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.
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
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
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
New article: EWeek, Oct 4,
"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.
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
New article: Government Computer News
, Feb 17, 2004.
"Air Force tracks work online."
The PERSLOAD application has
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
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.
Government Computer News
May 6, 2002, Vol.21 No.10.
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
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
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
Read the article.
Federal 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. Read the
More about InterForm.
New article: Government
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
News, August 14, 2000, p. 37, "Lab's
nets double the average response rate" describes the use of InterForm in
study of the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
customized the form to be very inviting, and the response rate rose to more
twice previously. Read the
More about InterForm.
January 24, 2000, Government Computer News, pp. 33-34, "Web
helps ease AF
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
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
November 1998, PC/Computing, p. 128. "Instant Online Feedback,
EZSurvey 98 for the Internet", 4 stars for its 'intuitive survey creation and analysis'!
September 28, 1998, Federal Computer Week, pages 40 and 43,
Energizes Survey Wares."
January 6, 1998, PC Magazine, pg. 73, an overview of
September 1997, Government Computer News, pg. 58 Bill Murray:
takes surveys online", case study of SurveyWin use with electronic
August 24, 1997, PC Week, pg 64, a brief overview
November 1996, Computer Shopper, pg. 469 Kathryn Alesandrini:
the Poll Position",
review of SURVEYWin 3.0's features
August 1996, GCN Desktop Computing, pg. 55 Bill Murray: "So
the navy...", case study of electronic New Recruit survey by Navy
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
Aug. 1994, Government Computer News, Florence Olsen: "AF
survey, using PCs
and BBS", Case Study of HQ ACC World-Wide usage
May/June 1994, Executive Female, pg. 23: "Use technology to
February 1994, PC Week, pg. 77 Bob Gallagher: "Lab Notes"
January/February 1994, Doug Fox's Meeting Advisor, pps. 18-20
November 1993, Federal Computer Week, pg.33 Dan Carney: "Two
Fed-oriented software", 3 short case studies of Federal Government
November 1993, Healthcare Marketing Report, pg. 1 Mark Henricks:
helps you get to know customers"
August 1993, Government Computer News, pg. 1:"EPA workers rate
bosses on line", case
study of the first distributed survey of the EPA
March/April 1993, Meeting Software Review, pg. 15: "Raosoft
January 1993, Personal Computer Magazine, pg. 66 Al Harberg:
November/December 1992, Ministry Advantage, pg. 5 Paul E.
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
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
November 11, 1991,
PC Week pps. 63,67 John Pallatto: "Stat package helps users build market