Selected Solutions: Research and Development Projects
Raosoft, Inc. has developed a large library of component programs that can be combined to create a
new program to answer a specific application's requirements. We are specialists in the integration
of our products to produce new applications that have power and robustness, and produce a high
return on investment to the customer. Some samples of web surveys and other web-based applications are
described below. These
are based on our powerful Raosoft software family of products.
U.S. Air Force:
Organizational Climate survey
- Chief of Staff of the Air Force biennial world wide
Organizational Climate survey, probably the
largest web surveys ever
done on the web. It is deployed every two years, the first electronic
one provided by Raosoft, Inc. in 1997, the first web survey one in 1999. A
sophisticated administration module was added for the web-based 2001/2002
Climate Survey, with comprehensive web based reports retrievable by end
units on demand. The last Climate Survey rolled out on time in
October, 2003 and is filled with new, advanced features to make entry
easier and remove human error. The next Climate Survey is
scheduled for fall, 2005.
- Click here for an example of Climate
Jan 05, 2006
2005 Air Force Climate Survey in Federal Computer Week 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.
- Click here for related news articles from Government Computer News and Federal
Computer Week on the Organizational Climate survey.
- Personnel hourly task data collection, used to document work loads of
Air Force personnel. The web-based program PERSLOAD provides for
continuous data entry, with web-based dynamic HTML reports available on
demand in many formats to higher management. PERSLOAD allows data never
available before to be interpreted and integrated into
- Click here for an example of PERSLOAD.
- Click here for news articles from
Federal Computer Week
Office of Personnel Management:
A new federal regulation as of January 1, 2007 will require federal
agencies to conduct annual employee surveys. The Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) is providing 45 standard questions for the mandatory
survey. Raosoft, Inc. software currently powers the OPM-conducted Human
Capital Survey, and we have now created a template of the new OPM standard
questions for use with Raosoft software. Agencies can
deploy easily the required employee satisfaction survey, either
administering it themselves or by having Raosoft provide the hosting and
implementation. View the sample template and Read about the new regulation.
- AUTOGEN for the Army Research Institute's Occupational Analysis
AUTOGEN is an
integrated application combining surveys and reports, used
for collecting training and evaluation feedback from soldiers, teachers and field officers at Army
TRADOC schools. AUTOGEN also supports Job Analysis and Task Analysis skill
forms for additional usage. Click here for a description
of the AUTOGEN
May 03, 2004
Government Computer News
For U.S. Army TRADOC school users: The program EZSurvey for the Internet
provides flexible form design for School use in addition to the forms
here to go to EZSurvey.
- GoWeb for the Army Research Institute's Army Personnel Survey
Office. GoWeb is an
integrated application used to distribute specialized surveys into the field. Each user of GoWeb can
customize and distribute their own surveys, as well as append and report on collected data. Click here for a description of the GoWeb project.
View a sample of the 2006 Human Capital Survey
OPM was able to repeat it's survey entirely by themselves without Raosoft assistance. OPM changed the survey instrument as they wanted, and successfully deployed the survey government-wide.
View a sample of the 2004 Human Capital Survey
"Feds happy with their workplaces," Government
Computer News. 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. The software provides OPM
administrators with the InterForm WebCounts program in order to provide
both Headquarters and regions with provisional real-time
results to monitor the progress of the survey. Click
"Feds happy with their workplaces" to read the article.
"Benefits count for the feds," Federal Computer Week.
This article discusses how the federal government used the data
that was collected from projects using InterForm: the 2004 Human Capital
Survey and the 2004 Employee Benefits Survey. The importance and
satisfaction for personnel of the various workplace benefits were
2002: Development of the web deployed Human Capital survey, part of
Scorecard effort of the U.S. Government. This web
survey was implemented government wide to the Human
Resources department of all agencies.
a sample 2002 Human
Capital Survey that was distributed to more than 270,000 federal employees
U.S. Department of Defense:
Bureau of the Public Debt, U.S. Department of Treasury:
Living Pattern Survey (LPS) Creator for the Per Diem Travel and
Committee. LPS Creator is an integrated application for each U.S. military base around the world to
adapt and distribute the LPS, as well as appending and reporting on collected data. The information
gathered by web surveys is factual data, consisting of prices, quantities, locations and explanatory
purchasing goods and services. Click here for a description of the Living Pattern
Survey and Retail Price Schedule projects.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development:
Office of Government Ethics:
Case Study on Survey Hosting for a Government Agency. The Department of the Treasury's Bureau of Public Debt (BPD) launched an organization-wide Employee Survey targeted to all of the approximately 1800 employees. The survey consisted of 30 questions, most in matrix format. All responses were anonymous; at the same time respondents were tracked to determine who had completed the questionnaire. The survey ran for two weeks, and 76% of employees that received an invitation to the survey responded.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory:
- Agency Ethics Program Questionnaire: Collects data on ethics compliance for over 120 US Government Agencies. Raosoft has performed the following services since 2004:
- Compose the data collection form including user interface, navigation and summary reporting
- Securely host the data collection on our web server
- Send email invitations and reminder emails to agency participants
- Deliver bi-weekly agency status reports
- Generate a report for each agency upon agency completion
- Generate an aggregate report upon conclusion of data collection period
Matthew Greenwald and Associates
- Annual NREL Staff Employee Survey and specialized web-based reports based on gathered data. Reports
included previous year comparisons and inter-department comparisons. Comparable web surveys were
carried out over three years. Click here for the Federal
Computer Week article.
American Red Cross
Market Research projects employing web surveys, including health care and banking industry questionnaire
Raosoft EZSurvey integration with American Red Cross Learning Management System (LMS)
Raosoft EZSurvey was used to create a series of knowledge assessment surveys that would measure students’ knowledge before and after course completion. Students access the assessments whey they log into their individual LMS profile to view and complete course work.
EZSurvey surveys hosted by Raosoft were configured to accept a URL generated by the LMS system. Tracking information in the URL identified the participant and included a session ID. When the student completed the survey, their identifying information was passed back to the LMS with their status marked 'Complete'.
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