Function Point Creative Agency Software Set to Launch Version 10 – New Scheduling Module.

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

Function Point Productivity Software Inc. (, a worldwide leader in CRM, time tracking, invoicing and project management software for advertising agencies, design firms, and web development companies, is pleased to announce that it will be launching its newest version of the software (fp. version 10) on Tuesday, July 3rd 2012.

The upgrade to version 10 represents the fifth major release that Function Point has launched to our client base in the last 12 months” stated fp founder and CEO Chris Wilson. Tate Lillies, VP of Business Operations went on to say that “we are very excited about where our product is heading and believe that this new release will provide major benefits right out of the gate as we continue to up the ante on delivering the most effective project management and workflow tool and process built specifically for creative agencies.”

Function Point has been strategically re-writing its workflow management software with a focus on providing small to medium sized creative and design firms a business tool that will help increase profitability and ease the burden of clerical and financial work for service companies who want to maximize their billable time.

By developing the new task management and scheduling components of the system along with financial views, the company is not only trying to simplify a project manager’s job, it is trying to provide everyone in the agency with a view into the work that they are doing.

Highlights of the upgrade:

Schedules will become an independent module, with find and detail pages, more catalog and header data about the schedule object.
Schedules can be created independently, combined together and attached later to a job.
The introduction of a new fp.grid will be faster with less HTML.
Removal of the old template mechanism so any schedule can become a template.
Cloning of any schedule or template.
The Introduction of a new concept for container tasks and regular tasks.
New, more efficient loading, editing and saving mechanisms for task trees.
New, consistent state rules for task relationships with jobs, estimates, phases and services.
Addition of admin phases and services to the timeline items (when there is no estimate for pre-planning).
Notes (for CRM) become stand-alone main menu items with their own find and list pages.
An Improved UI for main navigation system (including re-sizes on smaller devices).
Addition of inline editing for more fields on schedules.
Creation of estimates and jobs from a schedule.
A sync from schedules to estimates.

About Function Point

Function Point Productivity Software Inc. (Function Point) is a web-based software as a service (SaaS) company, and is located in Vancouver B.C. The company was founded in 1997 and is a leader in workflow management software for advertising agencies, design firms, and web development companies. The software includes modules for customer relationship management (CRM), creative agency timesheet and job tracking, project management, purchase orders (POs), basic insertion orders, expense tracking and invoicing, as well as optional components for client collaboration, online design proofing and an integration to popular accounting packages such as QuickBooks and Simply Accounting. There are currently over 4000 active clients using the system as their primary task and project management tool.

With clients around the world, including Canada, the United States, Brazil, Singapore, the UK, Europe, Australia, South Africa and the Caribbean, the Company is truly international and continues to work hard at creating the perfect business tool for increasing agency efficiency and profitability. Companies in all facets of the creative industries us Function Point, including ad agencies, digital agencies, Web development companies, interior designers, architects and consultants to name a few.

The company prides itself on its best-in-class customer service, and backs everything with a 60-day, 100% money back guarantee.

Mission Statement

To help improve client profitability by providing a single, integrated solution for managing the day-to-day challenges of running a growing creative services company.

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Rediscover Vantage LED with the launch of their new generation of LED Signs: Phoenix Color and Raven Grayscale LED Display Series

Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2012

Chris Ma started Vantage LED in 2003. After several years in the LED sign industry, he saw the need for a LED sign manufacturer that would not only build the highest caliber product, but dedicate itself to being a valuable support resource to its dealers and OEM partners. He committed himself to crafting a product that was friendly to the dealer, their client, and to the installer in the field.

“This is a perfect storm brewing for Vantage LED with a strong team of industry professionals, high caliber products, and valuable resources for our clients,” Paul Martin, Director of Marketing

After 9 successful years, Vantage LED proudly announces the launch of its new branding showcasing a new generation of LED sign products: Phoenix Color and Raven Grayscale LED Display Series. Vantage LED has a streamlined, systematic production team that delivers this superior product line in an attractive lead time for the industry dealer. All designed, manufactured, and supported with pride in the USA.

The Phoenix Color and the Raven Grayscale Series.

