Jones & Stokes Uses eRoom Hosted Enterprise Service to Manage Environmental Planning Projects

Enables Clients, Contractors and Regulatory Agencies to Actively Engage in Ongoing Work

Cambridge, Mass., September 23, 2002 - eRoom Technology, Inc., a leading provider of products and services for extended enterprise collaboration, announced today that Jones & Stokes, an environmental consulting firm that provides natural resource management and environmental planning services to clients throughout the West, is using eRoom Hosted Enterprise Service as its collaborative platform for working with clients, contractors and regulatory agencies on complex environmental planning projects. For large-scale consulting engagements, eRoom Hosted Enterprise Service enables Jones & Stokes to rapidly assemble cross-organizational teams of highly experienced professionals, ranging from scientists and botanists to planners and engineers, and support the complex interactions that comprise their work efforts. By providing a digital workplace to all of the people, documents and processes required to fast-track time-sensitive projects, the eRoom solution is helping Jones & Stokes to dramatically increase the productivity of its consulting teams.

"Measuring and managing the impact a specific project will have on the environment requires the creation, review and compilation of scores of reports and research documents that are often negotiated between a wide range of project stakeholders and regulatory agencies," said Lane Yago, Integrated Technology Services team leader for Jones & Stokes, "With eRoom Hosted Enterprise Service, we are able to centralize all of these collaboration-intensive activities, and ensure that participants always have access to the latest information and project details. As a result, projects move forward in a more orderly, timely and efficient fashion, to the benefit of our clients and environmental preservation efforts."

At any given time, project stakeholders can turn to eRoom Digital workplaces to create and share research reports and documents; negotiate environmental mitigation plans and manage approval processes; monitor key dates and project milestones; as well as track the history of an engagement and project decision-making. At Jones & Stokes, project managers are using the eRoom Digital workplace to manage and track the thousands of reference documents that are required to support environmental findings and conclusions.

"Within the consulting industry, the quality of the processes put in place to collaborate with clients and external partners are critical to long-term business success," said Jeffrey Beir, president and chief executive officer for eRoom Technology, Inc. "Market leaders, like Jones & Stokes, are at the forefront of providing clients with access to innovative collaborative applications that increase team productivity and reinforce best practice work methodologies for today's digital economy."

eRoom Hosted Enterprise is a subscription-based hosting service that supports large-scale, enterprise-wide deployments involving multiple business units, departments or large user populations. It combines the benefits of eRoom Digital workplace use with the advantages of a professionally maintained enterprise IT environment, enabling businesses to securely and reliably outsource access to state-of-the-art business collaboration applications and processes.

About Jones & Stokes
Established in 1970, Jones & Stokes is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm that provides a wide range of natural resource management and environmental planning services to public agency and private clients throughout the West. The firm was established in Sacramento 30 years ago and has offices throughout the West in Bellevue, WA, Portland, OR, Phoenix, AZ, as well as throughout California in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland and Irvine.

About eRoom Technology
eRoom Technology is a leading provider of extended enterprise collaboration software and services that enable organizations to work more closely with their customers, suppliers, and business partners. The eRoom® digital workplace brings together the work, the tools and the team, enabling organizations to manage the collaborative activities that support their complex and rapidly changing business projects and processes. Customers use eRoom digital workplaces to help get products to market faster, drive down production costs, enhance customer relationships, and improve the work products that drive their businesses. The eRoom solution is used by more than 650 companies, including, Airbus, A.T. Kearney, Aventis Pharma, BIC, Bausch & Lomb, Compaq, Deloitte Consulting, EDS, Flextronics, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett-Packard, Ketchum, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Siemens, Solectron, and Sony. More information about eRoom Technology and its product offerings can be found at


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