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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Payroll Tax Solution: EzPaycheck Software Is Simple And Affordable For Construction Companies

Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 14, 2012

Construction industry has been hammered by the Great Recession. Construction companies that are looking for ways cut cost can turn to ezPaycheck payroll software. ( released the new 2012 ezPaycheck payroll software, which makes it easy to handle salary, hourly-pay, bonus, commission and other customized rewards.

Founded in 2003, has established itself as a leader in meeting the software needs of small businesses in US. EzPaycheck payroll system is designed to automate paycheck processes to reduce the time spent on running payroll. The softwares graphic interface leads users step-by-step through setting up employee information, importing data, calculating payroll – including calculation of federal, state and local taxes; deductions for Medicare, insurance and 401(k) plans; and printing paychecks.

Payroll job is important for any business and organization, however calculating payroll taxes can be very time-consuming. We believe small business should focus their time and energy on running their businesses, not trying to figure out how to run payroll software” explains Dr. Ge, President and Founder of We intentionally engineered ezPaycheck payroll tax software for those end-users who are not professional accountants and payroll tax expert, so small businesses can set up ezPaycheck quickly and easily.

Available for just $ 89 per year ($ 59 to renew), ezPaycheck payroll software has remained at that affordable price since its initial release in 2005. New user can download and try this software for free with no obligation and no cost at

The main features of ezPaycheck payroll tax solution include:

Up to date tax tables for all 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and federal taxes
Capability for adding local tax rates
Automatically calculate tips, commissions, federal withholding tax, Social Security, Medicare tax, employer unemployment taxes, and other pre-tax and post-tax deductions
Print paychecks using a standard laser printer on blank computer checks or preprinted checks
Use check-in-middle, check-on-top, or check-at-bottom check stock formats
Able to print MICR numbers on blank check stock to save on pre-printed checks
Print signature image on checks for a customized look
Built-in report functions users can customize
Calculate and print daily, weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly payroll periods
Option for masking employees’ Social Security Numbers on check stubs
Compile and print federal tax forms w2, w3, 940 and 941
Unlimited free technical support
30 day free trial. No registration required and absolutely no obligation.

“Offering customers the best when it comes to their payroll needs is a number one priority for,” said Dr Ge, “We will continue to provide exceptional payroll tax solutions to small businesses across the nation.”

To learn more about ezPaycheck, please visit:

About is a leading provider of small business software, including payroll software, employee attendance tracking software, check printing software, W2, software, 1099 software, and barcode generating software. Today Software from is trusted by thousands of users and help small business owners simplify their payroll processing and business management.

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BobCAD-CAM Manufacturers of The Future Program Provides Powerful & Affordable CAD/CAM CNC Software to Students, Teachers & Schools

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

BobCAD-CAM, the world leader in powerful and affordable CAD/CAM software, recently noticed a high demand for more accessible CAD/CAM software programs in schools. The company launched a new program, Manufacturers of the Future, to answer this demand and provide teachers and students with the latest in design machining software technology at costs that can easily fit into their budgets.

The new program offers advanced CAD/CAM licenses for classrooms, or labs that need multiple stations, at a reduced cost. The teachers are provided with training products, such as instructional videos, and are given technical support to ensure they are successful in developing curriculums and teaching CAD/CAM.

The program was designed to prepare students to enter the manufacturing workforce readily equipped with the necessary design knowledge as well as the actual software required for machining.

Through Manufacturers of the Future, BobCAD-CAM has worked with schools such as Vincennes University, Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design, Cleveland Industrial Training Center, Waukee High School, and University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center.

BobCAD-CAM sponsored Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Massachusetts with a $ 53,000 CAD/CAM software grant so that the high school industrial engineering program could have the required technology for their students to excel in their labs.

At this years Indiana Statewide Machine Trades Contest for high school students, BobCAD-CAM awarded software to the first, second, and third place CNC Division winners, as well as the first place Advanced Division winner.

Most recently, BobCAD-CAM sponsored a Canadian student team, Blazing Arrow, in the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge. The team was provided with software and grant money to design, create, and race their own model car against other schools in the challenge. The team took home the 2012 Canadian F1 in Schools Championship, the Fastest Car Award, the Best Collaboration Team Award, and the Best Marketing Award. BobCAD-CAM also provided the team with travel funds to attend the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge World Finals in Abu Dhabi, where they came in a very close second for fastest car.

