DEVELOPMENT AREAS

BUSINESS PORTALS

 Business platform

SCA presents industrial tenders related to products, business analytics, reporting, legal and regulations.
SCA releases press, news and guides related to smart projects implementation, legislation changes, economics, finance & grants related to development & delivery of intellectual hi-tech products.
SCA serves product portfolio to the client in a simple easy-to-use way, like shopping online.

Branding platform

SCB presents an Encyclopaedia of smart technologies in an innovative visual format showing how smart things can be usable in the real world of physical city development. 
SCB represents every smart solution, independent of brand or country of origin, in unique graphics and animations.
SCB serves information on six intellectual levels to serve an audience of age between 10 - 99+ years. 
 

Promotion platform

MMCS presents a common editorial board. On the back-end are a set of  automation services and publishing routines with integration scalability to any social media network channels.
MMCS acts as the promotion & communication gateway of the brand and business portals.
MMCS releases daily news about education, technologies, and gadgets for smart city economics.

BLOCKCHAIN TENDERING PLATFORM

The global trade platform using blockchain technology aimed at decreasing the corruption level in industrial tendering, brings down cost of project contracting, improving lack of visibility and inefficiencies of paper-based processes.

Tendering platform is a Procurement tool. It serves two types of information. A tender data - information about project or solution that buying party order in public tender. It contains an information about project details, requirement specifics, expected solution functionality, expected results and deadlines. A solution data - information about the solution, it's characteristics and specifics, documentation and also information about the implementation duration and estimated implementation and delivery pricing.
Lanast Co. develops a blockchain tendering platform as a part of eco-system for Smart Technology catalogue. This platform is unique by a blockchain engine, that makes the platform cheat and corruption free. All data transferred through the system will be written in the blockchain with its full transactions and communication history. Platform is targeted for 2 types of clients. Tender Creator - someone, who plans to implement a Smart Technology and Tender Player - someone, who produce or is an integrator/supplier of Smart Technology.

TENDER PLATFORM ARCHITECTURE

The high-level architecture of the Smart Technology tendering platform describes overall data flow.

Architecture blocks represent an information type flowing through the system logic. The entry level visible on the top of the scheme is the main graphic user interface for the clients. It is a web-based portal located on web site SmartCityAdvisor.com
The next level, right after the GUI is database CAT. It is a catalogue database where aggregated portal data are stored. These data are sourced either by automated data aggregation robots, or inputted by our clients and/or employees. It is an information about tenders and smart solutions and products. These data input mechanism uses a special categorisation and tagging logic based of the area in which a particular smart technology should be included. After the data are stored and sorted, the matching logic automatically connect possible buyer with seller. The last part of the CAT data are clients forms. Every activity in the portal is based of form. Data from these forms are validated and further processed through a frameworks and stored by Blockchain Data Lock* procedure.
Data from CAT are further processed by a business Logic Part of the platform. The first part of the logic is  the decision tool. Decision tool is responsible for the adequacy of matched data for further business processing. It is semi automatic tool where decisions made by a sophisticated algorithm are finally reviewed by a human. On a decision tool "green light", our back-office starts their routines - more about routines you can read in sections Project and Product Cases. When the deal between buyer and supplier passed, all the interaction data between buyer and seller are managed by Commitment Engine. This engine collects data, assigns the parameters and hierarchical information and prepares input for validation. Validation engine controls the data quality, proper clients connections and returns dataset prepared for posting to the Blockchain gateway. Blockchain gateway is the flexible communication interface (API) for Blockchain integration. As for now, we are in the analysis phase of the blockchain solution by trustful companies on the market. Blockchain integration API will be flexible enough to connect to any of blockchains.

BLOCKCHAIN BUSINESS FRAMEWORKS

The first one is the Transaction framework. It is a tool for management of common data between clients. It stores an application data, transaction data and commitments of every action and assigns transaction result codes. These data allow to record history of all tender activity and allow statistics and reports generation for clients. For example: how many tender solutions applied, how many won, how many lost, etc. All the data will be stored with the history on the blockchain, there will be full transparence of all activities. Another information type the will be processed through this Framework is the rating history. Every solution of a supplier will get rating and rating validation. This rating will be provided by our company based on qualified review. A validation part will be made by independent community or third party specialised partner.
The second is the contracting framework. The contracting framework is indeed for the future contract management. We expect that traditional paper contracting will be replaced by digital contracts in a few years. Few countries are already able to use electronic signatures and already using digital technologies to support legal and compliance part of the business. Few moderngovernmentsdemonstrate positive approachin this field. We would like to be ready with the possibility of contracting implementation based on blockchain where the client can define conditional contract with the specific conditions, exact terminology and etc. we plan to develop this contracting tool for the future. It depends on the regulation, how the market will move on, but we expect that blockchain technology will be used for supporting such kind of legal and compliance operations in the future.

