The Randomizer runs on most all versions of
XP to 10!*
*OS-X version coming soon.
The Randomizer, designed for random name selection, is an easy to use, D.O.T. compliant software application for use with random drug and alcohol testing programs. The Randomizer quickly and easily performs random name and date selections for any size or any number of groups.
Easy to use, integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Excel and Google Apps spreadsheets, download and set up in less than five minutes.
Easy to download and install, The Randomizer was built upon the premise of simplicity, allowing users to import name data from familiar programs such as Google Docs, Microsoft Excel or many HR management systems. In three one-click steps, import names, pull names and save a record of those selected for testing, tracking, and auditing. If you would like to know more about how The Randomizer works with Excel and Google Docs click here.
The Randomizer is the only random selection software that has been found to be a scientifically and mathematically valid method of random selection by the United States Department of Homeland Security.
The Randomizer was designed to bring D.O.T. regulated operations into compliance and faster, easier, and more flexible than other available applications. For random drug testing in pipeline operations, marine, and airline fleets, The Randomizer streamlines the selection process. For non-D.O.T. operations such as school systems, corrections facilities, police and fire departments, as well as hospital and health care operations, The Randomizer is ideal for random drug and alcohol screening and is the only random selection software that has been found as a mathematically valid method of random selection by the United States government (see page 22 at this link).
The Randomizer is easy to use and install, download now and be up and running in minutes. If you have questions or need help, give us a call at 419.345.7220* or email us.
Utilizing no proprietary databases, The Randomizer works quickly and effectively, without a series of features most companies never use. Download and install The Randomizer now for $135 and be up and running in minutes. If you have questions, call or email us, we're easy to get along with.
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Check out our quick video of The Randomizer (view full screen) here.
For screenshots and a quick tutorial on how The Randomizer works see our tutorial page.
Do you have a demo version of The Randomizer?
No, but we do guarantee that The Randomizer random drug and alcohol testing software will work as described. If you have any specific questions or concerns about the program please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 419.345.7220. Also, you may want to see a brief video of The Randomizer in action here.
As long as you can export/output your personnel list to a comma delineated file (.csv), or an Excel spreadsheet, you can easily import the list into The Randomizer. All of the enterprise HR systems we are aware of have this capability.
Will The Randomizer work with our enterprise HR system such as People Soft or Oracle?
Yes, The Randomizer will work with all versions of Excel and Google Doc spreadsheets, but you do need to save your spreadsheet a .xls file. When saving your Excel or Google Doc spreadsheet for use with The Randomizer, save it as an "Excel 97-2003 Compatible Workbook," or a .xls file and you'll be all set for import. To learn about saving .xls files check out our support page.
Will The Randomizer work with all versions of Excel?
Yes, The Randomizer is network compatible as it will run on Windows Server, yet for best results it the application should be installed on individual PC's. Spreadsheet records can easily be stored on any file server or cloud service such as Dropbox. The license agreement for The Randomizer allows for one copy to be installed on multiple computers in one location.
Can I run The Randomizer over our network?
Technically, no. The Randomizer has been tested with personnel lists with between 5,000 and 10,000 people without issue. When randomizing large groups of 5,000 or more, lack of Random Access Memory or processor speed could cause a slow down or other issues. Our testing has been done typically on machines with 1 GB or higher.
Is there a limit on the number of people that can be on an imported personnel list in The Randomizer?
Yes. Simply set up a file (spreadsheet or text document) for each client and select the appropriate client list when the time comes.
We are a drug testing agency and test hundreds of different clients, can The Randomizer be used in this situation?
Unlimited, email us or call us at 419.345.7220 for support.
Do you offer technical support for The Randomizer?
No, and most minor upgrades are free.
Is there any kind of renewal fee for The Randomizer?
Yes, your current spreadsheets are compatible, you will need to make a slight change to the spreadsheet headers, that is, remove the word 'Name' and 'Number' from the column tops, they are no longer necessary.
I have an older version of The Randomizer, will my personnel files be compatible with the latest version, The Randomizer 2015?
Yes, The Randomizer meets D.O.T. specifications as noted in 49CFR382.305 Section (i), The Randomizer qualifies as a valid "computer-based random number generator". CITE 49CFR382.305 Subpart (i) (Department of Transportation TITLE 49) (i) The selection of drivers for random alcohol and controlled substances testing shall be made by a scientifically valid method, such as a random number table or a computer-based random number generator that is matched with drivers' Social Security numbers, payroll identification numbers, or other comparable identifying numbers. Under the selection process used, each driver shall have an equal chance of being tested each time selections are made..
Is The Randomizer D.O.T. Compliant?
Yes, in the case U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard v. Shanks, The Randomizer was found to be a "scientifically or mathematically valid" method for random selection. To read the court proceedings click here. See page 22 of the proceedings for information pertaining to the validity of The Randomizer (also see pages 6, 20, and 21 for testimony over the software's usage). The case is also referenced at the U.S. Coast Guard site at USCG.mil.
Has The Randomizer held up in court as a valid random selection software program for drug and alcohol testing?
No. The Randomizer was designed to be a fast and easy tool for selecting names at random. MIS reports are comprehensive and for pre employment, post accident, reasonable cause, return to duty, and follow up testing. Our software only deals with random selection and relates to MIS reports in section III where numbers of random tests are required. If you need an MIS form go to this link.The Randomizer does not produce letters to send to those selected, but a simple mail merge from a Randomizer report spreadsheet can easily accomplish this task.
Does The Randomizer produce D.O.T. MIS reports, produce letters to mail to those who are selected or produce extensive reports?
As with the software itself, recordkeeping is easy with The Randomizer. As you pull randoms, make sure that you click on "Save List For Reporting" after each session, this action will create a new spreadsheet that included the names of the people who were selected. Any time that you need a report of who has been tested (year-end for example), simply pull up the spreadsheets created that were created in the reporting process and you'll be all set.
Year End Reporting and Recordkeeping.
The Randomizer is intended to be an inexpensive, user friendly software application that meets the needs of most companies who want compliance without complication. We're darn friendly to do business with as well.
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