SOURCE: Octant

April 10, 2007 10:48 ET

Octant to Provide Its Proposal Management Technology as Part of Microsoft's Government Contractor Solutions Circle Offering

STERLING, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- Octant is proud to announce its membership into the prestigious Microsoft Government Contractor Solution Circle, focused on servicing and supporting the needs of government integrators. Octant has been asked to provide its Enterprise Proposal Management Technology as part of Microsoft's Government Contractor Solution Circle offering. Streamlined, reliable and secure, this group offers government contractors intelligent solutions for every phase of project development -- from account building to the details of project management, and now to proposal generation and management.

Octant, a member of this leading government technology group, provides advanced proposal management services, a critical component when focusing on improving operations, increasing productivity, and improving management.

Octant's Enterprise Proposal Management Suite™ for SharePoint module provides a critical role in the overarching offerings of the Government Contractor Solution Circle. With Octant's offerings, customers will have a firsthand look at how Microsoft's solutions can help organizations in the government contracting space become more productive and lower their operational costs.

"With our Proposal Management for SharePoint tool, we go beyond web-based collaboration tools that address the broad-based needs of document sharing. No other system provides this level of proposal management expertise in a vertical solution designed specifically for the needs of government integrators," said Scot Johnson, CEO of Octant. "The vertical focus of the Government Contractor Solution Circle and the obvious partner synergies provide ongoing value to our customers."

Microsoft offers government contractors an integrated solution to the business processes associated with everything from initial opportunity and proposal development to contract and project management -- and back again. It is indisputably the most comprehensive business process tool set available for government contractors.

The Microsoft Government Contractor Circle was recently highlighted in a seminar hosted by the Washington DC Technology Council, the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), in which 1,000 IT professionals listened to Microsoft's Steve Ballmer showcasing his vision of software's future.

For more information and additional insights on our unique approach to enterprise proposal management, please contact Octant.

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