Pyxis Consulting Builds Fortune 500 Client Base with Consulting Methodologies and Best Practices Based on eRoom Technology's Digital Workplace

More Efficient, Repeatable Processes Improve Project Quality and Reduce Startup Times by More Than 50%; Provide Unique Competitive Advantages to Pyxis Consulting

Cambridge, Mass., July 1, 2002 - eRoom Technology, Inc., a leading provider of products and services for extended enterprise collaboration, announced today that Pyxis Consulting has standardized on the eRoom digital workplace solution. As a leading provider of technology consulting services, Pyxis is using the eRoom solution to drive the collaborative processes that are integral to its business, including its rapid deployment COMPASS consulting methodologies and best practice solutions. eRoom digital workplaces support all aspects of the company's client engagement management, from project definition and requirements tracking to system design, management and implementation. For its rapidly growing base of Fortune 500 clients, the eRoom-based COMPASS solution has helped Pyxis reduce its project startup times by more than 50%, while continuously improving the quality and consistency of its consulting practices and services.

"The consulting business is not just about the transfer of knowledge, it's about the systems and procedures you put in place to turn that knowledge into measurable business value for your clients," said T.L. Neff, Director of Knowledge Delivery for Pyxis Consulting. "With eRoom, we've been able to create a unique, end-to-end engagement management system that truly sets us apart from our competition. We work smarter, our clients work smarter and Pyxis is thriving as a result. Without question, eRoom is an asset that has grown with our company, helping us to increase the value of our business."

Using a phased approach to project lifecycle management, where each phase is represented by an eRoom template, Pyxis is able to rapidly deploy its COMPASS methodology to manage new consulting projects. Generated at the start of a project, the eRoom digital workplaces provide the framework Pyxis consultants need to link sophisticated methodologies and work processes to project deliverables and milestones, significantly shortening project turnaround times and reducing project costs. It is a system that is highly efficient, delivers consistent quality across the consulting practice and that can be easily fine tuned to meet changing market conditions.

"COMPASS is an engagement management system that serves two purposes," said Jeffrey Beir, president and CEO for eRoom Technology, Inc. "First, it enables Pyxis to deliver industry-leading services to its Fortune 500 clients in a cost-effective manner. Secondly, it supports a natural work process, where best practice methodologies and business processes are constantly used and improved upon, providing a highly differentiable and sustainable advantage for Pyxis' consulting services."

In addition to COMPASS, Pyxis is also using the eRoom solution to manage its day-to-day business operations. The Human Resource group uses an eRoom workplace to manage its entire recruitment process, from resume collection and distribution to interviews, approvals and offers. The senior management team uses an eRoom workplace to maintain its partnership documents and templates, as well as to discuss client issues and negotiate new company policies and procedures.

About Pyxis Consulting
Pyxis Consulting is a leading provider of technology consulting solutions. The company combines project management excellence, industry focus and technical expertise, to deliver technology-enabled business solutions. Pyxis Consulting deploys highly motivated, cross-functional teams to tackle its client's business challenges through all phases of the system development lifecycle. The company has worked extensively with large organizations, including John Hancock, JP Morgan, Thomson Financial and Morgan Stanley, to help solve business problems common to diverse organizations.

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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