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Perseus Launches SurveySolutions Version 3.0 During PC Expo and the Customer Relationship Management Conference & Expo

BRAINTREE, MA (June 28, 2000) - Perseus Development Corporation announced today Version 3 of SurveySolutions, the popular software used to conduct web surveys with instant results. The announcement was made during PC Expo in New York, NY and the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Conference & Exposition in Boston.

"The new features in Version 3 are the direct results of customer feedback," said Jeff Henning, President of Software Services for Perseus. "Because our product is used by both novice computer users and knowledgeable research professionals we've made the product easier to use while at the same time increasing its capabilities."

In addition to demonstrating SurveySolutions for the Web 3.0 which is used for web and e-mail surveys, Perseus is also announcing SurveySolutions Professional designed for conducting complex, multiple-page surveys, and SurveySolutions Enterprise designed for enterprise-wide survey management. The SurveySolutions family of products is the only survey system that allows users to create and modify questionnaires in a word processor without any scripting, programming, or complicated dialogue boxes.

SurveySolutions for the Web Version 3
SurveySolutions for the Web Version 3 allows users to create surveys in a word processing interface, distribute them via the Web or e-mail, collect responses and automatically add them to a native Microsoft Access database as well as perform reporting and analysis of the survey results. SurveySolutions for the Web is used for thousands of applications such as conducting customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, product development and web site feedback surveys. The Weather Channel, for instance, used Perseus' software to poll viewers on their choices for the Top Ten Storms of the Century.

SurveySolutions for the Web Version 3 is more powerful, easier to use, and offers more advanced surveying features than its earlier version. It incorporates answer validation options including ranking, totaling, as well as minimum and maximum choice limits. Other improvements include more powerful reporting and analysis tools. Version 3 incorporates an updated AutoPresent Wizard that instantly recalculates presentations of ongoing surveys. Version 3 can also provide instant summary statistics.

SurveySolutions Professional 3.0
SurveySolutions Professional is built on the same principles as SurveySolutions for the Web, which makes it easy for users to create surveys, distribute them via the Web or E-mail, collect responses and produce effective and stylish presentations instantly. However, SurveySolutions Professional provides more flexibility and helps to assure greater methodological correctness with new Advanced Survey capabilities including question validation, multiple-page surveys, multiple-page skip patterns, randomization of choice response list and question piping.

SurveySolutions Professional collects responses and stores them in native Microsoft Access databases automatically. To analyze the results of your survey, Professional's built-in summary statistics, cross-tabs, frequency reports, regression analysis and Regression Wizard put the results in an easy-to-interpret, meaningful context. Then the AutoPresent Wizard creates a professional presentation of the results.

SurveySolutions Enterprise 3.0
SurveySolutions Enterprise leverages the strategic value of survey results by enlisting the power of an organization's existing SQL server-side database. Enterprise allows users to create professional surveys quickly, post them to the Web or distribute them via e-mail, collect responses automatically to a server-side database as well as locally on a workstation, analyze the results and produce effective, stylish presentations instantly.

"The growth and accessibility of the Internet has created a more diverse market for conducting surveys," said Scott Washburn, Product Marketing Manager for Perseus. "It's no longer just research professionals and large companies that are gathering information. SurveySolutions for the Web, with it's $229 price tag, helps to level the playing field by completing the same tasks as other survey tools for thousands of dollars less."

Perseus' survey software is used by thousands of organizations worldwide in the human resources, education, commercial and government markets. SurveySolutions for the Web Version 3.0 runs on IBM and IBM-compatible personal computers operating with Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT. The software requires a minimum of 4 MB of RAM and 4 MB of hard drive space. Content is stored in text formats compatible with all major word processors. Results are stored in a Microsoft Access database and are compatible with major statistical analysis packages including SPSS. SurveySolutions for the Web Version 2 won a PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award on February 8, 2000.

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