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An introduction to the features and benefits of the ReviewRamp service. Beta version.

An introduction to the features and benefits of the ReviewRamp service. Beta version.

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  • 1. ReviewRamp Parkerhill Technology Group [email_address] January 24, 2009 Submit it... Review it... Decide! www.reviewramp.com
  • 2.  
  • 3. What is ReviewRamp? ReviewRamp is a collaboration tool for teams who need to collect on-line submissions, review them, and reach a decision based on the reviews.
  • 4. Uses Include...
    • Awards nominations
    • Business plan competitions
    • Conference paper/ presentation proposals
    • Executive search committees
    • Investor deal flow
    • Request for proposals (RFP)‏
    • Scholarship and grant applications
    • Submissions for publication
    • ... and more
  • 5. Example
  • 6. Why ReviewRamp?
    • 1. SUBMIT : collect submissions through application forms
    ReviewRamp is designed to support submission/review type projects which may include any of the following steps:
      • 2. SCREEN : pre-screen submissions and categorize them
      • 3. REVIEW : a team of reviewers evaluate or score the submissions
      • 4. DECIDE : decide whether to accept or reject each submission, and then follow up
  • 7. Do You Need ReviewRamp?
    • 1. How do your applicants submit their forms today?
      • 2. How do you screen the submissions today?
      • 3. How are submissions distributed to your team for review?
      • 4. How do you manage the decision process and follow up?
    Questions to ask yourself:
  • 8. 1. How do your applicants submit their forms?
    • The 'old' way
    • Despite the proliferation of on-line media, most submission forms are still submitted on paper, fax, or email.
    • Some websites offer "on-line forms" which are PDF files that must be downloaded, printed, filled-out and mailed or faxed back.
    • Even sites with live on-line forms, the data is received as an email to an administrator.
    • Either way, someone must collect, copy, and collate the submissions; a time-consuming error-prone process.
  • 9. 1. How do your applicants submit their forms?
    • The ReviewRamp way
    • Using ReviewRamp, applicants fill out your submission form, on-line.
    • Data goes directly into your private on-line database, and notification e-mails are (optionally) sent to you and your team.
    • Your ReviewRamp site can also include custom informational pages such as About, FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), Contact info, etc.
  • 10. 2. How do you screen the submissions?
    • The 'old' way
    • Someone on the team screens the incoming applications, organizing and categorizing them.
    • Incomplete submissions require follow up with the applicant.
    • Submission data is then copied into a spreadsheet or other local file.
  • 11. 2. How do you screen the submissions?
    • The ReviewRamp way
    • Using ReviewRamp, screening of incoming applications can be automatic or manual, all on-line. No shuffling or copying data from one place to another.
    • Applicants can log-in to update their submissions, if needed.
    • Security provides separate access privileges for different types of users ( Submitter , Screener , Reviewer , and Manager ).
  • 12. 3. How are submissions distributed to your team for review?
    • The 'old' way
    • A project manager distributes each submission to the appropriate reviewer(s), say, via e-mail.
    • The reviewers then email their responses back to the project manager, hopefully before the deadlines.
    • Late or incomplete reviews must be followed up.
    • Coordinating this activity is time consuming, at best, especially for larger or geographically dispersed projects.
  • 13. 3. How are submissions distributed to your team for review?
    • The ReviewRamp way
    • Using ReviewRamp, you invite reviewers to create an account and join the private review team.
    • Reviewers log-in at their convenience, to see their "in box" containing submissions assigned to them.
    • The reviewer fills out a review form, or scoresheet, for each submission.
    • Scores can be automatically tallied.
  • 14. 4. How do you manage the decision process and follow up?
    • The 'old' way
    • Sometimes decisions are made by plugging scores into a spreadsheet and running a calculation. Sometimes there's a 'short list' and the review/evaluation cycle is repeated. Discussions may ensue, via e-mails or around a table.
    • But, does everyone have the latest copies of the documents and evaluations? Is everyone participating who need to be involved?
