The company ARGIS Archeology Service GmbH is a contract archaeology company. This means that the field of activity lies in the area of “applied archeology” or field archeology. According to the laws of the market, ARGIS aims to meet the demand for archaeological services. The range of services ranges from prospecting to excavations, various reports (especially for EIA procedures), documentation, excavation analyzes and archaeological final reports. Some of the results are self-published. The motto of ARGIS “For us is not a task too big or too small” shows the comprehensive competence of the employees of this company, which perform in all fields of archeology best performance. ARGIS is preferred for demanding projects. However, the employees of the company also want to live up to this trust in their day-to-day business. That’s why they claim to work carefully and accurately at all times.
How did the collaboration between ARGIS and Inari Software begin?
Long before the founding of Inari Software, there was personal contact and joint projects between Gerald Fuchs, CEO of ARGIS, and Nadja Suvi Tuulia Debenjak, now CEO of Inari Software. For this reason, it was no coincidence that Gerald Fuchs was mentoring the founding team of Inari as part of product development. He followed the development of the Inari AIS with great interest and provided valuable input and feedback.
Two state-of-the-art companies
ARGIS and Inari Software have a great deal in common: both are state-of-the-art in terms of methodology and technical implementation. The existing and tested archaeological information systems were simply unsuitable for the requirements of ARGIS. Time was overripe for a new, modern and reliable system. For this reason, it was a great concern of Gerald Fuchs to apply the product he mentored as a mentor in practice.
What are the requirements and ideas of ARGIS for such software?
An archaeological information system used by ARGIS must cover clear and well-defined claims. Handling for the end user must be easy. The software must be user-friendly, flexible and absolutely reliable under all conditions encountered in practice. Specifically, this means that such a system must be suitable for construction sites. It must also allow for precise work under time pressure and be equally effective day and night. In buildings, underground, in places with and without Internet access, anywhere such software must deliver consistent performance. Last but not least, the equipment used must be protected against dust, splash water and frost, or work properly under these conditions. In short, such software should optimally support day-to-day business and in no case lead to additional burdens on employees. These ideas were optimally implemented by Inari Software with the Inari AIS, making the software for ARGIS an indispensable part of the excavation equipment.
Faster, more precise and safer work
The Inari AIS greatly simplifies data acquisition, data processing, evaluation and interpretation. All data is now stored in one system, linked together and can be output in different formats as needed. Various backup systems lead to maximum data security, which also ensures data protection. In addition, the software is fully compatible with the so-called “Guidelines for Archaeological Measures” of the Austrian Federal Monuments Office. This means that the creation of excavation documentation required by the Federal Monuments Office is now much faster than in former times, because it is simply exported from the system.
A collaboration at eye level
The previous cooperation was perfect in all respects. It all began with product development, through the test phase right through to the regular use of the software. The team at ARGIS is particularly enthusiastic about the great personal commitment of all employees of Inari Software GmbH. The customer care relies heavily on the personal component. Together with the expertise of Inari Software employees, this is the basis for a long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation.
Dr. Gerald Fuchs, ARGIS