BrightWork Unveils New Release of pmPoint: SharePoint Project Management Just Got Easier

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Version 7.0 Features SharePoint Project Management Templates, Resource Tracking, Advanced Cross Projects Reporting, Charting, Graphing, Visual Key Indicators, Microsoft Project Import/Export, Easier Portfolio Reporting, and more.

The release of version 7.0 will firmly maintain BrightWork's position as a leading provider of real-world applications for project management

BrightWork, Inc. today announced the availability of version 7.0 of pmPoint, which delivers a complete solution on the Microsoft SharePoint platform to manage projects and programs of different shapes and sizes. Featuring SharePoint project management templates, resource tracking capabilities, advanced cross projects reporting, KPIs, charting, and much more, version 7.0 represents the most significant release of pmPoint since its introduction in 2001.

"The release of version 7.0 will firmly maintain BrightWork's position as a leading provider of real-world applications for project management," says BrightWork founder and CEO, Eamonn McGuinness. "The features and functionality announced in version 7.0 today are geared toward helping our customers support the varying project management needs (from small to large projects) of the entire enterprise in one SharePoint based environment."

"pmPoint has been a breath of fresh air", comments Bryon Campbell, CIO of the Van Andel Institute. "And because of our SharePoint infrastructure and the product's flexibility, it became the obvious tool for us to implement. pmPoint has been enthusiastically adopted by departments across the Van Andel Institute as the project management platform that genuinely addresses their need to plan, control and report on projects of all sizes. The major enhancements in the upcoming version 7.0 that improve visual reporting, project schedule calculations and resource planning will be welcome additions to an already useful and well-architected platform for collaborative project management."

Today BrightWork solutions serve customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Russia, and Australia and include organizations such as Federal Express, Novartis, Parker Drilling, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Cox Communications, Illinois State University, and Microsoft.

With pmPoint version 7.0 customers get:

  • Enhanced out-of-the-box project and program management templates to get started faster and leverage for future projects
  • Resource Planning and Tracking
  • Intuitive Project Scheduling and Estimation
  • Microsoft Project Import, Export and Publishing
  • Custom Reports Configuration
  • Charting and Graphing for single lists and across multiple lists and sites
  • Visual Key Indicators for single and multiple projects' status reporting
  • Portfolio Picker to easily add projects to portfolios for flexible cross-project and cross-list reporting

What to do next?
Version 7.0 is available at no cost to all customers who are on a BrightWork Annual Support and Upgrades plan. Customers who wish to upgrade should contact support@brightwork.com.

To see a live demonstration of Version 7.0, join BrightWork on April 14th, 2009. Register Here or Save the Event to your Calendar.

Any organization that wants to learn more about this release today can visit the BrightWork TrialZone and take pmPoint version 7.0 for a test drive! For further information contact info@brightwork.com or US: +1 (617) 357-9000 Ext. 712, EU: +353 91 514 492.

About BrightWork:
Since 1995 BrightWork has been perfecting collaborative project management on top of the world's leading collaborative environments. BrightWork started developing on Microsoft SharePoint in 1999 before its initial release in 2001, making it one of the original SharePoint ISVs. Today BrightWork is the leading provider of work and project management solutions on the SharePoint platform. Leading companies and government organizations around the world rely on BrightWork solutions to help them better manage their work and projects. For more information, please visit http://www.brightwork.com.

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Claire Keane
+1 617-357-9000 Ext - 713

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