is like a snapshot of an organization. The moment after the bulb flashes, a snapshot begins the inexorable process of slipping into the past. This problem is magnified for an HTML site - once implemented, it immediately begins the process of becoming obsolete. The information that makes your company unique and gives you a competitive advantage is dynamic, and it is one of your company's most valuable assets. Aquifer lets you keep this information in a database, where it is actually usable, instead of frozen in static HTML pages. Aquifer gives you real control over this priceless company asset, providing a structured and secure environment for the people who are in-the-know to contribute directly to the flow of information through your company, without the hindrance of a cumbersome programming language. And being database-driven, the information is reusable, subject to workflow and can be automatically removed on an expiration date. Instead of entrusting it to an HTML snapshot, let Aquifer make your company's information an evolving, living thing.

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Q: What's so special about Aquifer as a content management system?

A: It's flexible and easy to use! We developed Aquifer with the non-technical user in mind. Once your templates are set up in the system, no HTML or other programming knowledge is required - even to create new pages for your site. Aquifer can manage multiple web sites from one instance of the software, allowing you to reuse content blocks as appropriate across sites. In addition, you can quickly and easily change the look and feel of any of the sites Aquifer is feeding by changing out the templates, giving your site an instant facelift - try that with HTML solutions or other content management packages!

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Q: Can I get support?

A: Absolutely! Your Aquifer Support Team is always just a phone call away. Whether your problem is user-related or the rare software glitch, we'll be here to make sure you're up and running again in no time. We offer a full range of training courses - both technical and user training - to make sure your organization and Aquifer are perfectly tuned. In addition, we commit to a one-day response to your calls and emails. The product comes with thirty days of unlimited support (during the time you're likely to need us most), and renewable yearly support contracts are available for a reasonable fee.

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