SOURCE: Social Solutions

September 17, 2007 10:41 ET

Social Solutions Wins Baltimore Leader in Innovation Award

Company's Online Referral System Lauded for Linking Persons in Need With Service Providers

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - Social Solutions, nationally recognized for empowering human service providers and the organizations that fund them to strategically tie their efforts to measurable outcomes, today announced that it has won a Baltimore Leader in Innovation Award. The award, conferred by The Daily Record, recognizes the company's continuing dedication to helping human service organizations better help people in need.

Social Solutions was also commended for its advanced online community referral system, which revolutionizes the way people in need find aid. A standards-based system that leverages an existing taxonomy of human service providers, the referral system enables persons with critical needs to quickly find the right support from the right service provider either by phone or via the Internet.

"We view this award as an indication that human services is indeed going through a revolution," said Social Solutions Founder and President Stephen V. (Steve) Butz. "Human service organizations are increasingly adopting more disciplined, strategic approaches to serving their participants and, as a result, are delivering increased impact and changing more lives. It's good to part of the transformation."

Social Solutions initially developed the referral system for a client with a specific need for such capabilities. The company soon realized the level of demand for the service throughout the market and began developing widespread market awareness of the innovation so that others might benefit from it. Social Solutions CTO Dave Butz and Director of Software Development Chris Childers were recognized for their individual contributions to building the referral system.

Social Solutions' ground-breaking web-based ETO Software® provides organizations with data collection and reporting capabilities along with a highly customizable system that allows an organization -- from direct service workers to board members and senior management -- to gain visibility into exactly what activities and efforts are working and which are not. With this knowledge, they can effectively tailor and enhance programs, assure funders, and ultimately provide their participants with the best service and opportunities possible. With the addition of the community-based information and referral system, Social Solutions is helping people to connect with these organizations quickly, when they need their help most.

About Social Solutions and ETO Software®

Social Solutions challenges and equips human service providers and their funders to turn good intent into measurable change by relating efforts to outcomes. The company's ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) reporting software replaces one-size-fits-all data tracking with a reporting system tailored to the unique mission of each nonprofit organization. ETO Software® generates a clear and accurate measure of impact to improve service delivery, earn more funding, and reduce the time and resources dedicated to tracking performance.

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