Genius Inside Unveils SaaS And Mobile Versions of Its Project Management Software At Lotusphere 2009

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Latest Versions of Project Management Software Include Expanded Project Portfolio Analysis, New Invoicing Module; Spanish Language Edition, Domino RIM Blackberry Timesheet Add-On Also Debut

Genius Inside - Project Portfolio Management Software Provider

Today's global economy demands efficiency and value. By giving those qualities to our customers, they can in turn deliver more efficiency and value in their project management tasks.

Genius Inside, the creators of the award-winning Genius Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software, today announced several important product unveilings for Genius Project and Genius Project4Domino:

  • Genius Project Version 2.0 and Genius Project4Domino Version 6.0, new versions that include a number of valuable improvements. Heading the list of new capabilities are an invoicing module that speeds calculation and creation of invoices, and enhanced portfolio tools that let managers build and analyze their project portfolios according to up to four hierarchical levels.
  • A new Domino Timesheet Reporting Add-On for RIM Blackberry users. Especially useful for consultants and project personnel on the go, the new RIM Blackberry module makes daily reporting of timesheets and expenses easier.
  • Spanish language versions of Genius Project and Genius Project4Domino, bringing significant new convenience to users in Latin American countries.

Genius Project4Domino is Genius Inside's PPM software suite for IBM Lotus Notes and Domino and Web use. A finalist in the 2008 IBM Beacon Awards, Genius Project4Domino goes beyond simple planning to cover all phases of a project as well as management of all documents related to a project. Genius Project is the equivalent SaaS product, delivered on-demand via the Internet for all users without Lotus Notes and Domino.

"Genius Inside is committed to continually addressing the needs of its tens of thousands of users around the world. The improvements announced today help fulfill that commitment by increasing the convenience and productivity of Genius Project and Project4Domino," said Christophe Borlat, CEO of Genius Inside. "Today's global economy demands efficiency and value. By giving those qualities to our customers, they can in turn deliver more efficiency and value in their project management tasks."

Multiple Version Improvements
Genius Project V2.0 and Genius Project4Domino V6.0 feature an updated interface with improved graphics and easier navigation. Several modules have been expanded as well--for example, the Genius Planner module offers a new look and feel plus the ability to import and export XML data to Microsoft Project. In addition, the Genius Planner now expands the constraint management capability to include planning timelags.

Expanded Project Portfolio Management
The expanded project portfolio capability allows managers to better track and analyze investments in a project according to their choice of hierarchies. By organizing a project in a hierarchical structure, it is easier to summarize budget, cost and resource data. Hierarchies can be set by division, business unit, program and project, for example, with controls available at each level of responsibility.

New Invoicing Module
Perhaps the most prominent new features in the two PPM products are the new invoicing module and improved portfolio tools. The invoicing module allows users to automatically generate periodic invoices based on contract parameters such as hours worked, materials used, licensing fees, expenses and more. Margins can be pre-set for automatic markup as needed.

Enhanced Project Tracking
In the Project Tracking module, Genius Project V2.0 and Project4Domino V6.0 now support technical follow-up. This capability allows users to accurately monitor both the base progress and technical progress of a given project. For example, if a contractor had 100 days to lay 100 miles of rail track and after 60 days had laid 50 miles, its base progress would be 60% and the technical progress would be 50%.

Timesheets and Expenses Module for RIM BlackBerry
Genius Project4Domino users can now easily keep up with timesheets, expense reports and other routine paperwork anytime, from any location, with the new RIM Blackberry reporting add-on. Able to interface with any version of Project4Domino, the add-on tool lets consultants, field workers and road warriors easily enter hours, expenses and other expenditures directly into the PPM suite from their RIM Blackberry device, according to the project or projects underway at a given time.

Lotusphere 2009 Exhibit
Genius Inside is showcasing its new versions of Genius Project and Genius Project4Domino, as well as the Spanish language versions and the RIM Blackberry reporting add-on, at Lotusphere 2009, January 18-22 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Resort in Orlando. To learn more, visit the exhibit at Booths 525 and 526; or for a free trial, please visit http://www.geniusinside.com.

For more information, please call 866-877-4364

About Genius Inside:
Established in 1997, Genius Inside's mission is to make project manager life easier by improving project selection, planning, staffing, execution and tracking with our easy-to-use, powerful and intuitive project management solutions for the enterprise. The company began building solutions on IBM Lotus Notes and is now offering solutions on-demand. With offices in Europe and North America, supported by a network of resellers worldwide, Genius Inside now has over 45,000 end users and over 400 customers across the globe. The company is a leader in the Lotus Domino market and has been awarded and nominated many times over the years by IBM.

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