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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our answers to 77 frequently asked questions about Aidon.ai.

GENERAL

1.  What is the Aidon.ai platform? 

The Aidon.ai platform uses artificial intelligence to create and optimize capabilities, processes, designs, models, business outcomes, and requirements automatically, enhancing innovation and efficiency in enterprise architecture.


​2.  How does Aidon.ai benefit enterprise architecture?

The Aidon.ai platform generates excellent first drafts of enterprise architect documents in minutes, enabling an enterprise architect to deliver a final document in a week or two instead of months. Aidon.ai handles the most fastidious tasks within an enterprise architecture practice, allowing enterprise architects to concentrate on more important tasks like analyzing data-driven insights, solution elaboration, decision-making recommendations, elaborating detailed and precise roadmaps, fostering innovation, cost reduction, and streamlining design processes with automation.


3.  How does Aidon.ai enhance decision-making?

The Aidon.ai solution provides preliminary indebt data-driven insights, predictive analytics, and exhaustive scenario simulations, enabling enterprise architects to make more informed and strategic decision recommendations.


4.  How to measure the ROI of Aidon.ai?

The ROI of the Aidon.ai solution is measured by evaluating cost savings, efficiency gains, improved decision-making, and overall impact on business outcomes. For a team of five enterprise architects, as a rule of thumb, Aidon.ai will allow an organization to avoid hiring one, and maybe up to two, enterprise architects.


5.  What are the Aidon.ai adoption challenges?

Most enterprise architects are very busy. The challenges in adopting Aidon.ai include data integration between our customer’s EA tool and Aidon.ai, scheduling some time to train our users, and proceeding with necessary change management. 


6.  How does Aidon.ai facilitate innovation?

By automating routine tasks and providing advanced analytical outputs, Aidon.ai frees up enterprise architects’ time for creative and strategic initiatives.


7.  What are some success stories?

Success stories with Aidon.ai include companies i- handling complexity in their strategy execution with actionable plans and requirements, ensuring alignment and timely delivery, ii- gathering and documenting requirements reducing manual effort, and improving accuracy and consistency, and iii- prioritizing initiatives and allocating resources effectively.


8.  Aidon.ai aligns with what standards?

 

The Aidon.ai solution aligns as much as possible with the TOGAF®, BABOK®, BPMN®, and BIZBOK® standards among others. 


9.  What industries benefit most?

The knowledge base of Aidon.ai is very wide in range and yet can be very specific to the following industries: energy and utilities, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, telecom, and transportation.


10.  What’s the difference between Aidon.ai and other Generative AI tools?

We are currently unaware of any tool that has designed and built 36 planning AI agents to deliver complete output especially made for enterprise architects and the entire planning ecosystem of an organization. In one or two prompts, the Aidon.ai solution can generate valuable outputs for enterprise architects that would otherwise take hundreds of prompts to replicate with ChatGPT.


11.  What is the learning curve?

The Aidon.ai learning curve depends on the user’s familiarity with enterprise architecture and generative AI. Aidon.ai is delivered basic instructional videos. In collaboration with its partners, Aidon also provides more elaborate online courses to learn how to use AI in your enterprise and business architecture practice. 


12.  Is it suitable for small enterprises?

Yes. Most EA tools are very complex and have a very long learning curve. It’s not the case with the Aidon.ai solution. At a minimum, small enterprise users need to include their organization chart, product line, and main strategies. Aidon.ai can then start generating good enterprise architecture documents, allowing organizations without a sophisticated enterprise architecture practice to jumpstart their practice rapidly.


13.  What future developments lie ahead?

Future developments of the Aidon.ai solution include enhanced AI technical capabilities, better integration, improved user interfaces, and expanded industry-specific features.


14.  Which version of Aidon.ai should we start with?

 

Most organizations should initially explore Aidon.ai by subscribing to the Team version for a few months, starting with five or more users. Once you recognize its potential, upgrade to the Enterprise version, integrate it with your current EA tool, and expand your user base on the Aidon.ai platform.


15.  Does Aidon.ai use other generative AI tools to deliver outputs?

 

Yes. Any version of the Aidon.ai solution uses any of over 100 major generative AI tools available out there. By default, Aidon.ai uses ChatGPT for businesses. For optimal results, before completing a prompt, our users can choose between any one of the 100 generative AI tools linked to Aidon.ai.

