Techneos Announces Version 1.3 of SODA(R)

VANCOUVER, June 24 /CNW/ - Techneos today announced the release of Version 1.3 of SODA. This latest version incorporates important enhancements and a number of new features such as pre-loaded surveys which enable previously known information like addresses, database lists or results from other surveys to be pre-populated and assigned to individual participants or interviewers for completion.

"These enhancements and new features offer our customers expanded data capture, editing and engagement capabilities for their research programs," said Aaron Pazurik, CTO of Techneos. "We're building products that allow our clients to differentiate their offerings in a competitive marketplace while making fieldwork more efficient at the same time. These enhancements reflect the increasing demand our global market research customers are placing on the implementation of mobile solutions as a core part of their daily operations."

SODA 1.3 Highlights:

    -   Field Force Management

        -  Pre-load and pre-populate surveys with existing information
        -  Assign and re-assign fieldwork tasks

    -   Messaging & Collaboration

        -  Real-time connection with your field force or panelists through
           email style messaging
        -  Enables timely updates by field staff and a higher level of
           involvement among panelists, with your research team

    -   Enhanced Double Byte Language Support

        -  Author surveys directly in Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Vietnamese and
           all other double byte languages

    -   Data Cleaning

        -  Correct fieldwork errors at the source, preventing post project
           data correction and cleaning activities

    -   Compatible with Microsoft Excel 2007

        -  Support for exceptionally large projects with hundreds of
           thousands of rows

SODA enables our clients to create and conduct multi-lingual wireless insight programs on a wide variety of mobile phones, automating both traditional research methods such as face-to-face interviewing, diary studies and mystery shopping, and emerging opportunities including mobile research panels and innovative consumer engagement initiatives. Our capabilities including social media tools, photo capture and GPS/location capture are enabling the unprecedented tracking of choices, thoughts, movement and patterns.

Version 1.3 of SODA is available now. Visit for more information.

About Techneos

Founded in 1995, Techneos provides mobile survey, customer and enterprise feedback, panel, ethnography and digital diary solutions to Fortune 500 firms, global market research organizations, government and academic institutions around the globe. With clients in over 50 countries and support for over 200 languages, Techneos provides the world's most advanced survey software for mobile phones, PDAs, netbooks and other mobile devices. Techneos software may be licensed for installation within a client's own IT infrastructure, or as a hosted SaaS offering.

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