Helping Companies Choose, Prioritize, and Execute on Projects that Promote Business Profitability Drives Third Quarter Success for AtTask Pr

by Adam Baker
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OREM, Utah—October 27, 2009—AtTask, (, the definitive project management solution enabling organizations to collaborate and accomplish the work most essential to the enterprise, continued its 2009 momentum by helping companies more effectively achieve business-critical initiatives and financial goals throughout the organization.

Strong customer acquisition fueled AtTask’s growth as organizations including The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Daifuku, HBO (Creative Services), Barco, Zappos, Trek Bicycles, Drexel University, and Panasonic choose AtTask’s project management software to align strategic business goals with project execution.

“Customers turn to us because our solution has an immediate impact on improving their business in today’s economic climate,” said Scott Johnson, CEO of AtTask. “We help our customers increase productivity and reduce costs by providing transparency, visibility, and accountability on critical business projects across the enterprise.”

AtTask customer Star Tribune is experiencing substantial benefits. “AtTask is a great fit for the Star Tribune. It allows us to manage workflow in one of the most important things we do: making our advertisers deliriously happy. The way it does that is so focused on our business needs that I cannot imagine having the same process without AtTask,” says Jason Erdahl, Executive Director of Digital for the Star Tribune.

AtTask’s on-demand alternative to expensive and cumbersome legacy solutions:

* Promotes better workforce utilization and increases efficiency
* Empowers organizations to focus on profit margins and cutting costs
* Provides enterprise-wide project visibility
* Enables greater regulatory compliance
* Facilitates business agility and innovation
* Provides heightened budget accountability

Third Quarter Highlights

AtTask was recognized by Inc Magazine, surging from #420 to #178 on the 2009 Inc. 500 with three-year sales growth of 1,097%. “If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500,” said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. “These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can’t live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine’s tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition.”

Named a “Leader” for its SaaS/On-Demand PPM solution in an IDC MarketScape1 report issued August 3, 2009, AtTask was recognized for driving SaaS adoption and innovation throughout the project management market.

AtTask’s July update reflected the company’s strategy to propagate AtTask use broadly throughout the enterprise. Its commitment to product usability and performance will further enable organizations to reduce costs and increase productivity across IT, marketing, finance, services, R&D, and operations with:

* A new centrally managed Single Sign-On service that easily integrates with your corporate SSO solution. AtTask now easily plugs into the most popular SSO solutions, including LDAP and Active Directory (with synchronization), and Federated configurations, and is available to both on-demand and on-premise Enterprise customers.
* Dramatic increases in capability, performance, and usability to AtTask’s extremely powerful interactive Gantt Charts.
* New matrix reporting that allows a summary aggregate report to be displayed in a matrix, making value comparisons much easier.
* Additional functionality enhancements that improve performance and usability for project teams and project managers.

1IDC MarketScape: IT Project and Portfolio Management, 2009 Vendor Analysis (IDC #219087)

About AtTask, Inc.

AtTask ( is the definitive project management solution enabling organizations to collaborate and accomplish the work most essential to the enterprise. 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, Walt Disney, and Whirlpool.