Forget the e-mail trail - ProgM goes web-based with Projectplace Monday 4 February 2002 PDF Print Industry body reduces e-mail traffic with new collaboration service London, February 4, 2002 - Projectplace Ltd, the leading Internet Business Service Provider for project collaboration in Europe, announced today that ProgM, the Programme Management Specific Interest Group, is using Projectplace's web-based collaboration service to radically reduce the amount of e-mail traffic between Committee members ) and others relevant parties ProgM are using the Projectplace service to act as an interface for their Committee members, providing a means for document sharing, discussion forum and central diary. Prior to Projectplace, the geographically dispersed committee members for ProgM had relied on e-mail as the primary means of communication. However as the number of e-mails in circulation escalated into the hundreds, the dangers of confusion between documents, what was being modified and by whom, became a serious hindrance to productivity. "Through using Projectplace we have noticed a positive change in our working practices. For example communication between the Committee members is now vastly improved and we are to be able to work more efficiently by spending less time searching for the latest version of a document," said Geoff Reiss, Chairman of ProgM. "We would certainly recommend the service to other groups who are perhaps working in different geographical locations, needing to share documents or work together on a number of projects or similar activities." "We see the use of our service by ProgM as a major endorsement of our technology and a great achievement for us," said Dak Liyanearachchi, Managing Director of Projectplace Ltd. "Much of their time is spent carrying out administration for the numerous speaker events and conferences they organise, so any time that can be saved by making processes more efficient or documents more centralised the better!" The business concept of Projectplace is to provide a global pay-per-use web-based application service for professional project collaboration. Projectplace enables team members to 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 Project Place is a secure area on the Internet with numerous services and features for project collaboration and communication gathered in one place. It only takes a minute to set up a functional Project Place, and this is available 24/7 to project members. Projectplace has more than 75,000 users in 30 countries. For more information visit: http://www.projectplace.co.uk About ProgM ProgM is the programme management special interest group and is linked to the Association for Project Management and the British Computer Society. ProgM provides a focus for programme management through its regular evening events, by participating in relevant conferences and through the programme management. For more information please visit http://www.e-programme.com Press contacts: Projectplace Ltd Contacts: Dak Liyanearachchi, Managing Director, Tel: 01895 876 122 E-mail: email@example.com éclat Marketing Nicola Alvey/Linsey White Tel: 0118 989 5600 E-mail: Nicola@eclat.co.uk Linsey@eclat.co.uk ProgM Contacts: John Chapman Touchstone Tel: +44 (0) 20 8275 3400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Geoff Reiss PM Group Tel: +44(0)1937 54 71 71 Email: email@example.com 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.