For more information on the BobCAD-CAM Manufacturers of The Future Program, please contact the Educational Director, Kevin Hughes, at 866-408-3226 ext 168 or visit the website at

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Proenza Schouler Selects Centric Software

Campbell, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2012

Proenza Schouler has chosen Centric Software, Inc., to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) system.

Proenza Schouler has purchased the Product Specification, Material Management, and Calendar Management modules of the Centric 8 PLM system for apparel and luxury goods companies.

At Proenza Schouler, the Centric PLM software will provide a flexible system to support growth, says Patrice Lataillade, COO/CFO of the company. We have a young, fast-growing company, known for exceptional design work. We need a systematic approach to our processes that will not compromise or stifle our creative focus. The Centric PLM system will provide Proenza Schouler a level of business process sophistication equivalent to the level of design sophistication the brand has achieved, adds Lataillade.

Allowing Proenza Schouler to maintain its focus on design, the Centric 8 PLM software for fashion and luxury goods companies will result in significant reduction in the myriad of Excel sheets that staff has been using to manage the business. Getting to a single version of the truth about the product means our teams will not be sidetracked from their creative contributions by tedious inefficiencies, Lataillade explains.

Proenza Schouler selected Centric 8 PLM for fashion and luxury companies for several key reasons.

Flexibility. Centrics PLM system meets the apparel industrys specific and unique need for flexibility, says Lataillade. The iterative, collaborative design process that is characteristic of the apparel industry demands a PLM system that is designed to incorporate that fluidity, he explains. Centric provides exactly that. It is clearly designed for the apparel industry.

Ability to focus on artistic vision. Artistic vision is built into the heart of all decisions at Proenza Schouler, says Lataillade. Centric 8 will allow our technical design team to focus its time on the artistic, creative processnot on managing spreadsheets.

Integration of rich design graphics. The Centric 8 PLM system is flexible enough to allow Proenza Schoulers design teams to continue working with their current pen-and-ink methods for graphic design. It was music to our designers ears to hear that they can continue to work with their current method rather than forcing them to work in a different way, explains Lataillade.

Advanced material management. High-fashion makers like Proenza Schouler work with rich and expensive materials. Centrics PLM software will give the company the ability to completely manage material selection, sample development and production integration. The Material Management module will allow the company to intricately track raw materials and trims. The Product Specification module will manage grading variations between consumer fashions as well as the bold lines and styles of the runway, adds Lataillade.

Proenza Schouler is a company that is shapingnot followingconsumer demand, says Lataillade. The flexibility that Centrics PLM system provides to approach design is absolutely key for Proenza Schoulers position as a consumer driver.

Centric 8 PLM will help Proenza Schouler free its creative teams from tedious and burdensome distractions, so they can remain focused on delivering visionary, top-quality products to their customers, says Chris Groves, Centric CEO. At the same time, Centric will allow the business team to be more productive and keep the company moving forward. Centrics Agile DeploymentSM methodology, which quickly delivers return on investment for fast-growing customers like Proenza Schouler, will assure the company achieves its business goals swiftly.

Proenza Schouler (

Proenza Schouler is a New York-based womenswear and accessories brand, founded by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez in 2002. The company also has introduced a shoe collection, licensed through Giuseppe Zanotti, Vicini S.p.A. Defined by its fusion of craftsmanship and attention to detail, with a sense of refined ease, the brands inspiration draws from contemporary art and youth culture. Emphasis is on tailoring and use of custom-developed fabrics.

The company has received the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Vogue Fashion Fund award and CDFA Womenswear Designer of the Year award. Proenza Schouler is sold in over 100 of the most exclusive retail outlets worldwide, including Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Harvey Nichols, Colette and Joyce.

Centric Software, Inc. (

Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for apparel, luxury goods and consumer goods companies. Centric 8 delivers easy-to-use functionality to manage critical, inseparable business processes, including product development, sourcing, business planning, quality management and collection management. Centric 8 is a modularized system that implements and delivers value rapidly using an Agile Deployment methodology for PLM.

With Centric 8, companies are able to cut costs and inefficiency, speed new products to market, drive margin improvement, and improve global collaboration and compliance. Global enterprises including INTERSPORT France, Colmar, Christine Laure, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, DSquared2, Ports 1961, Newbrands, Beretta, Fox Head, KlimUSA, Bass Pro Shops, Bravo Sports, Longchamp, Silver Jeans, Sundance Catalog and United Stationers use Centric solutions to achieve revenue growth, reduce costs and deliver trend-right products to their customers.

