ProjectPlan.com

May 30, 2012 09:30 ET

Project Planning Software Gets the Edge Over Microsoft

LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - Today, ProjectPlan.com announced that it has gained a substantial market share in its rivalry with Microsoft Project.

The Company has just clocked its 8000th paid customer, in over 200 countries around the World. No other player in the market has reached this milestone when competing with Microsoft head-to-head.

"Don't get me wrong, Microsoft Project is a great tool for the desktop" says Jason Westland, CEO of ProjectPlan.com. "However you simply can't share Microsoft Project plans easily online with your colleagues. People want to login from anywhere, at any time to check on the status of their projects. That's where ProjectPlan.com comes in. By allowing customers to share their plans online, it has unique selling position that rivals Microsoft planning software directly."

In the past 12 months, ProjectPlan.com has seen a large amount of growth, particularly in the USA. Its unique gantt chart software features allow customers to import Microsoft project plans and work on them across the web. Once imported, the system immediately displays the status of their projects, using a graphical dashboard. Members of the team then login and update the status of each of the tasks assigned to them, in real time. In this way, the project plan is constantly updated, keeping the project manager informed at every stage in the journey.

The Company is also getting into the social networking space by building a large community in LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google plus. With more than 400,000 Project Managers (the largest Project Management Community in the World), the Company is going from strength to strength.

One of its recent marketing successes was with its Project Management YouTube channel. Within 8 weeks of going live, the channel is the fastest growing in its space and already has more than 240,000 views from project managers and teams.

Its strong social networking strategy combined with a unique product is what is fuelling the Companies growth.

ProjectPlan.com is used by Project Managers and teams in all industries. Interestingly, 20% of the customer base uses the product as IT planning software. Project Managers create their IT project plan online and then allow their team to use the collaboration features to keep plans up-to-date and their projects on track.

"The next stage for us is about physically integrating our product with each of these social networking environments, as well as creating further mobile apps for the Apple and Google Android platforms" says Westland. "By integrating physically with tools that people use every day, we'll further proliferate the software in the project management community."

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