What is ExpertNegotiator?
ExpertNegotiator is the leading online negotiation planning and management software designed to help you negotiate more efficiently and effectively based on the experts' research on what works.
What does ExpertNegotiator do?
ExpertNegotiator guides you through a proven strategic negotiation process based on the experts' research and experience, helping ensure that you negotiate strategically and get the best deals.
Who is ExpertNegotiator for?
ExpertNegotiator is designed for individuals and teams in significant negotiation environments, including sales, purchasing, legal, contract management, human resources, and many others.
How does ExpertNegotiator work?
ExpertNegotiator is Web-based, like online banking, so you can start immediately, without having to download software, buy hardware, or spend a lot of money on implementation and maintenance.
How does ExpertNegotiator help me negotiate to get better deals?
ExpertNegotiator includes these features and benefits to help you negotiate with confidence:
-The Five Golden Rules Method, a strategic approach to negotiation which helps you execute your plan to maximize your effectiveness. It includes gaining information, maximizing leverage, making objective decisions, choosing the most effective offer or concession, and controlling the agenda.
Where can I get support and help and what does it cost?
ExpertNegotiator Support is free. If you need assistance with ExpertNegotiator, you can:
1. Access ExpertNegotiator's online help system by clicking on the Help button in the upper right hand corner of the application.
2. Email us at Help@ExpertNegotiator.com.
3. Call us at 1-888-363-4684.
For help creating your first negotiation plan, log in to your account, go to the Help section in the ExpertAdvice Center and view the Quick Start Guide to Creating a Negotiation Plan.
How do I obtain training - onsite and online - and what does it cost?
ExpertNegotiator offers live onsite and online training in addition to the resources offered within the application. Our onsite training lasts a full day and costs $5,000 plus expenses. You can include an unlimited number of participants in our onsite training.
We also offer a free one-hour live online training to all users, including 30-day free trial users.
Call us at 1-888-363-4684 or email us at Sales@ExpertNegotiator.com to schedule a session.
How do I get negotiation consulting services - and what is its cost?
We have a number of expert consultants who consult on different types of negotiations and on the use of ExpertNegotiator in different environments. They charge hourly rates ranging from $250/hour to $1,000/hour.
To discuss details of a consulting relationship, we will have our Director of Business Solutions - Dale Johnson contact you directly. Or he can be contacted at Johnson@ExpertNegotiator.com
Can I customize ExpertNegotiator?
Yes. You can quickly and easily create your own custom templates, allowing you to choose strategic elements from the Five Golden Rules to include in your negotiation plans.
How does ExpertNegotiator work with my other software tools?
You can quickly and easily import files such as documents, images, and more, into ExpertNegotiator via the Documents tab.
And you can import your contact information (via a vcard or .vcf file) in the Counterparts tab.
How do I know my ExpertNegotiator information is safe?
Your data is stored on a secure server and is protected by your username and password. For more information, read our Privacy & Security Policy on our website.
How do I license ExpertNegotiator?
Call us at 1-888-363-4684 or email Sales@ExpertNegotiator.com.
Do you have a downloadable version to use when I travel with my laptop, or can I work on a form on my laptop while traveling and then synchronize it online?
This ability is not provided at the present time, but we will be developing this in the future.
Can you send me more information in the mail?
The most comprehensive set of information about ExpertNegotiator can only be found online at www.ExpertNegotiator.com. If you would like to tell us what interests you have we can email you a link to information that addresses your concern or interest. Much of that information can also be downloaded and printed at your convenience.
I would like to try ExpertNegotiator, but don't have the authority to make this decision on behalf of my company. What should I do?
We would be happy to set you up with a personal account that you can use while we explore what you might like to do from a corporate perspective. Who has the ability to make this decision in your company, and would it be ok for us to contact them directly.
I can't use any software without prior approval of our IT Department. What should I do?
