New Genius Inside Project and Portfolio Management Solutions Provide Detailed Control, Strategic Vision Over Complex ProjectsBy Prne, Gaea News Network
Monday, October 12, 2009
NEW YORK, LINDAU, Germany, MONTREAL, and GENEVA -
- Upgraded versions of Genius Project For Web and Domino give users complete visibility and control over projects, from calculating market share to monitoring time spent on one task
Genius Inside today parlayed its decade of project management software experience into new features for its popular Genius Project portfolio and project management solutions. The new version enables users to drive projects profitably by simultaneously mastering strategic goals and minute details.
Genius Project is available in two deployment options: Genius Project For Web and Genius Project For Domino. Genius Project For Web is a subscription-based service available through the newly re-designed company Web site, www.geniusinside.com. It extends the Genius Project application functionality to users working on any operating system and messaging platform. Genius Project For Domino, designed for Lotus Notes users, also integrates with Microsoft Project for cross-platform communication.
The new versions of both options allow users to measure any kind of project output. In many cases, monitoring project results and successes isn’t just a matter of being on time and budget, but also ensuring you get the right outputs, such as cost savings, market share or new revenue generation. The new Genius Inside KPI indicators module allows users to plan, forecast, and track such outputs or key performance indicators.
Online gaming company Stan James PLC chose Genius Project For Web as its project management tool because Genius Project enabled it to manage resources at the macro and micro levels. It provides a planning tool for measuring high-level development costs, low-level issues and change requests versus actual effort. The reporting tools enable project management teams to provide accurate cost/time reporting to Stan James’ senior executive committee. Those reports enable the company’s board to approve projects and set priorities based on factual data.
“Stan James PLC operates in a fast moving and highly competitive environment, where product differentiation is often small and time to market is crucial,” said Project Manager Duncan Marshall. “With a product development environment incorporating multiple teams and skill sets - project management, business analysis, in-house and offshore software development, testing and application support - a well-developed and consistent project and resource management tool is vital to our ability to effectively and accurately manage our costs, deliverables and resources.”
New planning, management tools
Genius Project For Web and Domino enable managers to take control of projects that can spread over many different workgroups, departments and time zones. Both solutions also have all of the project management and project portfolio management application functionality Genius Inside has developed for Lotus Notes since 1997. Genius Project encompasses every strategic and tactical project management function, from workflow and e-mail notifications to “what if?” analysis, risk and resource management, timesheet and expense reporting, portfolio management and collaboration features. Genius Inside has expanded Genius Project’s feature set in this release with:
- Genius Simulator, a planning tool that enables managers to create “what if?” scenarios to determine how a project will affect resources, deadline schedules, and respond to modifications. - Material resources management for materials consumed while completing tasks. Managers define the type of material, its measurement unit and cost. - Meeting documents for planning project-related meetings. Genius Project automatically sends invites to participants through Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes or other e-mail applications. Genius Inside has also enhanced existing functions, most notably: - personalized dashboard creation for users of any technical ability level; - expanded multi-currency management for specifying a different main currency for each project; and - calendar views that display project and personal schedules.
“Successful project management means knowing what’s happening at every level of a project and responding to changes quickly,” said Christophe Borlat, Genius Inside managing director. “With this new version of Genius Project, we’ve expanded on our proven application functionality with deeper planning, forecasting and resource management tools. This gives companies the vision to plan profitable projects and the agility to guide them to successful conclusions.”
About Genius Inside
Established in 1997, Genius Inside develops project management software that improves project selection, planning, staffing, execution and tracking. More than 55,000 users at 475 customers across the globe use Genius Inside’s proven Web- and IBM Lotus Notes-based solutions. They are supported by European and North American offices and a global reseller network. For more information please visit www.geniusinside.com.
CONTACT: Jill Searl Beaupre +1-603-559-5824 firstname.lastname@example.org Irene Melchner Genius Inside +41-0-21-310-70-00 email@example.com
Source: Genius Inside
Jill Searl of Beaupre for Genius Inside, +1-603-559-5824, jsearl at beaupre.com; or Irene Melchner of Genius Inside, +41(0)21-310-70-00, imelchner at geniusinside.com
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