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EngagementHQSoftware

<p>EngagmentHQ is a flexible online community engagement platform designed to meet the learning needs of your community. The tool was developed in Australia by Bang the Table Pty Ltd.</p> <p>EngagementHQ is designed to form the online hub for your community engagement project. It has multiple ways to provide complex information to users (videos, photos, libraries, FAQs, Key Dates, links boxes) as well as offering blog and forum functions, voting and configurable links boxes allowing seamless linking to external resources.</p> <p>The EngagementHQ forums are moderated 24/7 by Bang the Table’s independent moderation team.</p> <p>EngagementHQ also boasts a sophisticated online reporting function that provides detailed data and comment based reports in <span class="caps">PDF</span> and Excel.</p> <p>EngagementHQ has been used for over 200 online engagement projects.</p

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EngagingPlansSoftware

<h3>Participation Your Way</h3> <p>EngagingPlans is an interactive public engagement platform that improves outreach and engagement in public processes, creating meaningful opportunities for citizen and stakeholder feedback—at home, at work, or on-the-go.</p> <p>EngagingPlans is intuitive, versatile, and mobile- and tablet-optimized, making it easy to convey complicated information throughout a project lifecycle. The platform is composed of a Core website that can be enhanced with unique apps, giving you unprecedented access to community insights.</p> <p><b>EngagingPlans Core</b> includes all of the elements you need to support public engagement: project updates, event calendars and timelines, a searchable document library, FAQs, a survey builder, polls and open questions. This one-stop hub forms the backbone of your project communications, keeping all project information clear and up-to-date in one accessible location.</p> <p>The <b>EngagingPlans App Suite</b> extends Core features through unique, intuitive opportunities for public involvement and feedback. From community mapping to interactive plan documents, these apps can be tailored to fit your objectives, whether that’s getting feedback on growth scenarios, using games to expand participation, or presenting your draft plan in a simple, interactive format.</p> <p>EngagingPlans is made by <b>Urban Interactive Studio</b>, a Denver, Colorado-based firm that specializes in engagement software and consulting for public administrations and planning firms. <span class="caps">UIS</span> develops digital technology to build better places, combining planning expertise with extensive knowledge of digital technology to involve citizens in shaping the future of their communities.</p

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ZilinoSoftware

Zilino is a web-based solution for hosting deliberative online forums and other types of well structured, well facilitated participatory processes. Zilino is built specifically for the purpose of dialogue and deliberation. Its modular toolkit approach enables practitioners to create a broad range of custom engagement experiences.

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ditoSoftware

<p>Dito is a web 2.0 communications platform that enables large groups to collect, develop and structure suggestions and ideas around a topic or event. It is currently a family of products developed for specific needs (participation, campaigning, consulting…).</p> <p>From the <a href="http://www.ontopica.de/dito_en.php">website</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>dito is a 2.0 Plattform for e-participation. Its origins root back to the mid 90ies, when researchers at Fraunhofer <span class="caps">IAIS</span> / former <span class="caps">GMD</span> started the development of a decsion support system foro alrge [sic] groups. You will find many publications on the dito predecessor ‘zeno’</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>* Improve e-participation processes by enriching the discussion with relevant contextual information from knowledge data bases<br> * Discover implicit information and connections, navigate across data boundaries<br> * Boost the interest of users and decision makers by extracting relevant information and relations<br> * Break down unstructured silos of data in a structured and linked data cloud<br> * Linked open data – provide semantic endpoints to promote interoperability and transparency according to Open Government directives.</p> </blockquote> <p>Dito was originally developed by Munich, Germany-based <a href="http://www.iais.fraunhofer.de/">Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems <span class="caps">IAIS</span></a>. Since 2006, dito is being maintained and distributed by by Bonn, Germany-based <a href="http://www.ontopica.de">ontopica</a>. Ontopica and Fraunhofer Institute <span class="caps">IAIS</span> both own the copyright to dito.</p