16. How can an organization establish trust in Aidon.ai?

Our clients trust the Aidon.ai platform because we ensure transparency, demonstrate reliability, and maintain strong ethical standards. Providing clear explanations of how AI models work helps build user confidence. Regularly auditing and validating AI outputs for accuracy reinforces reliability. We adhere to ethical guidelines, address biases, and protect user data to enhance trustworthiness. Aidon also engages with its clients and partners through open communication, offering robust support, and incorporating feedback to further solidify trust. Ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and promoting responsible AI usage are also crucial in building and maintaining trust among our clients and users.

17- Who owns the content generated by Aidon.ai, and how is it legally protected?

The ownership of AI-generated content is a complex legal issue. Generally, Aidon holds the right to its general knowledge base used by Aidon.ai for its training and the Aidon.ai output models that it has created. Aidon protects its general knowledge base and output models by applying traditional intellectual property laws like copyrights and patents.​ The customized knowledge base created with content from our clients and used by Aidon.ai remains the property of our clients.  As for the content generated from the Aidon.ai output models based on prompts made by our clients, it is the property of both Aidon and our clients. The content generated from the Aidon.ai output models based on prompts made by a client is strictly confidential and can only be used within our client's organization. This content is not for distribution outside our client's organization to 3rd parties.

PAYMENT AND INVOICE

18.    What is the cost of the Aidon.ai?

 

The cost of a monthly subscription to the Individual version of Aidon.ai is currently fixed at $299 per month. A subscription to the Team or Enterprise version of Aidon.ai can be as low as $1,199 per month. It will vary based on the number of additional users and the degree of customization (optional extras) requested. The Enterprise version of Aidon.ai requires a minimum subscription of 6 months and prices are provided by quote only.


19.    What are Aidon.ai tokens?

Each time an Aidon.ai user makes a prompt on its platform, tokens are spent. Aidon.ai tokens refer to units of text used in processing input and generating responses. Each token represents a fragment of a word, and the system uses these tokens to understand and produce language. For example, "Aidon.ai is great!" would be split into tokens like "Ai", "don", ".ai", " is", " great", and "!". The number of tokens affects processing cost and response length.


20.    How do I know how many tokens I have left?

Aidon.ai tracks how many basic and incremental tokens each user has left before the end of his/her subscription.


21.    Can additional tokens be purchased?

Additional tokens can be purchased in increments of $150. The unused incremental tokens can be reused in the following months of your subscription.


22.    Can unused monthly basic tokens be used in the following month?

Every month, your Aidon.ai subscription is delivered with a number of basic tokens. Basic tokens are different than incremental tokens. Unused basic tokens cannot be used the following month. As for the unused incremental purchased tokens, they can be reused in the following months of your subscription.


23.    What is the payment method to use Aidon.ai?

Like most generative AI tools, Aidon.ai requires its clients to pay at the beginning of their subscription. The Individual version of Aidon can only be paid by credit card. As for the Team version of Aidon.ai, both credit card and bank wire transfers are accepted. Finally, the Enterprise version of Aidon.ai can only be paid by wire transfer.


24.    Can we receive a proposal to use Aidon.ai?

For the Team and Enterprise version of Aidon.ai, we will send you a proposal. You will need to indicate the number of users and what additional features (optional extras) that you require. We do not provide proposals for the Individual versions of Aidon.ai.


25.    When do we receive an invoice?

You will receive an invoice from Aidon Limited once you have made either your credit or bank wire transfer payment. 

FEATURES

26.    What are pre-built Aidon.ai agents?

All versions of Aidon.ai are currently delivered with 36 pre-built agents, which are ready-made software applications that use artificial intelligence to perform specific tasks or functions handled by the stakeholders involved in the planning ecosystem of your organization. Aidon.ai agents are designed to deliver outputs specific for business architects, solution architects, project managers, data analysts, business managers, process managers, etc. Aidon.ai agents come with predefined skills and are automatically deployed into action to address a specific user prompt that would typically involve one or several of the stakeholders involved in the planning of your organization.


