SOURCE: Daptiv, Inc.

November 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Daptiv Ascends International Stage With Localized Product

Work Management Software Now Accessible in Four Languages, Multiple Browsers and Platforms for Customized Use; More Than 20% of Daptiv Customers Based Outside U.S.

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - Daptiv, the on-demand leader in collaborative business software, today announced the launch of its Winter '09 edition, representing the most significant seasonal update to its core Daptiv PPM solution since the introduction of Work Intelligence in late 2007. The Winter '09 update supports Daptiv's expanding international and multi-national customer base with a globalized and localized user interface, support for multiple languages, browsers and platforms in addition to improvements of core features.

With more than 20 percent of customers headquartered outside of the U.S., Daptiv has focused on making its solution more accessible and customizable to fit the needs of international and multi-national organizations. With the launch of Daptiv PPM Winter '09, users have a choice of French, German or Spanish in addition to English -- perfect for global teams, multi-national enterprise rollouts and individuals with a different native language than their team members. Using individual language and culture settings, team members experience the software in their language, while collaborating with other members of the enterprise. Interface settings can be customized to the needs of individual team members, departments or an entire organization.

Besides support for three new languages, Daptiv PPM Winter '09 also provides new browser and platform alternatives for users. Daptiv PPM now supports Firefox 3.0 in addition to Internet Explorer, opening up another browser choice for individuals and enterprises.

"Mac users in our customer organizations are thrilled with the speed and experience of Daptiv PPM on Firefox," said Eric Bergman, director of products at Daptiv. "Winter '09 gives Daptiv customers more options for using Daptiv the way they want to use it, from the organizational level down to the preference of each individual user."

Daptiv Winter '09 also includes an array of enhancements dedicated to different job roles, from managers to administrators and team members. Many updates came directly from customer ideas planted in the Daptiv Greenhouse, the idea management system that lets Daptiv customers collaborate and vote for innovative new features to improve the Daptiv solution.

"Daptiv's beta program reinforces the reasons we decided to work with them as a vendor," said Tom Flynn, Senior Project Portfolio Analyst for Corporate Express. "They are eager to have their customers participate, and they respond. Many of the new features in this release are a direct result of our participation in the Daptiv Greenhouse, and it's great to see that they listen and act on our input on the development process."

"Providing our customers with an easy-to-use yet powerful collaboration and work management solution is Daptiv's primary goal," said Jeff Panconttine, CEO of Daptiv. "The Winter '09 edition significantly improves organizations' ability to collaborate and connect organizational objectives with day-to-day work in the way that makes the most sense to them. As we continue to expand globally, we want to ensure our platform matches the flexibility that our customers need."

Daptiv is dedicated to providing focus and insight into difficult-to-track mid-office initiatives and processes across departments, from marketing and HR to IT and finance. This is achieved through Daptiv PPM, an on-demand collaborative business platform that provides a strategic system of record and delivers an easy way of planning, executing, tracking and reporting on work in the enterprise. Daptiv's Work IntelligenceTM gives managers and executives complete visibility into the project pipeline, portfolio information, and day-to-day work activities through drill-down reporting, drag-and-drop dashboard creation and data visualization. Work Intelligence helps organizations to align work with strategic priorities, make better decisions and execute for superior business results. Since its release last year, Daptiv PPM has earned numerous accolades for its ease-of-use, flexibility and quick time-to-value.

Additional Winter '09 updates include:

--  Enhanced notification options
--  New, integrated online help system
--  Resource management enhancements
--  A next generation Gantt chart (beta)
--  Improved billing rate history tracking
--  Updated task management
--  Updated Outlook integration
--  Improved synchronization between MS Project and Daptiv's enterprise

About Daptiv Inc.

Founded in 1997, Daptiv is the on-demand leader in collaborative business software that enables companies of all sizes to transform their mid-office business operations. From new product development to operations and service delivery, Daptiv's on-demand solutions streamline employees' day-to-day interaction and collaboration while dramatically reducing the complexity of managing multiple teams, projects and tasks. Daptiv also gives executives unparalleled visibility into project, program and portfolio execution, as well as the ability to measure progress against key business priorities. Daptiv's flexible environment easily adapts to the work management needs of any department -- from IT and finance to marketing and human resources -- with an intuitive user interface, point-and-click system configuration and fast creation of forms, reports and alerts. Based in Seattle, Washington, Daptiv has already transformed the mid-office for more than 800 customers and 100,000 individuals at companies such as BASF, BP, Cushman and Wakefield, Honeywell, Merrill Lynch, Sprint/Nextel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and Virgin Blue. For more information visit

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