Accord Professional ($249/license) — Our Accord analysis engine and features set. The perfect tool for helping professionals visualize collaborative results and create high value reports.
Accord Manager ($49.95/month) — Our Accord Analysis engine “in the cloud” — powered by email requested inputs made through any browser interface. Ideal for quickly improving manager productivity.
Accord Enterprise ($60K/install) — The complete Accord software suite installed behind the firewall. Includes advanced “co-manage” collaboration, browser inputs, and the lowest cost of ownership.
Be More Productive with Accord Decision-Making
Accord addresses many of the time, money, location, people, and process limitations of traditional collaboration methods. Letters, emails, text messages, voice mail, and personal web sites are easy to create, but very difficult to assemble into actionable group intelligence.
Accord is a “game changer” with a high quality standardized message format that provides similar value for professional collaboration as the standardized shipping container provides for international trade. Below is a short list of the Accord business application cases and benefits.
Making Time to Collaborate
Bob receives an unexpected requirement he cannot address without input from five unavailable senior managers. Without time to schedule and conduct meetings, Bob needs to guess what he should do and hope for the best. Accord enables Bob to quickly send message requests and automatically compile responses to support an urgent decision requirement.
Networking on a Budget
Jane has a great idea and no budget to promote it. Everyone is too busy to meet and/or only wants to talk with their trusted friends. Jane uses Accord to remotely collect and pass around information from a network of stakeholders in order to build support momentum for her idea. Accord's Belief Map data provides a simple, accurate, and inexpensive method to show key stakeholders the reasons and sources of support for her idea.
Managing Virtual Events
Juan can’t find a location for a 90 member club meeting. Juan is thinking of holding a virtual meeting using a web conference tool, but he is having trouble understanding how best to organize such an event since there will not be time for everyone to talk. Accord enables Juan to poll club members about what issues are most important and share those poll results in Belief Map format. Juan can filter out inefficient and unimportant topics before the meeting and remotely supply everyone with information about what everyone else things during the meeting.
Improving HR Effectiveness
Gilda is the new sales manager of a 73 team member team located in 12 countries. Gilda thinks she needs to personally visit all 12 countries and a >$100K budget for a general sales meeting, but her boss is not enthusiastic. As an alternative, Accord enables Gilda to collect useful HR performance and operations improvement information from her entire team in less than one hour of time per team member. Gilda can prioritized an action list for each office without the cost of a traditional sales meeting.
Lowering Consultation Costs
Tom feels frustrated because his family-owned business is not doing well and his time and budget constraints are blocking the ability to hire key consultants. Accord enables Tom to contract consultants on a part time basis to suggest and evaluate each other's ideas. These highly effective interactions take very little of Tom or each consultant's time.
Making Decisions Transparent
Phyllis is a Vice President of improvement that wants to improve the decision transparency in an underperforming division. Accord provides Phyllis a convenient tool to document the division’s decision making processes in a way that only takes a few minutes per day to review. Accord use as a process documentation tool is both more effective and easier than keeping traditional meeting minutes.