SOURCE: eProject

January 30, 2006 10:58 ET

eProject Announces Solutions in a Box; Pre-Configured Best Practices, Methodologies, Templates, Consulting for Automated Project Management

Tailored Packages for SOX, IT/Governance, PMO, Six Sigma and More

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2006 -- eProject ( today announced Solutions in a Box, a suite of packaged solutions that provide pre-configured best practices, methodologies, templates and on-site consulting, integrated into eProject's industry leading, on-demand portfolio and project management platform. Solutions in a Box packages available today include: Sox in a Box, PMO in a Box, PPM in a Box, IT Governance in a Box, Six Sigma in a Box, and Advanced Reporting Package.

For example, with eProject Sox in a Box, designed by COSO experts, SOX managers can quickly and easily integrate proven best practices for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance into their day-to-day operations, and avoid the costly and time consuming hassles associated with developing them in-house. In a typical SOX compliance scenario, tasks such as identifying and creating test controls by assigning roles based duties, centralizing documents, monitoring test status indicators, managing tasks and running progress reports is automated. The result is total control over SOX compliance responsibility, stronger executive visibility and standardized best practices.

As part of the Solutions in a Box package, a consultant is provided on-site who will tailor the package to meet the exact requirements needed for that company, and also train all users on eProject.

Each Solution in a Box package includes:

--  Pre-configured eProject system tailored toward that business practice
--  Five days of on site consulting from seasoned industry experts that
    includes an assessment, consultation, implementation and training
--  Customized project methodologies that integrate today's best practices
    for each business practice
--  Best practice eProject template configuration customized to your
--  Customized Resource Management Solution
--  Up to six web-based training sessions provided by eProject certified
"A huge problem facing the mid market, particularly with fast-growing companies is, 'how can we standardized best practices, methodologies and templates, so we don't have re-create the wheel every time we have a new project or initiative?' Typically these kinds of companies are using ad-hoc methods and have simply outgrown them," said Christian Smith, vice president of sales and marketing, eProject. "Solutions in a Box provides an automated, cost effective way to standardize, but at the same time is completely customized and configured to their business needs," continued Smith.

As first-to-market with a web-based platform, eProject redefines how PPM software can be deployed: no longer just for IT and governance, eProject is used by hundreds of companies to manage resource planning, project management, processes, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing for projects throughout the enterprise (IT, HR, operations, marketing, R&D, sales, etc.) and dashboard reporting for C-level execs, stakeholders, managers, and project team members.

According to an October, 2005 IDC ( Insight Report, "A Case for On-Demand Project and Portfolio Management," eProject "offers a full-blown project management capability on a multi-tenant basis" and "is most likely the largest on-demand PPM provider in terms of revenue and customer count."

About eProject

eProject ( delivers the only on-demand project and portfolio management solution for the extended enterprise. eProject is an intuitive, unified platform that enables users to maximize project ROI by compressing project cycle times, identifying best practices and optimizing resource allocations, with rapid deployment and quick adoption. eProject is used by more than 350 companies worldwide including BASF, BP, Cushman and Wakefield, Dow Chemical, Honeywell and T-Mobile.

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