Centric is a registered trademark of Centric Software. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Infinite Skills | Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Tutorial Video Course Provides Beginner-Ready Training in BIM Software

(PRWEB) July 26, 2012

Training development company InfiniteSkills Inc has announced its new Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Tutorial Video Course, designed to provide a convenient and professional guide to the fundamentals of the industry-leading BIM (Building Information Modeling) solution.

The course includes 89 lessons covering topics from importing CAD files created in other programs to rendering finished models ready for virtual walkthroughs. Available on DVD-ROM or as a direct download from the InfiniteSkills website, the 6.5 hour tutorial uses a self-directed learning model to allow viewers to learn entirely at their own pace.

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Tutorial Video – Training Course for Beginners

Beginning with a basic introduction to BIM concepts and the Revit family of software, the Revit Architecture 2013 training first goes through the program’s user interface, examining the ribbon, project browser and key menus used in professional building design. Next, author Jay Polding moves into project setup, helping viewers work with location settings and CAD imports to create a toposurface and raw outline of the structure to be built, a dinosaur-themed museum that serves as a common model throughout the course.

The Revit training moves piece by piece through viable building design, showing how to create walls, floors, stairs, roofs, ceilings and more. As each component is covered, the Revit tutorials examine the most common professional approaches as well as variations the viewer is likely to encounter in real world projects.

Bowling Joins AchieveIt to Develop Content Library for Execution Management and Strategic Planning Software Company

ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) August 27, 2012

AchieveIt, a leading provider of execution management and strategic planning software, announced today the addition of Lauren Bowling as Content Specialist to its marketing team. As the company aggressively expands across vertical markets, AchieveIt plans to develop industry specific content that will allow organizations to accelerate results through better planning and more precise execution. Bowling will be primarily responsible for developing case studies, white papers, and instructional material to aid in this effort.

Bowling holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After graduating in 2009, she held positions at The Clutter Prescription in Birmingham, Ala., and Scopia Fund Management in New York City. She is also the author of a financial blog aimed at young women.

“Lauren will be a big lift for our team,” said Scott Regan, founder and chief execution officer of AchieveIt. “Our mission is to help organizations execute smarter, faster, and better, and developing an ongoing library of outstanding content is an important ingredient of our customer value proposition. To have someone of Laurens creative and writing talent will enhance our ability to accelerate the results curve for our clients.

In June, AchieveIt released Version 4.0 of its cloud-based software and reorganized the company to move into vertical markets outside of healthcare, where the company got its start. With Version 4.0, AchieveIt unveiled three new applications: ExecuteIt, AnalyzeIt, and ImproveIt. These applications help accelerate performance in strategic planning, strategy development, execution management, and performance improvement.

About AchieveIt

Serving more than 130 clients in 40 states and South America, AchieveIt helps organizations transform vision and goals into tangible business results by executing smarter, faster, and better. Through its suite of cloud-based strategy development and execution management applications, AchieveIt accelerates transformation through enhanced accountability, transparency, and execution. The company provides an innovative set of online tools to develop, monitor, and implement strategic and operational plans, performance and quality improvement projects, and leadership and management programs. A national thought-leader on strategy development and execution management, AchieveIt offers free execution management and strategic planning webinars and white papers on its website at

EMANIO, Inc. Announces Fully Supported Business Intelligence Software Trial

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012

EMANIO, Inc. today announced a new program designed to make test driving its revolutionary 100% browser-based business intelligence software easy and simple. Through the new program EMANIO customers can take advantage of a fully-functional in-house install of the browser-based platform while enjoying the full support of EMANIO’s professional services staff for up to a full 15 days.

“This new program gives our prospective customers an ideal way of being able to get an in-depth look at our product without worrying about support or questions,” said Mr. Walter Paliska, EMANIO’s VP of Marketing & Analytics. “We recognize that purchasing a business intelligence platform is not a simple decisions, and testing a software platform using your own data is a critical first step,” continued Mr. Paliska. Through the new program, EMANIO customers can contact the company’s sales department to arrange for a fully supported evaluation. If approved, the client receives a fully functional software install along with full access to EMANIO’s technical support and professional services team to help during the evaluation period.