    • Once a final decision is made, the manager makes sure the stake-holders are notified, juggling a slew of email lists and attachments.
  • 15. 4. How do you manage the decision process and follow up?
    • The ReviewRamp way
    • Using ReviewRamp, the decision-makers have the contents of each submission and review readily available, on-line.
    • Repeating the review/evaluation cycle is easy.
    • When ready, a final report of the results can be published or forwarded to the submitters, reviewers, and other stake-holders.
    • The entire project can be backed up and archived.
  • 16. The Answer
    • With ReviewRamp,
    • It's easy to collect, review, and manage submissions on-line
    • It's flexible to handle a wide range of projects, from very simple to very complex
    • It's powerful , with many optional features designed to be there when you need them
    • It's secure , providing multiple levels of user log-in to access restricted information and features
  • 17. How It Works
      • Each ReviewRamp project
      • is like a private web site,
      • with its own pages, forms,
      • registered members, and database.
  • 18. Your ReviewRamp Project in 7 Steps
    • 1. Start a new project
    • 2. Accept submissions
    • 3. Invite reviewers
    • 4. Screen the submissions
    • 5. Review the submissions
    • 6. Publish the results
    • 7. Archive the data
  • 19. Your ReviewRamp - 1/7 1. Start a New Project Use pre-defined templates for pages and forms, including submission and review forms. Modify them to suit your specific needs. Easy to create custom pages and content. Supports multiple forms (fieldsets) for both submissions and reviews.
  • 20. Your ReviewRamp - 2/7 2. Accept Submissions When people fill out the submission form, their data is stored in your private ReviewRamp database. Attachments (file uploads) are also accepted.
  • 21. Your ReviewRamp - 3/7 3. Invite Reviewers Reviewers register to join the team. Each reviewer has access to all or just some of the submissions.
  • 22. Your ReviewRamp - 4/7 4. Screen the Submissions Optionally categorize and tag submissions before the reviewers see them. Submissions are then routed to the appropriate reviewer(s).
  • 23. Your ReviewRamp - 5/7 5. Review the Submissions Reviewers read, comment, and score the submissions. Optionally supports blind processes (reviewers who cannot see the other reviewers and reviews). Score cards are collected into reports for your analysis.
  • 24. Your ReviewRamp - 6/7 6. Publish the Results Notify the stake-holders of the results, via email and on your ReviewRamp project site.
  • 25. Your ReviewRamp - 7/7 7. Archive the Data All data, including submissions and score cards can be archived and downloaded for off-line storage and use.
  • 26. ReviewRamp Features
    • Easy to use, Powerful to extend
    • A private website for each project
    • Integrate with existing web forms
    • Customize the look and feel
    • Build custom pages and content
    • Build custom forms
    • Role-based memberships and security
    • Email notifications and workflow
    • Reports and statistics
    • Affordable and flexible pricing
    • Free version available
    • On-line community and technical support
  • 27. Customizing pages and content...
  • 28. Building a form...
  • 29. Conducting a review...
  • 30. ReviewRamp Works for YOU!
    • Pricing - upgrade, downgrade, or cancel at any time. FREE version available!
    • Projects - operate multiple projects under a single account
    • Submissions - categorize and organize submissions based on your own profile criteria
    • Reviewers - invite multiple reviewers to each project; collate and analyze scorecards and comments
    • Attachments - submitters can upload documents, images and other attachments
    • Customization - including custom forms and reports, page design and content
    • Support - Utilize the ReviewRamp online community for basic technical support. Personal support with Premium accounts
  • 31. Quick Start
    • Sign up a www.reviewramp.com
    • FREE! for small single project accounts
    • You can be ready to go live in just a few clicks
    • Or, tailor the project to your specific needs
  • 32. Beta Test Program
    • Want to try ReviewRamp now?
    • Contact us to sign up for a free Beta account
    • Requires you provide feedback, bug reports, and feature requests
    • Get one year Business Level service free! after release
    • Contact: jonathan@parkerhill.com