How to Configure the Ardoq Discover Search Page

Learn how to configure Discover to become the go-to source for enterprise architecture insights in your organization.

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Written by Anastasia Titova
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Ardoq Discover has immense potential to become the enterprise knowledge base of your organization, and we're excited to introduce you to new features that will make it even more powerful.

With the search page configuration options, you can provide Ardoq Discover users with all the information they need in one place, including components, reports, dashboards, and external resources.

You can inform your colleagues about important upcoming changes or other aspects of enterprise architecture that require cross-company awareness with a custom message in the header.

In this article, we'll show you how to customize the Ardoq Discover search page to make it even more useful and convenient for your colleagues.

What You Can Configure on the Ardoq Discover Search Page

  • Customizable logo: You can add your company logo above the search. This is especially helpful for familiarizing users with Ardoq Discover as a new organizational tool.

  • Welcome message: This message appears above the search bar. You can use it to share information about the purpose of this platform, what visitors can do here, or any other information you feel is important to share with users.

  • Quick links: You can embed any relevant links here, such as links to Internal wiki pages, Ardoq dashboards, reports, or any other resources. You can set up to 10 quick links.

  • Recent changes: You have the option to show or hide the Recent Changes section, the Ardoq Discover changes made by colleagues in chronological order.

  • Admins in charge: You can assign administrators who will be responsible for supporting inquiries from Ardoq Discover users.

Getting Started

From the core Ardoq menu, open the Discover menu > Configure Discover.

You can also find the Configure Discover button on the Ardoq Discover search page. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Reference 1: Finding the Configure Discover Button in core Ardoq and Ardoq Discover

Step 1. Prepare Your Logo and Decide on the Theme

The header is the first thing your colleagues will see when they access Ardoq Discover, so it's important to make it appealing and recognizable. You can insert your company logo right above the search bar. The logo will be retrieved from the link. We recommend using an image that is 80x32px with a transparent background.

Ardoq offers prebuilt themes that you can use to change the banner but you can also change the color of the banner to, for example, your brand color. However, if you need some help with picking the right theme to match the colors of your logo, it might be helpful to get in touch with your marketing team and ask for their advice. Alternatively, you can also use palette generator tools like Coolors to find a suitable color scheme.

๐Ÿž๏ธ You can also upload a background image if you'd like.

Reference 2: Configuring the Logo & Theme of the header.

Reference 3: Configuring a Custom Welcome Message

Step 2. Set a Custom Welcome Message

If youโ€™d just like to introduce Ardoq to your organization, here is a quick message template you can use:

Welcome to the enterprise architecture portal of {Company Name}. This platform serves as a single source of truth, providing you with real-time contextual insights that are relevant to your needs. Discover the processes, people, and technologies relevant to you.

If everyone in your organization is already familiar with the Ardoq platform and you want to inform your colleagues about an important upcoming milestone, this is the perfect place to announce this. For example:

Next quarter is coming! Make sure to review pending tasks and update all your initiatives. ๐Ÿ™

This is where you can configure the welcome message ๐Ÿ‘‡

We are working on adding the markdown so you can change the style of the text and use paragraphs.

Reference 4: Configuring Quick Links

Step 3. Decide Which Assets Youโ€™d Like to Share With Your Colleagues

Here you can either enable or disable the Recent Changes section. The purpose of this section is to show users that Ardoq is a "living breathing portal" that can be trusted as data is continuously updated by stakeholders.

Here are some ways you can use the Quick Links section:

  • Distributing knowledge across the company such as company strategy, policies, etc.

  • Highlighting new initiatives relevant to everyone in your organization. For example, you could share information about an upcoming SOC 2 certification.

  • Documenting new processes: You can embed surveys or viewpoints that are relevant to everyone in your organization. This can also encourage your colleagues to regularly update or contribute new information.

Here is an example of how you can organize quick links for your users to have easy access to things that are critical for the whole organization.๐Ÿ‘‡

Reference 5: Example for Organizing Quick Links

In addition to that, Ardoq Discover users can search for Ardoq reports and dashboards in the search bar or use a filter to look for these assets.

We're working on including Ardoq Presentations in the search bar and Quick Links assets. You can expect it to appear there in July 2023.

Step 4. Set a dedicated Ardoq Discover support contact

Ensure that Ardoq users get the support they need by setting a dedicated contact people in the app. These individuals should be able to answer questions and assist with challenges or support requests to make changes to viewpoints, surveys, assets, etc.

Ardoq Discover users can access the Contact admin button from the right sidebar, Resource Center, which is a part of every page in Ardoq Discover.

Reference 6: Setting User Support Contacts

We're always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to us via the in-app chat if you have any follow-up questions about this article.

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