AtTask Helps Spear One Manage Agency Bandwidth—Allowing Them to Set Reliable Customer Expectations, Reduce Overtime, and Consistently Delive

by Adam Baker
, 2 min read

OREM, Utah--April 20, 2009--Spear One, a Dallas, Texas-based full-service meetings and incentives firm, chose AtTask (, the world’s most popular project and portfolio management (PPM) solution, to manage customer expectations, reduce overtime expense, and build consistency into all marketing programs--enabling them to outperform competitors and deliver maximum value to clients.

“Managing customer expectations is always a challenge in an aggressive marketing firm,” says Jason Neal, IT Director for Spear One. “AtTask has been great for measuring bandwidth and capacity, which allows our account executives to give reliable and achievable projections to our customers.”

“Successfully managing capacity and repeatable processes is critical in an economic climate demanding that organizations consistently deliver more with less,” says Scott Johnson, CEO of AtTask. “AtTask helps companies maintain profitability and competitiveness by helping them template successful processes, collaborate efficiently, accurately forecast project completion dates, and enable top-to-bottom visibility on every initiative.”

Spear One needed a workflow management solution that would allow them to maximize their resources and provide complete visibility throughout the lifecycle of each individual initiative. This enables the sales team to effectively manage the pipeline of new projects into the agency workflow and help clients set realistic expectations for each project. By giving account managers backlog visibility that was previously unavailable, AtTask makes it possible for Spear One to reduce overtime by more efficiently allocating resources.

“I consider our implementation of AtTask to be a huge success,” says Neal. “AtTask enables us to create repeatable processes that take the guesswork out of new initiatives. Regardless of the program, campaign, or manager, AtTask allows us to consistently deliver a successful product.”

AtTask Q1 2009 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

About AtTask, Inc.

(, with over 1600 customers, is the world’s most popular web-based 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 Spear One

Spear One ( is a full-service meetings and incentives firm that produces customized marketing programs with excellence and flexibility. For over a decade, Spear One has partnered with Fortune 1000 companies to create innovative incentive award programs, memorable events, and response-generating promotions.

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: