A. Facilitating A Pact
First, we work within and between client organizations that are both on and off the web, to identify lapses in work effectiveness due to lack of the information, the quality of the information and or access to the information.
Second, we arbitrate within and between these same organizations to reach agreement about the form and conditions of an information exchange that will eliminate their respective efficiency lapses and provide additional and mutual benefits. These originating organizations will become the initial subscribers (our clients) to the finished program.
Third, we quickly design and ready a web based information exchange program (PACTS) to incorporate the agreements, conditions, benefits and methods of collaboration.
Fourth, we deploy the PACT program on our main servers, test all the components and make the program available to our subscribers via the Web.
Fifth we notify each subscriber by e-mail and attach instructions that explain how the PACT will operate, how to use our on-line software to create and active their subscription and how to use PACT-WORKS in their daily work process and naturally, how to get technical support.
Sixth, with quality of information as our prime directive, we monitor the pacts, the performance of subscribers and the state of information from minute to minute.
B. Taking Advantage Of PACT-WORKS Capabilities
Up to this point we have explained “PACT-WORKS” as a way to exchange quality information between subscribers. This statement is true but hardly sufficient to explain the real power of PACT-WORKS. The idea of quality information as something that is
“accurate, complete, up-to-date, from a known source and sound enough to act upon”
is what makes PACT-WORKS viable. However, a large part of our story is how PACT-WORKS serves both subscriber and daily user in this multi leveled information exchange process.
C. PACT-WORKS: A Corporate Communications Manager.
PACT-WORKS is designed as a highly effective on-line corporate communications management system that can be used to function simply or under complex requirements. It is not just designed to be a simple data transfer tool..
Its first assignment is to house and protect specific company PACT-WORKS information in the forms of data, simple text and or a full spectrum of multi media files. It determines what pieces of information are to be made available (offered) to web site visitors (of various qualifications). It issues the appropriate information in a format of the visitor’s preference. All in accordance with the pact agreement (a.k.a. charter)
Its second assignment serve the subscriber’s own site needs for general communications management of non pact data and multi media files. (i.e. marketing, public relations, customer service, employee relations, and etc.)
1. PACT-WORKS: Uniform Communications Code
All PACT-WORKS deployments are required to provide uniform display and operating functionality from program to program. This is done in the spirit of making it possible for individual users to efficiently navigate and work the web with as little lost time surfing as possible. When searching, navigating and retrieving information from PACT-WORKS subscriber web sites, users can restrict their web travels to PACT-WORKS Uniform Info Pages that offer uniform, “business only” functionality. These special pages do not eliminate graphics but they do speed travel by reducing download times, avoiding advertisements and eliminating the need to relearn new page operating instructions as the user goes from site to site. Visitors can easily move from PACT-WORKS pages to the traditional site pages at any time, or avoid the PACT-WORKS pages completely.
2. PACT-WORKS: Active Data….Direct Access Information
Taking the idea of “working the web” one step further, PACT-WORKS users can retrieve information from other subscriber sites without downloading the sites’ web pages. Because PACT-WORKSs facilitate uniform data and data identity, users can request PACT-WORKS Data and receive it in the background of their current session.
3. PACT-WORKS Active Data Pods
It is not uncommon for pact subscribers to require information exchange with palm or other hand held digital devices. This type of exchange is defined by the pact and facilitated by the PACT-WORKS Data Assistant.
4. PACT-WORKS: The Data Assistant
We make the distinction between data and multimedia content. Multi media comes in files that can be stored behind or in front of the subscriber’s firewall. Data is meant to be stored in a data base and selectively distributed to the site visitor/user. PACT-WORKS provides a 3rd party database as a functional part of the Uniform Access Pages installation. The PACT-WORKS Data Assistant (software) provides standard and pact specific data templates and permits the subscriber to maintain the data in the 3rd party data base. The Data Assistant also provides the ability to link PACT-WORKS Data Templates to the subscriber’s own data bases anywhere on the subscribers network