Monday, October 30, 2006

High resolution: new negotiation software now available

New negotiation software availableDigital negotiation systems and tools abound, from the sophisticated logarithms of Smart Settle, which is designed to enable users to "achieve fair and efficient solutions that are truly Beyond Win-Win®" to the Fair Division Calculator which promises "envy-free divisions of goods, burdens, or rent" (and costs nothing to use).

The latest to join their ranks is Parley Negotiation Software, created by the Berlin-based Theory. Parley allows for brainstorming, analysis of preferences, and evaluation of all possible agreements, together with tracking of negotiation history.

A free 30-day trial is available for downloading (a good thing since Parley costs $460 for the complete version with one year of support and updates). Parley's tutorial provides a walk-through demonstration of a simple employment negotiation.