New MindManager Add-In Enables Teams to Build Visual Project Plans - Then Export to Leading Project Management Tools

LARKSPUR, Calif., Sept. 17, 2002 -- Project managers and teams, no matter what project management tools they use, can now build visual representations of project ideas and information using Mindjet's MindManager(R) visual project planning software. MindManager enables teams to concisely capture and quickly organize the ideas, insights and experience of team members. With Mindjet's new .MPX add-in, teams can now export the content of these visual plans to leading project management and scheduling applications.

"Rather than capturing information using bullet-list or chart-like views seen in many other tools, MindManager delivers an innovative, visual way to express, organize, and communicate project information," says Amy Palmer, Director of Mindjet Solutions. "Our 'trunk and branch-style' interface enables users to use key words and phrases, graphics and hyperlinks and create very concise 'maps' of even the most complex projects, processes and ideas. Once they have done their thinking in MindManager, project teams can then use our .MPX add-in to export their thinking to standard project management tools."

The .MPX add-in (available free at ) enables MindManager Enterprise and Business Edition users to exchange information in Microsoft Project Exchange (MPX) v4.0 format with applications such as:

-- FastTrack Schedule 8: AEC Software

-- Milestones Professional: Kidasa Software

-- Project Kickstart: Experience in Software Inc.

-- PERT Chart Expert: Critical Tools(TM)

-- Pertmaster Professional: Pertmaster Ltd

-- PS8(TM): Sciforma Corp

-- SureTrak, P3: Primavera(R)

-- WBS Chart Pro: Critical Tools(TM)

-- Microsoft(R) Visio

-- Microsoft(R) Project 98, 2000, 2002

NOTE: Microsoft(R) Project 2000 and 2002 do not export to .MPX. To export data from these applications to MindManager, project teams can continue to use MindManager's Microsoft Project sync feature.

About Mindjet

Founded in 1993, Mindjet LLC ( provides more than 250,000 corporate clients and business professionals around the world with an expanding portfolio of award-winning software solutions. Mindjet's MindManager products create visual representations of business activities that enable users to capture and communicate unstructured information to speed innovation and time to market. Mindjet is a Microsoft Certified Partner, Microsoft Project Solution Provider and Citrix Business Alliance member. MindManager(R) is Mindjet LLC trademark. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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