Services

Architectronica offers a wide variety of services tailored to suit your needs as a practicing design professional. Fees are charged in 1/10 hour increments and can be delivered in person, by phone, fax, or modem. Payment for services can be made by major credit card.

Needs Assessment

Determining your computing needs is the most difficult aspect of computer-aided practice. Rely on the years of experience and expertise of Architectronica to guide you through difficult planning and purchasing decisions. Your goals, experience, and needs can be used as the starting point for developing an automation plan. Your plan can be as simple as a list of hardware or very detailed, consisting of goals and objectives including estimated expenditures on hardware, software, installation and training over an extended period of time. Architectronica can analyze your present or future system to maximize your investment, give direction to your practice automation efforts and increase your productivity.

Procurement

The goal when purchasing hardware and software is to get the right product at the best available price whether from a local reseller or by mail order. Architectronica will help you obtain accurate and complete bids from multiple sources before you decide to purchase by providing a complete hardware, software and installation specification. Architectronica works as a broker exclusively for you and accepts no compensation from any product vendor or reseller. This ensures that the services you receive are free of any conflict of interest. Architectronica does not resell hardware or software products.

Installation

Having a very efficient office-wide computing system requires the correct configuration of individual computers, local area networks and telecomunications links with the outside world. Architectronica can install a wide range of software and hardware configured specifically for a design office including plotters, FAX & data modems, file servers, print servers, remote dial-in connections, CAD & graphics systems, electronic mail, networks and backup systems.

 

Training

Understanding how software can be applied in a real-world setting is the key to effective training. Architectronica provides solutions-oriented training from the perspective of an experienced design professional. Training can be provided for individuals or groups on a wide variety of hardware and software.

Support

On-going support is the foundation of a good consulting relationship. Whether you need a few minutes of advice over the phone or on-site assistance over an extended period of time Architectronica can provide you with personalized expert assistance from a design professional who understands your business. From initial planning through system maturity, established clients receive 24 hour support 365 days a year. Architectronica can be your part-time computer support department or act as an additional resource to your staff.

Special Services

Special services provided by Architectronica include custom software development, database programming, private individualized product demonstrations, photomontage, rendering, animation, digital video, and multimedia presentation services. If necessary, Architectronica can also refer you to a qualified professional specializing in a specific service.