SharedPlan Releases Pro 5.4 - Improving Project Efficiency and Planning

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[prMac.com] Boulder, Colorado - SharedPlan Software has released version 5.4 of their Pro project planning and management software for Mac OS X. Pro version 5.4 extends SharedPlan's leadership in project planning and management software that is available to everyone that needs to complete a project whether they are using a Mac, or Windows, or the web. No other company provides this degree of flexibility and accessibility.

Specifically, Pro 5.4 improves on our existing cost management through additional reporting options that are a great way for project leaders and team members to stay on top of project costs as they are accrued. This release also improves the user interface for interaction with SharedPlan Central and the reusable resource pools which customers find useful for easily maintaining consistent resource information across multiple projects - just enter the information once and reuse it in other projects. SharedPlan has also increased the performance of their critical path analysis which is especially obvious in larger projects. And finally, SharedPlan is in the final stages of development of an iPhone app which will use data from SharedPlan Central which is also accessible with SharedPlan Pro.

All of these features were designed based on feedback from SharedPlan customers and are intended to provide them with an ever improving tool set that is available everywhere, easy to use but robust enough for large projects.

The SharedPlan product family combines ease-of-use with cost-effectiveness to create a PM software solution that can be broadly deployed on corporate desktops. "Project management is no longer the responsibility of just those with 'Project Manager' in their title, yet the majority of PM software applications are designed and priced only for professional project managers," said Roger Denton, SharedPlan's founder. "SharedPlan Software is developing tools for all those that contribute to projects, rather than just for those who manage them." SharedPlan's PM software tools are designed for all project participants, from first-time project managers, individual contributors, or small team leaders to full-time project managers or department heads.

SharedPlan Software was founded with the recognition that the larger the project, the less the project manager is capable of knowing about the entire undertaking. This knowledge gap is one of the key causes of project failure. Because of the expense and complexity of traditional PM software, it is only useful for the project manager and does nothing to address this knowledge gap. The combination of SharedPlan Pro and Central form a complete toolkit that greatly improves the likelihood of project success by enabling all project team members, from individual contributors to professional project managers, to participate in the creation and maintenance of the project plan. This collaborative environment is enabled by SharedPlan's products' multiplatform capabilities, pricing, ease-of-use, and content-sharing features.

Pro 5.4 is available for Mac OS X 10.4 (or later) and is available for immediate download and purchase. With SharedPlan anniversary pricing Pro can be purchased for $99.95 (USD) with multi-license discounts available on two or more licenses.

SharedPlan Software Inc. creates project management software applications based on the fundamental belief that the highest rate of project success occurs when all project participants are involved in the development and maintenance of the project plan. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. For more information about SharedPlan Software and its collaborative project management products please visit us on the web.

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