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AtTask—Enabling Enterprise Work Management in the Cloud
Cloud-based social project management solution providers seem to be doing quite well of late, at least based on AtTask’s upbeat results. The Utah-based provider

attask  at least based on AtTask ’s upbeat results. The Lehi, Utah-based provider of software as a service (SaaS) enterprise work management (EWM) solutions recently announced results for fiscal 2013 with 50 percent year-over-year subscription growth, as well as a whopping 410 percent year-over-year subscription growth of the AtTask Marketing Work Cloud . Results for all key business metrics exceeded targets and established new records—recurring subscriptions within the AtTask client base expanded by 63

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Mavenlink Rounding Out Its Wares for Businesses of All Sizes


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attask  SohoOS, Huddle, Clarizen, and AtTask; Invoicing, accounting, & payments: FreshBooks and SohoOS; and Document sharing/storage: Box, Dropbox, Google Drive , SohoOS, Clarizen, and AtTask. It is expected that Mavenlink will develop a customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities in-house as well as partner with other providers such as salesforce.com and SugarCRM . 2012 was a great year for Mavenlink but one should expect an even more exciting and action-packed 2013 with a number of product, partner, Read More

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Lectra Fashion PLM Becomes the First TEC Certified Solution in PLM for the Fashion Industry


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attask  Fashion PLM Becomes the First TEC Certified Solution in PLM for the Fashion Industry “I can name more fashion PLM solutions than PLM solutions.” This was what I told my colleagues last year when I was working on the creation of a product lifecycle management (PLM) evaluation model geared specifically to the fashion industry. Of course, this was intended as a joke—a fashion PLM solution is still a PLM solution! But, here is the first fashion PLM solution to receive TEC certification. In recent y Read More

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attask  Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice PLM Background Product lifecycle management (PLM) is the foundation that supports the management and automation of product lifecycle processes from early product conceptualization to retirement across multiple organization and enterprise boundaries. Critical to the success of any manufacturer is the ability to utilize the latest electronic commerce technologies available for competitive business advantage, i.e., to leverage them as a secure medium for the flow of t Read More

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