www.pictureitsettled.com/">Picture It Settled™ develops software to help litigants analyze their positions and design successful negotiation strategies.
The Lite version makes part of that functionality available on smartphones. Picture It Settled™ Lite became available in the Apple Store and Android Market in December. The BlackBerry version is now available for a variety of models in App World.
Don Philbin developed Picture It Settled™ with expert assistance of software engineers at Southwest Research Institute®. The program uses patent-pending algorithms, neural networks, and data from thousands of cases to help negotiators map-out successful strategies and calculate strategic moves.
The Lite version easily tracks dollar moves and the time intervals between them...With each move, the App also offers pre-calculations based on negotiation theory.
In reviewing the Android version, Jeffrey Taylor at The Droid Lawyer™ wrote: “My favorite part of this app is the graphical display. Here you can see the progress of the negotiations tracked by date and time...But, the coolest part is that the app actually projects the final settlement.”
The iPhone release garnered similar reviews. Jeff Richardson at iPhone J.D. added: “Just seeing offers on a graph like this can be helpful enough in planning your next move, but the app also helps you to plan that move by making it easy to make a new offer that matches the dollar amount or percentage change of your last offer, or the dollar amount or percentage change of your opponent's last offer.”
The National Insurance Law Forum immediately saw its applicability in construction cases: “A particularly cool new app is Picture It Settled, a free program designed by a San Antonio lawyer that allows you to automatically track all the demands and offers in a settlement negotiation. Anyone who has sat through a construction defect mediation can immediately grasp the value of this app. It also has a particularly cool algorithm that creates a predictive capability once you've entered the numbers from several past mediations, allowing you to more accurately guess the ultimate cost of settlement and the most likely response to settlement offers and demands.”
For more information and a video about Picture It Settled, please visit the website at http://www.pictureitsettled.com.
Founder Don Philbin, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M., is an AV-rated attorney-mediator and adjunct professor of law with extensive business, legal, and negotiation experience and education. Don is an elected Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators, and the American College of e-Neutrals, and was one of the first U.S. mediators certified under the international standards established by the International Mediation Institute. He is listed in Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation, Best Lawyers in America, and Texas Super Lawyers...News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” survey.
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