Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,728,043 articles and books

SURVEY SOLUTION ALLOWS WIDE RANGE OF DELIVERY METHODS.



Pearson NCS (Network Call Signaling) CableLabs version of MGCP. See MGCP/MEGACO.

NCS - Network Computing System: Apollo's RPC system used by DEC and Hewlett-Packard.The protocol has been adopted by OSF.
 has upgraded its SurveyTracker Plus product line that offers survey users flexibility while improving efficiency and accuracy. Common applications include customer, patient or constituent satisfaction surveys; school and college course evaluations A course evaluation is a paper or electronic questionnaire, which requires a written or selected response answer to a series of questions in order to evaluate the instruction of a given course. ; and 360-degree employee reviews.

SurveyTracker Plus 5.0 and SurveyTracker Plus Email/Web 5.0 (STP STP or standard temperature and pressure, standard conditions for measurement of the properties of matter. The standard temperature is the freezing point of pure water, 0°C; or 273.15°K;.  E/W E/W East/West
E/W Each/Way
 5.0) both offer survey users and respondents In the context of marketing research, a representative sample drawn from a larger population of people from whom information is collected and used to develop or confirm marketing strategy.  unmatched flexibility through multiple delivery methods: scannable and non-scannable paper forms, three e-mail formats (HTML-, form- and text-based), web, network, disk and on-site kiosk kiosk

Originally, in Islamic architecture, an open circular pavilion consisting of a roof supported by pillars. The word has been applied to a Turkish summer garden pavilion and a type of early Persian mosque.
 surveys. This flexibility improves efficiency and accuracy, and each solution includes powerful survey-writing capabilities from an integrated Survey Library, along with comprehensive reporting and analysis tools.

"To capture the best survey data and obtain the highest response rates, this new solution allows respondents to choose from the widest range of survey delivery methods," notes John Harnett, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Pearson NCS. "When people spend valuable time completing a survey, we believe it should be as easy as possible," comments Harnett. "Offering choices is a common courtesy that makes for a smarter, unbiased survey and delivers valuable results."

Limiting delivery methods limits results. For example, Harnett says e-mail and web surveys cannot effectively reach the one-third of U.S. adults without Internet access See how to access the Internet. . And while 72 percent of adults between the ages 18 and 29 go on-line, this percentage drops to only 24 percent for Americans age 65 and older. Survey users can give respondents this wide choice of survey methods with confidence, knowing that every aspect of their responses will be collected, regardless of what method is selected. Written responses are captured exactly as they appear on paper, without time-consuming manual data entry, using exclusive "Image Clip" scanner capability.

Harnett says one of the greatest strengths of STP E/W 5.0 for survey users is the flexibility it offers. "We're empowering our customers with a complete suite of tools to easily manage their survey project in-house. They can administer the entire process from their desktop, from creation and implementation through data collection and in-depth analysis," explains Harnett. "Customers may also choose to outsource certain steps to us, leveraging our capabilities and expertise."

The new Survey Library in STP E/W 5.0 is an integrated, powerful suite of pre-written surveys -- ideal for almost any organization -- that can be easily modified to fit specific needs. Designed by experts and appropriate for either scannable or non-scannable projects, the Survey Library lowers survey development costs, reduces design times and empowers users in developing a high-quality survey. SurveyTracker also includes a Question Library for questions and scales, a Message Library for notes and instructions and an Image Library for logos and graphics.

For users, STP E/W 5.0 offers the freedom to easily design and print custom scannable forms for optical mark read (OMR (Optical Mark Reader) A scanner that reads marks on specific areas of the page. See mark sensing.

OMR - Optical Mark Reader
) scanning, with data collection by Pearson NCS scanners. Compared with manual data entry, scannable forms provide fast, automated results and unmatched data integrity.

With its audience sampling capability, STP E/W 5.0 can create a representative subset A group of commands or functions that do not include all the capabilities of the original specification. Software or hardware components designed for the subset will also work with the original.  of the audience list that provides statistically valid data in less time and at a lower cost. The audience list support feature enables demographic information to be imported or entered, streamlining the survey process for respondents -- and showing respect for their time -- while enhancing reporting options.

Users can choose from eight different reports, with flexible data- filtering options to meet virtually all data-analysis and reporting requirements. Each report can be easily customized, and then printed or output as a PDF (Portable Document Format) The de facto standard for document publishing from Adobe. On the Web, there are countless brochures, data sheets, white papers and technical manuals in the PDF format.  document.

"This new solution again highlights a core strength and unique advantage of partnering with Pearson NCS -- our broad capabilities," concludes Harnett. "We offer our customers turnkey, in-house solutions like SurveyTracker Plus, or customers can outsource their full survey project to us, or we can work to create a combination that meets their needs and budget."

About Pearson NCS

Pearson NCS, based in Bloomington, Minn., offers a wide variety of data collection hardware, software, scannable forms and outsourcing (1) Contracting with outside consultants, software houses or service bureaus to perform systems analysis, programming and datacenter operations. Contrast with insourcing. See netsourcing, ASP, SSP and facilities management.  services for business, healthcare, government and education. Pearson NCS is a business of Pearson Education Pearson Education is an international publisher of textbooks and other educational material, such as multimedia learning tools. Pearson Education is part of Pearson PLC. It is headquartered in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. , the world's largest education company, which in turn is part of Pearson, the international media company. Pearson's other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

Pearson NCS can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.pearsonncs.com/.

For more information, call 952/681-3406.
COPYRIGHT 2005 Worldwide Videotex
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Online Product News
Date:Oct 1, 2005
Words:727
Previous Article:PLATFORM BUILDS MORE COMPLEX APPLICATIONS.
Next Article:OPENSSO PROVIDES DEVELOPERS W/ PROJECT INFORMATION & RESOURCES.



Related Articles
The IHS diagnostic X-ray equipment radiation protection program.
How "real" is your resident satisfaction survey? High "satisfaction" levels are wonderful, aren't they? Not necessarily.
INTERNET USERS SACRIFICE TV TIME, SURVEY FINDS.
Innovative solutions to an explosive problem. (Ground Warfare).
A simple method of surveying plant populations for random amplified DNA polymorphisms.
Anteon awarded IT services contract by the Department of the Interior.
Effective customer service requires not just knowledge, but insight.
UK enterprises vulnerable to data theft reveals survey.
Social ecological predictors of repeat adolescent pregnancy.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters