Seattle, Wash. — June 9, 2008 — Daptiv, the on-demand leader in collaborative business software, today announced the availability of the SMB version of its SaaS-based Daptiv PPM work management solution. The new offering enables an even greater range of businesses to quickly and easily get started managing daily and project-based work, transforming their mid-office operations across departments ranging from new product development and marketing to human resources and finance and IT. The Daptiv SMB solution is specifically designed to meet the needs of the SMB market; with roots in project management and Web 2.0 technology, Daptiv SMB provides a powerful, scalable solution that combines enterprise rigor and control with the accessibility and flexibility required by small-to-medium businesses.
“The solution’s robust feature set, combined with nearly instantaneous implementation made the decision to implement Daptiv SMB a snap,” said Abe McCallum, the CEO of Clikthrough, a technology company based in San Francisco. “The solution is both powerful and easy to use, so it’s perfectly suited for involving a range of users – including executives, staff and outside stakeholders – who tap in to the system to collaborate. We use it to plan, prioritize and manage all of the work we do across our entire business, from planning our marketing strategy to tracking product development tasks. Furthermore, the Daptiv SMB solution’s scalability is crucial to our needs, making it easy to add users and advanced functionality as we grow.”
Daptiv SMB solution is tailored to meet the unique needs of the SMB market, featuring an intuitive six-tab interface and a resource library of best practice tips and reference articles. Already an industry-leader for speedy implementations, Daptiv’s SMB product boasts the fastest time-to-value yet, with customers utilizing the solution to gain meaningful insight into work within days of signing. Without overwhelming users with unnecessary functionality, the solution is robust enough to handle the entirety of SMB operations – making it the single, central repository for all business information to foster collaboration, ensure maximum efficiency and business continuity.
“We estimate that Daptiv will save us at least $15,000 in the first year alone, in avoided hardware and IT staff costs,” added McCallum. “The Daptiv SMB solution saves an average of 1-2 hours per week per employee with respect to efficiency, which is significant to a small business looking to optimize the efforts of its staff. It is also key to maintaining our business continuity; if we lost or added anyone today, the company would be able to keep running because all of our information is in a central, easy-to-access place.”
Daptiv SMB Highlights
• Scheduling for on-going and project-based work
• Task management
• Document management, including version control
• Custom dashboards
• Easy to create and customize “Dynamic Applications” for capturing and reporting any
type of data
• “Work Intelligence” for graphical representation of data
“We’re both excited and proud to put the power of Daptiv PPM in the hands of SMBs everywhere,” said Jeff Pancottine, CEO of Daptiv. “With Daptiv SMB, we took the strength of the Daptiv platform and streamlined it to meet the specific needs of the small-to-medium business. As a result, the enormous transformative power of Daptiv is available to a wider audience than ever before. This is part of our ongoing mission to fundamentally change the way that organizations manage and capitalize on work throughout the mid-office, helping them to get work done better, faster and smarter.”
Daptiv SMB is available now at a $50 per user per month subscription rate and a flat cost of $1,500 for setup, which includes professional services, training and configuration.
Founded in 1997, Daptiv is the on-demand leader in collaborative business software that enables companies of all sizes to transform their mid-office business operations. From new product development to operations and service delivery, Daptiv’s on-demand solutions streamline employees’ day-to-day interaction and collaboration while dramatically reducing the complexity of managing multiple teams, projects and tasks. Daptiv also gives executives unparalleled visibility into project, program and portfolio execution, as well as the ability to measure progress against key business priorities. Daptiv’s flexible environment easily adapts to the work management needs of any department – from IT and finance to marketing and human resources – with an intuitive user interface, point-and-click system configuration and fast creation of forms, reports and alerts. Based in Seattle, Washington, Daptiv has already transformed the mid-office for more than 700 customers and 100,000 individuals at companies such as BASF, BP, Cushman and Wakefield, Chase Paymentech, Honeywell, Merrill Lynch, Sprint/Nextel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and Virgin Blue. For more information visit www.daptiv.com.
Monica Miller or Zoe Vandeveer