Tuesday, July 23, 1996

Market Research Software for World Wide Web to be part of New High-Performance Software Bundles

News release from Yearick-Millea, 700 River Ave #216, Pittsburgh

Contact was Mark Rauterkus for SSS.

CHICAGO, July 23, 1996 -- The Planet Group, an Internet Service Provider (ISP), announced today that its Virtual-Poll softwrae will be included in a World Wide Web software package called Village Compass Bundle.

Virtual-Poll is an optimized Web Server that manages the creation and analysis of market research data at a fraction of the cost of phone surveys, focus groups or mailing. The software enable users to collect real-time market data information on the Internet and receive immediate results. It automatically produces, manages and administers the entire market research process. Surveys, tests, evaluations, quizzes and polling of all types can be customized to the end-user's specifications.

Village Compass Bundle is a package of high-performance, service-software-tool sets that help businesses develop or expand sites on the World Wide Web. Virtual-Poll software will be included on Village with as many as 21 other software programs, which exhibit superior product harmony.

"Village Compass Bundles enter the marketplace offering a turn-key solution with some of the most advanced software available on the market today," Mark Rauterkus, organizer of the Village Compass Bundle, said. "Virtual-Poll adds one more highly cost-effective solution to an already strong package of software."

The bundled package of Village software creates dramatic savings for end-users -- as much as 65 percent off retail prices. The initial package, in addition to Virtual-Poll, contains a variety of highly-sophisticated softare functions strategic to building a web site, such as cataloging, information handling, communication, graphic production, and site management and maintenance. Village has numerous bundled software packages, with prices starting at $1,475. Most of the software titles run on Macintosh computers, but some titles are for Windows NT.

A free working copy of Virtual-Poll can be downloaded from the Web by visiting, http://pg.net, or call Plante's customer service.

More information on the Village Compass Bundle can be found at http://village.compass.bundle.com/ or by sending email to bundle@.

Village Compass Bundle is a worldwide coalition of software developers in six countries who produce products for Web site development. Village was organized by Pittsburgh software and book publisher, Mark Rauterkus.