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Creative Manager Updates Flagship ProductShips version 7.9 of ad agency software and project management groupware (June 27, 2005)
Lakewood NJ-based Creative Manager, Inc., provider of Creative Manager Pro and Creative Project Manager, has released version 7.9 of its flagship product, improving the free client extranet by allowing free extranet clients to upload digital assets, expanding the reach of the Digital Asset Manager.
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 7.9, Creative Manager expands the use of the free client extranet further. Besides for allowing free clients to upload files, they can now review assignments on a project. Users simply mark those assignments as client-visible, and clients can see and manage their parts of the project.
Ron Ause, Director of Marketing for Creative Manager, Inc., said "Free Client Extranet is a hallmark of Creative Manager Pro and Creative Project Manager. Our clients say that their clients want to see more of the project. By empowering our clients and their clients, we're all better able to manage the projects to be on time and under budget."
Creative Manager Pro continues to invest, adding new features which work with Apple's Tiger Mac OS X Unix-based Operating System and Microsoft Windows. Further details of the update may be found at http://creative-manager.com/PressRls_050627a.asp.
Archiving and retrieving project-related email is a problem in every shop. With email messages strewn across computers, in different offices, organizing the information has been difficult if not impossible. With version 7.9, Creative Manager has added the ability to archive all project-related emails directly into the system, by simply sending a copy of the email to a project-related email address.
When asked about the new upgrade, Ause said "Just listen to the frustrations that this industry is having in terms of managing the growing mountains of project-related information. If we can respond and relieve those frustrations, then we've got the problem licked. That's what we do - '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 http://www.Creative-Manager.com), 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 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
Take a test drive at http://www.Creative-Manager.com
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; 800.203.7684.
For more information visit http://www.Creative-Manager.com.
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