Getting to Know You
Effective interpretation of your customers' signals can make all the difference in the financial services arena. Now application service provider (ASP) Interelate has announced its first prebuilt product designed to provide detailed customer analysis through the use of existing data and proprietary analysis models. Using these tools, the product attempts to identify high-value customers and then provides cross-sell opportunities that they would find most appealing. With each tracked customer decision, the product refines its models to offer more accurate information for future transactions. Product pricing starts at $20,000 per month. For more information, visit www.interelate.com or call 952 908-8000.
Align Your Minds
E-mail, voice mail and cell phones are powerful ways of connecting, but they don't always have all the connections you need. To fill the void, Parlano has recently released MindAlign, a set of server-based collaboration tools that let teams keep in touch, share important documents and track project progress from any networked computer. Users subscribe to relevant channels containing discussion areas, shared files, URLs and other pertinent information, or they can create their own channels. Administrators can also integrate MindAlign into existing applications (such as databases or lightweight directory access protocol directories) to provide one-stop access to important information. The product can run on internal corporate servers or as part of an ASP model hosted by Parlano. Pricing starts at $5,000 per internal server and $50 per Java client. For more information, visit www.parlano.com or call 312 775-6925.
On the Web, finding what you need is more than half the battle, yet some sites still don't offer effective search capabilities. Seeking to provide an easy option for adding search to any site, Tippecanoe Systems has unveiled IndexMySite4Free.com, an online service that lets companies provide search features on their sites by simply adding a small piece of HTML code for a search button. The tool offers keyword, Boolean, soundex (similar sounding) searches, scheduled and on-demand re-indexing, customizable search results pages, usage reports, and more. The service is free for sites under 1,000 pages. Pricing for larger sites begins at $9.95 a month. For more information, visit www.indexmysite4free.com or call 925 485-1130.
Intermec Technologies has combined a passel of features into a portable device aimed at field workers. The Intermec 6651 Handheld PC offers the Windows CE 2.11 operating system in a clamshell-like handheld package that provides keyboard, pen and digital image input. In standard configuration, users can type on the attached keyboard. The unit's screen also folds backward, providing a suitable surface for pen input or signature capture. The 6651 also includes a built-in 350K-pixel digital camera for creating still images or short movie clips. An optional wireless network kit is also available. Pricing for the 6651 starts at $1,495. For more information, visit www.intermec.com or call 425 348-2600.
Bill 'Em All
Time is money, especially if you work in a business with billable hours. TTo help companies track every moneyed minute, QuickArrow has announced Enterprise Consulting Suite 4.0, the latest update to the company's ASP-delivered professional services automation tools. The new version now supports international currency expense reporting, integration with Microsoft Project, support for fixed-price projects, a staffing wizard to identify and apply resources, the capability to download data for offline analysis and integration with a variety of accounting packages. Pricing for the hosted version of ECS 4.0 begins at $75 per seat per month. For more information, visit www.quickarrow.com or call 512 381-0600.
Remember the Mainframe?
You don't hear much talk about mainframes these days, even if the world is still running on them. But Singlepoint Systems hasn't forgotten. The company has announced LegacyPoint, an event management tool that provides two-way communication between OS/390 systems and Hewlett-Packards' OpenView VantagePoint network management product. LegacyPoint can receive messages from the OS/390 system and then display them in the VantagePoint browser. LegacyPoint pricing will start at $15,000. For more information, visit www.singlepointsys.com or call 408 557-6500.