Workamajig® Press Article
Creative Manager Inc. (http://www.Creative-Manager.com), provider of Creative Manager Pro software, has released version 8.4.05 of its flagship product, Creative Manager Proï¿½. Originally slated to be delivered by the end of March, the release is about two weeks ahead of schedule.
The integration with Apple's Mac OS X iCal and Microsoft's Outloook allows users of Creative Manager Pro to send calendar meeting requests, even to those who are not using Creative Manager Pro, and have the invitation show up in the invited person's Apple Mac OS X iCal or Microsoft Outloook calendar.
"Integration with outside systems is an important features that our Fortune 500 clients have asked for. This new release beats our competitors on yet another feature," boasts Ron Ause, Creative Manager's director of marketing, "proving once again that we continually respond to our clients' needs."
These new integration capabilities allow users of Creative Manager Pro to interface with more outside users, and brings Creative Manager one step closer to emulating the calendaring capabilities of Outlook and iCal.
As always with Creative Manager Inc.'s products, no installation or conversion are necessary, and all updates are at no cost to users of Creative Project Manager and Creative Manager Proï¿½. All client logins and vendor logins are always free.
"This new version is the best of both worlds. The goal is to create the best of breed system in all areas, but have it integrated to run the entire business. Since most people love iCal and Outlook, we have done a lot to match their capabilities and this is one more step in that direction," said Ause.
Creative Manager Proï¿½ continues to invest, adding new features that work with Apple's latest Tiger Mac OS X and future Leopard Unix-based Operating System and Microsoft Windows.
When asked about the new upgrade, Ause said "Since so many of our clients service Fortune 500 firms, or are themselves Fortune 500 firms, the addition of the iCal and Outlook integration is a high priority. Our dedication to keeping our products as up-to-date as possible, and the fact that, with our service, it takes only hours to fix problems that with our competitors takes months, has caught the attention of our clients, and has helped us grow through word-of-mouth. Like last month's update, this update is also based on user input. Because 'We're Always Listening!'" Ause said. "Try doing that with Advantage software or Clients and Profits and see how far you get!"
Creative Manager Pro goes beyond costing to offer full Project Management, CRM, Digital Asset Management, billing and accounting, and Extranet capabilities.
Creative Manager Pro (at http://www.Creative-Manager.com), is the only Ad Agency software and Project Management Software for the Creative Design industry, created exclusively for design firms, ad agencies, in-house creative/MarCom departments, and creative service firms. It is a web-based integrated project management software and job tracking solution which streamlines the entire firm, from developing new business, to staffing, managing, and executing projects through to accounting and financial reporting.
Creative Manager Pro is a full-featured, intuitive system which makes project and ad agency management a breeze. Creative Manager Pro supports Customer Relationship Management, Document Management, Shared Calendaring, Accounting and much more. Because it is web-based, there is nothing to install and it can be set up in a very short time. It works with both PC and Macintosh from any location over any connection. It may also be installed locally on the client's own servers. All options include training and support to ensure that clients are up and running quickly.
Among the many features of Creative Manager Pro:
- Graphically view your firm's metrics - manage your firm by the numbers.
- Manage Contacts and Leads
- Create Project Schedules, Calendars and Manage Tasks
- Take your contacts and calendar on the road with iCal, AddressBook & Outlook
- Approve Timesheets, Purchasing, Billing and Budgets
- Review and Approve Artwork Online
- Store and Manage Digital Assets
- Manage and Balance the Books
- Free client and vendor access to streamline workflow.
- Quick startup/import from Clients & Profits, Adman and other systems
- Full-featured CRM (Client Relationship Management)
- Extranet capabilities
- Manage media with an interface with Strata
- Charting of important industry metrics and firm statistics
Take a test drive at http://www.Creative-Manager.com.
The team members at Creative Manager, Inc. have been leaders in ad agency software and project management software for the creative industry and on the Mac OS for over 26 years. They provide their creative clients with two major offerings: Creative Project Manager and Creative Manager Pro. Both programs work seamlessly with the Mac OS and Windows.
Creative Manager Pro is a registered mark of Creative Manager, Inc.
Creative Manager, Inc.