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Perseus Development Corporation Provides Web Survey Research Services

Announces the Formation of Perseus Research Services

BRAINTREE, MA (October 27, 1998) - Perseus Development Corporation, the leading provider of Web survey software, announced today the formation of a new division, Perseus Research Services. Perseus Development Corporation has been at the forefront of technology-based research since it was founded in 1994. Perseus Research Services (PRS) is based around the company's primary software product, SurveySolutions for the Web, the market leader in the "do it yourself" Internet survey category.

Services currently being offered by Perseus Research Services include Web and e-mail questionnaire consultation and design, Web survey hosting, response collection and results analysis. PRS also offers turn-key Internet-based research studies (i.e., customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, course evaluation, web site evaluations, etc.).

According to Richard Nadler, President of Perseus, the company's expansion is in response to the opportunities presented by customers like Microsoft, Lucent and HP who prefer to outsource their Web survey research. "The Web is redefining survey research - everything is changing - from more focused survey objectives to more timely survey results."

Carrie Ross, Research Services Manager, will head Perseus Research Services. Ms. Ross comes to Perseus with over 10 years of market-research experience. "We are able to provide our customers with a unique combination of research knowledge and technology expertise. Our focus is on meeting the specific research needs of each customer," said Ms. Ross.

According to Steve Weissman, President of Kinetic Information, a high-tech research and consulting firm based in Waltham MA, "Recent advances in Internet technology now allow for sophisticated research techniques such as user identification, security and validation. In many cases, this makes the Web more than a just viable medium for survey research - it makes it the premier medium."

"The Internet is seen as one of the major tools for future research," Felix Josef of Vienna-based market research agency Triconsult told attendees of the Research '98 conference.

Perseus Development Corporation developed and markets SurveySolutions for the Web. The software allows users to create professional surveys, post them to the Web or distribute them via e-mail, automatically collect responses, analyze the results and instantly produce effective presentations. The program runs on IBM and IBM-compatible personal computers running Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT. The list price for the software is $229. SurveySolutions for the Web requires a minimum of 4MB of RAM and 7MB of hard disk space.

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