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FAQ

We have gathered the most frequently asked questions and answers below. If you have questions that are not answered by the FAQ, please send us an email via the Contact menu.


Product related questions:

Q: Is Sitecore Search Solution a part of Sitecore?

A: No, it is developed and licenced by the Sitecore development partner Alpha Solutions A/S.


Q2: Why did Alpha Solutions create Sitecore Search Solution?

A: After a countless number of bespoke solutions created, Alpha Solutions decided to create a module that collected of all the key elements of the most common search functions. The efficiency gains obtained drive cost down, and generates positive ROI faster, usually within weeks.  


Q: Will Sitecore Search Solution be compatible with the Sitecore Analytics system?

A: Yes. Sitecore os compatible from version 6 and up, and even better integrated with Sitecore 7 and up to the current version. If you are using an earlier version of Sitecore, Sitecore Search Solution will require additional integration.


Q: I’ve read the information and understand what the module can do, but my needs are bigger. Is Sitecore Search Solution still an option for me?

A: Yes. If you need a customized solution, the module can fast-track you past the first many hours and base installation. There are very few to limits as to what we can make the solution do, since it is built to fit the core functionality of Sitecore. Even complex enterprise solutions can benefit from Sitecore Search Solution and save a significant number of development hours.


Q: Can’t I just implement the open sourced search software Solr myself?

A: Solr is open source, but you'd need many hours of development to achieve the functionality that Sitecore Search Solution offers. 


Process related questions:

Q: What is required to order and install Sitecore Search Solution?

A: It depends on your level of in-house competencies. After you have received the license key, you will need to implement Sitecore Search Solution. A skilled webmaster can usually do the installation via the browser interface. Alternatively, either we, or your trusted Sitecore partner, can do the installation in approximately one day.


Q: How soon can I be up and running?

A: After purchase, the Sitecore Search Solution is made available immediately, and the solution can be fully installed in approximately one day.


Q: What if I have problems during the installation phase?

A: If you are in doubt as to whether you are able to perform the installation yourself, feel free to contact us via the Contact form, and we’ll get back to you in order to answer any questions that you may have.


Q: When will I start to see the effect of Sitecore Search Solution?

A: As soon as you have installed Sitecore Search Solution, the effect will be obvious. Our experience tells us that clients usually can track the effect within a week of having installed the solution.


Q: I like what Sitecore Search Solution offers, but I need more functionality. Can you help?

A: Contact Us for an informal talk regarding your specific needs. Sitecore Search Solution is offered in two different versions. We offer an “out of the box” version, and a Developers version that allows for greater customization.