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Our Solutions

A "Solution" can mean many things to a vendor or customer. We believe a solution must meet three thresholds: efficiency, reliability, and cost effectiveness. Many proprietary solutions increase efficiency but are cost prohibitive, while others achieve cost effectiveness at the expense of reliability.

 

This difference of meaning is important to us because we understand that the decision to purchase is not a one-time event. Upgrading M&E hardware/software, long after the initial purchase, has a significant cost of ownership that impacts fiscal budgets for years to come. For example, future additional costs could be incurred as technical advances warrant upgrades. Furthermore, difficulties of forecasting storage requirements for the next four years often requires additional storage purchases  2-3 years after the initial purchase.

 

This is why we focus so much time on reliability and cost effectiveness. The more we save our clients now, the more we are able to reduce their cost of ownership while at the same time freeing up money to purchase additional storage in later years (or upgrading equipment).

 

Open Architecture Consultants

As open architecture consultants, we interact with our clients differently than vendor/sellers who focus on delivering their specific products. Rather than selling, our goal is to understand the root cause of each customer's problem(s) and the business goals they wish to achieve. Our strategic understanding comes from taking an overall holistic look at how your business strategy, workflow, and business processes integrate with your ongoing use of technology. From this understanding we develop an open architecture solution that incorporates the best, most cost-effective technology that meets and exceeds all of your business objectives. With this approach you’re ensured to receive an efficient, reliable, and cost-effective solution that will never marry you to any specific product or vendor.

 

Not connected to a brand or vendor

WHILE STILL MAINTAINING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH MANY KEY VENDORS IN THE M&E SPACE,

OUR SUCCESS COMES FROM THE FACT THAT WE WORK ONLY FOR YOU, OUR CUSTOMER... NEVER FOR A VENDOR. WE DO NOT HAVE SALES QUOTAS NOR DO WE PUSH ONE PRODUCT/SOLUTION OVER ANOTHER. BUT RATHER WE PLAN, BUILD, AND DELIVER THE BEST OVERALL SOLUTION TO MEET AND EXCEED ALL OUR CLIENTS’ EXPECTATIONS.  OUR LOYALTY IS ALWAYS WITH YOU!

 

Operational Plans

Our team of Business, Technical, and Media specialists work for you. We provide experienced staff to plan, document, and deploy your overall solution using proven architectural methods that eliminate the guesswork and insure success. An operational plan will be designed and implemented to ensure that your

Production, Post-Production, and IT Departments work together efficiently, thereby increasing overall reliability and financial success. Effective communication and teamwork are key.  As a wise man once said,

“Teamwork makes the Dream-work”.

 

How We Maintain and Support our Deployments

One important Aformance difference is how we maintain and support our deployments. At the first tier

we thoroughly train your existing personnel on fundamental maintenance and repair of all deployed  equipment and software.  At the second tier we do that, plus our team provides ongoing maintenance

and support remotely and is always available in the event a problem ever occurs.  Our third, highly

unique tier, called  “continuous on-site support”, provides a full-time on-site Aformance staff member at

your facility giving your team and our team a continuous, highly granular, conduit of communication enabling a level of support unheard of in the industry before.  With all three tiers, ongoing scheduled

maintenance always occurs based on established Enterprise Architecture (EA) standards.  Aformance deployments, without fail, include extensive documentation, workflow designs, and technical diagrams in order to maintain continuous smooth operations and minimize downtime in the event of a failure.

 

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