Front Office

Your web service looking and functioning the way you want it, without technical limitations. Easy content updates from any location and computer. Front Office has all the functions your web service needs today and tomorrow.

What is Front Office

Front Office is a platform for developing web services. It includes a ready-made back end with functions to manage content, forms and service structure, all usable without technical expertise. On the other hand, developers can use live WYSIWYG HTML-editors to create code more easily.

Focus on how things look and work

Because Front Office is a ready-made framework for web services, the programming can focus on the usability and visual layout of the user interface. The system uses templates with parameterized functions and elements. This enables more variations to the pages and easy cross-linking of the content. 

Continuous development

Front Office adapts to changes in your business environment, such as adding new channel, functionality or report. No separate solution with high maintenance and costs is needed.

Replacing existing systems

Front Office is a drop-in solution without having to re-engineer your business processes. The structure and content of your old system can be copied into the Front Office, regardless what the old content management system is. All types of databases can be used. The old content is first fetched and then divided to use the templates of Front Office.

Automated conversions enable you to secure your existing services while building new design. During the process, the existing applications and scripts remain unmodified, ensuring safe transition and not compromising your business continuity.

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Editing

   o Included, - Optional

Genuine WYSIWYG
Pages look exactly same in editing mode as published
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Text
Style based text editing
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Links
Standard forms, e.g. feedback and search
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Images
Upload, scale and lay out in WYSIWYG
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Tables
Style based table editing
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Live WYSIWYG HTML-editor
Quick copy-paste for HTML code 
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Management

  

Page structure
Drag'n drop based handling of page structure, auto-generated menus
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Drafts
Hidden pages and timed publishing
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Attachments
Upload documents, images and videos. Drag'n drop based file handling
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Background images
Page specific background images, preview in WYSIWYG
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Forms
Editable forms, logic fields (reply messages can contain reference number, price,
reservation number etc.). Answers are saved into database and Excel file.
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Page specific version management
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User groups and rights
Group based rights management (administrator, internal and external users)
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Visibility of documents and pages
Visibility setup for single pages and documents based on user groups
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Filtered views
Content preview based on user groups
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User specific language
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Technical Details

  

Based on PHP + MySQL + Apache server
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Server environment: Linux
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Security
SSL, encrypted passwords and user-specific rights
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Login
Optional Active Directory integration
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Integration compatibility

 

Old systems can be based on: PHP, ASP, Perl, Python, .NET  o
Database: MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, DB2...  o
Content: all dynamic and static HTML -sites
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Environment for CMS tools

 

Browser support
Firefox 3.0+ (Windows, Mac, Linux), Internet Explorer 7+ (Windows)
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