With bold colors, the highest contrast ratio, and superior quality construction, sign dealers will recognize a difference in appearance and performance to other LED displays. Vantage LED hosts a variety of features and benefits for dealers to help set them apart from the competition. The Phoenix and Raven Series is the result of meticulous engineering with attention to every detail featuring:

High Contrast Quick Release LED Modules: High quality LEDs for superior color coupled with a unique louver design for a high contrast ratio. Quick release two point latch system that has no screws to lose.

Conformal Coated Power Supplies: A protective coating on the internal electronics further protects the power supply from condensation and breakdown increasing the life by 25%.

Dragon Skin High Performance Coating: An industry first, this resilient, environmentally safeand green highly scratch resistant coating that allows general expansion/shrinkage of metal cabinets.

Darwin Solid State Control Unit: An internal video PC controller (powered by Intel) that handles the most demanding high resolution graphics or video featuring a 40 gig solid state drive for low heat and increased performance.

Vantage LED has an in-house software team that developed powerful, yet simple to use, software called LightSpeed Media Software to operate their new product line with features like:

Viking River Cruises Launch National TV Campaign through The DRTV Centre

London (PRWEB UK) 9 August 2012

The DRTV Centre’s new TV commercials for Viking highlight a number of European destinations including Amsterdam, Cologne, Vienna and Budapest. An attractive feature of Viking River Cruises is that in most destinations the cruise vessel docks in the heart of each city, so passengers simply step ashore to see all the local sights.

A much praised feature is the food on board and theres complimentary wine with lunch and dinner. Guests often comment too about how friendly Viking Cruises are, with many making lifelong friends with their fellow travellers.

The new TV campaign features a special August offer of savings up to

DIA and HBA Celebrate New Collaboration with Launch of Womens Leadership Project

Horsham, PA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

DIA and the Healthcare Businesswomens Association (HBA) today announced a new collaboration to advance the careers of women involved in the regulatory, medical, legal and compliance functions of healthcare. The associations will embark on a multi-year initiative called the DIA/HBA Leadership Project, which was launched in June at the 2012 DIA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

A steering committee of senior-level women representing pharmaceutical biotech and medical device companies will lead this unique initiative. The steering committee will develop a plan for:

Cage Creative Collaboration App to Launch Public Beta

Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) July 19, 2012

Cage, an online collaboration tool that provides a secure environment for creative teams to present their work for feedback and approval, will launch public beta on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

Starting Thursday, users can join the public beta by visiting

“Sandip and the Cage team have been focused on building an easy-to-use, intuitive product for designers and creative teams. Cage is both, plus its beautiful to look at,” said Graphicly founder Micah Baldwin, who is also a Cage advisor. “I love the platform and the attention to detail, and Im even more impressed with the team that put it together.”

Cage allows users to easily upload and present files, manage tasks, organize revisions and receive approvals all in one simple environment. Since Cage entered private beta in 2011, more than 20,000 creative professionals have signed up to use the product, including many who work at some of the biggest brands in the world, such as: Omnicom, Google, BBDO, Twitter, Facebook, Saatchi & Saatchi, Target, AT&T, Virgin Media, Moleskin, Marvel, Electronic Arts, Walmart, Ogilvy and Weber Shandwick.

The public beta is accompanied by a complete redesign and redevelopment of the interface and includes several new or improved features:

Convene Announces the Launch of its Newest Christian CEO/Business Owner Forum in Houston, TX.

Placentia, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

Convene, the premier Christian CEO and Business Owner forum organization, announces the launch of its newest forum team in Houston, Texas. The new team is led by Convene Chair Jonathan Goodale, a skilled facilitator with a solid business background and mature faith.

Convene CEO peer advisory groups meet monthly to work on their businesses by discussing relevant business issues, seeking wise counsel and providing the shared insights of their combined years of business and spiritual experience.

For the majority of his career, Jonathan Goodale has worked in the upstream natural resources industry for both small independent companies and large multinational public corporations. As the President of UMIC Cote dIvoire, he was successful in leading the exploration and development efforts that reestablished oil production in that country.

His leadership enabled UMIC to collaborate successfully with this underdeveloped West African nation, growing its natural resource base and allowing them to become energy independent. Goodale was knighted (Chevalier) by the nation for his efforts.

