SOURCE: Mindjet

Mindjet

June 16, 2009 00:01 ET

Mindjet Introduces Solution for Accountants to Better Manage Projects and Collaborate in Real-Time

Industry-Specific Visual Productivity Solution Helps CPAs Collaborate With Teams and Communicate Complex Information

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Mindjet®, the leading provider of personal productivity and collaboration solutions that visually connect ideas, information and people, today announced MindManager CPA Edition. The solution will help accountants to synthesize information and communicate it in a way that businesses understand. This week Mindjet unveiled the product to an audience of thousands of accountants in Baltimore at the Maryland Business and Accounting Expo.

The trusted advisor role of the CPA is becoming more significant as the amount of information and regulations facing businesses grows exponentially. Recognizing this, Mindjet is focusing on supporting accountants with its first industry-specific solution.

"CPAs are increasingly tasked with managing vast amounts of complex accounting standards that are changing at a blistering pace," said Greg Brown, vice president, Americas for Mindjet. "We see this industry as one where Mindjet can significantly help accountants fulfill their role as trusted advisers for their clients and peers by ensuring they have the tools to capture, manage and communicate the changes in regulations that occur today faster than ever."

MindManager CPA Edition provides accounting professionals process templates to ensure effective management of information and to help drive clarity of communication to peers and clients. The templates help CPAs better manage audit plans, due diligence, complex standard implementations and board meetings. Key benefits of the product include:

--  Improve organization: Organize and find information quickly and
    efficiently in a map. By adding and updating information, documents, and
    hyperlinks in the map, accountants can count on having the most current
    information at their fingertips
    
--  Track processes: Manage the evolving accounting landscape and cope
    with increasing complexity and ongoing standard changes. Track and
    understand unique processes within a living document and help CPAs
    understand all the moving parts
    
--  Communicate more effectively: See the forest without losing sight of
    the trees. Detailed maps of processes provide context that drives team and
    stakeholder alignment. Communicate with engaging visual illustrations that
    speak to business in the language it understands
    

According to CEO and Executive Director of the Maryland Association of CPAs Tom Hood, "CPAs are called upon more and more to 'make sense of a changing and complex world' and this special edition of MindManager helps CPAs do just that. MindManager CPA Edition includes significant templates that will help accountants research, interpret, translate and communicate everything from a basic audit plan to the implementation of a complex new rule or standard like XBRL or IFRS. Every CPA should have this in their toolbox."

MindManager CPA Edition is a Windows desktop product. Pricing is $499 and is available on June 16, 2009 for purchase and electronic download at the Mindjet online store or through a Mindjet corporate sales representative.

About Mindjet

Mindjet provides personal productivity and collaboration solutions that visually connect ideas, information and people to save time, improve business processes and drive innovation. Mindjet is the only company to combine a visual productivity application (mind mapping) with a comprehensive collaboration platform. So whether you are driving the sales process, managing a project, building a strategic plan, running a brainstorming session, conducting a meeting, or simply getting organized, Mindjet helps you succeed with almost any business or personal productivity challenge.

Used by more than 1.5 million professionals around the world in six out of every 10 of the companies listed in the Fortune 100, Mindjet solutions dramatically boost productivity and team effectiveness. Surveys across several industries show that Mindjet can increase productivity by up to 25 percent by making meetings, common communications and project management tasks more efficient and effective. Mindjet's software and web-based solutions include the world's leading visual productivity application, document and file sharing, secure workspaces, web conferencing. Mindjet products are available for free trial or purchase at www.mindjet.com/products/trials or through an extensive partner network at www.mindjet.com/partners. Founded in 1997, Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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