Pervasent’s Board Papers and Persuasion applications include both server and client components.
FAQWhat components (server, client) are included in your applications?
Can I get a demonstration of your applications?
I’ve installed your app from the App Store, how do I connect to my SharePoint server?
What’s required to install the application on my server?
What versions of SharePoint are supported?
Do I need SharePoint?
What tablets are supported?
What document and other media formats are supported?
How secure are your applications?
Can users view documents without an iPad?
What documentation is provided?
How much does it cost per user?
What components (server, client) are included in your applications?
Pervasent’s Board Papers and Persuasion applications include both server and client components. The server component provides centralized control over what documents are distributed, who gets what documents and when documents will be sent to and removed from users’ iPad devices
The client component consists of native iPad apps that “sync” with the server component to download documents and other media to users’ iPads. These client applications offer an intuitive “book-based” interface, optimized reading experience and full set of annotation tools.
Can I get a demonstration of your applications? (top)
Both the Board Papers and Persuasion iPad apps are available for free download from the Apple App Store. The apps can be run in demonstration mode from the login screen.
For a more thorough demonstration, please contact us for a personal demonstration via webcast (510-903-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Demonstrations can often be set up for the same or next day depending on your time zone.
Demo versions of Board Papers can also be viewed at Apple retail stores. Please ask an Apple associate at the store where to find iPads with sample business applications.
I’ve installed your app from the App Store, how do I connect to my SharePoint server? (top)
Board Papers and Persuasion require a component to be installed on your server to connect to the iPad. If you’re interested in trying the server-side application to manage your documents, Pervasent can set up a “sandbox” on our server as a trial hosting site for you.
Pervasent can also install the server component on your server as part of a free 30 day trial period. After the trial period is completed, we will invoice you. You can decide at that time to either continue using or deinstall the application.
What’s required to install the application on my server? (top)
If a supported version of SharePoint is already installed on your server, installation consists of running two PowerShell scripts and typically takes an hour or less. Pervasent provides free installation support, including a pre-installation review to ensure your environment is ready for the deployment and phone support throughout the installation process.
What versions of SharePoint are supported? (top)
SharePoint 2007 and 2010 (including Foundation) are currently supported. SharePoint 2013 will be supported in the future.
Do I need SharePoint? (top)
Currently, SharePoint is the only supported document repository for Board Papers and Persuasion. We will be supporting other industry-standard repositories and document-sharing platforms in the future.
If you are not currently using SharePoint, the Foundation version is available at no cost. Pervasent can assist you in installing SharePoint on your server.
Pervasent also offers a hosting service and can host your instance of SharePoint at one of our partner locations or a location of your choosing.
What tablets are supported? (top)
Currently, the iPad is the only supported tablet device. We plan to support other tablet platforms, such as the Surface Pro and Android-based tablets as customer demand increases.
What document and other media formats are supported? (top)
Users can view PDF and Microsoft Office documents within the Board Papers and Persuasion applications on the iPad. Pervasent’s PDF reader has been optimized for the iPad, allowing users to swipe through large documents without delay. Videos and images can also be viewed directly from the iPad applications.
How secure are your applications? (top)
As our customers typically host Board Papers and Persuasion on in-house servers, sensitive data never needs to leave their site. Organizations can leverage the security protocols (hardware and software) that they have already put in place.
Client access to documents is set in the SharePoint application and strictly enforced on the iPad. The iPad applications take full advantage of all the security features available on the tablet, including lockbox and password protection, file isolation and encryption, and remote wipe of data on the iPad.
All documents have an expiry date set in the SharePoint application and are automatically removed from iPad devices on that date, ensuring that the files stored on a device are kept to a minimum. For more information, a “Document Security & Encryption” white paper is available upon request.
Can users view documents without an iPad? (top)
Any user with access to the SharePoint site containing the documents can view the documents using the standard SharePoint brower-based interface.
What documentation is provided? (top)
Pervasent provides user and installation documentation along with access to an online support site for all licensed customers. A quick guide for Board Papers is available from the iPad app in demo mode. If you’re currently evaluating Board Papers, installation guides are available upon request.
How much does it cost per user? (top)
Board Papers is typically deployed as an enterprise license. A one-time fee covers up to 10 “sites” or committees (e.g. general board, finance and remuneration committees). For organizations requiring support for more than 10 committees, additional licenses may be purchased and volume discounting is available.
There is no per-user charge with an enterprise license and any number of users can access the committee sites.
Persuasion is usually deployed on a per-user, monthly subscription basis. Volume discounting is available. For larger deployments, single-fee enterprise licenses are available to support any number of Persuasion users.