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News: New! Raosoft Inc,
January 2007 - EZReport 2007
Raosoft Inc announces the release of EZReport 2007. Read
the Press Release "EZReport 2007 for the Internet Released!"
and the 2007
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News: New! Raosoft Inc,
December 2006 - EZSurvey 2007 for the Internet
Raosoft Inc announces the release of EZSurvey 2007 for the Internet. Read
the Press Release "EZSurvey 2007 for the Internet Released!"
and the EZSurvey 2007
News: News Federal Computer Week, October 9, 2006 "Surveys to tap into feds' feelings".
All federal agencies now must now conduct annual surveys to measure employee satisfaction and to rate internal leadership and management practices. The new federal regulation begins on January 1, 2007. The Office of Personnel Managment is providing the mandatory 45 standard questions, to which agencies can add more.
Raosoft, Inc. is pleased that we were asked, because of our expertise in conducting employee surveys for the federal agencies and military services, to provide comments for this article. Among other surveys, Raosoft software powers the OPM Human Capital Survey, a biennial survey that will provide for the agencies' annual requirement for the year it is implemented by OPM. Raosoft will offer a prepared template of the required questions for use by agencies in the alternate year who have purchased Raosoft software, and Raosoft will also provide turn-key hosting for agencies who would like Raosoft to take on the administration of the survey for them. OPM will allow agencies to use a third party.
sample of OPM questions created in Raosoft InterForm. If you
would like to use this template, please call Raosoft, Inc. for
information, at (206) 525-4025.
News: Federal Computer
Week, January 5, 2006 "Air Force studies workforce survey" The Air Force
is analyzing 306,000 responses to the most comprehensive online survey about
workforce concerns that it has ever conducted. Officials expect to complete
the analysis in February and make the survey results available to all Air
Force leaders to improve their units’ morale and operational efficiency.
Air Force employees, supervisors, managers, executives and commanders
voluntarily answered the worldwide survey, which the Air Force conducted
online between Oct. 1 and Nov. 23, 2005, using Raosoft’s Web-based InterForm
survey software. This Air Force Climate Survey marks the sixth iteration
of the biennial Chief of Staff of the Air Force Climate Survey, begun in
News: Dec. 15 marks the release of
EZSurvey 2005! This powerful new release continues the
tradition of functionality and ease provided by EZSurvey 2004. New
form design aides such as the Import Questions option provide for speedier
design, data collection is enhanced by a more secure and much faster
compiled CGI, and the new stand-alone EZSurvey Enterprise Mail Server offers more
options for invitation, survey email, or other email send-out tasks.
New built-in features extend online reports, including new
statistics for real-time display. See the EZSurvey page for the free demo, the New Features information, and much else.
see the screenshots also.
News: Oct. 1 marks the world-wide
Air Force Climate Survey 2005 start. Six servers across the world receive
input from 700,000+ Active, Guard and Reserve members. Server
load balancing developed by Raosoft, Inc. routes respondents to
the most efficient receiver server at time of entry. This allocation
support means that if one server has a glitch, the respondent's
entry is re-routed automatically to an active server, and that timeliness
is maintained. The process is transparent to the participant.
News: Raosoft, Inc. is demonstrating
its software at the 26th Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest
Association of Institutional Research and Planning on October 12 -
14, 2005, in Seattle, WA. One of our customers, Clover Park Technical
College, will be presenting its applications based on Raosoft software at
the same meetings. Please join us if you can at the conference! See the
new Academic page on
our web site for more information.
News: Human Resource Executive, October
2, 2005, p. 14. "Survey: Federal Workers Unhappy with Managers." The
responses received from the Office of Personnel Management's new Human Capital Survey indicate that managers should be doing a better job dealing with both poor and top performers. The Human Capital Survey was performed using the Raosoft InterForm
software, with the project moving on time and smoothly due to InterForm's
broad power and its database management family.
News: Federal Computer Week, September
26, 2005. "Feds will have their say through annual
surveys." Federal employees are surveyed on questions about
employee satisfaction, in order to assess leadership and management
practices that contribute to agency performance. Data will be
available to give guidance for implementation and policy. Future
comparisons will be able to help measure improvements.
