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Perseus Releases MobileSurvey

New Palm OS and PocketPC survey-collection software available for field-force automation

Braintree, MA (December 4, 2003) - Perseus Development Corporation announced today the release of Perseus MobileSurvey, a new survey-collection application to facilitate field-force automation.

Perseus MobileSurvey is a brand new PDA-based survey collection application, available immediately for Pocket PC and Palm OS powered devices. MobileSurvey provides the power of Perseus SurveySolutions web surveys on a handheld device, supporting all SurveySolutions question types and validations, as well as advanced branching, piped answers and display of conditional choices.

Survey authors can now deploy the exact same questionnaire as both a web survey and as a PDA survey. SurveySolutions with MobileSurvey enables survey administrators to now monitor research results in real time, with responses being collected from web and handheld interviews simultaneously. Handheld survey results can be sent via HTTP to the Perseus Survey Processor running on a web server. The Survey Processor can store results directly to an SQL database, to a TSV file, or send the results by e-mail for collection by the Perseus SurveySolutions desktop. Results can be sent over TCP/IP to a web server using the following technologies:

  • Via ActiveSync pass-through Internet connection (Pocket PC only)
  • Modem card
  • Wireless network card
  • Wireless cell service with Internet connection.

To work around the small screen size of PDAs, MobileSurvey offers glossary support and an image library, enabling data collectors to view definitions and images associated with each question on separate screens.

"We're dedicated to meeting all the electronic survey needs of our customers, including handheld survey collection," said Jeffrey Henning, Chief Marketing Officer of Perseus Development Corp. "In our test phase, MobileSurvey has been used by 400 data collectors a week to streamline the process of gathering research from the field. It offers the speed of electronic collection in the convenient form factor of a handheld device, while offering the power of an online survey."

Perseus SurveySolutions 6 Standard Edition retails for $495 and the Professional Edition retails for $995. Enterprise Editions are available at Workgroup, Department and Corporate levels. Perseus SurveySolutions 6 requires Windows 95, 98, 2000 or XP. Supported server operating systems include but aren't limited to Solaris, Linux, Windows NT and Windows 2000. Supported SQL databases include but aren't limited to Oracle 7, SQL Server, DB2 and MySQL.

One license of Perseus MobileSurvey is bundled with each copy of SurveySolutions 6 Professional Edition; additional licenses are available for $195 per PDA. Field-force licensing is available, with one field force of 1400 units being rolled out this month. MobileSurvey runs on PDAs powered by the Pocket PC 2002 OS (with ActiveSync 3.5) or by Palm OS 4.0 or later. Palm OS powered devices are recommended to be 66Mhz or faster. Image support (bitmaps or portable network graphics) is available for the Pocket PC only.

Review copies of SurveySolutions 6 Enterprise Edition and MobileSurvey are available to members of the press by contacting Martha Popoloski, Public Relations, at email: or telephone: 781-848-8100 x223.

About Perseus
Perseus is leading the transition from web survey software to Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations better understand their world. Organizations worldwide rely on Perseus solutions to better identify and meet employee, customer and partner needs, and increase profitability by creating loyal relationships. Perseus products enable business professionals to quickly and easily obtain, analyze, and manage sophisticated enterprise feedback using intuitive web-based software. Perseus SurveySolutions® is a recipient of PC Magazine's Editors' Choice award for web-survey software, and is used by over 22,000 customers worldwide including over twenty percent of the Fortune 100. Perseus is a 2003 and 2004 Inc. 500 company and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company, and a four-time Deloitte Technology Fast 50 company. Visit for more information.


For more information, contact:

Brian Gendron
SHIFT Communications
Dwight Galler
Perseus Development Corporation
781.848.8100 x265