BPC Surveymanager - Key Features

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Key Features:

  • Optional integration with BPC RiskManager.
  • Optional integration with the Winnfield & Waisman* Virtual World Learning System in Second Life** for remote training virtual campus management.
  • Unlimited organisations, survey managers, respondents, with configurable access rights, and unit and group reporting/analysis.
  • Surveys work on any HTML 4+ web browser as well as PDA’s
  • Distribute surveys across hundreds of organisations with organisation level customisation but central question list control means survey look can be customised at the lowest reporting unit level, but question content centrally controlled.
  • Surveys can contain a huge range of input controls for radio buttons, lists, drop lists, menus, buttons, links, login, password fields, text, file upload, surveys within surveys, clickable image maps, pop-up hints, custom defined, and many more.
  • WYSIWYG input controls for multi-line text input.
  • Change a single property in a question definition to instantly change response lists between lists, drop lists, radio buttons, normal buttons, link lists, menus, etc
  • Set responses to collect single or multiple responses per question
  • Server side or client side edit checks (range, type, alha-numeric content input validation)
  • Embed anything displayable on a web browser in a survey question.
  • Change input and response types and survey content/questions after publication (in fact any part of the survey, at any time!)
  • Layout and configure the survey web pages and questions in any layout displayable in a web browser
  • Automatically collect user advised ‘importance’ or weighting ratings for each question in a survey if desired by checking one flag
  • Mandatory or non-mandatory questions
  • Display different questions to different users for the same organisation, survey, survey instance, etc.
  • Windows client supports a distributed database architecture allowing development, testing and analysis of surveys on a laptop and transfer of data between databases.
  • Optionally store documents and files in the surveymanager database for retrieval as part of a web page/survey, etc (saves enabling write privileges to local drives)
  • Automatic print friendly versions of each page, or an entire multipage survey.
  • Optionally use CSS style sheets for layout and page behaviour, or use the built in layout tags instead
  • Share questions across multiple surveys in multiple organisations
  • Optionally allow users to revisit and revise survey responses multiple times
  • Run the same survey each week to the same people (uses survey instances)
  • Each response keyed by organisation, survey, survey instance, question, question fork (used in 360 degree surveys), and user.
  • Separation of concepts of survey creation, distribution and publishing
  • Define exception ranges for response and track follow up actions.
  • Dynamically generates survey pages based on organisation, survey question, survey page, user, user properties, previous responses to current and previous surveys or external application tests, plus more.
  • Rules engine allows for rules based page construction and includes built a in natural language parser to process unstructured text responses, as well as tests for conventional conditional operators for equal to, greater than, less than, like, contains, etc.
  • Multicolumn surveys.
  • Build surveys of surveys. Eg. Put one survey in a left handle panel that is a menu of surveys a user can select, and display in the right hand panel each survey selected in the left hand panel.
  • Build survey questions with responses from other (or the same) surveys embedded in the question text as lists, statistical analysis, full dynamically built sentences, and more.
  • Build surveys with automatic annotations based on responses (allows web pages that automatically provide running advice or commentary based on user responses)
  • Build surveys that allow for reviewer’s comments on other user’s responses.
  • Build surveys in both structured “question – answer” layouts and unstructured report layouts, with paragraphs and responses embedded in the text. (Allows templated reports with mixed survey data, analysis and management report commentary).
  • Build quizes and tests that allow for automated marking.
  • Build ‘homing’ survey pages that continually redisplay the same page or fork to other pages and return to the original homing page on completion.
  • Build dynamically generating surveys with unlimted questions per page, while still enabling the use of rules to select the questions displayed – no single question to a page surveys needed
  • Plug in libraries allow real-time two way interfacing to external systems
  • Built in archiving of survey responses
  • Instant, real time report production with many options per question including, responses, response counts, responder names, percentage response breakdown, graphical response display, etc.
  • Optionally allow unrestricted automatic (anonymous) or restricted (invited) survey access.
  • Upload recipients from csv (comma separated) files, export responses to XL and database readable XML database format
  • Distinguishes between online and paper based survey responses
  • Optionally create surveys directly from marked up MS Word documents (Note – dynamic capabilities are not supported with MS Word documents)
  • Mouse over sensing controls for hints and help fields
  • Built in randomising news server.
  • Manages organisations, organisation structures, surveymanagers, respondents, guests, etc
  • Generates emailed invitations /reminders (any number with changing text based on the number of invitations sent to the individual).
  • Timestamps survey commencement and completion
  • Manages Distributed databases and data replication
  • All data stored internally in 2byte character sets
  • Works with http or https.
  • Really simple to install.
  • Survey engine is completely stateless.
  • Connects to as many separate databases as your system can hold.
  • ….And lots more