SkillsNET Selects Meridian Project Systems' GigaPlan for Project Management
Workforce Consultant Leader Standardizes on New Web-based System
FOLSOM, Calif. (July 29, 2002) Meridian Project Systems (MPS), leading software and application service provider of project management solutions, announces GigaPlan - an enterprise-wide project and resource management solution that enables distributed teams to manage tasks, resources, schedules, costs and other project-related data in real time via the Internet.
"Meridian Project Systems' GigaPlan provides a user-friendly platform for distributed project management and collaborative workspace for all departments in my company," said Michael L. Brown, founder and CEO of SkillsNET, a workforce consulting firm. "We needed to standardize project management schema across multiple projects for our diverse client base. GigaPlan allowed us to do that, enabling project team members to share documents, collaborate and manage our diverse set of projects." Brown also appreciates MPS' adaptable software configurations, ranking the option to self-host the system as a key factor in his decision to select GigaPlan.
Founded in 1993, MPS has provided project management applications to contractors, architects and engineers in the construction industry.
With GigaPlan, MPS is expanding its market reach to IT and other industries. "GigaPlan's technology is truly valuable to all project teams - no matter the industry, no matter the number of people or companies involved," said John Bodrozic, MPS president and founder. "Today's corporate teams need to schedule timelines, manage documents, control costs, allocate resources and collaborate with up-to-the-minute data. GigaPlan gives teams access to project information from any computer with an Internet connection."
Bodrozic believes the companies that turn to cutting-edge technology to manage today's distributed project teams will realize substantial success. "Forward-thinking companies like SkillsNET understand how using Internet technologies can reduce project cycle times, limit paperwork and significantly increase return on investment."
Skillsnet recently secured a contract with the Navy to provide job profiling and learning plans for three hundred thousand enlisted personnel and to establish the Navy's authoritative skills database. SkillsNET will utilize GigaPlan's project management applications for these projects, as well as for the EU Technical team to pilot five demonstration sites in Europe to establish an EU-Wide competency management system and cross-boarder worker certification system.
"GigaPlan will enable SkillsNET to provide advanced project management solutions," Brown said. "It is an example of the new business model, whereby organizations optimize their respective competencies to meet emerging business and industry needs."
For further information on SkillsNET, see www.SkillsNET.biz. For further information on GigaPlan, visit Meridian Project Systems' website at www.MPS.com.
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