Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 26, 2006
Inside the rooms of the world's leading corporations, nearly instantaneous creativity-on-demand is the battle-cry. A new upgrade to ThoughtOffice Brainstorming and Creativity Software helps even first-time users bring many more thoughts to the surface than just simple brainstorming, and then helps organize these new thoughts into Linear Processes, providing a usable guide to efficiently catalyze ideas, turning them into valuable products.
"We originally conceived of the ThoughtOffice Brainstorming and Creativity Software as a sort of 'idea stimulator'" says Mark Alan Effinger, CEO of ThoughtOffice Corporation and the original designer of the program. "But we found that just generating a bunch of raw ideas wasn't the solution. What really moved the process from Creativity to Productivity was effortlessly organizing the idea-generation process, showing each step clearly and in a linear progression. That's what we accomplished in the development of the IdeaBrowser Organizer. Now the people who can implement your great ideas have a clear roadmap as to exactly the steps you took to generating the idea, so they can backtrack and find the incremental solutions to making the idea come alive, or even find more and better ideas that align with your thinking process."
The ThoughtOffice IdeaBrowser Brainstorming and Creativity Search Engine is a streamlined interface that taps a series of very specialized online databases with linguistics and image-based content. A single word or phrase is all it takes to search and find hundreds of words, images, phrases, synonyms and even word associations. Any of the content that returns in the IdeaBrowser can be selected and dropped into the ThoughtOffice Brainstorming Session.
The ThoughtOffice IdeaBrowser brainstorming search engine provides the addition of rich-text editing (adding colors, bolding, italics, etc.) web links and images in each entry. Then the final series of Entries can be displayed as a SlideShow, or printed as a clear presentation with images intact. A branded Header and Footer help the idea's author receive credit for their creative output.
"Creativity and real, innovative idea generation is the big hurdle we face with all of the time and financial pressures we're under in today's workplace" comments Eric Kinney, President and VP Engineering. "We hope that through our programs we can non-creatives and those who are expected to be creative-on-demand dramatically increase their output while also shortening the loop from idea to product. While it may not be the Holy Grail, our users are achieving great strides in the Creativity-to-Productivity department."
ThoughtOffice Brainstorming and Creativity Software for Business is available for Macintosh OSX, Vista, and Windows XP computers. The program can be expanded with Expert Topic Modules, which ask hundreds to thousands of specific questions across 17 separate business categories. The company claims these modules uncover and define issues to drive the creative process. The programs are priced from $97 to $499 for the Creativity Suite, and from $25 to $69 per Expert Topic Module.
ThoughtRod.com is the strategic development channel for ThoughtOffice programs. The company was founded in 2004 by a former Inc. 500 company executive and nine-time serial entrepreneur, Mark Alan Effinger. ThoughtOffice leverages Internet and software applications into "Rich Content", the valuable output of ideas and "individual intellect" turned into useful products and services. ThoughtOffice is the result of years of research into the creative process. The company can be reached on the web at http://www.ThoughtRod.com, or by calling 360-450-6888.