Seventhman Blog

  1. Seventhman adds virtual tour

    August 18, 2003 Jacksonville Business Journal

    An Orange park Web and application development firm has added virtual tour technology to its offerings, and two employees to help create the tours.

    Though varying forms of 360-degree picture viewers have been available for years and have become a popular tool for real estate agents to show homes on Web sites, Seventhman President Shaleen Shah said Real Tour Vision technology is an improvement.

    “The screen is much bigger, and they’re not fish-eyed or distorted because a parabolic mirror is not used,” Shah said.

    Real Tour Vision images are use 12 separate shots around a room with a wide-angle lens. The designers can place “hotspots” in the image so that if a customer clicks on stairs it will show the upstairs, or if the customer clicks on a door the image switches to the next room.

    Real Tour Vision’s product also incorporates audio clips so viewers can hear commentary about what they’re seeing.

    Shah said he thinks the product can generate about $150,000 a year. He will target real estate agents, hotels, resorts, golf courses and similar businesses. Seventhman has added a salesperson and a photographer dedicated to the product, bringing the three-year-old firm’s staff count to six employees.

    - John Snow
    Jacksonville Business Journal

  2. Seventhman Enters Exclusive Agreement With Michigan Company to Offer Virtual Tours

    August 11, 2003 Press Release

    (ORANGE PARK, FL) — A new agreement with a Michigan-based company will allow an Orange Park-based technology services company to offer virtual tours via the Internet.

    Orange Park-based Seventhman was recently granted exclusive dealer rights by Traverse City, Mich.-based Real Tour Vision to offer virtual tours to customers in Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. The new agreement has also led Seventhman to add two new members to its staff to market and develop the virtual tours.

    “Virtual tours leverage the power of the Internet to showcase properties, facilities, products and communities online using an interactive format,” said Shaleen Shah, president of Seventhman. “We are excited about the opportunity to offer such a high quality product in our array of services. This is a logical next step for us.”

    Darryl Herring, a former Navy photographic production manager, will head up Seventhman’s Real Tour division. Seventhman also hired Tim Vaughan as a sales manager for the division.

    Long a part of the online real estate industry, virtual tours can be used to showcase homes for sale, apartments for rent, new communities under development and resorts and hotels.

    Seventhman will use Real Tour Vision 360-degree Panoramic Virtual Tour technology to produce the virtual tours, which can also be e-mailed or placed on disk because of their portability. The tours act as a mini-commercial that can also include audio and banner ads or your company logo.

    “We have the ability to present so much more information with these tours that it’s incredible,” Shah said. “And, because of the advanced technology provided through our partnership with Real Tour Vision, we will be able to develop tours without fish-eye or photo distortion.”

    About Seventhman:
    Launched in January 2002, Seventhman is a division of Draven Enterprises. The Orange Park-based technology services company is devoted to developing custom software solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses. It also offers customized training for companies seeking to use cutting-edge Internet technology and desktop publishing solutions.

  3. Cravey Communications develops radio campaign

    March 22, 2002 Jacksonville Business Journal

    Eric Cravey, president of Cravey Communications, is developing his first radio campaign since incorporating the company last fall.

    The campaign is for Seventhman, a division of Draven Enterprises, an Orange Park-based company that develops custom software for small to medium-sized businesses. It also offers training for companies that want to use the latest technology and desktop publishing solutions.

    The ads will run on WEJZ-FM 96.1 from March 11 to March 25, and will include seven spots daily promoting Seventhman’s software program.

    “The reason we went with 96.1 was their demographics which are 35-year-olds and older,” Cravey said.

    “That’s a professional demographic and a lot of times, the secretaries are the ones with the radios at their desks and many times, they are the ones who make the decisions about company software.”

    Jacksonville Business Journal

  4. Seventhman Radio Campaign

    March 11, 2002 WEJZ Lite 96.1

    We are on the air. Listen to our advertisement Campaign on WEJZ Lite 96.1 or right here with Microsoft’s Windows media Player.

  5. Seventhman Radio Campaign

    March 05, 2002 Press Release

    (ORANGE PARK, FL) – Cravey Communications, Inc. is handling a radio advertising campaign for Orange Park-based Seventhman, the software development and training division of Draven Enterprises. The 30-second and 60-second spots will run on WEJZ-FM 96.1 this month touting Seventhman’s newly-released suite of Web-based software services.

    Terms of the advertising campaign were not disclosed.

    “This is the first time our company has utilized radio advertising, so we’re excited,” said Shaleen Shah, president of Draven Enterprises. “We’re also going to take the spots, once they run, and stream the audio on our Web site, which will allow us to showcase the campaign even further.”

