Raaba/Graz, July 6, 2016

onepoint PROJECTS 15 Optimizes Hybrid Project Portfolio Management for JIRA

New version features support for dynamic JIRA subtasks, “active assignments” and all new HTML email notifications.

onepoint PROJECTS, the leading provider of integrated project and portfolio management (PPM) software, has focused heavily on its unique bidirectional integration with Atlassian JIRA for their latest release. This is especially interesting for hybrid project management, where traditional project plans are executed in an agile, team-oriented environment. Key improvements include support for dynamic JIRA subtasks and so-called “active assignments” for handling JIRA re-assignments in a much more flexible way.

Across industries onepoint PROJECTS is known as one of the most easy-to-use “real” PPM solutions and as the vendor with the deepest know-how when integrating JIRA into standards-based project management environments. Recognized by Gartner as a “Visionary” in the latest “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, Worldwide”, the leading IT analyst also mentions onepoint’s bidirectional JIRA integration as a strength.

The first new key feature is the support for dynamic JIRA subtasks in onepoint’s activity lists. This means that subtasks created in JIRA can be directly visualized in onepoint’s planning and controlling views without incorporating the subtasks into the project plan, but instead letting them stay “dynamic”. All actual values and “remaining estimates” are also automatically correctly aggregated.

Another important new feature are so-called “active assignments”. Active assignments recognize and visualize dynamic reassignments in JIRA in onepoint’s project plans in order to improve support for status-based JIRA workflows. This ensures that reassignments never get lost and also become better reportable. Again a feature that brings agile and standards-based project management closer together. Additional JIRA-related improvements include the inline visualization of issue IDs in all major activity lists.

“Agile and traditional project management are moving closer together. Hence, we see more and more of our customers using our JIRA Connector Option,” said Gerald Aquila, founder & CEO of onepoint. “With this new release we are again taking the lead in providing the most advanced integration with JIRA on the PPM market.”

Other areas of improvement include time tracking where it is now possible to switch between weekly time sheets much more quickly and to include additional activities faster using a new search functionality. Another general new feature are all new HTML email notifications that now also provide context-sensitive links allowing for more direct and thus, faster access to related information. With more than 50 usability improvements the new release is also an interesting update to customers who do not use JIRA.

onepoint PROJECTS 15 Group Server is available at no charge for up to 4 users. A free 30 day test drive of onepoint PROJECTS 15 Enterprise Server/Cloud with the complete functionality including optional modules can be requested via www.onepoint-projects.com. For more information about the new release or for inquiries about enterprise licensing and pricing, please contact our sales team via info@onepoint-projects.com or +43 316 267 267 0.

About onepoint PROJECTS

onepoint PROJECTS is the leading provider of integrated project and portfolio management solutions for innovative project organizations. Unlike traditional PPM software, onepoint PROJECTS integrates formal, agile and JIRA projects into a single project portfolio and resource utilization database. onepoint enables project-oriented organizations to increase project and portfolio transparency, shorten project lead times, better implement best practices and optimize resource utilization. By building on open standards and technologies, providing both cloud-based/SaaS and on-premise installations and with its strategic focus on making PM systems easy to deploy, onepoint redefines ROI for project management solutions.

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