Onepoint Software, the leading provider of commercial open source project and portfolio management (PPM) in Europe has launched its SaaS product Onepoint Project On Demand. Both the Group Edition, the out-of-the-box solution for small teams, and the highly configurable Enterprise Edition are available as Onepoint Project On Demand (http://www.onepoint-project.com/on-demand). With this new product Onepoint provides project teams with even more flexibility and facilitates the entry into professional, team-oriented project management through little setup costs. At the same time Onepoint can - as an IBM Advanced Partner - host its SaaS solution in the new high tech IBM datacenter near Frankfurt, Germany.
Close cooperation with customers and prospects regarding the development of its PPM solutions is a major focus at Onepoint. The ease of use and the close orientation on everyday project work is not only indicated by the number of downloads of the open source edition. Onepoint also gets reassured by many inquiries of customers who after a first test with the open source edition want to extend the number of users or intend to upgrade to enterprise-level functionality.
The web-based project leadership software is especially focused on project-driven organizations that are working with geographically distributed project teams. Customers like the extensive project planning and controlling features that also include resource planning and "what if" scenarios. The practical aspects of Onepoint Project are also emphasized via its multilingual user interface and its compatibility to the widely used project planning software Microsoft Project. With the launch of its SaaS-offering Onepoint Project On Demand Onepoint rounds up its product line.
For many companies SaaS provides a profitable alternative to the classical on-premise software installation. Especially young companies and small project teams want to avoid costs and risks that the installation of software entail, configuration and the ongoing operation of software. The software as a service model allows them to focus on executing their projects without having to think about delays and risks that can result through, e.g., a server hardware failure. Especially companies that use Onepoint Project only temporary profit from the favorable cost structure. The cooperation with IBM ensures professional provisioning of the software and backup of the user data.
Onepoint Project On Demand is also easily extensible. Users can seamlessly upgrade from the smaller Group Edition to the portfolio management level provided by the Enterprise Edition and in addition, have access to optional modules that, e.g., cover program management or resource availability functionality.
"Especially young companies must work effectively. Formal processes are often not yet established, flexibility paired with low running costs becomes a competitive advantage," said Gerald Mesaric, CEO of Onepoint Software. "We have already proven that our web-based project leadership software Onepoint Project is highly practical. With Onepoint Project On Demand we can now also support the service and flexibility that innovative companies and teams want."
Onepoint Project On Demand is available at http://www.onepoint-project.com/on-demand as of today.
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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