Onepoint Software, leading European vendor for commercial open source project and portfolio management solutions (PPM), has just officially launched its new software release, Onepoint Project 8.1. The "Professional Edition" and the "Group Edition" of the software are now available in the webstore of Onepoint Software GmbH (http://www.onepoint-project.com). The new release of the project leadership software has been further optimized in close cooperation with project teams and integrates all functionalities from planning and monitoring through to controlling. The Enterprise Edition, the tool for company-wide use, can be extended via optional modules. The new version is already available in German and English. By mid-December it will also feature the French, Spanish, Italian and Russian languages. From then on, Onepoint Project will be available in six languages altogether, which makes it the ideal software for international teams.
The optimizations in Onepoint Project 8.1 have been developed based on customer requests; they resulted in extended project and resource planning functionalities as well as in "what if" scenarios for project managers. Also, project planning features, like "reverse" or "start-finish" dependency types and work breaks have been integrated. In addition, the software now boasts improved import and export functionalities from and to the widely used project planning tool Microsoft Project.
Two optional modules are available with the new version 8.1 of the Enterprise Edition, Onepoint's product for enterprise-wide usage: The Program Management Option offers the possibility to split large programs and projects into smaller sub-projects. At the same time, project teams can view the current project status through features such as the milestone trend analysis (MTA) and get an understanding of the big picture. The Availability Scheduling Option visualizes days off and sick leaves as well as the availability of machines and tools.
As a genuine Web 2.0 tool, the new version Onepoint Project 8.1 also offers the possibility of adjusting the user interface to language requirements. Users will be able to choose between German and English, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian. The database supports Unicode, a standard which provides a comprehensive, universal character set for all languages in the world. Apart from Latin characters it also recognizes all other characters such as, e.g., Cyrillic. With Unicode local teams can cooperate in their own languages and at the same time also be part of superordinate, international teams using a different language - all within the same tool.
"We have our roots in the international project business and know the challenges people have to deal with on a daily basis. We have always found it important to stay tuned to this business. We have also optimized Onepoint Project in close cooperation with project teams," said Gerald Mesaric, CEO of Onepoint Software. "Our preview at the Systems has already led to enthusiastic feedback from many visitors. At this point our firm belief pays off: Only software that has undergone the test of practical use offers real added value."
Onepoint Project is available as both open source and commercial software. Free 30-day trial versions of the Professional Edition and the Group Edition of Onepoint Project can be downloaded from the Onepoint website at http://www.onepoint-project.com.
Onepoint Software is the first project and portfolio management vendor offering both an on demand and an installed Web 2.0-based solution for the extended enterprise. Unlike traditional PPM software, Onepoint Project is known to be integrated, real-time, open, easy-to-use and fast to deploy. Onepoint enables project-oriented companies and departments to increase project and portfolio transparency, shorten project lead-times, automate best practices and reduce project risks. The ROI period of Onepoint Project is usually well below 12 months.
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