Jones Lang LaSalle uses Projectplace for European collaboration Monday 2 July 2001 PDF Print London, July 2 2001 - Jones Lang LaSalle, the world's leading real estate services company, has chosen to use a collaboration service from Projectplace Ltd, the leading ASP for communication and collaboration services in Europe, as a virtual extranet to assist interaction on shared documents between employees and clients across geographically dispersed locations. Jones Lang LaSalle plan to implement the service on a number of major projects, which will involve project members from separate companies across Europe. "Following our evaluation of Projectplace it became clear we could use it as a 'virtual extranet' that could allow us to collaborate effectively and efficiently, but at a significantly lower cost," said Laurence Timms, project manager at Jones Lang LaSalle. "By following the Projectplace route we have developed it into a co-branded service which proved fast to implement, secure and very easy for non-technical people to use - fulfilling our needs precisely." As a real estate company, Jones Lang LaSalle run several projects involving third party vendors and suppliers as well as Jones Lang LaSalle employees and everyone needs to be able to share documents, make amendments to them and be kept up-to-date with changes. Without using a collaboration service project members would have to share files etc. by e-mail - so the improvement is one of efficiency and removal of duplication of effort. "Projectplace's design, functionality and payment model means that it is suited to act as an effective and inexpensive virtual extranet," said Dak Liyanearachchi, managing director of Projectplace UK. "There are no setting up costs and the site is up and ready for use within a day or so. It has a simple and easy-to-use layout so everybody - not just trained project managers can use it almost immediately." 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: email@example.com Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey, éclat Marketing Tel: 01628 400900 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com About Jones Lang LaSalle Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: Jones Lang LaSalle ) is the world's leading real estate services and investment management firm, operating across more than 100 markets on five continents. The company provides comprehensive integrated expertise, including management services, transaction services and investment management services on a local, regional and global level to owners, occupiers and investors. LaSalle investment management, inc., A member of the Jones Lang LaSalle group, is a global real estate investment leader with more than $22.5 billion (£15.0 billion) of assets under management. Jones Lang LaSalle is the industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 700 million square feet (65 million square meters) under management worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.joneslanglasalle.com Press contacts: Charlotte Freeman Press and PR officer Jones Lang LaSalle Tel: 020 7399 5616 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.