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A Few Publications on Raosoft, Inc. Products

This is a reverse chronological list of some major articles and reviews of Raosoft Inc. products. Most magazines have internet on-line database articles where you can read the article. Email us if you'd like a copy of any article.

  • New Article: 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.

    View 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.

  • New Article: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 1996. Read the article.

  • New Article: 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.

  • New article: Federal Computer Week, May 23, 2005. "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. Read the article.

    See also the additional article in the 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 benefits varied widely. Read the article.

  • New article: 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 the current 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. Read the article.

  • New 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 fatique 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 reviews EZSurvey and especially likes its strong security, openness, and high-performance architecture. The accompanying review, "Getting a Good Reponse," summarizes "this Web susrvey 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 considerable lower cost than competing software. EWeek also appreciated the ability of Raosoft EZReport to quickly slice, dice, and analyze data. Read the review.

  • New article: 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 AUTOGEN 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. Then it provides polished reports on the data. AUTOGEN has become mandatory in the schools because of its remarkable productivity. Read the article.

  • New article: 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! Read the article.

  • New article: 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. Read the article.

  • New article: Government Computer News , May 6, 2002, Vol.21 No.10. "Instant Feedback." 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. Read the article.

  • New 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 learn about their powerful application, the Chief of Staff Organizational Climate review, powered by Raosoft, Inc. software. New technology improves secure data collection that can gather from 400,000+ participants, and provides a new advanced administration and tracking module and also advanced web-based reporting. Efficiency and timeliness is available in a way never before possible plus comparison with past years' data is now possible! Click Read the article.

  • New article: Federal Computer Week, Sept. 3, 2001. "DOE lab gets results with Web-based survey" showcases the use of InterForm 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 reports provide the results to the managers and departments. Read the article. More about InterForm.

  • New article: Government Computer News, March 19, 2001, pp. 35 and 42. "Paperless Polling" 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.

  • Federal Computer Week, October 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 Transportation spokesman.

  • Government Computing News, August 14, 2000, p. 37, "Lab's online survey nets double the average response rate" describes the use of InterForm in a case study of the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. They customized the form to be very inviting, and the response rate rose to more than twice previously. Read the article. More about InterForm.

  • January 24, 2000, Government Computer News, pp. 33-34, "Web 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. Read the article.

  • February 8, 2000, PC Magazine, p163, "What are they thinking?" gives kudos for the advanced capabilities for validation in EZSurvey.

  • January 04, 2000, PC Magazine, p. 66, First Looks, "EZSurvey Gets a Face-Lift," tells you about new options available to you.

  • October 11, 1999, Government Computer News, p. 33, "EZSurvey 99 assembles data collected via Web and intranets," gives you up-date description and current screenshot displays.

  • January 11, 1999, Federal Computer Week, "Software Enables Easy Web Surveys"

  • November 1998, PC/Computing, p. 128. "Instant Online Feedback, Raosoft EZSurvey 98 for the Internet", 4 stars for its 'intuitive survey creation and analysis'!

  • September 28, 1998, Federal Computer Week, pages 40 and 43, "Raosoft Energizes Survey Wares."

  • January 6, 1998, PC Magazine, pg. 73, an overview of EZSurvey.

  • September 1997, Government Computer News, pg. 58 Bill Murray: "VA office takes surveys online", case study of SurveyWin use with electronic collection

  • August 24, 1997, PC Week, pg 64, a brief overview of EZSurvey

  • November 1996, Computer Shopper, pg. 469 Kathryn Alesandrini: "Sitting in the Poll Position", review of SURVEYWin 3.0's features

  • August 1996, GCN Desktop Computing, pg. 55 Bill Murray: "So you've joined the navy...", case study of electronic New Recruit survey by Navy Recruiting

  • April 1995, Government Computer News, pg. 43 Florence Olsen: "AF conducts worldwide survey on-line", case study of world-wide on-line climate organization review of 600,000+ participants

  • 1994, PC Today, Kathryn Alesandrini: " And the survey says..."

  • Aug. 1994, Government Computer News, Florence Olsen: "AF re-launches survey, using PCs and BBS", Case Study of HQ ACC World-Wide usage

  • May/June 1994, Executive Female, pg. 23: "Use technology to conduct a survey"

  • February 1994, PC Week, pg. 77 Bob Gallagher: "Lab Notes"

  • January/February 1994, Doug Fox's Meeting Advisor, pps. 18-20 "Are you survey savvy?"

  • November 1993, Federal Computer Week, pg.33 Dan Carney: "Two vendors unveil Fed-oriented software", 3 short case studies of Federal Government users

  • November 1993, Healthcare Marketing Report, pg. 1 Mark Henricks: "Survey first software helps you get to know customers"

  • August 1993, Government Computer News, pg. 1:"EPA workers rate their bosses on line", case study of the first distributed survey of the EPA

  • March/April 1993, Meeting Software Review, pg. 15: "Raosoft Survey"

  • January 1993, Personal Computer Magazine, pg. 66 Al Harberg: "Database reporting the easy way"

  • November/December 1992, Ministry Advantage, pg. 5 Paul E. Palmer: "Using the PC to get a handle on your congregation", both review and case study of Rosewood Christian Reform Church membership usage

  • October 30, 1992, The Urban Transportation Monitor, pg. 2 Tom Rawls: "Commuter survey profiles south east Florida travel patterns using new survey software", transportation case study, Gold Coast Commuter Services

  • Sept. 1992 Data Based Advisor, pg. 63 David Kadama: "Raosoft Survey"

  • November 11, 1991, PC Week pps. 63,67 John Pallatto: "Stat package helps users build market databases"

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