We give presentations of Pure onsite or via WebEx. An onsite presentation takes two to three hours, and it is usually attended by IT-staff, Research Support, Research Management, research representatives, and the library. WebEx presentations take about one hour. WebEx presentations are for regular product demos, onsite presentations are for broader presentations with discussion of local issues; integration, legacy import, etc.
Presentations form a basis for the institution to decide if a proposal would be a relevant next step.
A project proposal includes a full description of each activity in the project, a project time schedule, full and detailed costing, and a reserved production time-slot. The production time-slot will remain reserved for one to two months or by agreement. Importantly, all costs are fixed.
The proposal includes specifics about customisations, integrations, legacy import, special reporting, local hosting environment variables, user education, etc. We will need certain information in order to write a proposal. We will interview for the necessary details; sometimes via phone conferences or WebEx, sometimes on physical meetings. Also, we might require data samples from integration sources and/or legacy sources. Areas of particular importance such as legacy import and systems integration are discussed and clarified to some extent before the proposal is written in order for it to be precise and in order to allow prices to be fixed. Obviously, presentations and proposals are free of any charges or other commitments.
If the proposal is accepted, there will be two contracts: One is an implementation contract, which includes the details from the proposal. The other is a License contract for the purchase of the Pure software itself. Both contracts are standardised international contracts that have been used with other projects in all countries.
Informal meeting or WebEx
Concrete quote with fixed prices
Negotiations of standard contracts
Actual delivery project
The implementation project itself is executed by our implementation team, which is a team managed by M.Sc. CS. Claus Nyhus Christensen. This is a team specialised in handling the particular challenges of implementation projects. Dominated by short-term success criteria and customer considerations, implementation is a very different discipline compared to Standard Software Development, which is dominated by success criteria such as long-term sustainability and architectural viability.
In chronological order, a typical Pure implementation project comprises the following phases and activities. Our proposals include detailed descriptions of each of these activities, but please contact us in case of any questions:
Establishing the hosting environment
This will be done based on specifications from Atira, that were provided in the proposal document. The relevant staff are also welcome to contact us before or during setting up the environment.
Remote access to hosting environment
It is recommended that Atira have remote access to the hosting environment for the duration of the project.
Remote access to integration sources
Ideally, Atira will have remote access to the integration sources. If that is not possible, data dumps, views, or warehouses can also be used.
Testing the hosting environment
Delivery of legacy data to Atira
The start-up workshop includes a complete walk-through of the entire system for all participants of the project.
The data-model is also introduced, as are areas such as roles/rights, workflows and classifications.
All customisations are discussed as well, and any agreements to supplement or specify the proposal are logged in the minutes.
Approval of work-shop minutes
Customisations in Atira environment
Test and approval of customisations
Configurations in Atira environment
Test and approval of configurations
Integrations in Atira environment
Test and approval of integrations
Legacy import in Atira environment
Test and approval of legacy import
Advanced PurePortal (if included)
Test and approval of portal
Installation in local environment
Installation workshop with IT-staff
Test and approval of local installation
The reporting workshop teaches the use of the reporting module. This is placed late in the project in order for it to be based on own data.
Education of all advanced roles
Education of help-desk staff
Education of IT-staff
Education of web-staff (if included)
FINAL TESTS AND APPROVAL
The acceptance test confirms that all agreed functionality has been delivered according to the contract and any additional agreements.
Service level test
The service level test confirms that everything works with full data loads and many simultaneous users. In addition to this test, Pure solutions come with 12 months of guarantee after project completion.
While we are happy to give our help and advise, the roll-out remains largely a management task and is carried out by the institution itself. User-groups are good forums for discussions about roll-out best practises and experiences. Recent years have seen much customer-made introduction material for roll-outs, and many institutions are happy to share this as well as their experiences.
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Our technical area is server-side application architecture, development, and implementation. Our business domain is Research Information Management. We supply our product Pure, an enterprise-class CERIF-based CRIS system.
Pure, released in 2003, is licensed for 47,900 research staff at our 75 references in 8 countries.
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