Since ExpertNegotiator is online and web-based, it will not cause any compatibility issues with your current desktop software nor does it require anything to be downloaded and does not have any hardware requirements. Nor will it introduce any virus or any similar problem. However, we would recommend that you contact your IT department to confirm that using our online service is consistent with your corporate policies.
Would I risk waiving the attorney-client privilege by using ExpertNegotiator?
While we obviously cannot give you a legal opinion on this question, our attorneys have informed us that lawyers will generally be protected in this regard as long as they and their clients have a reasonable expectation of privacy for the information at issue and that they take reasonable steps in the circumstances to protect their clients' information against unauthorized use or disclosure.
And we have very stringent security measures in place to ensure that only authorized users have access to their accounts.
We are informed that this attorney-client issue is similar in many ways to the issue surrounding whether you can send an email to your client, which travels over the internet. Here, as there, we believe you have a reasonable expectation of privacy and are taking reasonable measures to protect against its unauthorized disclosure.
For specific resource materials concerning this issue, email us at Sales@ExpertNegotiator.com and we will send you some of the specific rules that we understand govern this area. You may also call us at 1-888-363-4684 to request this information.
Who are your competitors and how do you differ?
Our biggest challenge, or competitor, is not another software product but most individuals' instinctive, off-the-cuff approach to negotiating. We differ in that we offer a proven strategic process of negotiating based on the experts' research and experience on what works.
We understand there are a few desktop-based traditional software programs in the negotiation area, but they are not online nor are they able to be networked for access by multiple users.
Our unique product is also based on the research and experience of Marty Latz and our Academic Board of Experts - which includes over 100 years of studying and teaching negotiation in such institutions as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, UCLA, and the University of Virginia.
ExpertNegotiator also offers a number of unique simple-but-effective features that others do not, including our: Strategic Planning Tool, Five Golden Rules Method, Counterpart Intelligence Bank, ExpertAdvice Center, Negotiation Best Practices Management System, and many others.
What kind of Return on Investment (ROI) can we expect from ExpertNegotiator?
We can't guarantee a specific ROI from ExpertNegotiator's use. However, its strategies are based on proven research and we know they work.
Plus, if you're like many in business or law, each of your deals in just this past year probably involved thousands of dollars or more. And this was probably just in one of your more recent deals.
So, if last year you negotiated deals worth a total of $100,000 and this application helped you strategically negotiate based on the experts' research of what works, helping you do just 10% better - your $600 investment just gained you or your company or firm over $9,000.
I don't have a lot of time to use software to help me negotiate. What should I do?
We know your time is valuable. But how much of your time is possibly wasted negotiating failed deals that - with the help of ExpertNegotiator - you could have realized were going down the tubes anyway? Or think of the impasses you may avoid by negotiating strategically based on the experts' research on what works.
ExpertNegotiator's Strategic Planning Tool alone save individuals time. In fact, planning saves time. Plus, we have developed a planning template just for busy professionals with our expert-created 10-Minute Plan. If you only have 10 minutes to plan for your negotiation, our experts suggest exactly how you should use that 10-minutes to get the biggest bang for your buck.
Of course, many negotiation experts suggest you spend at least twice as much time planning for your negotiation as doing it. ExpertNegotiator will help you do this in the most effective time-saving way possible.
Bottom line - ExpertNegotiator can help you save money and time.
I don't have the time to learn software to help me negotiate. What should I do?
ExpertNegotiator was developed for professionals who don't have much time to learn new software products - if it was not simple and easy-to-use, no busy successful professional would use it.
In fact, it doesn't require extensive training to get started as we have built into it quick, straightforward instructions for each element. In effect, the training is in the application.
And we offer a personalized 30-minute online demonstration to show you exactly how easy it is to use and how to get started. Just call us at 1-888-363-4684 or email us at Sales@ExpertNegotiator.com.
How long has ExpertNegotiator been in business?
ExpertNegotiator founder and CEO Marty Latz has been developing negotiation planning and management software for over 10 years. And he formally launched ExpertNegotiator in its current structure with investors in early 2006.