The Internet isn't just about presenting information in a pretty format. It is about informing and engaging your audience. It is about interacting with your audience in ways that make them want to have a relationship with you.
Knowledge Environments specializes in data: How to collect it. How to present it. How to get your audience to want more of yours. We have swum in the data streams of K-12 education as well as in those of large corporations.
We can help you use technology effectively to reach your audience.
You can trust us to be honest, diligent, responsive, and competent. We mean to please and to respond competently to your needs.
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eKnowledge for Hospitality Industries
We have developed a collection of Web technologies specifically geared towards Hospitality industries (restaurants and hotels). These technologies include dynamic menus, online reservations, POS system, integrated marketing tools, and social media integration, to name just a few.
A recent article in Slate talks about how bad most restaurant Web sites are. They point out that most restaurants seem to opt for glitz instead of functionality. In the end, they make it more difficult for potential customers to get what they need most, which is answering the questions: Who are you?"; "What is on the menu?"; "Where are you?"; "When are you open?"; "Why should I bother?"; "How do I make a reservation?"
Here is a cartoon that makes the point in a slightly more amusing way.
We are constantly updating and enhancing the technologies. Subscribers to our service receive updates automatically.
Thanks so much for all of your personal support. I knew I would be working with a professional group, but never thought I would have such personal service. You are a gentleman.
John Weeks, Sip & Savor (sipsavor.com)
What You Get
We give you a whale of a product! Here it is:
MANAGE YOUR OWN CONTENT: All the information on your site, such as menus, pictures, and events can be modified by your own non-technical staff. You do not need to know HTML or any other computer language.
MOBILE READY: Your site is optimized to be viewed on any mobile technology such as iPads, iPhones, etc.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZED: Your site is optimized for Google and other search engines to easily find and index your site.
FLEXIBLE FOOD AND BEVERAGE MENUS: You can easily add or delete individual food and beverage menu items at any time. You can feature individual menu items on the front page.
PDF NOT REQUIRED: Many restaurant Web site use PDF files to display their menus. This may seem pretty but any change in your menu requires a redo of this PDF file, re-upload to the site, etc. As a result, your Web site is likely to be out of date. Our technology allow you to change individual menu items at any time. Do you want to temporarily hide a menu item? No problem! You can do it with one click!
GALLERY: Images are easily added or removed. They automatically crop and resize themselves, so you do not need to use a picture editing program such as PhotoShop. They automatically display on the gallery page. You can feature individual photos on the home page with one click.
CALENDAR: We can add an events calendar, with a location map and details of the event including photos. You may feature events on the home page.
POLLS: Want to do a survey of your visitors. You can easily create polls too.
MAPS: Interactive Google maps on your site so that guests can get directions from their home to your restaurant.
SOCIAL NETWORK FRIENDLY: Information of the site is easily shareable, with one click, with friends on FaceBook, Twitter, and other social networks.
MULTIMEDIA FRIENDLY: Easily add slideshows, or images to your site. Your photos are automatically resized and cropped so all you need is a good picture and your site will take care of the rest.
RATINGS: Fight back against critique sites such as Yelp. On your site your guests can provide ratings that you manage. These ratings and comments can be found by people over the Internet when they search for a restaurant in your area.
CUSTOMIZATION: The base price includes customizing the site with your logo and colors. You enter your own picture, menu items, and descriptions.
TRAINING: The base price includes live Webinar training (up to two hours). As many people as you wish may participate.
WORLD-CLASS SERVERS: We are hosted on world-class servers with continuous backup and 99% uptime.
NOW INCLUDED IN THE TURNKEY PRICE:
SHOPPING SITE: We can easily upgrade the site to include shopping capabilities if you are selling things such as t-shirts or your own fresh pasta sauce!
POS SYSTEM: Integrated POS for your Restaurant
RESERVATION SYSTEM: Integrated online reservations.
eMAIL NEWSLETTERS: Integrated email newsletters.
MULTI-LANGUAGE FRIENDLY: Do you want your Web site to also appear in Spanish or Korean, for example. No problem, we can set you up so that Web visitors need to just click to see all your content in their language.
Each system includes all software updates and new features that will be added from time to time. Your only cost after year one is a small monthly hosting fee.
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eKnowledge for Hospitality Industries Examples
Here are a few examples of recent work:
Tango Trattoria: This is a demo Web site. It demonstrates many of the features that we provide as a turnkey package for your restaurant. These include the Web site, a POS system, an online reservation system, and email marketing system.
Sip & Savor: A new restaurant in Plano, Texas, Sip & Savor has engaged us to help them develop a new audience.
Park McCullough House: An historic house that is both a museum and an events space (for both public and private events), Park McCullough depends on eKnowledge Technologies to not only deliver a great product but also to simplify the maintenance of their content which changes every week.
Thank you so much for being so helpful and such a good guide through all this. I am delighted with the result.
Santé magazine: The premier online magazine for restaurant professionals. iSanté has been publishing for five years and has developed a reputation for award-winning content. With an audience of over 30,000 restaurateurs, iSanté reaches the top tier of independent restaurants with multimedia content that informs and engages them to achieve ever higher standards.
eKnowledge for K-12
Over the years we have been fortunate to have developed some interesting educational products. Prior to Knowledge Environments our founder developed some of the most popular online educational products, including the Arrakis Series of courseware published by Prentice-Hall, Lifelong.com, and Monster Math.
Some more recent work by Knowledge Environments include:
Charlie Chestnut: An educational Web site to teach children the current and historical significance of the American Chestnut tree.
Neotropical Birds: A Web site about neotropical birds.
Covered Bridge Museum: A physical museum including exhibits, a documentary film, and interactive exhibits about covered bridges in Vermont.
eKnowledge for Other Industries
Our focus is on developing solutions for large groups of industries.
A recent success story has been our work in developing tutorials for Argentine tango. With well over 2 million views, our tango series, Dario's Tango Guide, has become a worldwide success.
Look for news in our blog, but if you have a specific need that is not in our current published lineup, please contact us and we can discuss a possible project.