Jonathans roles included technical evaluation, contract negotiations, financial forecasting, strategic planning, and management of all resources (capital, human and intellectual). Most recently Jonathan was the leading force in the team that built CMNSL from a few million dollars of risk capital to an entity that had an enterprise value to the parent company of $ 350 million.

For more information on Jonathans new Convene team, please visit on the web.

Founded in 1996, Convene is a dynamic community of Christian CEOs and business owners meeting together to help each other build exceptional businesses, increase leadership success, and have greater Kingdom impact through the principle of iron sharpening iron.

Jewelry Designer, Summer Powell, Announces the Official Launch of the Gemetrica Collection, a Modern Jewelry Line for Women

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012

The Gemetrica Collection, a new jewelry line, will be available for purchase to online consumers on and beginning July 10, 2012.

Created by visionary and graphic artist, Summer Powell, the Gemetrica Collection features three distinctive necklace and earring styles. Her sleek and unique designs include the Rock Star Diamond, the Future Victorian Emerald, and the Mod Moir

State College Handyman SVD Construction Announces Launch of Company Website

State College, PA (PRWEB) July 26, 2012

A website is a valuable business tool for many reasons. BuildZoom recently conducted a survey of homeowners and found, homeowners highly valued personal referrals when discovering and evaluating contractors. Sixty percent considered client references as very important when selecting a home improvement contractor. Having a website that offers reviews and referrals are what potential customers are looking for.

Many of my small jobs have turned into bigger projects through the relationship I have established with customers, said Stephen Dmitriyev, owner of SVD Construction. Not only has Stephen has established a good working relationship with many of his clients, that relationship has inspired them to write about the quality service they have received from SVD Construction, currently giving him a 5 star rating. The high rating is sure to attract much more business to the new website, where many of his services will be featured.

While a stalled economy has put the brakes on new construction, remodeling is booming. Kitchen renovations have become a big part of our business. We do all the work from floor to ceiling, said Stephen. This includes, new flooring, new cabinets, countertop replacement, lighting, window installations and treatments, and the installation of kitchen islands. Whether a homeowner is looking to demo and redesign a custom kitchen or just looking to put in a backsplash or install pendant lighting, kitchen renovations can meet any budget.

The bathroom has always been looked at as a sanctuary, a place that represents serenity and calm. There are many new trends in bathroom renovations, neutral colored walls, natural stone flooring, glass mosaic tile work, raised bathtubs and sinks and incorporating energy efficient solutions. Homeowners can determine the uniqueness of their bathroom. We are happy to help homeowners get a bathroom updated by removing wall paper, replacing doors and windows, installing bathroom counter tops, replacing floors, or replacing toilets, bathtubs and showers, said Stephen

A fresh coat of paint can be the element needed to revive the interior of a home. After years of bangs and scratches, it is common for an interior to need repainting. Our interior painting services includes; painting walls, the ceiling, trim work, and drywall repair, said Stephen. He has collaborated with designers in the area, in order to provide customers with assistance in choosing colors for their home. By creating a successful working relationship with designers our company gives customers the opportunity to get an expert opinion on color choices for their home, said Stephen.

Window cleaning and touch paint are included in SVDs service. Customers appreciate and find value in taking care of all the small details of their home, said Stephen.

For more information about this company, please call (814) 360-7876, or see their new website at

About SVD Construction Company

SVD Construction Company is locally owned and operated general contracting company. They have a solid reputation for providing quality work. They specialize in professional property maintenance and repair service. Additional services include; home renovation and home improvement projects, including kitchen remodeling, bathroom, remodeling, room additions, interior painting, basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, window and door replacement and decorating services. Their staff of handymen will install, replace and repair all those little jobs around the home or office that cannot get completed. SVD Construction is dedicated to providing professional service with their multi-talented tradesman. They service State College, PA.

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Kidobi Expands its Reach with the Launch of its Android App

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

Preschool video platform Kidobi today launched their latest mobile app which is now available on Googles Android platform. The app is compatible with Android versions 3.1 and above, making Kidobis mobile app available on hundreds of devices, including smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs.

