SILICON SLOPES, UT May 26, 2015 — Workfront, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, has concluded its annual user conference, Workfront Leap 2015, held at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. During the event, held May 18-21, more than 600 attendees met to learn about best practices and participate in forward-thinking discussions on how to improve work efficiencies.
The conference theme, Extend Your Reach, focused on how effective work management can extend the reach and success of a business in the marketplace; extend an employee’s personal reach inside an organization; and can be applied to extending visibility – allowing more people within the organization to collaborate together, and better understand the work that’s being accomplished.
“For individuals who have responsibility for improving the way work gets done, enhancing collaboration, and increasing efficiency, the Workfront Leap event is the best learning opportunity available,” said Eric Morgan, CEO of Workfront. “This past week we provided a platform for our customers and guests to learn from one another, as well as from respected industry thought leaders. The event exceeded every goal we had set for attendance levels, engagement, and content. We appreciate the time our customers spent to join for this annual conference."
Some of the Leap 2015 highlights included:
Product Announcements: Workfront CEO, Eric Morgan and members of the Workfront product team outlined an exciting 18-month product roadmap, including the introduction of Workfront DAM™, powered by WebDAM™— a fully integrated digital asset management application.
Thought-Provoking Keynote: David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, was the main keynote speaker and shared with attendees how to bring order to the chaos of work with stress-free productivity.
“The Future of Work” Distinguished Panelists: Phil McKibbins, Senior Director Technology and Product Development, ESPN Chelsea Krost, Millennial Lifestyle Expert and Co-Founder of The M-Pulse Sheryl Pattek, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Alan Lepofsky, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! Champion
Breakout Sessions: Leap featured more than 65 unique breakout sessions to help customers improve the way they work. Customers from companies including Cisco, Dole, MetLife, Trek and Viacom led over half of the breakout sessions.
Workfront also announced the five companies to win the first annual Workfront Enterprise Work Management Awards:
Top Performer –InterMetro, a division of Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions: InterMetro was recognized for implementing standardized processes that boosted their new product development process compliance from 15% to 80%. They increased visibility into capitalized R&D costs, saving the company more than $500K. They also improved risk management, reduced meeting times by two-thirds and provided support for mixed methodologies.
First Year All-Star – MRM/McCann** MRM//McCann Salt Lake City was recognized for their ability to implement Workfront for clients spanning 30 offices across 20 countries in less than 4 months. They achieved a high rate of adoption by establishing Workfront as their standard for managing work. They also created a dynamic customer portal to better serve their clients, and customized a series of dashboards and reports to meet the needs of the many audiences they serve.
Non-Conformist – Caselle: Caselle, which initially used Workfront to deploy software solutions to local government organizations in 2006, was honored for recognizing the potential of a work management solution to streamline software implementations and drive customer success. Today, Workfront allows Caselle's implementation team to manage more than 1,000 simultaneous new conversions, upgrades, and software development projects, and improve the delivery of local government services across the country.
Change Leader – Suncor Energy: Suncor Energy was recognized for their extensive efforts to help users understand that successful tool adoption requires internal work to define who would use the tool, when they would use it, and how success would be measured. They also used a change management model to support and monitor user adoption of the tool, and provided ongoing training that spanned 10 months past the launch date.
Optimization Expert – Cisco Systems: Cisco Systems was recognized for their continual focus on creating a “delightful” customer experience. Cisco started by boosting their on-time delivery from 96% to 99% in the first 3 months. And because of their focus on delighting their users, they achieved a high workforce utilization rate of more than 85% and grew from just a handful of users to more than 500 licensed users and 3,000 requestors in just over two years.
Honorable mentions included: Advance Auto Parts, KLAS Enterprises, UC Irvine, ESPN, University Hospitals, and MetLife.
Sponsors for this year’s conference were Simplus, Domo, Aurotech, Bond Group, Cella, CapabilitySource, Inc., IO Integration, and LeapPoint.
Workfront is a cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solution that helps marketing, IT, and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings, and disconnected tools. Unlike other tools, Workfront Enterprise Work Cloud is a centralized, easy-to-adopt solution for managing and collaborating on all types of work through the entire work lifecycle, which improves team productivity and executive visibility. Workfront is trusted by thousands of global enterprises, like Cars.com, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iProspect, Schneider Electric, and Trek. To learn more, visit www.workfront.com or follow us on Twitter @Workfront_Inc.