27.    What are pre-built Aidon.ai prompts?

In generative AI prompts are the questions that you ask in the tool. All versions of Aidon.ai are currently delivered with pre-built prompts, which are predefined text inputs specifically designed to initiate and guide the generation of creative or contextually relevant content by Aidon.ai. These prompts help users obtain desired outputs. By using these pre-built prompts, users can leverage the power of generative AI efficiently and effectively, without needing to craft custom prompts from scratch.


28.    What are pre-built Aidon.ai models?

All versions of Aidon.ai are currently delivered with pre-built models, which are pre-trained artificial intelligence systems designed to create new content or data based on the patterns they have learned from a vast amount of existing data. Aidon.ai models come ready to use, allowing users to quickly integrate generative AI capabilities for enterprise architecture without needing to train the models themselves.


29.    What is the knowledge base used by Aidon.ai?

Even without importing enterprise architecture artifacts from an EA tool, Aidon.ai can generate good enterprise architecture documents based on the unique knowledge base it has accumulated over time for the following industries: energy and utilities, financial services, governments healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, telecom, and transportation. Aidon.ai already has a centralized repository of enterprise architecture information designed to store, organize, and retrieve relevant information for your enterprise architecture practice.
 

30.    How does Aidon.ai integrate with existing systems?

The Enterprise version of Aidon.ai uses restful APIs to seamlessly integrate with your EA tool, or other enterprise systems, ensuring smooth data flow and basic interoperability.


31.    Can Aidon.ai be customized?

Yes, the Team and Enterprise versions of Aidon.ai offer customization services as optional extras. It can include knowledgebase customization and output modeling customization.


32.    What are typical use cases generated by Aidon.ai?

Aidon.ai's out-of-the-box output use cases include capability-based project prioritization, business outcomes specification, process elaboration and optimization, requirement gathering and optimization, RFP elaboration, and strategy goals dissemination into tactics and objectives at all organizational levels. Additionally, our Aidon.ai experts can collaborate with you to develop customized use-case models tailored to your organization’s specifications.


33.    Can Aidon.ai scale with growth?

Yes, the Aidon.ai solution is designed to scale you’re your enterprise growth, accommodating increasing data volumes and expanding functionalities.


34.    Can Aidon.ai work offline?

Some functionalities of Aidon.ai may work offline, but full capabilities usually require internet connectivity for data access and processing.


35.    What is the role of Aidon.ai in design generation?

The Aidon.ai solution can analyze data, identify patterns, and generate better designs or solutions, enhancing creativity and efficiency, and allowing enterprise architects to examine multiple scenarios and identify the recommended solution for their organization.


36.    How does Aidon.ai improve collaboration?

Both the Team and Enterprise versions of Aidon.ai offer real-time collaboration, shared dashboards and files, and integrated communication features to enhance teamwork and information sharing.


37.    How does Aidon.ai support remote work?

Aidon.ai provides cloud-based access, collaboration tools, and secure remote connectivity to support distributed teams.


38.    Can Aidon.ai be integrated and automated into your workflows?

 

Yes, Aidon.ai automates repetitive tasks and workflows, improving efficiency and reducing human error.


39.    Can Aidon.ai predict future trends?

Yes, by integrating with predictive analytics tools, the Aidon.ai solution can assist enterprise architects in forecasting future trends and scenarios based on historical data.


40.    Can we add users?

Yes. Both the Team and Enterprise version of the Aidon.ai solution allows our customers to add users.


41.    Can Aidon.ai be offered in an isolated cloud hosting environment?

 

Yes. Both the Team and Enterprise versions of Aidon.ai can be offered with resources that are dedicated to a single client, ensuring no shared infrastructure, which enhances security, performance, and control over the hosted applications and data.


42.    Can Aidon.ai handle other languages than English?

Yes, all versions of Aidon.ai can process prompts and generate outputs in multiple languages. Our product roadmap also includes offering the software menu and instructions in various languages.


43.    Can Aidon.ai do business architecture?

Yes. Any version of Aidon.ai can deliver a good first draft of a Business Capability Model, a Value Stream Map, Business Process Models, and an organizational structure of your organization.
 

44.    Can Aidon.ai deliver strategic plans?

Yes. Aidon.ai can deliver a comprehensive first draft of documents outlining an organization's goals and vision, and disseminate them everywhere in the organization into aligned objectives and tactics, designed to guide decision-making and resource allocation to achieve desired future outcomes.