The announcement follows the recent release of their iPad app, which is available now on the Apple App Store, as the company aggressively pursues multi-platform expansion. The company plans to make the Kidobi app available on additional platforms later this year.

Weve had a very positive response from parents about our iPad app, said Kidobi CEO Leo Henning, Now were able to take Kidobi to more platforms and help even more parents make their childs screen time count, regardless of the device they use. Googles Android provides a strategic advantage as it allows us to deploy Kidobi to a huge number of devices, from Smart TVs to tablets to smartphones.

Kidobi is a subscription-based service that provides educational and entertainment content for preschoolers in a unique way. The service creates personalized playlists based on a childs age, developmental stage, and their parents preferences while following a personalized curriculum for each child.

Kidobi was designed to let parents be as involved as they choose. Its an advanced educational tool that helps them jumpstart their preschool childs education and get involved with what their child is learning through an individualized curriculum, progress reports and activity suggestions. Henning explained. But we also understand that parents today are busier than ever. So you can just turn it on and it works like a TV, only the programming is customized to your child.



About Kidobi:

Kidobi is a new, online preschool destination that is on a mission to make screen time count. Kidobi creates tailor-made video playlists based on a child’s age, interests and skills, adapting to each child’s skill level and preferences using technology developed with educators and child development experts. Designed to help busy parents ensure their child gets the right content at the right time, Kidobi gives parents peace of mind with educational and entertaining playlists that are always ad-free. Make screen time count with and Kidobi for iPad.

Kidobis content library features preschool programming from top producers and distributors around the world, including CCI Entertainment, Distribution360, The Juno Company, Organa Kids, Studio100 Media, Your Family Entertainment, and many more. For more information about Kidobis content partners please visit our website.

For further information regarding Kidobi please contact:

Contact: Eric Sorenson eric(at)kidobi(dot)com Tel: +1 647 477 5620

Inbound Marketing Agency Helps Houston Interior Design Firm Launch A New Web Presence

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Pamela Hope Designs, a Houston interior design firm specializes in high-end design services with a focus on style, comfort and ease of process. Owner Pamela OBrien and her team of interior design specialists have over a decade of experience with all aspects of residential and commercial design, and offer comprehensive design services for Houston-area homeowners and businesses.

From project management services to color consultation for both remodels and new construction, Pamela Hope Designs brings a wealth of experience to every job. The team has worked with many prominent clients in Houston and nationwide, and has experienced significant growth in recent years.

This growth, and a desire for an upgraded web presence, has prompted a complete rebrand for the company. In order to align with its evolution into a premier high-end Houston interior design firm, Pamela Hope Designs turned to inbound marketing agency Adhere Creative to create its new web design. Adheres team of marketing, design and development professionals put together a fresh new look for the design firm that reflects its vision for the future and focus on gaining new clients.

Owner Pamela OBrien believes that the new rebranding represents her companys dedication to great design. She states, I am pleased to launch the new Pamela Hope Designs web site. I think it reflects our love of comfortable luxury, clear communications, client collaboration and our fun and refreshing approach to interior design. I believe great design is a huge pleasure and can affect your life every day. Our clients enjoy the experience as much as the results.

Nathan Yerian, Director of Strategy for Adhere Creative, is also pleased with the results and the success of his companys collaboration with Pamela Hope Designs. Working with Pamela on this project was a pleasure. Her passion for interior design made the design process flow smoothly and the result was clean and focused on the value she brings to her clients.

With an attractive new site and a fresh, updated look for her brand, Pamela OBrien is looking forward to expanding her client base and helping Houston-area residents and businesses create more attractive interior spaces that reflect the ways they want to live and work. She believes that Adhere delivered the results she was looking for. The Adhere Creative team was a fantastic partner when it was time to rebrand my company and upgrade our web site. They exceeded my expectations being on point, on schedule and on budget. From the first meeting, they not only listened, but they really got it. I couldnt believe how good the first draft was. Excellent work, Adhere — I look forward to future projects!

About Adhere Creative:

Adhere Creative, a Houston inbound marketing agency specializes in measurable, results-driven marketing initiatives for small to mid-sized businesses.

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