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Perseus Puts the Future of Conferences in Your Palm-Powered Handheld

First Use of Electronic Surveys on Palm-Powered Handhelds at Conference Marks New Direction for Events Worldwide

BRAINTREE, MA (December 11, 2000) - Perseus Development Corporation announced today that the PalmSource(TM) 2000 Conference will be one of the first forums where conference surveys are completed using Palm-Powered(TM) handheld computers. MobileForms, a survey software application designed by Perseus, Palm, Inc. and Critical Path Software, allows for the creation of web and email surveys that can be deployed on a Palm-Powered handheld, eliminating the need for paper-based surveys distributed at conferences and training forums. Once completed, the survey administrator can compile and analyze the results and display them instantly in tables or graphs. A custom version of MobileForms will makes its debut at PalmSource 2000, December 12-15 in Santa Clara, CA, where attendees will have the opportunity to complete surveys using the new software.

"This is the first time PalmSource conference attendees can complete the conference surveys using their Palm-Powered handheld," said Jeffrey Henning, President of the Software Group at Perseus Development Corp., the industry leader in web-based survey research, software, and services. "The irony of distributing paper surveys to handheld-equipped conference attendees is but one impetus for creating this product."

Perseus assisted in the creation of a handheld application using Perseus’ popular SurveySolutions technology. Written in SurveySolutions, the questionnaire is saved in a special format and will be loaded onto Palm-Powered handhelds when conference attendees arrive. During PalmSource, attendees will be asked to complete one general conference survey and smaller surveys on specific sessions they attend. At the end of the event, they will upload their completed questionnaires via HotSync(R) Server stations, so that Palm staff can compile and analyze the results.

This software is a forerunner to Perseus’ own software, MobileForms, which is targeted for release in July 2001. For more information on Perseus SuveySolutions family of products, please visit

Critical Path Software
Critical Path Software ( is a custom software development corporation. Established in 1991, Critical Path Software provides Windows, Macintosh, handheld and cross-platform software development services to companies that require cutting-edge design and highly technical implementation. Areas of specialty include application software development, wireless communication, conduit development, user-interface design, database design and optimization, and hardware/software integration.

Critical Path Software provides project-oriented development teams that manage projects in-house, and can do any or all of the design, scheduling, management, engineering and quality assurance required to successfully complete a project. Clients include Xerox, Nike, Lexmark, Canon, Apple and Palm.

"Palm OS and HotSync are registered trademarks, and Palm and PalmSource are trademarks of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Third-party product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners."

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