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Creative Manager Pro Version 7.8 Supports Mac OS X Tiger

Ad Agency Management system adds over twenty-five enhancements (May 09, 2005)

Lakewood NJ-based Creative Manager, Inc., provider of Creative Manager Pro and Creative Project Manager, has released version 7.8 of its flagship product, adding over twenty-five enhancements within the flagship Ad Agency Management system, including project-based P&L reporting from within the General Ledger.

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

With its version 7.8, Creative Manager raises the bar for traffic/project management systems by adding automatic assignments and allocation of hours. All a traffic manager needs to do is pick the team that he wants on the job and the system does the rest. The skills needed for each assignment type are matched to the skills of the team members chosen and viola the project schedule is ready to go.

Estimating has always been a forte of Creative Manager. In this new release, all expenses in an estimate are fully integrated through to purchasing. Users can quickly and automatically generate purchase orders from estimates with one button.

Ron Ause, Director of Marketing for Creative Manager, Inc., said, "After last month's successful rollout of the new client presentation features, we're excited to present the new Automatic Staff Assignments functionality. Our updates are always based on user-feedback and requests, as we continue to invest in our clients' future."

Creative Manager Pro continues to invest heavily to add the new features which work with Apple's OS X Unix-based Operating System and Microsoft Windows. This month's update for Mac OS X Tiger continues in that tradition. Further details of the update may be found at

Expanding on its commitment to excellence in accounting, Creative Manager adds the ability to generate P&L reports by project, directly from the general ledger. Company expenses such as payroll can now be automatically reclassified to projects, and users are now able to enter journal entries by Project ID to record accrued expenses to a project.

When asked about the new upgrade, Ause said, "We've stopped our competitors in their tracks. In head-to-head comparisons, we continue to come out on top. Why? Because, when it comes to our clients, 'We're always listening!'"

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 that 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 that 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 very short time. 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
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


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