VentureForward Offers Team Collaboration and Knowledge Management to Fortune 1000 Clients with BrainEKP and PersonalBrain Software

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High Profile Inventors and Research Teams Capture Ideas and Innovate Products with Dynamic Visualization and Mind Mapping Software.

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VentureForward's BrainEKP provides a solution for organizations who need to evolve and capture the key business processes. Combining VentureForward's cutting edge methodologies with BrainEKP's advanced information delivery enables business teams to focus on ideas and simplify what would otherwise be a complex and often intangible process.

TheBrain Technologies, the leading provider of visualization and dynamic mind mapping software, announced that VentureForward has deployed its award winning Enterprise Knowledge Platform (BrainEKP™) software to organize, visualize, and share complex sets of research, ideas and strategic innovation practices for internal patent management and collaboration with Fortune 1000 clients worldwide.

Using BrainEKP, TheBrain's Enterprise Knowledge Platform, VentureForward helps companies map out key internal knowledge to gain a competitive advantage. BrainEKP connects all related information from a wide variety of sources. Users are able to see how key ideas and all aspects of a product line fit together, as well as easily identify new avenues of innovation. BrainEKP's advanced search display and linking technology reduces time to market by enabling users to discover key connections that would be missed in standard search lists and folder directories.

"With the amount of information people are faced with, creating an environment where ideas and collaboration flourish is a challenge. Accumulated information can inadvertently contribute to confusion and overwhelm research teams, if the content isn't presented intuitively," said Sandy Ping, CEO of VentureForward. "With BrainEKP's intuitive user interface key relationships and ideas are instantly visible. Our Brain helps clarify and illuminate connections between products, market research and ideas, fostering new innovation."

The founders of VentureForward have been granted hundreds of patents during their many years of product development. These patents cover marketplace successes such as the Tide Buzz Ultrasonic Pen, Swiffer WetJet, and Cascade Action Packs. BrainEKP provides a complete knowledgebase of innovation and business processes, enabling easy updates and changes while being shared and accessed over the Web by geographically dispersed clients.

"VentureForward's top tier clients and proprietary innovation techniques make them an ideal customer and partner," said Shelley Hayduk, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for TheBrain Technologies. "VentureForward's BrainEKP provides a solution for organizations who need to evolve and capture the key business processes. Combining VentureForward's cutting edge methodologies with BrainEKP's advanced information delivery enables business teams to focus on ideas and simplify what would otherwise be a complex and often intangible process."

For a live demonstration of Venture Forward's innovation processes and patent mapping using BrainEKP, TheBrain Technologies is hosting a Web event with Sandy Ping, CEO and Founder of VentureForward, on October 25, 2007 at 10:30 am pacific and 1:30 am eastern time:

Inside the Mind of an Inventor: Using Idea Management, Mind Mapping and Competitive Intelligence to Drive Invention.

Topics Covered include:

•Rapid innovation techniques to speed time to market, boost ROI, and turn mere mortals into heroes
•Capturing knowledge flow and intellectual capital for current and new projects
•Collaboration for effective idea exchange and information access
•Visually mapping and organizing ideas and background information for enhanced understanding
•Example Brains on patent mapping, innovation and geographically dispersed team collaboration
To sign up for the event go to http://www.thebrain.com/innovation

About TheBrain Technologies
TheBrain® Technologies is a leading provider of visual search and content management software. TheBrain's Enterprise Knowledge Platform, BrainEKP™, combines a natural language search engine with a compelling visual display of topics so users can see and discover information faster. TheBrain's customers include: Encyclopædia Britannica, Navy Special Warfare, Tyco, Accenture, Park Nicollet, Medtronic and US Department of Defense. TheBrain's PersonalBrain™, mind mapping software, helps users see and organize their files the way they think. Download PersonalBrain at http://www.thebrain.com or e-mail info@thebrain.com for more information.

About VentureForward
VentureForward, LLC specializes in innovation, knowledge management, knowledge engineering, and workflow systems to provide focused expertise and speed initiatives to market. Specializing in innovation coaching and business development, VentureForward focuses on knowledge management services and support. Clients include Procter & Gamble, TempurPedic and Herman Miller. For more information on VentureForward visit http://www.wow2now.com or call 513-793-4999.

TheBrain, BrainEKP, and PersonalBrain are trademarks or registered trademarks of TheBrain Technologies LP. All other corporate names or trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies. Copyright © 2007 TheBrain Technologies LP.

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