SOURCE: Genius Inside

September 12, 2007 10:00 ET

Genius Inside Launches Genius Project4Domino V5.0

Streamlined User Interface and Greater High Level Management Reporting Provide Greater Project Planning Capabilities to MS Project™ Users

NEW YORK, NY and MONTRÉAL and LINDAU, GERMANY and GENEVA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - Genius Inside, the leader in Domino based enterprise project management solutions, today announced the availability of the latest version of its widely successful project management software for Domino users -- Genius Project4Domino V5.0. Genius Project4Domino provides a sophisticated web based tool for managing a multitude of projects from start to finish. The latest version allows Project Management to manage portfolios of projects and easily assess project status at a high level and contains enhancements to boost the functionality of a customer's existing MS Project environment.

More Intuitive and Configurable User Interface, Including Easy Access "Hot Buttons" -- Provide Flexibility to All Team Members and Management

"We wanted to make project management software that was more intuitive and easy to use for project teams, while simultaneously providing the information management needs in a crisp, high level format. With this latest version, we have been able to do that by providing a friendlier user interface that reduces the learning curve and gives a lot of information at one glance saving money and time for effective project management," said Christophe Borlat, Genius Inside CEO and General Manager of Genius Inside.

Managers today need to be able to quickly and easily view critical pieces of project information to make decisions. Now with the easy access hot buttons which display on each page of the site, a manager can instantly access all basic document management functions such as security, file attachments, file distribution and more without leaving the page.

With easy to design tab driven navigation tools, managers can design and personalize their own project portfolio views based on the information they need. Borlat continued, "Individual team members can quickly access their own particular project details without excessive layers of navigation by merely searching for the particular project by name, saving time."

Enhanced Gantt Chart and Analytics Modules Allow Greater Reporting and Project Analysis

The Enhancements to the Gantt chart in the Genius Planner module of this version allow for greater detailed planning and planning across multiple projects. For example, portfolios of projects can be managed and viewed across multiple project criteria enabling customers to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects. Additionally, greater customizable reporting features have been added.

Another key component of Genius Project4Domino V5.0 is the new Analytics Module that allows Project4Domino users to "data mine" their own project's relevant data. This allows them to drill down into detailed information, re-format displays, and to get graphical views with accurate on-line project data to better assess project issues or components that need to be modified. Additionally, Genius Project4Domino 5.0 now supports Open Office and allows pre populating of open office documents, making the software available to an even wider user base.

Echo-groep, nv, a leading concrete manufacturer, chose Genius Project4Domino V5.0 because it best suited all of their project management needs in one easy to navigate solution. "Genius Project4Domino V5.0 is a sophisticated product that easily works with our existing Domino infrastructure, so our investment is minimal and it has been very easy to deploy to all our users. Now we have everything -- Project Planning, Resource Management, Project Portfolio Management, Key-performance indicators, etc. in a very user friendly environment that managers and team members alike can use," says Jan Bloemen, Manager, Shared Services Echo-groep.

Key Features:

For Project Managers, Genius Project4Domino V5.0 Provides:

--  Easy Navigation to key sections with one click
--  Ability to configure views to easily assess resource availability
--  Ability to view and manage project data from disparate sources (i.e.
    DB2, etc.)
--  Ability to easily monitor project milestones
--  Portfolio management -- manage multiple projects in a portfolio and
    gauge progress of each at a glance
--  Enhanced reporting to easily print reports on the fly
--  User based role definition for instant information access

For Project Team Members, Genius Project4Domino V5.0 Provides:

--  Enhanced configurability giving employees the ability to customize
    pertinent data in easy to read and use formats
--  Configurable navigation allowing project teams to access and manage
    project data in the manner most suited to their project
--  Configurable document types to better organize relevant project
--  Easy administrator configuration set up

Enhanced Reporting

NEW integration with Intelliprint

Genius inside has recently partnered with Synaptris, the editor of the award winning data mining and reporting tools. Integrating Intelliprint reporting and analytics module gives Genius Project4Domino V5.0 a powerful ad hoc reporting tool that can be used by both end users in project teams as well as managers to create simple or complex reports easily.

About Genius Project4Domino

Genius Project4Domino is a powerful, Domino based application that provides centralized, collaborative project management. It addresses the needs of medium to large organizations with its friendly user interface and powerful customizable features.

It is the only software that provides not only true bi-directional integration with Microsoft Project™, but also integrates its own Lotus Notes based Gantt charting tool, Genius Planner. As Genius Project4Domino is also 100% web based, data can be accessed at any time, anywhere so project managers can continuously monitor their project status regardless of location.

About Genius Inside SA

Genius Inside SA was founded in 1997 and celebrates its 10 years. Having offices in Europe and North America and supported by a network of resellers worldwide, they now have over 45,000 end users and over 350 customers worldwide. Genius Inside, a symbol of innovation in Domino based project management solutions, has become the leader in their market. Awarded and nominated many times over the years by IBM, Genius Inside takes advantage of the latest technology from Lotus Domino to build superior project management tools for the enterprise.

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