SOURCE: Inkling Markets

March 19, 2008 13:00 ET

Inkling Introduces Self-Service Prediction Market Platform

Payment and Deployment Options Let Small Businesses, Teams and Departments Tap the Wisdom of the Crowd

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - Inkling Incorporated, a leading prediction market software company, today introduced a version of its prediction market platform that has been specifically designed for small businesses and departmental usage. Leveraging the same technology used by its Fortune 500 clients to decrease operating risk, improve sales and financial forecasting, gather competitive intelligence, and foster innovation, Inkling's new self-service offering provides a secure, convenient, pay-as-you-go method without the need for elongated contractual negotiations or termination fees.

The newly introduced self-service prediction market offering allows applicants to choose from four different starter plans based on the amount of traders participating in the marketplace and number of active markets, as well as other systematic operations, features, and functions. These plans are ideal for cross-functional teams, product design and marketing teams, planning and sourcing departments, work groups and smaller organizations.

"Use of prediction markets has been increasing in big business," explains Adam Siegel, co-founder and CEO. "But through our pilot program, we realized there was also great demand from smaller groups who want to leverage the wisdom of the crowd. We specifically created these starter plans which enable them to easily run their own secure, private marketplace and avoid the hassle typically associated with procuring enterprise business software."

To learn more about Inkling's starter plans, please visit http://inklingmarkets.com/plans.

About Inkling Incorporated:

Inkling Incorporated is a Chicago-based company that helps organizations and individuals tap into the collective wisdom of their employees, peers, and customers to improve forecasting processes, predict key corporate metrics, identify promising future innovations, and forge new communication and collaboration channels. Inkling's prediction market platform, Inkling Markets, is leveraged by numerous industry-leading corporations, start-ups, academic, non-profit, and Government institutions. Information about Inkling's services can be found at http://www.inklingmarkets.com.