Bamboo’s Product Suite Extends SharePoint With Cost-Effective Tools for Team Collaboration and Project Oversight
September 15, 2008 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bamboo Solutions, a leading provider of products that enhance Microsoft SharePoint, today announced its newest SharePoint product release, the Bamboo Project Management Suite. The Suite features a collection of Bamboo’s top selling Web Parts deemed “must haves” for project managers looking to create a highly-productive web-based project environment in SharePoint. Bamboo’s suite is designed to be easily deployed on either a single server or as a system across multiple departments within an enterprise. Further, Bamboo’s Project Management Suite includes an annual Premium Support subscription that gives customers all new products added to the suite over the life of the subscription period, providing a continuous stream of new functionality. With several new products released by Bamboo each month, customers quickly benefit from access to important tools both today and in the future.
Bamboo’s Project Management Suite extends SharePoint’s out-of-the-box project management capabilities and helps project managers schedule, collaborate, communicate and manage resources more effectively so that projects remain on track and within budget. The suite includes a variety of enhancements to SharePoint that allow users to automate and manage notifications to all project team members, keep task status up-to-date, provide project health stats and measurement of key performance indicators to upper management, the ability to pull data from multiple project sites into a single list for reporting status, and more.
To complement its Project Management Suite, Bamboo has also launched a dedicated topic area for Project Management within its popular Bamboo Nation™ community, currently the 9th most popular online site for users of Microsoft SharePoint. The new topic area now includes a wealth of information related to best practices that project managers can apply in leveraging SharePoint (www.sharepointprojectmanagement.com). Bamboo has secured certified PMP (Project Management Professional) Dux Raymond Sy as the Bamboo Nation resident expert on Project Management. Sy writes articles, answers questions posted to the area’s forum and has authored the book SharePoint for Project Management due out this fall.
“I’m committed to excellence in helping people leverage Microsoft SharePoint in a project management environment,” said Dux Raymond Sy. “Bamboo’s Project Management Suite is taking SharePoint-based project management to a new level of functionality, and Bamboo Nation gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge, provide practical advice and learn from the ever-growing community of SharePoint project managers,” said Sy.
“SharePoint users need the ability to easily share information in any format, collaborate, track projects, costs and tasks,” said Michael Tanner, CEO of Bamboo Solutions Corporation. “With our Project Management Suite, SharePoint can be the perfect answer for these needs. We remain committed to providing the market with solutions that our customers can easily evaluate, purchase and deploy quickly at either a single site or across the entire enterprise,” said Tanner.
The Project Management Suite is available for immediate purchase via Bamboo’s Online Store. The Suite presently includes 18 products and Premium Support for under $8,000. Customers will receive entirely new products added to the Suite during the duration of their Premium Support subscription, which is renewable on an annual basis. For more information visit Bamboo’s online store at bamboosolutions.com.
Bamboo Solutions provides a suite of Web Parts, Solution Accelerators and customized products for Microsoft SharePoint-based project management, social networking, business intelligence, portal administration and content management. In the past two years, over 4,000 customers across 38 countries have benefited from Bamboo’s software development agility, using Bamboo software to implement their SharePoint-based solutions in record time. Customers can easily try, test and buy from the online store and gain access to additional resources through Bamboo’s global network of partners. Bamboo Solutions is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA, with offices in Gothenburg, Sweden and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For more information, visit: http://bamboosolutions.com.