Overview of System Administration
  • 23 Sep 2022
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Overview of System Administration

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When a new company chooses to utilize Aspire to run their landscape business, the Aspire Deployment team leads them through the process of initially setting up their system. During this process, initial configuration information specific to the company is loaded into Aspire to define their environment. Some of that information such as initial items and services are bulk loaded into the system based on company-specific spreadsheets. Other information is manually entered into Aspire through the administrative interface.

When a new company chooses to utilize Aspire to run their landscape business, the Aspire Deployment team leads them through the process of initially setting up their system.   During this process, initial configuration information specific to the company is loaded into Aspire to define their environment.  Some of that information such as initial items and services are bulk loaded into the system based on company-specific spreadsheets.  Other information is manually entered into Aspire through the administrative interface.

Aspire‚Äôs Administration screen is used to access options to maintain this company-specific information on an ongoing basis after initial deployment.  The Administration screen is accessed by clicking the Adminicon on the Aspire navigation bar.
The System Administrator is a person (or group of people) assigned to manage the configuration of Aspire and its environment with help from Aspire Care. The roles for individuals having this responsibility will have the System Admin permission assigned.

The Support option available on the User dropdown displays the Support screen (shown below) providing the current Aspire version, software release date, and information for contacting the AspireCare support team. 

If the user clicks on the version number, Aspire displays a list of system version numbers. A new Test Ping button is available at the bottom of that screen to test the response time to the server. Clicking that icon displays a timing in milliseconds specifying how long it takes to get a response from the Aspire servers. Under good conditions, the value returned will typically be between 80 and 250 milliseconds.

The remainder of this section explains how to utilize the configuration options within Aspire and how to perform other responsibilities such as working with browsers, addressing system issues, etc.

Much of the information contained in this section is available in the article, Aspire System Administration Overview.

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