European Social Fund project members benefit from project management service Friday 8 June 2001 PDF Print Centre for Employment Initiatives employ Projectplace as its Web collaboration tool for the Citizens at Work and Westminster projects London, June 8 2001 - Projectplace International Ltd, the leading ASP for communication and collaboration services in Europe, announced today that both the Industry and Parliament Trust and the Centre for Employment Initiatives (CEI) have chosen to use the Projectplace collaboration service to facilitate projects being undertaken by the European Social Fund. These two new business wins see Projectplace entering the Government market sector as associated bodies are being asked to make better use of technology to automate and control processes and costs. "Using Projectplace has helped to reduce travel and hotel costs as it allows us have access to all documents relating to the two projects from anywhere in the world. With everyone being kept abreast of document changes and new uploads etc. we have experienced better liaison between partners," said Joe Holly, director of the government body - Centre for Employment Initiatives. "As a hosted service we use it on a 'pay-per-use' basis which provides us with tremendous cost savings in terms of applications and licences that would need to be purchased. There were also no implementation costs and Projectplace looks after the security levels of the site too so we don't need to be concerned with firewalls etc." The Industry and Parliament Trust are working on an initiative entitled the Westminster Project, which is dedicated to training MP's assistants, they elected to use Projectplace as a tool to improve the organisation of work when liasing with external partners. Likewise the CEI are working on an initiative called the Citizens at Work project, which aims to help to improve the employability of people through training. They opted to use Projectplace for communicating with geographically dispersed members of teams. Both organisations had investigated the option of building an Intranet or extranet to assist them but after discovering the large costs and time needed to build such networks, independently both decided not to take that path but to look for something more flexible in terms of setting up time, ease-of-use, accessibility and payment model which could service their requirements. "Projectplace addresses a number of vertical market sectors," said Dak Liyanearachchi, Managing Director of Projectplace UK. " With the adoption of Projectplace by the Centre for Employment Initiatives we have taken our first step in the UK Government sector and are now helping these Government bodies adhere to the new Government-led initiatives which encourage businesses to move to an IT-based collaboration system." The business concept of Projectplace is to provide a global pay-per-use Web-based application service for professional project collaboration. Projectplace.co.uk lets the project members share document and files, schedule meetings, carry out project scheduling with to-do items and time charts, hold online discussions, etc. The service makes it possible to create virtual teams, communicate securely independent of geographic distance and also enables the project member to constantly be updated of what is happening in the project. About Projectplace. Projectplace is a fast-growing ASP founded in Sweden in 1998. The business idea is to develop and operate specialised web services that enable people involved in projects to collaborate and communicate efficiently and effectively. A Projectplace is a secure area on the Internet with numerous services and features for project collaboration and document management gathered in one place. It only takes a minute to set up a functional projectplace, and this is available 24/7 to project members. Projectplace has more than 60,000 users in 25 countries. For more information visit: http://www.projectplace.co.uk Press Contacts: Dak Liyanearachchi, Projectplace Ltd Managing Director Tel: 0207 569 3131 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey, eclat Marketing Tel: 01628 400900 E-mail: Chris@eclat.co.uk Nicola@eclat.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of eclat Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.