OREM, Utah--April 13, 2009--AtTask the world’s most popular project and portfolio management (PPM) solution, exceeds projections with 140% year-over-year increase in bookings. New customers include industry-leading organizations in North and South America, Europe, China, and the Pacific Rim. Companies around the globe are gaining competitive advantage by using AtTask to implement project management best practices, allowing them to effectively manage resources, increase efficiency, and realize greater project accountability.
“AtTask is proving to be the definitive solution for companies wanting tools that effectively focus their workforce on the most relevant activities,” says Scott Johnson, CEO of AtTask. “Even in difficult economic times, we are pleased that our product innovation and leadership is resonating with businesses who are pushing for greater success in their own organizations.”
In the March 2009 Gartner report, Research Agenda for Program and Portfolio Management Leaders, 2009, Gartner analyst Lars Mieritz writes, “Against a backdrop of flat 2009 budgets compared with 2008, the top business priorities revolve around reducing costs and being more effective. As such, the PPM function takes on a pivotal role during tough economic times, when limited resources put a different perspective on analyzing, prioritizing, selecting and delivering projects and programs.”
As the current economic climate forces organizations to accomplish more with fewer resources, AtTask’s PPM offering is the right solution for today’s economy. 183 organizations including BASF, China Founder Pharmaceutical, CINECA, Espresso Education, Farmers Insurance, the Federal Trade Commission, Irish Times, Rublewski, Shanghai Goodview-Digital, Shenzhen Guoxing Technology, and Uniblue Systems represent the diversity of new customers attracted to AtTask’s ability to deliver visibility, cost effectiveness, and accountability throughout the enterprise--and across the globe.
AtTask’s February Update, the direct result of customer feedback, helps organizations better manage project portfolios and resources to achieve corporate objectives. February Update Highlights include:
Demand Management--Make better investment decisions by performing first-pass evalutations of a potential project’s costs, risks, estimated value and alignment to corporate goals.
Portfolio Optimization--Increase return on investment by finding the right mix of projects through comparative metrics-based ranking that considers the risk tolerance, and the importance of return, cost, and corporate alignment.
Best-Fit Capacity Planning--Optimize resource utilization by scheduling resources based on best-fit capacity planning across prioritized projects.
Portfolio Scorecards--Create more effective business cases for evaluation of potential projects by allowing users to build their own alignment surveys through the use of a customizable scorecard.
“AtTask gives us increased visibility into every project,” says Wade Judd, Executive Director of IT for Associated Foods. “We can see where we’re spending our time, what we’re working on, and make adjustments to keep our people working on the projects that provide the most value.”
Companies that take the opportunity presented by the current economic situation to improve processes, streamline procedures, and prioritize initiatives to align with organizational strategic and financial goals will weather the current economic situation stronger and compete more effectively in the marketplace.
“AtTask is helping organizations streamline project selection, prioritization, and execution on both structured and ad-hoc initiatives across the enterprise,” says Johnson. “I’m delighted with the traction we’re seeing globally across multiple industries.”
AtTask Q1 Highlights
* AtTask finishes another record-breaking quarter with 183 new customers and 140% year-over-year increase in Q1 2009 bookings
* AtTask February Update 2009 allows business leaders to align strategic vision and objectives with project selection and execution enterprise-wide
* AtTask named best on-demand project management solution by TopTenREVIEWS for the third consecutive year
* AtTask recognized by Utah Valley BusinessQ in their UV50 listing of fastest-growing companies as #4 with three-year growth of 387%
* AtTask continues to build a strong, experienced management team with the addition of Kevin Hayden, Chief Marketing Officer and Michael Olson, Chief Financial Officer
For more information about AtTask, visit www.attask.com.
About AtTask, Inc.
AtTask (www.attask.com) is the project and portfolio management (PPM) solution that focuses all knowledge workers on those activities that make them and their company more effective, innovative, and competitive. Its platform-independent and multilingual solution increases efficiency for small- to medium-sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. AtTask's clients include American Airlines, Boeing, CBS, Chevron, Cisco Systems, GE Healthcare, Google, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Newsweek, Samsung, Toyota, Walt Disney, and Whirlpool.
AtTask 2009 User Conference— May 13-15, 2009
The two-day AtTask user conference, Taking Care of Business, will include product training, one-on-one consultations, case studies, breakout sessions, and keynote presentations from industry analysts, PPM experts, and AtTask customers like Trane, Hanes, and CBS. Online registration is available at: www.attask.com/userconference.