45.    Can Aidon.ai handle requirement mapping?

Yes. Aidon.ai can map requirements and align them with system functionalities and processes, ensuring that all needs are accurately captured, traced, and met throughout the project lifecycle.
 

46.    Can Aidon.ai handle solution architecture?

Yes. All versions of the Aidon.ai solution can generate the first draft of technical specifications, integration architecture, security architecture, and an implementation roadmap, ensuring a well-structured, secure, and effectively integrated solution that aligns with the business objectives.
 

47.    Can Aidon.ai handle data architecture?

Yes. The Enterprise version of the Aidon.ai solution can generate the first draft of a data dictionary and a data governance framework, which are essential for designing and maintaining a robust, efficient, and compliant data architecture that supports business objectives and operations, provided that the customer provides its current data assets with their names and description.


48.    Can Aidon.ai handle information architecture?

Yes. All versions of the Aidon.ai solution can generate the first draft of the required information concepts required to provide a value stream or that are created or used by a business capability.
 

49.    Can Aidon.ai provide a cost analysis?

Yes. All versions of the Aidon.ai solution can generate the first draft of a cost analysis that shows the total costs associated with an initiative, project, or decision, including direct and indirect expenses, to determine financial feasibility and inform decision-makers.


50.    Can Aidon.ai provide a system use case?

Yes. All versions of the Aidon.ai solution can generate the first draft of a typical use case of a system that describes how a user interacts with a system to achieve a specific objective, outlining the steps, conditions, and outcomes involved in the interaction.


51.    Can Aidon.ai develop goals and objectives based on your strategies and tactics?

Yes. All versions of the Aidon.ai solution can generate the first draft of realistic goals and objectives based on the strategies and tactics provided to the enterprise architecture team based on the business motivation model methodology.


52.    Can Aidon.ai generate tactics based on your strategies?

Yes. All versions of the Aidon.ai solution can generate the first draft of tactics children of strategies based on the business motivation model methodology.


53.    Can Aidon.ai generate objectives based on your goals?

 

Yes. All versions of the Aidon.ai solution can generate the first draft of objectives children of goals based on the business motivation model methodology.


54.    Can Aidon.ai generate a request for proposals?

Yes. All versions of the Aidon.ai solution can generate the first draft of a request for proposals (RFP), which requests bids from potential vendors for goods or services, outlining project requirements, specifications, and evaluation criteria.


55.    Can Aidon.ai write a proposal to reply to an RFP?

Yes. All versions of the Aidon.ai solution can generate the first draft of a detailed reply to a request for proposals (RFP), which requests bids from potential vendors for goods or services, outlining project requirements, specifications, and evaluation criteria.


56.    Can Aidon.ai suggest the supporting applications for a capability?

Yes, the Enterprise version of the Aidon.ai solution can suggest the supporting applications of a capability, provided that the client provides the list of its current applications and modules with their names and descriptions. 


57.    Can Aidon.ai eliminate duplicating applications within an organization?

 

Yes, the Enterprise version of the Aidon.ai solution can explain why and suggest how to eliminate duplicating applications within an organization, provided that the client provides the list of its current applications and modules with their names and descriptions. 


58.    Can Aidon.ai Import and Export structured data?

Yes, the Enterprise version of the Aidon.ai solution can import and export structured data, which are organized and formatted data that resides in fixed fields within a record or file, typically stored in relational databases, making it easily searchable and analyzable.


59.    Can Aidon.ai generate tables?

Yes, all versions of the Aidon.ai solution can generate tables.

 
60.     Can Aidon.ai generate diagrams?

 Yes, the Enterprise version of the Aidon.ai solution can generate diagrams.

DATA AND SECURITY

61.    What data does Aidon.ai need?

At a minimum, Aidon.ai users should provide their organization chart, product line, and main strategies. This enables Aidon.ai to generate high-quality enterprise architecture documents, helping organizations quickly establish an effective EA practice. For organizations with an advanced EA practice, Aidon.ai allows for the refinement and customization of outputs by importing existing artifacts from their EA tools. This integration enables Aidon.ai to train and generate models based on the imported data.
 

62.    How secure is the data in Aidon.ai?

Data security for all versions of the Aidon.ai solution is ensured through encryption, user authentication, and compliance with industry standards and regulations. The Enterprise version of Aidon.ai also includes authentication against LDAP/AD, Group-based ACL, server-based transactional database with replication support, user/group access control-based security permissions, and content auditing support.
 

