Graz, December 16, 2010

Onepoint Project 10.2 Integrates JIRA Projects into IPMA/PMI Project Controlling

New release extends real-time JIRA integration and adds explicit dates controlling

Onepoint Software, the leading provider of integrated project and portfolio management (PPM) solutions will release the second iteration of its JIRA Connector Option by the end of this week. Onepoint Project 10.2 features an extended real-time integration with Atlassian's well-known issue tracking and agile development software. Additionally, the new version boasts explicit IPMA dates controlling as well as a number of technical improvements such as enhanced printing functionality.

While the first version of Onepoint's JIRA Connector focused on issue tracking and product backlogs, the second iteration is all about live integration of actual JIRA projects into Onepoint's project and portfolio database. The goal is to have a comprehensive overview across all projects, for instance, via Onepoint's well-received project "pipeline" view. In addition, resources assigned to JIRA tasks are taken into account for Onepoint's resource management calculations, thus providing one consistent resource utilization view across all projects and teams.

JIRA projects are shown as dynamic, read-only project plans in Onepoint and can be enriched via context information in order to allow IPMA standard reports to be printed via the press of a button. Most planning and monitoring views are also available for JIRA projects. This includes the work breakdown structure (WBS) and earned value charts which both provide much more insight into the status and the dynamics of a JIRA project. Even explicit project controlling is possible for JIRA projects. Users simply fill out project controlling sheets and can then print them as formal project progress reports.

"Although only two months on the market, we have already received tremendous feedback for our unique way of integrating JIRA projects into an IPMA/PMI project management solution", said Gerald Aquila, founder and CEO of Onepoint. "With our new release we are taking this integration to a completely new level."

Next to extending the integration with JIRA, the new version rounds up Onepoint's IPMA controlling cycle by adding explicit dates controlling. Using a new "Dates" tab on the progress tool, the project manager can now explicitly specify projected start and finish dates without creating a new project plan version. In addition, Onepoint Project 10.2 also extends the multi-project progress information by visualizing deviations and basing the trend bar calculations on earned value. Finally, a history of this new progress information is kept when using Onepoint's explicit controlling cycle.

Interested parties can experience the advantages of integrated agile and formal project management firsthand by requesting a free 30-day trial version via the Onepoint website (http://www.onepoint-project.com). For more information about Onepoint Project 10.2 and the JIRA integration please contact the Onepoint team directly via info@onepoint-project.com or +43 699 17 17 17 22.

About Onepoint Software

Onepoint Software is the leading provider of integrated project and portfolio management solutions for innovative small and medium-sized businesses. Unlike traditional PPM software, Onepoint Project integrates formal, agile and JIRA projects into a single project portfolio and resource utilization database. Onepoint enables project-driven organizations to increase project and portfolio transparency, shorten project lead times, automate best practices and optimize resource utilization. By building on an open source foundation, 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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