AtTask Named an Industry Leader in SaaS/On-Demand IT Project Portfolio Management Solutions by Leading Analyst Firm

by Adam Baker
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OREM, Utah—August 19, 2009—AtTask, the definitive solution enabling organizations to collaborate and accomplish the work most essential to the enterprise, was recently named a “Leader” for its SaaS/On-Demand PPM solution in an IDC MarketScape report issued August 3. AtTask is recognized as helping drive SaaS adoption and innovation throughout the project management market.

“We are honored to be listed as a Leader in our industry by IDC,” said Scott Johnson, CEO of AtTask. “It is clear that SaaS is the most efficient vehicle for delivering a project management solution to the enterprise. We are determined to continue enhancing and improving AtTask On-Demand to ensure we remain an innovative competitor.”

Excerpted from the IDC MarketScape: IT Project and Portfolio Management, 2009 Vendor Analysis (IDC #219087): “In the current economic environment, companies have little leeway for poor IT project and portfolio decision-making,” writes Melinda Ballou, program director for the Application Life-Cycle Management and IT Executive Strategies Services at IDC. “They must make appropriate IT decisions for their businesses in response to both the economy and compliance pressures or face failure.”

AtTask continues to impact businesses throughout the world with its SaaS offering, allowing companies to ensure that each project is in line with corporate strategies, on time, and within budget. Increased visibility allows all team members to see tasks being accomplished in real-time and helps to quickly identify any potential red flags throughout the project time-line.

AtTask delivers a robust project and portfolio management solution including a formalized request process, demand management, project prioritization and selection, and core project management and collaboration functionality. AtTask enables organizations to definitively bridge the strategic goals of executives and the implementation and execution deliverables of critical enterprise projects in IT, marketing, finance, services, R&D, and operations.

IDC MarketScape: IT Project and Portfolio Management, 2009 Vendor Analysis (IDC #219087) is based on a comprehensive framework designed to evaluate vendors relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to user demand and to market success in the short-and long-term. Separate weighting approaches were used to evaluate the Enterprise ITPPM and Software as a Service (SaaS)/On-Demand ITPPM categories. Analysts also conducted user interviews for each of the fifteen vendors evaluated and developed a "user summary context" section for each vendor profile to give real world perspective for how users were able to leverage the products (augmenting the vendor appraisals).

Recent AtTask Highlights

* AtTask momentum continues through Q2 with increased revenue growth, strong customer acquisition, and project management software innovation.
* Companies like Driscoll’s, Johns Hopkins, National Geographic, Penn State, Simmons Foods, Verizon Wireless, and others choose AtTask’s project management software to align business goals with project execution.
* Global successes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) exceeded all projections in Q2.
* The Project & Portfolio Management Summit, held in June, brought together senior IT executives from the PPM business community who awarded AtTask a “Project & Portfolio Management Innovation Award” for “Best Presentation.”
* Organizations from all over the world enjoyed an exciting program of industry analyst presentations and customer success stories during AtTask’s first ever User Conference held in May.

About AtTask, Inc.

AtTask ( 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, Chevron, Cisco Systems, GE Healthcare, Google, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Newsweek, Samsung, Toyota, and Whirlpool.

About IDC MarketScape

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared.