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- Appoints Dutch and Belgian integrators -

Leeds, England – 16th August 2001 - The Program Management Group (PMG), UK pioneers in multi project management software, has appointed its first two European integrators. Davoise & Associates s.a. of Belgium and Comfidence bv in The Netherlands will work with PMG to market and implement the company’s Hydra product in Europe.

Davoise & Associates s.a. is a specialist in project management, having worked with most major financial institutions in Belgium, Luxembourg and France to deliver PM solutions. Comfidence specialises in CRM, process and project management, and multi-service networking.

PMG’s expansion into Europe follows three years of PMG growth, exceeding 100% pa as more customers recognise the failings of traditional project management tools such as Artemis, Niku and Microsoft Project. Companies are replacing these with new programme management and collaborative project management tools.

Independent research from indicates the Western European market for collaborative project management tools is worth £1.5bn in 2001, with Europe leading the US in adoption of new methodologies. Research by Collaborative Studies estimates the US market to be worth $750m in 2001.

“We are very pleased to make these appointments,” commented Tony Speakman, VP of Sales for PMG. “Awareness of the benefits of programme management tools has grown significantly in the last year and Europe remains ahead of the US in terms of take-up. Appointment of European partners for PMG is very timely and we look forward to working with both companies to increase sales.”

About PMG

The Program Management Group (PMG), based in Yorkshire’s “Silicon Dale” designs, develops and markets programme management software and services. Founded as Hydra Development Corporation in 1996, the fast-growing company spent over four years developing and refining its revolutionary programme management product - Hydra, and has in less than 3 years established an international customer base of 32 global organisations, with over 5,000 users.

PMG’s Hydra product is a complete programme management suite, offering resource-centric, multi-project, multi-site planning capabilities. Its patent, intelligent pre-emptive resource scheduling allows organisations to successfully plan and implement multiple simultaneous projects without the limitations of discrete task-centric project management tools.

For further information please contact:

Sarah Neville
The Program Management Group
[44] 1937 547171

Peter Linton
Media Link
[44] 118 984 3386

Jean - Louis Davoise
Davoise & Associates s.a.
[32] 3466272

Wiger Levering
Comfidence bv
[31] 343475732

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