EMANIO combines almost 20 years of Data Integration experience with highly interactive and intuitive Business Intelligence, Analytics and Visual Data Discovery software solutions that enable large and mid-size organizations to make better business decisions quicker. EMANIOs Context! and Insight! products are highly intuitive, easy-to-use , browser-based Business Intelligence (BI), Dashboarding and Predictive Analytics solutions, designed using a state-of-the art, zero-footprint architecture for rapid deployment, fast ROI and low cost of ownership.

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iModules Software holds Sixth Annual Sizzler User Conference

Overland Park, Kansas (PRWEB) August 04, 2012

iModules Software, the leading provider of online engagement software for educational institutions, held its annual Sizzler User Conference from July 22-25, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri with a record attendance of more than 400 clients. The conference provided a venue for peer networking and product education for iModules clients from around the world and celebrated a new strategic relationship between iModules and LinkedIn

SoftLayer Replaces Budgeting Software with Alight Planning, Achieves Significant ROI

El Dorado Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

Alight Planning, developers of the first solution to make driver-based planning easy, today announced SoftLayer has achieved significant benefits by replacing their legacy budgeting and planning software with the Alight Planning solution. The full story was featured in a webinar earlier this month with the Institute of Management Accountants entitled: Case Study: Measuring the ROI of Planning Software.

Rand Heer, Alight Planning CEO, comments on the webinar, We were pleased to have over 800 finance professionals attend the IMA webinar earlier this month. The SoftLayer success story is generating a lot of buzz in the industry and third-party analyst firms are expressing interest in developing an in-depth case study that would verify the ROI which is estimated at 50x.

SoftLayer is the global cloud infrastructure platform that operates 13 data centers in the US. Given the rapid growth in this sector, the annual budgeting process was insufficient; SoftLayer took a dynamic, continuous approach to planning throughout the year. SoftLayer first replaced spreadsheets with Centages Budget Maestro software package. In 2009, the finance team began a search to replace Centage with a solution that would enable a more intuitive and integrated driver-based planning model and rapid scenario analysis in order to support the rapid growth.

While Centage was a step up compared to planning in spreadsheets, we could not create an integrated driver-based model, said Gary Kinman, Vice President of Finance and Analytics at SoftLayer, Since sales units were stored in an isolated module, sales units could not be used to drive capital expenses or operations headcount. Of course, we could drive revenue in Centage with sales units, but with Alight Planning, our driver-based model is now fully integrated. Analysis to adjust volume or pricing of a certain product that required 30 minutes in Centage was taking 3 minutes in Alight Planning. Our ability to quickly perform analysis on-the-fly with Alight Planning is leading to better decisions. We now have a better feel for the direction to take as a company.

The ROI Calculator developed earlier this year is generating some interesting conclusions about the state of budgeting and planning software, said Ben Lamorte of Alight Planning. Gary and I reflected on life before and after Alight Planning leading to a documented efficiency savings of about $ 100,000 over the last three years associated with moving to Alight Planning. The $ 100,000 is a result of doing the same things SoftLayer did with Centage, but doing them faster with integrated driver-based panning we call these type 1 benefits. Benefits of over $ 3M were associated with introducing new planning processes that were not even attempted prior to Alight Planning. These type 2 benefits included optimizing cash management and analyzing profitability by location. To our knowledge, SoftLayers implementation of Alight Planning represents the largest ROI documented in the history of mid-market planning software.

About SoftLayer Technologies

SoftLayer is the global cloud infrastructure platform provider built for Internet scale. Headquartered in Dallas, the company operates 13 data centers in the US, Asia and Europe; worldwide network points of presence; and a high-speed global network for secure, low-latency communications. SoftLayers modular architecture, full-featured API and sophisticated automation create a flexible platform that seamlessly integrates physical and virtual systems. With 100,000 servers under management, SoftLayer is the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider in the world, with a portfolio of 25,000 leading-edge customers from Web startups to global enterprises. For more information, please visit or call 1.866.398.7638.

About Alight Planning

Alight Planning is a true driver-based financial planning and reporting software package that automates business modeling for more accurate strategic plans, revenue projections, budgets and rolling forecasts. Its unique architectures and intuitive interfaces provide enable finance teams to rapidly build any driver-based planning model, while delivering traditional budgeting and planning structures such as line item detail, integrated financial statements and multiple-user security. Rapidly deployed and IT-independent, Alight Planning has been embraced by organizations of all sizes. Alight has over 300 customers including Kaiser Permanente, British Telecommunications, Pittsburgh Mercy Health, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and Verizon Wireless. For more information about Alight Planning, visit or call 800-960-7717.