What are the 3 Unique Selling Points (USPs) of VEDALIS?
Who needs to use your products?
Is RoK'IT an Enterprise Social Network?
There are many Collaborative and Social Software on the market today. With RoK'IT we provide a unique set of functions to address the Social Knowledge Management (Social KM) segment of the market with a clear focus on helping companies to maximize return on their knowledge, skills & people.
Social platforms are designed to introduce social links thanks to the creation of “virtual coffee machine”, while VEDALIS’ solutions are specifically designed to tackle Knowledge Management issues. Vedalis’ platform also provides some social functions to make connections and develop interactions between peers and experts. More importantly, it:
In short, “Facebook-like” platforms and RoK'IT are different tools for different needs despite superficial similarities. The needs addressed by RoK'IT have or require a higher Return of Knowledge.
How do you compare yourself to solutions like enterprise portals and CMS?
These solutions are a set of generic web tools not “off the shelf” integrated solutions. On the contrary, our solution is a Social KM integrated application ready to use after a quick customisation of parameters for the specific purposes of addressing KM-related business issues.
A lot of our functions are not found in these tools (automatic dissemination, advanced moderation tools, advanced forums...). A typical CMS footprint creates many Intranet sites, which can generate additional disconnected information silos… And, as it is well known, information silos means the death of many KM initiatives because information is dispersed across many repositories.
What tangibles benefits does a company gain from using your platform & consulting services?
Our solutions generate substantial and long term business value:
What is your pricing model?
The initial cost is low because our solution is based on a ready-to-use software. As an illustration, the time and the expenditure needed to get a VEDALIS platform up and running, i.e. including installation, setting, management training, are most frequently less than 1 month and 10 000 euros.
Our pricing model optimizes the ratio results/cost because it is based on the number of users and depends on the chosen components. For indicative purposes only, the financial framework for medium-sized networks of knowledge is a subscription between 10€ to 30€ per user and per month.
Our pricing model is also flexible in terms of choice of subscription or licensing. The overall costs for impelmented solution is relatively low and the investment payback is very short compared to conventional solution which will requires many € and hours of customisation and services to achieve what RoK'IT has been designed for (if ever).
Technically, how does your platform work?
RoK'IT can easily deal with a large number of users, domains, files and high volume of data thanks to the performance and robustness of its programming and features.
Can you parameter RoK'IT to our specific requirements?Yes we can!
Usually we include 2 or 3 days support in all our proposals to set up our solution. There are different types of parameters to set: some related to the look & feel (header, logo, lists display…); some to the functions (processes, workflows …); some to the system (timers…). If required, we can undertake specific development / advanced customization ; e.g., integrate your graphic identity.
How does your solution fit into my existing IT infrastructure?
There are several ways to fit our solution in legacy systems: links in a portal; thanks to inside / outside RSS feeds; widgets; connection with enterprise directory or database; SSO; skills referential…
That’s why, RoK'IT can easily interoperate with widely used tools for enterprise such as Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Connections or others CMS leaders.
How do we start? What do we need to do to build a prototype?
We are convinced that a successful project does not only depend on the tool. This is the reason we provide support services to accelerate and facilitate organizational change, launch and roll-out.
For example, we can help to implement a "Start Small and Think Big" strategy through a pilot phase in order to:
I have more questions. Who do I contact?
The Vedalis team thank you for your interest.