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Creative Manager Pro Version 7.4.5 Released

Adds new features to Creative Manager Pro and Creative Project Manager (December 28, 2004)

Lakewood NJ-based Creative Manager, Inc., provider of Creative Manager Pro and Creative Project Manager, announced today the release of version 7.4.5, adding features for calculating project milestone dates using the projects end date and upgraded support for the security enhancements in Apple's new Mac OS X v10.3.7 and iCal 1.5.5, among other upgrades.

No installation or conversion will be necessary, and the update is free to all users of Creative Manager Pro and Creative Project Manager.

Using the new features, users can now select the Scheduling Direction and choose to either calculate the milestone dates from the Project Start Date or from the Project Completion Date. Additionally, back end of the CM Sync interface with iSync, iCal and AddressBook has been upgraded to integrate with the enhanced security features found in Mac OS X v10.3.7 and iCal 1.5.5.

Ron Ause, Director of Marketing for Creative Manager, Inc., said "The new milestone calculator comes on the heels of the Excel Financial Interface, and the new Profit & Loss reporting by Client, which we released last month. Our competition is having a hard time catching their breath - just to stay lengths behind us!"

Building on their long string of successful monthly releases and in response to increasing demand for these new features, Creative Manager Pro continues to invest heavily to add the new features which work with Apple's OS X Unix-bases Operating System.

When asked about the new upgrade, Ause said "Working with Apple is an important part of our corporate direction, and our software's future. Apple's insight and input into Creative Manager Pro has been invaluable. We only have praises for the Apple team, for their new security enhancements in Mac OS X v10.3.7 and iCal 1.5.5, which work in tandem with Creative Manager Pro and Creative Project Manager."

This month's enhancements allow users to schedule projects from the end date backwards, yielding a start date for the project. Among other improvements, additional enhancements were implemented on the back end to improve user error messaging.

Creative Manager Pro goes beyond costing to offer full Project Management, CRM, Digital Asset Management, billing and accounting, and Extranet capabilities.

Creative Manager Pro (at, is the only Ad Agency software and Project Management Software for the Creative Design industry, created exclusively for design firms, ad agencies, in-house creative/MarCom departments, and creative service firms. It is a web-based integrated project management software and job tracking solution which streamlines the entire firm, from developing new business, to staffing, managing, and executing projects through to accounting and financial reporting.

Creative Manager Pro is a full-featured, intuitive system which makes project and ad agency management a breeze. Creative Manager Pro supports Customer Relationship Management, Document Management, Shared Calendaring, Accounting and much more. Because it is web-based, there is nothing to install and it can be set up in a single day. It works with both PC and Macintosh from any location over any connection. It may also be installed locally on the client's own servers. All options include training and support to ensure that clients are up and running quickly.

Among the many features of Creative Manager Pro:
- Graphically view your firm's metrics
- manage your firm by the numbers.
- Manage Contacts and Leads
- Create Project Schedules, Calendars and Manage Tasks
- Take your contacts and calendar on the road with iCal, AddressBook & Outlook
- Approve Timesheets, Purchasing, Billing and Budgets
- Review and Approve Artwork Online
- Store and Manage Digital Assets
- Manage and Balance the Books
- Free client and vendor access to streamline workflow.
- Quick startup/import from Clients & Profits, Adman and other systems
- Full-featured CRM (Client Relationship Management)
- Extranet capabilities
- Manage media with an interface with Strata
- Charting of important industry metrics and firm statistics

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About Creative Manager, Inc.
The team members at Creative Manager, Inc. have been leaders in ad agency software and project management software for the creative industry and on the Mac OS for over 26 years. They provide their creative clients with two major offerings: Creative Project Manager and Creative Manager Pro. Both programs work seamlessly with the Mac OS and Windows.

Creative Manager, Inc. is based in Lakewood NJ, with offices at 111 Madison Avenue Lakewood NJ 08701 800.203.7684

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