SOURCE: Genius Inside

Genius Inside

September 23, 2010 00:01 ET

Genius Inside and Magic Software Team Up to Create Fast Track Between Project Management and Corporate Information Systems

New Genius Project-Specific Version of Enterprise Application Integration Platform Improves Accuracy, Helps Managers Realistically Model New Projects

MONTREAL and GENEVA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2010) -  Genius Inside and Magic Software are combining their project management and application integration platforms into a single solution that provides detailed, accurate, and up-to-the minute views of projects anywhere in the enterprise.

Magic Software's new version of its iBOLT integration platform, iBOLT Special Edition for Genius Inside, enables Genius Inside's Genius Project software to integrate quickly and easily with major corporate information systems such as SAP and Salesforce.com without requiring custom coding. The resulting solution gives project managers detailed information about their projects including data such as budgets, time and labor costs.

"We are very pleased with this partnership between Magic Software and Genius Inside," said Eric Choppe, general manager for Southern Europe at Magic Software Enterprises. "iBOLT Special Edition for Genius Inside demonstrates once again how Magic Software's technologies ease integration of new components in corporate information systems. Furthermore, iBOLT perfectly matches Genius Inside strategy and will help make cloud computing deployments and existing 'on-premises' infrastructures work together."

Access to a broad spectrum of corporate data through iBOLT Special Edition enables managers to accurately model potential projects, forecast costs, determine resource requirements, and set timetables. iBOLT Special Edition for Genius Inside also helps managers create workflows between applications to save time and reduce errors by eliminating redundant data re-entry.

Genius Project software enables managers to take control of projects that can spread over many different workgroups, departments and time zones. Genius Project encompasses every strategic and tactical project management function, from workflow and e-mail notifications to "what if?" analysis, risk and resource management, timesheet and expense reporting, portfolio management and collaboration features. It is available in three configurations: Genius Project On-Demand, a Web-based (SaaS) solution; Genius Project Enterprise Edition, a hosted-on-premise solution; and Genius Project for Domino for use in Lotus Notes environments.

"The more information project managers have, the better able they are to reach their objectives ahead of schedule and under budget," said Christophe Borlat, Genius Inside's managing director, sales and marketing. "Integrating project management solutions with enterprise applications can be a complex, expensive and time-consuming process. iBOLT Special Edition for Genius Inside eliminates those barriers. It gives Genius Project users streamlined access to the information they need to make decisions that can save their companies time and money on important projects."

About Magic Software
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. is a global provider of on-premise and cloud-enabled application platform solutions -- including full client, rich internet applications (RIA), mobile or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) modes -- and business and process integration solutions. Magic Software has 13 offices worldwide and a presence in over 50 countries with a global network of ISVs, system integrators, value-added distributors and resellers, as well as consulting and OEM partners. The company's award-winning, code-free solutions give partners and customers the power to leverage existing IT resources, enhance business agility and focus on core business priorities. Magic Software's technological approach, product roadmap and corporate strategy are recognized by leading industry analysts. Magic Software has partnerships with global IT leaders including SAP AG, salesforce.com, IBM and Oracle. For more information visit about Magic Software and its products and services, visit www.magicsoftware.com, and for more about our industry-related news, business issues and trends, read the Magic Software Blog.

About Genius Inside
Established in 1997, Genius Inside develops project management software that improves project selection, planning, staffing, execution and tracking. More than 55,000 users at 500 customers across the globe use Genius Inside's proven Web- and IBM Lotus Notes-based solutions and are supported by European and North American offices as well as a global reseller network.

To learn more about Genius Inside, visit:

On the Web: www.geniusinside.com
PM box Project Management Blog: http://pmbox.geniusinside.com/
On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/geniusproject