Introducing Our Website Data Platform Service
A powerful data rich platform for a set price, without the complexity of unknown development timeframes.
We discuss requirements clearly and articulate our service expressly.
We think Online Presence first.
A complete service that puts you online with rapid turnaround
Running on DotNetCore technology with great performance
Automated content refresh
Featuring our powerful "Data Droppable Website" technology
Save your time
Launch your business quickly
Feature rich, data rich, website online within 12 weeks
We set up Content Pages
Guides on how the website can be managed
Online Strategy First - we help you determine how to have a more complete online presence
We work with designers and other experts to improve your delivery, de-risking implementation
Less editing of the CMS
Advanced data visualisation displays
Filterable report data
Powerful Card Views
Just give the website your content and data
Rich immersive screens to give users access to information
Our Website Implementation Service - At a glance
Introducing our awesome website focused on getting information into the website quickly.
Think more in terms of reusing data, and not information silos.
More data resides outside of the website system
The website information is more portable (Easier to move content around)
Give more people the ability to provide content
We re-thought the challenges faced when creating and maintaining websites
We reduced emphasis on getting data into the website and building pages for data display
Websites are a combination of rich pages, and information visitors just want to see
Can we create a website to automatically take information presenting it to users with less content management effort?
Can we build intelligent displays using information without continually developing the website?
Can we lower the cost of ownership by giving our clients simple mechanisms to push data to the website?
Web Data Platform Launch Service
Get your business online for an incredibly low cost
Web Data Platform
Revolutionary online web data platform. Known cost, known features, affordable and intelligent.
Our WDP accepts data independent of the CMS and quickly incorporates it into views displaying maps, galleries, charts, tables, and content articles.
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.
We have a host of articles with information on our WDP and how to use it.
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Super cost-effective Web Data Platform
A feature rich website platform that automatically loads data and content.
A completely unique way to cut out significant development and administration costs, and avoid the expensive headaches when outsourcing your website development.
- Data discovery
- Data classification
- Data Processing
- Data Presentation
Out of the box reporting;
- Integrated Dashboard
Easy Content Management with Markdown
One of the more awesome features of our platform is the ease at which articles can be dropped into our platform.
On many occasions, you just want to write an article, put it on the website without having to give people access to your user interface.
Markdown is a simple format designed to give people an easy way to write documents. It won't have quite the same appeal as a sophistically constructed web page, but most blogging sites run in this way.
Who would use this web data platform?
First off - we do? Indeed, two of our own websites findigl and cryptostatto run on this platform.
Our recommendation is that our WDP is for clients who are;
- A startup not wanting to keep paying more and more to develop a data rich website experience
- More established companies wishing to give their customers much better and up to date information on their products, services, and performance
- Targeted subsites. Large organisations with existing websites may wish to create a data-rich new vertical independent of their main website
Integrated Content Management System
You can add your own pages and content. More advanced features do require some expertise.
We use Piranha CMS running off .Net Core and have added a substantial number of additional features to our platform.
Single Page Data Hierarchy page
Our company page is driven by data dropped into our folder structure. This content is completely outside the CMS meaning your Reporting team can publish data for appearing in the website without manual intervention. This is known as our Interactive Cards functionality.
Bring your data to life
Data is your organisation's most valuable asset and yet it is the most challenging asset to present to your audience - until now.
- Our platform takes data and automatically places it intuitively within your website
- Dramatically reduce development time
- Keep costs to a minimum
- Get an information rich user experience which works for your audience
Our platform automatically analyses report data, it does several awesome things;
- Decides what type of report a dataset is
- Makes finds "Common Columns" to group reports
- Finds "Common Values" within those reports
- Displays these within our easy to navigate Dashboard
- Enhanced performance caching
- Most relevant data is cached. This avoids extra round trips to databases. This makes accessing data faster and increases fault tolerance.
In-built content consumption
- Articles - Markdown Articles
- Cards - Content and Images, broken down by different categories
- Droppable Data Website Capability
- Folders can accept data in markdown format, and json data format, which can automatically be pulled into the website content
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Inbuilt advertisement rotator
- Automated content loader and categorisation
- Dynamic form data capture to reduce development time
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.
How scalable is the WDP?
We use Distributed cache technology, meaning the website is ready for scalability vertical lift off. Currently, we have not had the need to push this.
Currently, we see our platform being able to run with;
- 200 Reports
- 300 Articles
- Hundreds of Images
- Thousands of concurrent users
We recommend our website for low to medium site traffic. We are investigating and testing making our platform more scalable, which our underlying technology makes easier (.Net Core).
Can we customise the look and feel of our WDP?
Theme, Look, and Feel
Our website uses Bootstrap, a popular website design framework. This means the theme can change fairly easily. We would work with you to make a site more suited to your needs. We work with designers, and can engage your designers if required.
Site Layout and Structure
Much of our site is constructed in a specific way. As we notice a need for enhancements or features, we may add them to our platform. Other times, you may want specific functionality developed. It could be a new Dashboard Component or a change to our site structure. We would bill for this as separate project development.
Our main mode - Cloud
You have access to all;
- Database Data
- Configuration Data
- Your FTP Area on the website
- Your data
- Proprietary code and interfaces developed specifically for you
- Third party libraries are made clear within our software deployment
This means you can take our data structure and build your own solutions around that data.
This avoids the age-old headache of moving to a different provider and losing your data.
Please look here for more information on licensing.
Get a powerful data ready website without breaking the bank
Let your data team push data to the website, reducing duplication of effort
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.