News: Federal Computer Week, May 23,
"Feds happy with their workplaces." The 2004 OPM
Human Capital Survey measures 150,000 federal workers! This 2004
version is the second iteration of the biennial government-wide all agency
sampling on issues considered most vital to the Office of
Personnel Management, the overreaching personnel agency of the
federal government. Results provide guidance to help target work effort
and resources. The 2004 survey indicates that workers are critical of
managers, sparking a review to determine causation and discussion
of how to improve situations. OPM was able to handle this
iteration of the Human Capital Survey on their own, with only
limited guidance by Raosoft, due to the complete support that
Raosoft InterForm products gave to the process. Click
"Feds happy with their workplaces" to read the article.
See also the additional article in Federal Computer Week, May 30, 2005
issue, p. 36, "Benefits count for feds," to read more detail
about the results on workplace
benefits that were covered by the Human Capital Survey. Satisfaction with
Army Times, Nov. 22, 2004. "Survey seeks
soldier input on training." The Army Research Institute has
fielded its biggest job survey ever, to provide guidance for the U.S.
Army training schools to revamp their training in basic skills in order
to improve combat readiness. Raosoft, Inc. has developed new software
routines to support the types of data and provide the kind of security
protection and robustness needed for collection of the information.
Initially intended only for those returning from deployment in Iraq, the
web-based survey project has been extended to cover all active, National
Guard and Army Reserve. The total population exceeds 1 million. It is the
largest web-based survey that ARI has ever implemented.
Army leaders want to confirm the relevance of "common tasks," the basic
skills taught, plus introduce new training to reflect the needs of
operational structure and the Army's changing force structure. The intent,
of course, is to improve combat effectiveness while reducing casualties.
The informatiion will help provide soldiers with the right skills at the
right time to do the job right.
Raosoft, Inc. is currently working on the final report format for the ARI,
extending query capacities and evolving new displays. The reports are
highly sophisticated since the huge
dataset allows examination of categories and relationships never before
possible. Click "Survey
seeks soldier input on training" to read the article.
EWeek, Oct 4, 2004. "Surveys Boost Satisfaction"
The Air Force Inspection Agency relies on EZSurvey Pro to assess mission
capabilities and resource management. They use surveys to measure
everything from air
crew protection to the level of fatigue of shift workers on duty. With
response rates of 80 to 90
percent, Capt. Pena says, "The tool and the data resulting from questionnaires are valuable to senior leaders who make management decisions."
EWeek lauds EZSurvey's security features, openness, and performance. The
accompanying review, "Getting a Good Response," summarizes "this Web
survey product effectively meets the needs of enterprise users" with its
high functionality. The article notes that the cost of the EZSurvey
family suite, including advanced reporting capacity, is considerably
lower cost than competing software. EWeek also appreciated the ability of
Raosoft EZReport to quickly slice, dice, and analyze data. Click "Surveys Boost
Satisfaction" to read the review.
News: EZSurvey 2004 Service
Release 1 is released! See the innovative new Active Preview
Government Computer News , May 3, 2004. "Army schools automate
surveys." The Army gets unified
assessment for its 29 TRADOC schools. Raosoft, Inc. has developed the
software for the Army Reseach Institute, who provides it to the Army
training schools. The schools are able to carry out their own Job
Analysis surveys and Training Evaluation surveys now. They use
built-in standard questions and responses and are also able to create
their own questions through a sophisticated wizard. AUTOGEN guides the
data collection by multiple methods: web, LAN, or diskette. The reporting
is automated and easy to use. It
allows querying and has many options. AUTOGEN has
become mandatory in the schools because of its remarkable productivity.
schools automate surveys" to
read the article!
News: EZReport version 2004
Raosoft, Inc. will be exhibiting at the ASTD
2004 International Conference & Exposition trade
show, Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, May 24-26. We
invite you to attend this Training show and to visit us at Booth #1911.
Click here for a courtesy guest pass to the EXPO area.
News: EZSurvey version 2004
Government Computer News , Feb 17, 2004. "Air Force tracks work
online." The PERSLOAD application has become an operational mainstay for
decision-making. With Raosoft's powerful web based software, the Air Force is able to
customize and collect continuous data for a complex personnel application. With a
unique interactive design, the participants are guided through their entry.
Management in real time views reports that allow changes in personnel allocation for
work force improvement. Raosoft's robust database allows them to collect data at
great speeds even with a massive number of hits to the survey! Click here to
read the article!
