Discus: The Future of DISC Profiling

Discus: The Future of DISC Profiling from Invoke Results

By: Invoke Results  02-Jun-2011
Keywords: Human Resources, Human Resource Management

Discus from Axiom Software takes DISC Profiling to the Next Level, giving you an unparalleled suite of integrated DISC solutions. As well as DISC assessment, Discus handles relationship reporting, team building and negotiation management. There are also built in services to take full advantage of the Internet, providing a seamless connection to online resources.

Great Pricing – Discus works completely on a pay-per-profile basis, so you only pay for the profiles you use. There’s no up-front charge, and no ongoing license fee – instead, you just pay a small standard charge for each profile you create. To maximize Discus’ cost-effectiveness further, there’s Outline profiling. Ideal for experienced DISC users or an Outline profile will provide minimal DISC information from a questionnaire, at a significantly reduced fee.

Free Features – Discus 4 offers a host of features that are completely free to use. Job matching and profiling, relationship analysis, team profiling and building, and many more besides, are all available for unlimited use at no charge.

  • Quick and Easy Questionnaires
    Create a profile through an on-screen questionnaire, or use a printed question set (available for free). Discus 4 also integrates the Discus Online account we’ll set up for you, so you can create DISC profiles across the Web.
  • Direct and Relevant Reporting
    include a complete array of graphical displays and assessments, as well as a natural language description of up to twenty-one different aspects of a person’s behaviour.
  • Relationship Reporting
    A feature that will examine two separate DISC profiles and report on the important features of their likely working relationship.
  • Printing and e-mailing
    Every report in Discus 4 can be output under your complete control. Choose which sections are included in a report, and then print or e-mail directly from your desktop.

Discus has Job Profile design facilities for newcomers and experts alike. You can define your job’s needs through a simple questionnaire, or base it on an existing profile. For experienced users, you can even define the Job Profile purely by hand.

  • Job Profile Library
    To get you started with Job Profiling, Discus comes complete with a built-in library of over fifty standard Job Profiles, that you can use as a basis for creating your own.
  • Merging Job Profiles
    A great new tool helps you build Job Profiles as a group exercise. If you collect views of a role from many different perspectives, Discus can merge all those perspectives together to provide an optimum new Job Profile.
  • New Job Profile Reporting
    Each Job Profile, including those you create yourself, has its own report in natural language. In Discus, this report has been specially redeveloped and extended to make it even more useful than ever

Job Profiling is the process of defining a job or role in DISC terms, so that it can be matched against ordinary DISC profiles to establish a behavioural match between the two. Discus has always been at the forefront of Job Profiling technology but with the new Discus, Axiom Software have added even more new features.

Discus has an entire section dedicated to helping optimize negotiation. Contact Profiles build a model of a person’s behaviour indirectly, without the need for a DISC questionnaire, and can make recommendations for productive business interaction with that individual.

  • Contact Profiling Couldn’t be Simpler
    Just answer twelve simple questions, and Discus 4 can generate a behavioural model of the person you describe.
  • Quick Call Questionnaires
    These special questionnaires are ideal for modelling a person’s style interactively. Adjust the model on-screen during a call, and the Contact Profile will adapt immediately to your changes.
  • In-depth Reporting
    A standard Contact Profile report consists of seven separate sections, along with a useful checklist covering basic ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ when negotiating with an individual.
  • DISC Compatibility
    Contact Profiles work using the same basic principles as DISC, so they can also be described and analyzed in DISC terms. Discus 4 can even provide a full DISC report for a candidate profiled this way.

Behavioural team building, management and reporting is included in Discus 4 as a completely free service. So long as you have a DISC profile for each member, you can model and assess the dynamics and working patterns of any teams you wish.

  • Drag-and-drop Team Building
    You can import any individual’s DISC profile into your team, and freely assign and reassign that individual within the team to explore the potential effects.
  • Understanding the Team
    Discus 4 will provide a comprehensive team report in natural language, covering not only the general structure of the team, but also its key relationship issues, dynamics, roles and leadership questions.
  • Team Attitudes at a Glance
    The completely new ‘PPF’ (Pace-Perspective-Focus) team attitudes assessment extends DISC to provide a model of any member’s attitudes towards a team, and the type of role they will typically fulfill.
  • Team Profiling
    Using the Team Profiler tool, Discus 4 can even recommend ideal behavioural combinations for you. Based on a team definition you provide, the Team Profiler will search for team combinations that match your ideal.

Discus 4 comes complete with a whole range of additional features and services, including a comprehensive selection of online tools, as well as editors and controls to help you get the most of the the Discus 4 system.

  • Full Integration Between Discus Software and Discus Online
    Discus  will connect directly to a Discus Online account, to provide online DISC profiling, and more features besides, such a profile publication. DISC profiles can be freely transferred between Discus 4 and Discus Online.
  • Online Resources
    Discus has its own built-in Web browser to take you directly to resources you need. That includes not only extensive reference material, but also a range of interactive Web services.
  • Staying Up To Date
    The Discus Update utility will automatically scan for any new files or content, and download and install them as needed. That ensures that your Discus 4 installation is always completely up to date.
  • Designing Reports
    With the Report Editor, you can develop your own specialized content by combining DISC interpretations in to create reports specific to your own particular needs.
  • Questionnaires on Tap
    Discus holds printable versions of all the questionnaires it uses. With the click of a button, you can create as many copies as you need of a questionnaire for candidates to complete, and then enter their answers into Discus at your convenience.
  • Data Security
    Discus provides security and pass-wording features to control access to sensitive DISC data.
  • iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Applications
    Discus has a range of free iPad, iPhone and iPad Touch applications that allow you and your team to utilize Discus on the road, search a detailed DISC reference library and allow your sales team to quickly profile their prospects and understand the best sales and negotiation strategies to use.

Quite simply, Discus is the most comprehensive, powerful and cost-effective DISC profiling solution available today.

Keywords: Human Resource Management, Human Resources

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