LPA - ScaffoldIT Software
The 'Master Document' which determines how individual documents are to be produced in ScaffoldIT is itself a standard Word [.DOC] document where the text of the different clauses is in one column, the appropriate business decision logic in a second and any on-line guidance in a third.
ScaffoldIT will analyse this master document, determine what information is required and ask the relevant questions by means of an interactive web session.
Once it has the answers, ScaffoldIT will match the results with the logic in the master document, select clauses whose rules are true and generate a specific instance of the original master document containing all the correct information and clauses. These documents may be in HTML, .DOC, .RTF or .PDF formats.
Master Document -> compile -> web session -> generate -> tailored document.
ScaffoldIT is deployed ONLY on the web server. It is a true web-based application; ideal for supporting e-commerce and one-to-one marketing.
This page describes LPA ScaffoldIT (Patent Pending), a cost-effective and powerful document assembly tool for delivering high quality contracts, proposals and policies over the web.
You produce documents. Many are similar, but all are different. They are tailored to suit each specific customer, transaction or business opportunity. This presently requires hand-crafting of re-usable phrases and clauses using cut-and-paste.
Maintaining a high degree of control and quality on your published documents is of high priority. You want to use the web. You may want to collect data from unknown individuals.
With ScaffoldIT, you can do all this and more. You can combine your clients' need for prompt tailored service with your need for efficiency, and still provide an unbeatable quality of service.
Document production and delivery with Scaffold IT is shaped to fit. It is clean, it is simple and it is resilient. In short, ScaffoldIT document production yields stainless steel service. ScaffoldIT helps you make it easy to do business with your customer.
Businesses in Business
Businesses whose business is documents should seriously consider Scaffold IT. In your business, you need to create meaningful documents such as contracts, proposals, instruments and policies.
Your concern is that every document presented to a customer is accurately phrased and is of a commercially binding quality. Each document requires care and attention to detail. Your adaptability and expertise have won you a lead position in your business sector. Your level of service is key to retaining that position. Swift turnaround of these highly individualised documents is essential. We guarantee for you a consistent level of service, swift response to your customers and a well-maintained ability to be adaptable to special client needs.
Efficiency and Productivity
Make sense of 'document management' and 'work flow' solutions. For reasons of general business efficiency and productivity, many organisations are investing in these solutions. This brings about efficient storage and retrieval of documents, sharing of knowledge and streamlined procedures. Whilst these are important aims, why not specifically automate the document production task too? You can do this by integrating Scaffold IT into your overall document management solution.
The Master Document
For each of the demos you may inspect the Master Document which specified the web session. Just click on the 'View Source' button.
If you are reasonably familiar with Word and will you know how to use tables and the 'text-to-table' facility. You will probably agree that many of your existing model documents may be converted into executable document production web sessions with minimal effort and training. This contrasts dramatically with the specialised development environments, proprietary document formats and programming proficiency demanded by most of today's other automated document production tools.
ScaffoldIT employs a unique representation for defining the text, the logic and the guidance for each section of a document. This is visible at all stages of the process and guarantees accountability and helps win over sceptics within your organization. You can have confidence with ScaffoldIT.
Logic column visibility is helpful when developing a suitable master document, and for making transparent to others what the likely consequence of an answer will be. The Guidance column is helpful, especially the first few times the web session for a particular document production is exercised. It can also be a useful way of para-phrasing what the text really means.
When a user is familiar with a document, they can always switch the Guidance off. Guidance notes can consist of procedure notes, explanations and critical references such as exerts from the Financial Services Act or from the company quality manual. Guidance notes may include hyperlinks.
ScaffoldIT can also understand the logical dependencies between different sections of a document. It can be configured to only ask general questions initially, and then depending on the answers, ask more specific but always relavent questions, and so on. There's no point in asking a non-smoker how many cigarettes they smoke a day.
You may try creating ScaffoldIT document production facilities of your own. Send us a typical contract, policy, proposal or leasing document for your business. We will show you how to convert that typical document into a master document which can be 'understood' by ScaffoldIT.