Blaine, WA (PressExposure) June 30, 2009 -- Developing expertise in any field requires interest, study, experience, study, persistence, and even more study. But what if you don't have the time to earn a degree in every area of expertise necessary to serve your clients, your company, or your market? Now, a software solution is available that provides professional-grade, inside information in an interactive, outline form. ThoughtOffice Innovation Software taps the canned knowledge and skills of over 200 CEOs, MBAs, PhDs, and domain experts, allowing users to be productive and creative immediately. The end product is a linear outline that tracks the creative process, and channels problem-solving expertise into smart Sessions that can be shared, printed, or presented with the click of a mouse.
"We've been working for years to streamline and perfect the creative process," says Mark Alan Effinger, CEO and Chief Evangelist for Washington-state-based software maker ThoughtOffice.com. "But 'perfecting' is not what the creative process is all about. It's about exploration, guided by experience. ThoughtOffice Creativity Software provides both of those capabilities in one unique and highly effective solution that enhances and assists the creative process... but organizes it intuitively, so turning your ideas into products, coaching, and business applications becomes simple."
ThoughtOffice Innovation Software consists of 3 components integrated into one interface:
* The IdeaBrowser is a tool for raw creativity, accessing a 9,322,571 word, image and phrase database to help extend a keyword into a valuable concept or a stream of words and new ideas. ( http://www.thoughtoffice.com/?page_id=7 ) The integrated Image Browser allows users to quickly tap an ever-growing list of more than 3,500,000 keyword-tagged images.
* The Topics Browser provides instant access to expert guidance in 16 eXpertTopic Modules: hierarchical outlines containing comments, questions, and images that prompt the user to think like an trained expert in any of up to 16 essential areas, from Advertising and Marketing, to Problem Solving and Business Planning ( http://www.thoughtoffice.com/?page_id=4 ). By simply following the processes outlined in the modules, solutions and ideas can be generated rapidly. Any element from these modules (containing 250-2500 entries each) can be added to a Session File, which becomes the finished working document. Additional comments, web links and images can be added easily, and the IdeaBrowser is always available with one mouse click, to expand on an idea, and add the results to the Session File.
* Finally, the ThoughtOffice Session Editor allows the user to compile, expand, modify, comment and re-order their creative output. The Editor also works as a print engine and a slideshow viewer, making live presentation simple and easy, without the need to import the finished product into a separate presentation program.
"We're intent on bringing elegance and ease to the creative process, and helping turn that creativity into productivity, without the whole right-brain / left-brain struggle," comments David Lockman, Product Specialist for ThoughtOffice.com. "By organizing every step of the creative process into a storyboard-type output, creatives can easily share their results, then hand the project off to a production person or other linear thinker, quickly turning the creative process into a real-world solution. Once you've experienced that quality of communication, you can never go back to waving your hands and stammering your ideas to the people who can help bring it to life."
Making non-experts into geniuses in less than an hour seems incredible. But by using the expert thought processes of PhDs and MBAs, almost anyone can start ThoughtOffice, choose an eXpertTopic Module, and brainstorm with an expert. With these intellectual process steps instantly available, in the form of questions and comments, the user can select the most applicable elements, and begin exploring from there. Users take this canned expertise and add their own creative spin, achieving a solution targeted directly to the task at hand, typically in 60 minutes or less.
A free 15-day trial of the program is available for download from the company's web site at http://www.thoughtoffice.com/?page_id=8
About ThoughtOffice: ThoughtOffice Corporation is a technology and software developer headquartered in Washington state. Founded in 2004, the company provides solutions for corporations and individuals seeking to quickly generate creative ideas & innovations. ThoughtOffice products are used by most of the Global 5000, Homeland Security, NASA, Inc. 500 firms, hundreds of advertising agencies, and consulting organizations. The company can be reached by telephone at 360-450-6888, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at http://www.thoughtoffice.com.