BLOCKCHAIN DATA LOCK

Blockchain Data Lock (BDL) is the deepest layer of the tendering platform. It is a blockchain based data processing engine that enforces client's transaction data and writes these data to the blocks. BDL function is to lock tendering process and transactions data in a time based form. These data are available to read through all the history. It is a necessary protection to make our platform transparent and corruption-free. As a blockchain access tool is used the blockchain gateway that parse data and write them to Blockchain.  Blockchain integration is designed in a way allowing interfacing
with multiple blockchains. Currently we are in analysis phase and already selected few perspective blockchain development projects that we will analyse deeper during the next months and make a decision of partnership for integration of these blockchains with our engine. Decision of integration is planned to Jun 2019.

PLATFORM COMMERCIAL BENEFITS

Any new tender client or supplier of smart technologies are welcome to join our catalog free of charge, but their technologies must pass through LifeBar – this is how this tool is named on the mockup showing ratings visualisation score, otherwise are rejected. Platform don't support obsolete or non-ecological products that may negatively impact a city or country development quality or can discredit our service quality or goodwill message of the Smart City Enterprise ideology.

Tender Creator - Client from a government institution or mid/big company size. By a standard practice, to implement new commercial solution or technology, they are obliged the purchase through a public tender. For this purpose they can either use our platform directly, or can use any other platform - we will collect this data by our robots.
Tender creator is saving the time for research of solutions on the internet, because he/she will have all the technologies aggregated at one place, in our eco-system of catalogue and tender platform.
Tender creator will have a possibility of quick view of solutions and products comparison. The brand independent catalogue will show all solutions allowing easy search and one by one comparison by the LifeBar parameters and rating scores.
Tender creator will have a quick information about price estimation for the solution delivery, so he can easily calculate preliminary budgets for the project implementation before rising the tender and before the creation of request for purchase (RFP).
When Tender creator raises a new tender and sets category related to the technology to be implemented, our system will automatically assign all the solutions available in the category to this tender. Tender creator will get immediate information on how many eventual suppliers are available for the tendering. Adding a tender into database is free of charge.
Tender Player - A company that produce or supply a Smart Technology solutions or products. Product registration in the basic form is free of charge for all companies. Any small, middle or big size company has chance to promote their product, show their product and they will also get free of charge initial quality rating based on our LifeBar. Client will immediately know his position by a compared with a competitors.
Tender player, the smart technology supplier can use platform as a cheap sales acquisition tool for searching new business opportunities. Client can easily search through tenders and get matched tenders that relate only with his product's category.
Another benefit that Tender player gets form the platform is elimination of tendering bureaucracy. It's a paid service of Smart City Enterprise company and it is related to our physical products that you can see better on the website area Product Cases.
The difference from other platforms is in its transparency, in being cheat and corruption-free. So, not only the biggest players can attend the tender - platform also gives a chance to a smaller ones.
If a client have a high quality solution, he should win. If they don’t win several times or several projects that means, that something might be wrong with the solution or something is wrong with the tendering party. That may indicate possibility of and insights manipulation and it will be easy-visible from the transaction history.

PLATFORM PUBLIC BENEFITS

Public benefits of the platform are the transparence of decisions and full history of transactions. The current public tendering solutions are sort of black hole. Every tender that's on the market right now is manipulated. Either by pre-agreed winner by company or government insiders, or tender conditions are prepared to fit to one winner only. It is a global problem and relates to every country in the world. Especially in Asia. Probably you have heard about in mass-media, but this is only a top of the iceberg, just a tiny fraction of corruption cases becomes public.
Our platform avoid this behaviour and prevents cheating schemes. Some scheme might work once, twice, maybe trice, but with the history and very probably with a physical complaints by other companies, the corruption behaviour reveals very soon and other users discredit management of that organisation or institution. Our platform's public benefits include:
✅ PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS CONTROL
✅ PUBLIC TENDERS TRANSPARENCE
✅ CORRUPTION-FREE PLATFORM
✅ ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGIES ONLY
✅ EFFECTIVE CITIES DEVELOPMENT
✅ BUREAUCRACY REDUCTION
 
✅ CHEAT-FREE PROCUREMENT
✅ SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT
✅ PUBLIC RELATIONS READY
 
✅ PEOPLE CONTROL GOVERNMENT
✅ GOVERNMENT CONTROL INSTITUTIONS
✅ COMPANIES CONTROL DEPARTMENTS

SMART TECHNOLOGY RATING BAR

The last part of a Tendering platform services is the LifeBar scoring of the smart technologies. Based on adequate analysis of solution, we evaluate several aspects to rate the solution overall effectivity. The security part measures the level of the security improvement that new technology will deliver. For example infra vision camera monitoring system will deliver higher

security to subways. The effectivity part compares effectivity parameters with other similar solutions. For example how the solution will improve the effectivity of the traffic, logistics or other aspects of smart industries or cities. The environment measures the impact on common environment. For example how impacts an city air and quality of the citizens health. The green development and green economics part measures how the solution supports gardening of the cities. The water saving part measures how the solution works with recycling of the water or uses water saving systems. This will be valuable parameter for the agricultural business. The cost per value parameter compares the solution to similar ones in the same category
and assigns the rate. This parameter represents what value will get client by a specific price.