A new, free, online
sample size calculator for 2004.
Learn what sample size you need to obtain for your survey, or
calculate Margin of Error or Confidence levels. This is the Sample Size
option that has been embedded in the Raosoft SurveyWin product for many
years, used over and over by customers there, and is now provided to
you by Raosoft without charge. Raosoft, Inc. was the first firm in the
world to provide interactive sample size determination and hypothesies
This capability was in the first DOS version that came out in November,
News: Launched on Time!
The world-wide Air Force Climate
Survey launched Oct. 1, 2003 successfully across the world, to the Air
Force, Air Force
National Guard and Air Force Reserves. This will be an extremely large
survey, with a population of approximately 750,000. As always, it
features a sophisticated administration module so that participants are
easily provided for, and so that local reports are easily obtained.
Server support technology is new and special software helps to automate
file movement. The survey form itself is even easier to use and move
through, to save participants time.
Federal Computer Week ,
Aug 15, 2003. "Air
Force study shifts jobs."
The Air Force dramatically improves its personnel allocation with
powerful web based Raosoft software. Gathering data through continuous
collection, the Air Force has received results already that have
allowed about 3,700 job positions to be moved to improve work loads.
Not only are data seamlessly
collected over the web, but sophisticated reports are also available
from dynamic HTML pages, for different administrative levels. The new
data is able to drive more informed resource decisions for both
top-level staff and local commanders.
here to read the article!
News: The Royal
Navy (RAN) has completed their long planned corporate site
Raosoft software this month. They have used our Raosoft software for
training evaluations for several years, and now have expanded to a full
for the general Navy, because of their satisfaction with our robust
software and the
productivity it has brought them. They will be using a combination of
for the Internet survey software for web-based data collection with our
(diskette, notebook, LAN and paper) distribution software, for many
Handhelds! Palm, XP, Pocket PC, and Windows CE are supported.
You may author surveys easily now with EZSurvey
for use on efficent mobile handhelds.
Government Computer News ,
May 6, 2002, Vol.21 No.10. "Instant
The Technology Section highlights the new Air Force Chief of Staff
world-wide personnel feedback review,
just completed. This extensive article describes some of the new
innovation in both form and collection
design, and discusses some of the web-based reporting capacity. This is
the third fielding of the Chief
of Staff survey, each time powered smoothly and successfully by
Raosoft, Inc. software. Click here to
read the article!
Federal Computer Week ,
Feb. 4, 2002, pp. 28,30. "Air
Force surveys workforce."
This Federal Computer Week issue interviews the Air Force staff to
their powerful application, the Chief of Staff Organizational Climate
powered by Raosoft, Inc. software. New technology improves secure data
that can gather from 400,000+ participants, and provides a new advanced
administration and tracking module and also advanced web-based
Efficiency and timeliness is available in a way never before possible
comparison with past years' data is now possible! Click here
to read the article!
Computer Week, Sept. 3, 2001. "DOE
lab gets results with Web-based survey" showcases the use of
in the Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory's
employee organizational climate survey. Now web-based for the
second year, this time with a 10% increase. In addition, web-based
provide the results to the managers and departments. Click here
to read the article and click here
more information about InterForm.
March 19, 2001, pp. 35 and 42.
describes EZSurvey 2000 for the Internet in
two valuable case studies: On
web site usage within the U.S. Department of Transportation and on
email applications within the
Internal Revenue Service.
23, 2000, "Web
surveys made EZ" explains some of the powerful new features of
EZSurvey 2000 for the Internet and
includes an interview on its high productivity with a Department of
The highly innovative EZSurvey 2000 has
been released! See
the EZSurvey page for
News, August 14, 2000, p. 37, "Lab's
nets double the average response rate" describes the use of
InterForm in a case
study of the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy
customized the form to be very inviting, and the response rate rose to
twice previously. Click here
to read the article
and click here for more information
Computer Week, August 7, 2000 "What
workers don't know" is an extensive description of multiple case
applications powered by EZSurvey.
to read the
and click here for more information
EZSurvey for the Internet.
