AtTask Gives Associated Foods a “Birds-Eye View” of Every IT Initiative, Enabling Project Teams to Focus on those Projects that Provide the

by Adam Baker
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OREM, Utah--April 6, 2009--Associated Food Stores, a cooperatively owned wholesale distributor to almost 450 independent supermarkets, chose AtTask, the world’s most popular project and portfolio management (PPM) solution, to provide visibility, manage resources, and make project priority decisions to increase productivity.

“AtTask gives us increased visibility to 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 business value.”

“Organizations like Associated Foods turn to AtTask because they need to validate every initiative and understand the impact of every current and potential project to maximize their resources,” says Scott Johnson, CEO of AtTask. “AtTask provides the project transparency and accountability they need to focus on those projects that will provide the greatest benefit to their business.”

Associated Foods uses AtTask to manage a variety of IT projects that help them keep groceries on the shelves of almost 450 independently owned and operated supermarkets. AtTask enables Associated to validate IT initiatives by providing visibility and accountability into every project.

“AtTask does a great job for us,” says Dan Thorson, Developer and internal AtTask Administrator. “AtTask’s reports and dashboards allow us to view status at a glance, and top-to-bottom accountability helps keep everyone on our project teams focused and productive.”

AtTask 2008 Highlights

* AtTask finishes 2008 with record Q4 revenues--141% year-over-year increase
* AtTask expands overseas with offices in the U.K., China, and Japan
* AtTask chosen as Red Herring 100 North America Winner, joining the ranks of Google, Skype,, YouTube, and Yahoo!
* AtTask named 2008 SIIA CODiE award winner for best project management software
* AtTask named best on-demand project management solution by TopTenREVIEWS for the third consecutive year
* AtTask named an Inc. 500 company, ranked #23 among technology companies
* AtTask introduced enhanced portfolio functionality, which allows executives to prioritize potential projects based upon business value
* AtTask voted Best Product Presentation by IT executives at the PPM Summit in Austria

About AtTask, Inc.

AtTask (, with over 1600 customers, is the world’s most popular online project management software. By providing transparency, visibility, and accountability on critical business projects across the enterprise, AtTask allows organizations to reduce costs and increase productivity. Its platform-independent and multilingual solution increases efficiency and productivity for small- to medium-sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. AtTask's clients include Boeing, CBS, Chevron, Cisco Systems, GE, Google, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, Toyota, Walt Disney, and Whirlpool.

About Associated Food Stores

Associated Food Stores, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a cooperatively owned wholesale distributor to almost 450 independently owned supermarkets in an eight state region.

Today, Associated Food Stores champions the cause of independent supermarket owners and is the only independent wholesale distributor headquartered in the Intermountain West, employing over 1,400 people and shipping over 750 truckloads of groceries each week.

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: