Graz, September 21, 2011

cargo-partner selects Onepoint Project as its Integrated Project Management Solution

Leading central-European logistics company implements centralized project database and best-of-breed standardized reporting.

Onepoint Software, the leading provider of integrated project and portfolio management (PPM) software, announced today that cargo-partner has selected Onepoint as its vendor for their new project management solution. cargo-partner is a dynamically growing, midsized specialist for transportation and integrated logistics with particular strength in overseas solutions. The Austrian-based logistics company ranks among the top 5 in its class in Central and Eastern Europe.

cargo-partner was looking for an integrated project and portfolio management solution that would store all projects in a central repository and could also provide profound functionality in the resource management to support the project managers with an easy to use planning tool. As cargo-partner's new and consolidated project handbook was based on a best-of-breed approach mainly from IPMA and PMI standards, it was important that a feasible PM solution would not be exclusively bound to a single PM standard. As Atlassian's JIRA was already in use in some areas by the software development team, connectivity to JIRA was also a selection criteria. In addition, web-based access was critical, since cargo-partner owns already more than 100 locations around the world from Vienna to Hong Kong and other major cities mainly located in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Asia.

Onepoint Project Enterprise Server - with its 100% web-based, multilingual user interface and its central, integrated project and resource database - matched cargo-partner's requirements very well. cargo-partner's IT department was able to install the server-based solution within less than a day; also the initial configuration was fast and could be finalized during a single-day kick-off workshop.

The cargo-partner project management standard could be implemented quite straightforward using Onepoint's configurable project pipeline, activity categories, project templates, and the built-in standard reports that are mainly based on the IPMA standard (but do not contradict PMI recommendations).

"The implementation of our PM standard using Onepoint Project was easier than we would have imagined," said Christian Polanyi, head of the cargo-partner IT Department. "The PM solution is very flexible and adapts well to our needs." Since the user interface is fully web-based and quick to learn, using the new system from different offices around the world should be relatively easy according to Mr. Polanyi.

Onepoint Project is available both as an OnDemand/SaaS subscription model and for in-house/on premise installation. Interested parties can experience the advantages of integrated project and portfolio 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 Enterprise Server/Cloud the Onepoint team is available directly via info@onepoint-project.com or +43 699 17 17 17 22.

About cargo-partner

cargo-partner is an independent freight forwarder and logistics service provider. Flexible and proactive. Offering all means of transport: airplane, ship, railway and truck. On all continents and waters. The cargo-partner group is present around the world with more than 100 offices and offers full logistics services with 2,200 employees in 28 countries.

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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