EZSurvey Pro newsletter 17 JUL,
The Kleper Report gives a factual review of EZSurvey 99 for the
SURVEYWin in the May/June 2000 issue. You can find their reviews at their website
SurveyWin 4.2 has been released! See
the SurveyWin page for
Computer News, January 24, 2000, p. 33-34,
helps ease AF
Workload, Survey team uses forms tool for questionnaire
to assess staff perceptions" provides a case study of InterForm in
the largest survey ever successfully accomplished by any program.
This U.S. Air Force powerful and productive application gave
ease and timeliness of web usage for both participants and
to read the article yourself.
Magazine, January 4, 2000, p. 66,"First
EZSurvey Gets a
Face-Lift" gives a fine description of the new features and
99 for the Internet.
Magazine, February 8, 2000, pp. 164-178, (January 08 in the
online version) "What are they
thinking?" In a highly favorable review, EZSurvey is defined as:
"It's easy enough for the advanced beginner and also offers an
unusual number of powerful features." For the website, "EZSurvey
distinguishes itself from all the other products by the extent of
its ability to control and validate survey entries." In regard to
email messages, "...EZSurvey does an especially good job of making
bulk mailing and e-mail data collection easy." By the way, EZSurvey
you display questions in tabular format.
News, October 11, 1999, p. 33, "EZSurvey99 assembles data
Web and intranets" tells you about exciting new features in EZSurvey99
several screenshots for display.
Raosoft will soon release InterForm®,
the "Big brother" to EZSurvey99, for very complex or large applications. The number of questions and
number of records are unlimited. This is the equivalent of the SurveyWin
authoring system for the Web. Click here for more information.
Web hosting services
are now available, click here for
Law Office Technology,
April/May, 1999, Vol. 2 No. 5, p.5. Their reviewer concluded, "Two of
best survey tools now on the market come from Raosoft, Inc...SurveyWin
offers elegant 'point and click' form design, as well as sophisticated
automated data analysis...Raosoft's EZSurvey...enables the distribution
text-based questionnaires over the Internet, intranets or any standard
email system. EZSurvey will also post a questionnaire on a Web site..."
Site design: Since we redesigned our web site, we've
a number of comments from viewers like you. The responses are highly
polarized: we saw adjectives ranging from "beautiful" to "ugly" and
"streamlined" to "cluttered." We also noticed that a number of you
that the feedback form on the main page was really neat. To learn about
how to do that, go to EZSurvey
January 11, 1999, "Software
Enables Easy Web Surveys"...Raosoft EZSurvey wins the highest ranking in a comparison review in
the Federal Computer Week web survey
PC Computing gives 4 stars to EZSurvey 98 for the Internet
November 1998 issue!
See our press list for more information!
New press releases: Press releases for SURVEYWin 4.0 and
Raosoft EZReport 4.0 are available in PDF and HTML
for your convenience.
Screenshots are available via the links on
our home page.
Training availability: The Raosoft Institute is new and
to serve you with training services! Choose between classes on Software
Training and Survey Processes. The Survey Process class teaches you how
plan and implement a successful survey. Both classes can hold up to 10
participants and are available at your site or in Seattle and
Raosoft offices. The standard classes are three days in length, but can
vary with your needs and can be customized as well. Call us for more
PC Magazine has an article on page 73 of the January 6,
A case study of a Veteran's Affairs Department office's use of
SurveyWin with electronic collection is
featured on page 58 of the September 8, 1997 GCN publication. See
our press exposure list for more info.
PC World magazine features a review of SURVEYWin's surveying
and polling ability in the July 1997 issue. Check out SurveyWin:
An Easy Way
to Poll on page 92.
A Computer Shopper article gives a comprehensive review of
SURVEYWin 3.0 on page 469 in the November 1996 issue.
The PC Week magazine (for the week of Sept. 23, 1996)
features an article that describes Raosoft's electronic collection
through an interview with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
#8 tells it all!
The Navy has saved $100,000's and gained instant reporting
capability all using our powerful SURVEY software. Read about in GCN
Desktop Computing (Aug. 26, 1996).
Raosoft, Inc. is now certified as a minority owned company.
Federal government customers may purchase Raosoft, Inc.
a sole-source basis. To establish a contract for Raosoft
call us @(206)-525-4025 or call our SBA (Small Business
Administration) contact, Gary Trujillo in Washington
Employment opportunities at Raosoft, Inc.
All Raosoft, Inc. software supports dates accurately up to
In 1997, Raosoft UAdmin 2.7 was used to collect data from 600,000