    The ads hit the airwaves for the first time on Monday, March 11.

    “The ads are designed to stop and make companies think about all of the money they spend on software licenses and upgrades during a year,” said Eric Cravey, president of Cravey Communications. “But, we also wanted to position the ads to make companies realize that Web-based software like that developed by Seventhman can save companies thousands of dollars in expensive licensing fees.”

    About Seventhman:
    Launched in January 2002, Seventhman is a division of Draven Enterprises. The Orange Park-based company is devoted to developing custom software solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses. It also offers customized training for companies seeking to use cutting-edge Internet technology and desktop publishing solutions.

    About Cravey Communications:
    Cravey Communications, Inc. was founded in November 2001 by Eric Cravey to offer public relations and marketing to small and medium-sized businesses. Cravey, who has more than 12 years experience in the field of journalism, is a former technology reporter for The Business Journal Serving Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.

  6. Draven Enterprises spins off software division

    February 22, 2002 Jacksonville Business Journal

    Draven Enterprises is adding a new man to its Web development team. Seventhman is the name of the division created to handle the Orange Park company’s software and database applications.

    The Seventhman division, which began as a series of projects requested by several clients, will develop custom software packages for small- to medium-sized businesses.

    “We’re developing software which manages content for our clients’ Web sites,” said Shaleen Shah, CEO of Draven Enterprises.

    Seventhman’s top product is Niku, an Internet-delivered package that includes e-mail and contact management, a calendar and task scheduler. Niku allows content information management from any Internet connection.

    Shah said the Niku suite aims to provide a one-stop, one-price solution for common tasks. “We customize and implement it to make sure it’s sufficient for them,” Shah said. “None of our products are off the shelf.”

    Shah advocates his system as a replacement for several products and their license fees for each computer.

    Shah’s group also offers EZ Merchant, a Web storefront and inventory control system. The interface can be retrofitted to an existing site or built from the ground up.

    Seventhman’s intranet software networks a company’s computers to provide instant communication among employees and moves paper-based, old-style missives, such as memos and newsletters, online.

    All three software packages vary in price since each is customized, but the fee is generally around $150 per month. That includes tech support and training on the software for employees.

    Draven Enterprises will eventually fold its Web site development division, Draven Web-Crafting, into Seventhman. The 2-year-old company has three programmers and two designers in its shop.

    As for the name Seventhman, “I wanted something that was unique, memorable and easy to spell out,” Shah said.

    - Dolly Penland
    Jacksonville Business Journal

  7. Talk of the Town

    January 2002 The IT Reporter

    Well, despite the naysayers, (and there are plenty of them) Draven Enterprises in Orange Park is stepping into the big leagues. Draven garnered a great deal of media darling attention in early 2000 when the teen-led company was launched by Shaleen Shah. Shah and his partner in tech, Tony Sutphin, have launched a new division at Draven called Seventhman, which can be found on the Web at Seventhman will be a sister to its already-established division Draven Web-Crafting, which has been running smoothly. Seventhman has three core offerings right now, but as tech goes, the sky is the limit. Shah and Sutphin have developed a Web-based software called NIKU, which features an e-mail management tool, a calendar management system and a task manager. The company developed NIKU with small business in mind. Because it’s Web-delivered, it prevents small companies from shucking out hundreds, and possibly thousands of dollars, on software. Plus, it can be accessed anywhere in the world using a standard Internet connection. And, for the security-minded professional you are, Seventhman uses SSL or Secure Socket Layering to ensure your e-mail is secure when accessing it from afar. Seventhman also offers two other rapid deployment solutions. One is EZ Merchant, which is used to help companies establish e-commerce on their Web site and the second product is simply called Intranet, whose name speaks for itself. Seventhman is trying to stay away from using the term Application Service Provider in marketing these services because the ASP learning curve is still huge. In fact, at least two companies that banked on making big bucks on ASP last year are no longer part of the Jacksonville tech landscape. (Do you remember Soma Systems and Insight Satellite?) Another reason to stay away from the ASP moniker is that a lot of people still confuse ASP with Microsoft’s popular solution Active Server Pages. I guess that’s because there are so many members of the Microsoft army here in Northeast Florida. Shah and Seventhman are also looking for commission-based sales agents to market the division’s services to Northeast Florida businesses. Another unique offering Shah has up his sleeve is around-the-clock software development utilizing a team of developers from his homeland of India.

    - Eric Cravey
    The IT Reporter