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Workamajig Announces Drag and Drop Gantt chart Capabilities, Updates for Apple's latest Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.3Workamajig, formerly Creative Manager Pro, Ad Agency Software and Project Management Groupware for Creative and Design firms (June 24, 2008)
The upcoming upgrade, due at the end of the summer, will feature new drag and drop capabilities in the online timeline and online Gantt chart. The new timeline features, integrated into the schedule screen, will allow users to drag and drop the timeline bars to easily reschedule projects.
The huge May update of the integrated Ad Agency system converted the system from Creative Manager Pro to Workamajig, and included a major foundation upgrade to its Ad Agency management software, addressing interface improvements based on months of research, client interviews and user feedback. While most of the improvements are in Flash, all of the improvements are a direct result from many man-years of research and direct client feedback from actual users of the Creative Management Software.
"This upgrade takes advantage of the May foundation upgrade, which was the most important step in the development of our ad agency software," touts Ron Ause, Workamajig's director of marketing. "Our clients give us tons of feedback. Now that the foundation for future improvements has been create, we're continuing to add more of the features that they've asked for, in the GUI that they love. Over the next 10-16 months we will continue to update each area of the system and address the feedback that we continue to get from our clients as each new section is rolled out."
Workamajig also boasts a new and improved staff resource management capability adding the ability to view future resource load by day, week, or month. With the new flash redesign it is significantly faster and easier to identify future resource bottlenecks and to reassign tasks to resources that are available - improving on-time deliverables and making it a breeze to prepare realistic and attainable client schedules.
As always with Creative Manager Inc.'s products, no installation or conversion are necessary, and all updates are at no cost to the over 18,000 users of Workamajig. All client logins and vendor logins are always free.
"Project management for creative firms is not inherently simple," said Ause. "It's our job to make the creative firm at ease with project management. If our years of industry experience can't increase the profits of our clients, then we should be in another business."
Workamajig continues to invest, adding new features that work with Apple's latest Mac OS X Leopard Unix-based Operating System and Microsoft Windows.
All updates are deployed using Workamajig's own Auto-Updater, which allows them to deploy updates to all hosted sites, and to clients' servers at any time. Repeating his refrain, Ause says, "We can deploy a change to the program in hours - even minutes! Our competitors take months or years to get to their list. 'We're Always Listening!'"
Workamajig goes beyond costing to offer full Project Management, CRM, Digital Asset Management, billing and accounting, and Extranet capabilities.
Workamajig (at http://www.Workamajig.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.
Workamajig is a full-featured, intuitive system which makes project and ad agency management a breeze. Workamajig 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 Workamajig:
- 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.Workamajig.com
The team members at Workamajig have been leaders in ad agency software and project management software for the creative industry and on the Mac OS for over 27 years. They provide their creative clients with the Workamajig software, which works seamlessly with the Mac OS and Windows.
Workamajig and Creative Manager Pro is a registered mark of Creative Manager, Inc.
Ron Ause rona@Workamajig.com
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