Q: What is an e-Solution?
You may have heard of the term “e-Business”. It was coined by IBM to describe using the Internet in some way to improve the operating efficiencies of a business. E-Solutions (or Internet Solutions as we call them) are simply a set of integrated online tools that enable e-Business. This can include customer service functions, document sharing and management, streamlined communications, and of course, online sales. In fact, many common to complex business functions have e-volved to the Internet.
e-Business for any business: Clearly IBM’s concept of e-Business was sound, however their e-Solutions were priced far out of reach of the average business owner. Our Internet Solutions take the same e-Business principle pioneered by IBM and make it accessible to small- and medium-sized businesses worldwide. We do that by leveraging economies of scale created by our production network and our unique distribution channel: our Internet Consultants.
Q: How will implementing a WSI Internet Solution be a benefit to my business?
Fish Where the Fish Are: More and more consumers are turning to the Internet as their primary method of research for the products and services they buy everyday. Worldwide online shopping numbers continue to climb year after year, and if consumers can’t find you online, it’s a safe bet they will find your competition. Can you afford to lose that business? It’s an important consideration, and an Internet Solution can help you remain competitive in this changing market. Even the Yellow Pages phone directory people now have a website—they know the writing’s not on the wall, it’s online.
But Wait, There’s More: There are many other benefits to a WSI Internet Solution besides reaching more customers and increasing sales (as if that isn’t enough!) Your Internet Consultant can offer you a wide range of products and services that make doing business easier and more cost-effective, no matter which industry you’re in. From an online restaurant reservation system to a full-service online employment agency and beyond, these are real solutions for real businesses.
Q: What time and resources are required from me, the end-user?
Save Time, Save Money: Working with an Internet Consultant will actually cost you less time than if you were to attempt a do-it-yourself website, or tried to figure out how to customize a ready-made package. At the onset, your Internet Consultant will want to spend time with you at your place of business to conduct an Internet Business Analysis™, our patent-pending business evaluation tool. After this question and answer period, your Internet Consultant will have enough information to create a unique Internet Solution proposal for you.
Your Input: As you move forward in the process, you’ll have the opportunity to review customized design concepts and provide the content for your site. This is the fun stuff, and your Internet Consultant will ensure your website’s design is something you’ll be proud to show your customers. Everything else is done by your Internet Consultant and our production facilities until it’s time for you to test the new site. It’s an easy process and your Internet Consultant will always be on hand to offer experienced advice and guidance.
Q: How does the development process work? Will the process be customized for my business? How will the Internet Solution be adapted to my industry?
Once your Internet Consultant has conducted the Internet Business Analysis™ and you approve the customized Internet Solution proposal, your specific requirements are assigned to one of our many production facilities for development. Your Internet Consultant works with the production facility to ensure that your Internet Solution meets all of your business’ needs and provides your site’s visitors with an enjoyable experience. Because we’ve been doing this for so long, our production facilities have likely already created a website for others in your industry—experience that you directly benefit from.