63.    How does Aidon.ai handle data privacy?

The Aidon.ai solution implements strict data privacy policies, anonymization techniques, and complies with legal frameworks to protect sensitive information. 


64.    How does Aidon.ai ensure it does not learn from its customers' information?

Similar to ChatGPT for businesses, Aidon.ai does not use client-provided content to train models outside the client’s own Aidon.ai workspace. In other words, Aidon.ai will not use information from one client to respond to prompts made by another client.


65.    How can we ensure data quality using Aidon.ai?

Aidon.ai ensures high data quality by implementing robust data validation and cleansing processes, along with regular audits, to maintain accuracy and reliability in its generative AI outputs.


66.    How does Aidon.ai handle large data sets?

It uses advanced data processing and storage technologies, such as cloud computing and distributed databases, to handle large data sets efficiently.

SERVICES

67.    What are the Aidon.ai implementation steps?

 

For the Individual version of Aidon.ai, implementation, implementation is simple. After completing your monthly subscription payment, you’ll receive an email with a link to access your account. After answering a few setup questions, you’ll be up and running. For the Team version of Aidon.ai, one additional step will be required. You’ll need to set up profiles for each one of your users (minimum of 5). As for the Enterprise version of Aidon.ai, the implementation process involves needs assessment, data integration, customization, user training, and continuous monitoring and optimization.
 

68.    What training is available?

All versions of the Aidon.ai solution include access to rudimentary instructional videos. For the best user experience, we highly recommend taking advantage of courses and workshops provided by Aidon’s partners. These offerings are designed to ensure effective and comprehensive utilization of the platform.


69.    How long does implementation take?

The implementation for the individual and team versions of Aidon.ai is completed within one business day after payment. The implementation for the Enterprise version involves isolated hosting on either AWS or Google Cloud and typically takes a few days, but no more than a week. This process includes the use of Docker and the addition of extra security measures. If isolated hosting is required outside the USA, within the client's country, the implementation may take longer than a week.


70.    How often is Aidon.ai upgraded and maintained?

The Aidon.ai platform is regularly upgraded and maintained to ensure optimal performance and security. Updates and maintenance activities are carried out as follows. Minor updates are performed several times a month to address any minor issues and improvements. Major Updates occur quarterly, introducing new features and significant enhancements. As for routine maintenance, it is conducted monthly to ensure the platform's stability and security. 


71.    How are updates handled?

The Aidon.ai platform software updates include new features, security patches, and performance improvements.


72.    What are the hardware requirements?

The Aidon.ai platform requires no hardware other than a computing device with a browser. It supports the following browser vendors: Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. 


73.    What support service options are available?

Support service is handled via community user support and emails. All versions of the Aidon.ai solution include standard support, where your email will be handled within 72 hours by a real human. The Team version of Aidon.ai includes priority support as an optional extra, where emails are handled within 24 hours. The Enterprise version of Aidon.ai includes 10 hours of priority support. In option, a client using the Enterprise version of Aidon.ai can sign a service level agreement (SLA) specific to their need.
 

74.    What are the integration options?

Integration of Aidon.ai with other applications, such as your EA tools, is accomplished using RESTful APIs. The extent of integration will depend on the number of services you require.


75.    What is the user feedback process?

We take our users' feedback very seriously. Aidon.ai users can provide feedback through surveys, user forums, and direct communication via email at info@aidon.ai. Your input plays a crucial role in shaping future updates and improvements to the Aidon.ai platform.


76.    Can Aidon assist its clients in customizing their knowledge base for better outputs?

Yes. Aidon offers development consulting to its clients using the Team or Enterprise of the Aidon.ai solution. This includes customizing knowledge bases and output models to meet specific client needs.
 

77.    What cloud services are used by Aidon.ai?

The Aidon.ai multi-tenant platform for its Individual and Team versions is cloud-hosted on AWS in Virginia, USA. We offer options on either AWS or Google Cloud for isolated cloud hosting. Additionally, country-specific cloud hosting is available on AWS or Google Cloud, provided these vendors offer services in the chosen country. Starting in 2025, Microsoft Azure cloud hosting will be available upon special request at an additional cost.

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