LIFEBAR SCORING ATTRIBUTES


DATA AGGREGATION ROBOTS

As a part of the business development strategy we will not wait for our eventual clients till they come to visit our portal, think and register to our services. We will upload the data about tenders by ourselves. Same we will do with solutions and products of smart technology suppliers. We will scan, analyse, rate and upload product data to our portal by ourselves. We plan to make it by sets of data aggregation robots that will scan public web portals and transfer data to our platform automatically. For tender information it will be fully automated process, for smart solutions and products it will be semi-automated process with interaction of our employees who review the data, create custom graphics, execute initial rating, etc.
Aggregation software robots scan portals and store data. During processing assign to tenders categories and tags.
There are dozens of different tendering web portals over the Internet serving some data and providing some services. Each portal have it's own front-end with an unique structure and layout, tenders data are represented in different ways, include different sets of attributes and documents, filtered in different ways. Databases running in the backend of these portals are also designed differently. Still there are major similarities because regardless of the way how tendering data is represented, it is basically describes the same or very similar entities.
Simpler, if we take 20 random independent tendering platforms and assume that each tender contains about 120 fields to fill plus a few attachments related to the project, and then compare these data, we'll find out that around 75% of attributes can be matched perfectly, the rest is either not important because other platforms don’t need it at all, or vise versa contain some sort of specific yet important information that worth being included as a mandatory field in our Master list of attributes. Our software robots scan, collect, sort and store this data content in our Tender platform. Each robot will have specialised configuration for exacting the data from the particular tender platform and collect it from chaotic form into our database. During processing, tags and categories will be assigned to tender data – either automatically or by data stewards.
There are two Data Input (DI) parts in the data aggregation architecture of the solution(read scheme from bottom). These are two databases where source tender and smart solutions data arrives initially.
DI 1 collects information from two main input channels. The first one is a manual data load by Tender Creator client by registering a new tender. The second is automated data load from other public tender portals by our software robots. All data together give us the "Buyer" content part.
DI 2 collects data from three independent input channels. All channels work either semi-automatically or manually due to extreme content diversity. The first one is input by a Smart products suppliers directly by their registration of company and products on tender portal. They might do that either to apply for a tender or just actingproactively in order to expose and promote their products or technologies. The second one input channel are Agencies Data. Catalogues of companies, moderated by an agencies. We will buy data from them, adjust and load into product database. The third input channel are our own employees who will research solutions on webs, consult with suppliers and load data into our catalogue. All data together give us the "Seller" content part. All these data are further processed in the CAT database and business logic that properly tag them and categorise.
These collected and processed data are further used as a main content for three Outputs. Output - Tender products - 1 covers initial data for creation of our tender products described in detail in section Product Cases. It will be used for digital marketing first and for selling a consultation services providing by a Smart City Enterprise company. Output 2 is the main content of our Tendering Platform. A data the will be available for clientsin public or paid

catalogues. Output 3 is a second part of our business plans to create Business Intelligence reporting system providing commercial reports for business, forecasting and financial needs.

LANDING PAGES NETWORK

As part of our marketing strategy, we are developing a sets of landing pages, that will route traffic to main three business portals. These will be anautonomous web sites with different subjects and each will have a specific SEO settings that will motivate different kind of audience. These landing pages are categorised into four and will route the traffic toour mainsites.

Each landingpage will serve different content type, mainly they will work as a blog and news media. The first segment is Tendering.Thiscontent type istargeted to business related auditory.News about tenders, news about politics and projects will be published on such sites. The second segment is Education. Here we’ll focus onUniversities and students to know our brand and idea. We will release content about solutions, comparison of implementations, use cases and case studies. These sites will also handle the information about long term visions and development programs. The third part is News. In this segment we will focus on masses and maintaina content in a form available for masses. Our portal MakeMyCitySmart.com that's running since 8/2017 is an instance of this category. *60+ users traffic is not an achievement which worth being mentioned here IMO*. The last segment, a Future development will work with audience of future and conspiracy areas. We will focus to create interesting content for geeks, futurists and scientists. All areas together should cover all the intellectual audience
that may be interested or directly participate on Smart technologies development, implementation and procurement. At the moment we own 350+ domains and increasing the amount every month through Domain auctions.