Socrates Enterprise Framework
Grow your business by developing a Web Presence
"..Socrates is a highly scalable web framework for both the small and medium sized enterprise... reducing overall web site development by 75% to 90%..
"..the ability to stage and publish content, called content versioning, empowers non-technical users..
"..electronic commerce product definitions are expressed in the same manner as a merchant thinks of its products; in a hierarchical manner..

Socrates is a highly scalable web framework for the small and medium sized enterprise; reducing overall web site development by 75% to 90%. Based on Microsoft web technologies, Socrates does not wrap and constrain the use of emerging Microsoft web technologies, however utilizes technologies in a co-resident manner such that nothing within the framework inhibits the growth and improvement of the overall framework.

Designed to empower non-technical users, Socrates provides numerous ways for users to maintain their own web content. As much of, or as little of web sites can be deployed such that users decide what, how and when to publish web content. Electronic commerce product and shopping cart content is also maintained by non-technical users with a content versioning approach.

Socrates is licensed in conjunction with web site development engagements. Socrates is represented by resellers throughout the United States. Requests for development engagements are routinely serviced by Socrates reseller personnel.

Socrates is also a hosted solution; hosted offsite in a 24 X 7 managed hosting environment. Managed hosting includes the use of Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5, the latest in hosting technology from Microsoft. Managed hosting is conducted within highly secure Data Center in Tampa, Florida. All data backups reside at another Data Center on the West Coast US.. Managed hosting places emphasis on a reduced number of corporate clients per server, to ensure optimum response time. Managed servers are redundant in all respects; storage devices, network adapters, etc, and as a result availability is historically established at 99.9%.

Socrates Overview

Technology

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.5
  • SQL Server 2008, LinqToSql
  • ASP.NET 4, MVC, AJAX
  • jQuery, jQuery-UI, jQuery Mobile
  • WCF 4

Best Practices

  • Highly scalable / Performance tuned
  • High Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Designed for non-technical users
  • Desktop-like intuitive UI
  • Reusable content / content versioning
  • Integrated Search
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tuned
  • Sitemap Generation
  • User Friendly URLs
  • URL rewriting
  • Optimized HTTP content

Dynamic Content

Design Features

  • Designed for non-technical users
  • Desktop-like intuitive UI
  • Reusable content / content versioning
  • User defined content
  • User defined placement
  • Staged publication
  • Point-in-time (future date/time) preview
  • Graphical UI designer
  • HTML code view
  • HTML graphics or Web 2.0 content
  • Flash or Silverlight content

Content Categories

  • Content Components
  • Content Groups
  • Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) Groups
  • File Groups
  • Hyperlink Groups
  • Image Groups
  • Calendar of Events
  • Event Scheduling
  • Banner Advertisements

Banner Advertisements

  • User defined
  • Impression / click statistics
  • Tracking / reporting
  • Dynamic placement
  • Random selection

Electronic Commerce

Merchant Scalability

  • Cross industry support
  • Security best practices
  • Hierarchical product catalog
  • Inventory control
  • Personalized shopping cart
  • Checkout wizard
  • Client centric shopping cart

Product Fulfillment

  • Content versioning/ staged publication
  • Multiple version (models, etc) per product
  • Color, size, other model variations
  • Distributor, manufacturer tracking
  • Paypal, Authorize.net, Google Checkout & other payment gateways
  • FedEx & UPS automated shipping
  • State, local taxes, special charges

Management Reporting

  • Inside sales journal
  • Inside sales - gateway authorizations
  • Outside sales journal
  • Sales by product
  • Sales by country
  • Sales by State / province
  • Order fullfillment

System Management

Event Management

  • Event auditing, warning, review
  • Program exception control
  • Detail program instruction trapping/tracing
  • Origin IP Address/ User Agent/ SEO Agent
  • 24 X 7 operations

Health Auditing / Monitoring

  • Resource startup/ shutdown activity
  • User logins
  • Web Page Access
  • Attempted login brut force attacks
  • New registered users
  • Shopping cart activity
  • Gateway authorization declines/ accepts
  • Order confirmations

SEO / Search

  • SEO sitemap generation
  • Visual sitemap presentation
  • Search index generation
  • Search index partitioning

Social Networking

Blogs

  • Theme support
  • Full / preview
  • Comment moderation
  • Blogger API support
  • Windows Live Writer support
  • Tag cloud, month list, category list, blog roll
  • Twitter / Facebook integration
  • Keyword search
  • Dynamic content

Forums

  • Theme support
  • Hierarchical topics / posts
  • Comment moderation
  • Community forums
  • Support forums
  • Post moderation

Site Infrastructure Components

Site Membership

  • Login / logout
  • Registration
  • Role security / permissions
  • Password access control - change, lost passwords
  • Backend administrative user management
  • Online users

File Upload / Download

  • File repository
  • Private or shared repository
  • Multiple file upload w/progress bar
  • File explorer user interface
  • File download Save As
  • Supervisor monitoring
  • Membership level access control

Photo Galleries

  • Photo upload / download
  • Row / column presentation
  • Carousel presentation
  • Dynamic photo resizing
  • File explorer user interface
  • Membership level access control