SOURCE: Daptiv, Inc.

Daptiv, Inc.

March 08, 2010 08:00 ET

Land Development Firm Uses Daptiv PPM to Simplify Business Operations, Increasing Productivity by 200 Percent

Abbey Road Group Saves Time, Improves Processes and Delights Clients by Centralizing Business Operations Within Daptiv PPM

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -  Daptiv, the on-demand leader in collaborative business software, today announced that land development firm Abbey Road Group Land Development Services Company was able to increase productivity by 200 percent by centralizing business operations ranging from HR and project management to client relations, all within Daptiv PPM. The Wash.-based company chose Daptiv PPM for its flexibility to be used across multiple process areas of the business, powerful reporting capabilities and its on-demand delivery method, also known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

Previously, Abbey Road had used spreadsheets and basic office productivity software to manage schedules, create reports and manage overall business operations and wanted to find a software tool that would simplify existing processes as well as provide better insight into the state of the business. For the past two years, the firm has tracked and managed all business operations with Daptiv PPM, such as marketing projects, employee time tracking and client project management. Every staff member uses the tool to track and manage an aspect of the business, from the CEO to project managers and administrators, to department heads in survey, engineering and design.

Being able to collaborate virtually and share information in a single, centralized location has allowed Abbey Road to cut out many duplicate and manual processes, especially the tracking of time and reporting, allowing them to get about twice as much work done in the same amount of time.

"The increase in productivity with Daptiv PPM let us generate more revenue in a shorter amount of time and streamlining processes has introduced cost savings that directly impact our margins," said Gil Hulsmann, owner and CEO, Abbey Road. "In addition, ever since we implemented Daptiv, our clients can tell that our processes and projects are put together seamlessly... they can go into their project and see all of their data and stage gates completed. The use of Daptiv PPM enhances client perceptions of our ability to continually deliver quality solutions, and that's a huge success and value-add for us."

Though finding a SaaS solution was one important criterion for the land development firm from a cost and IT perspective, the land development firm has realized additional benefits. Abbey Road states that Daptiv's on-demand delivery model has vastly improved its ability to collaborate within and across departments as well as with clients and contractors.

"Our users are fairly mobile, with clients and workers in the field or at home," said Cassie Porcella, business manager at Abbey Road. "With Daptiv, they can look up just about anything related to the business from their smartphones and get access to data and documents anywhere. No one has to track paper or lose information."

"It was really important to find a full-featured collaboration solution that was also flexible enough to match our industry-specific needs," said Porcella. "We were able to slot in the terminology that we use in land development so that users would immediately be familiar with the software environment and easily become fluent using the tool with minimal training. We have also been able to configure the software to our needs as our processes evolve, without requiring any IT expertise on our side."

Porcella added, "Best of all, Daptiv continues to improve Daptiv PPM with new features and because we subscribe to the software on-demand, we benefit immediately -- without any effort on our part."

Daptiv PPM is an on-demand collaborative business solution that provides a single source of truth and delivers an easy way of planning, executing, tracking and reporting on work across organizations. Daptiv PPM has earned numerous accolades for its ease-of-use, flexibility and quick time-to-value. Daptiv is dedicated to providing focus and insight into the difficult-to-track initiatives and processes across departments, from marketing and HR to IT and finance.

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. Based in Seattle, Washington, Daptiv has already transformed the mid-office of companies such as Amgen, Assurant, BASF, BP, Chase Paymentech, FiServ, Harvard University, Honeywell, La Poste and Virgin Blue.

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