Functionalities of Spilter GDS

You can ask an open-ended question in four different ways. Your choice depends on the desired level of detail of the responses. You can choose whether or not you want to guide the responses in any particular direction during a brainstorming question.

With three types of closed-ended questions you can perform any type of analysis necessary. Closed-ended questions also enable you to easily create subgroups so that you can display the results by group. This allows for a more in-depth analysis of the results.

It is easy to remove duplicate responses and to break down responses from a brainstorming session into categories. This can occur at the plenary level, subgroup level and individually. You can define the categories before or during the meeting.

Duplicates are often removed before categorising or re-assigning responses. This feature allows you to merge similar and identical responses from the brainstorming session so that they can then be prioritised.

With different analyses, ideas can be listed in a certain order so that you can work with the results right away. You can guide the results by choosing an analysis type, whereby you can force participants to make a choice if desired.

A top X can be created with various analysis types. Participants select the ideas they like the best or they place a few ideas in their personal top 3. This creates a top X for all participants.

There are also various analyses available for assigning ideas. For example, easy tasks can be assigned to the person every participant believes is responsible for it.

You display real-time graphs during the meeting. The discussion will focus on truly relevant differences of opinion, because you can single them out right away. There is a variety of settings available to display different graphs.

Thanks to different settings, you can have full control over the meeting. You can opt to only display a question at the right moment, regardless of the sequential order of the questions. You can also have the participants choose the questions or guide the participants through the questions in order.

Participants can participate in the meeting by name or anonymously. This allows participants to speak freely without hesitation. People can also participate in a meeting by clicking on a simple link so that their identity remains hidden.

The online meetings you create are well-suited for use on mobile devices right away.  Spilter is responsive and adapts automatically to fit the screen.  Therefore, a person can participate in the session from any location using a tablet or smartphone.

All users of the Spilter environment can set their desired language. Spilter automatically uses the language set in the browser. The languages that are currently available are Dutch, English, German and French. Do you need a different language? We will be happy to help.

You will make your meeting more personal, more challenging, or simply better by adding videos or documents. Upload your videos to the secure environment of your meeting or add documents as an attachment to a question.

Thanks to the subgroup capability, results can be displayed by group, both via the projector during the meeting and in the final report. For example, you can compare the responses from men to the responses from women.

The software supports every phase of the decision-making process. A group can work towards a decision step-by-step using different question types, from identification to prioritisation, to making the final decision.

It is easy to set up the participants that should be able to access the meetings in the Spilter environment with the user management module. You can also invite participants without an account to participate in the session. In this way, an unlimited number of people can participate in the session at no extra cost.

The standard layout template allows you to quickly and easily facilitate an online meeting without having technical knowledge of GDSS software. Setting up a meeting in Spilter is easier than creating a PowerPoint presentation for example.

With the option to send notices, participants can receive messages and reminders about the session. For instance, you can send a message a few days before a deadline, or a message can be sent only to those participants who have not yet responded.

A report in Word, including the selected graphs, can be printed after, or even during, the meeting. It can also show the names of the participants for each response and display responses by subgroup.

In addition to a Word report, the responses can also be printed in Excel so that they can be scanned into a variety of analysis programs, including SPSS.