EPM Live Gives Back Bringing SharePoint Project Management to Everyone!

Dec 16, 2010, 07:05 ET from EPM Live

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EPM Live, a global leader in SharePoint Enterprise Project and Work Management applications, has made a big impact on the community over the past year.  EPM Live donates tens of thousands of dollars in software licenses every month to aid non-profit organizations in planning, controlling and executing their projects and work to maximize their contributions to their causes.  "As the season for giving is upon us, what better way to share our successes and good fortune than to give back to the consumers that have supported us over the years," says Joe Larscheid, CEO of EPM Live.  

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Every organization has work.  Having an easy to use, easy to implement and easy to manage collaboration system is critical for organizations to maximize their return and achieve their overall vision.  Managing projects with minimum resources and little funding requires even more control which is why EPM Live has been supporting non-profits by giving them the tools they need to make their organizations successful.  Some of the non-profit organizations that have experienced EPM Live's give back spirit are listed below:

Operation ShareLove: Support Haiti Earthquake Victims:

The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Leogane, approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.   By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded.   An estimated three million people were affected by the quake;  the Haitian government reported that an estimated 230,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless.  They also estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged.  EPM Live donated free copies of Project Publisher to anyone that donated at least $50 to the cause.

Special Olympics:

The Special Olympics World Winter Games Committee needed a project management tool that would allow each venue to manage their tasks independently and have the ability to report their project status to one enterprise site. The Special Olympics World Winter Games Committee uses WorkEngine because the solution provides the highest level of capability and flexibility, with the greatest ease of use in functionality and deployment. With WorkEngine's online Software + Services environment, the solution gave the committee the ability to be up and running within a few business days.   "The solution came highly recommended from the team we were working with on our technology infrastructure. We are a sunset organization and did not have much time to implement and configure a complicated EPM solution. WorkEngine allowed us to add as many users as needed and tailor the solution to our unique needs," said J.P. Benlian, Special Olympics World Winter Games Committee Member.

The Pink Party:

The Pink Party is committed to supporting breast cancer research, patient and family care, education related to environmental/biological causes and the importance of early detection. By bringing the community together to party for a cause, The Pink Party promotes celebration, survival, empowerment and education. The Pink Party used WorkEngine to provide volunteer coordination, event planning and execution, manage all donations and donors as well as establish a portal for all sponsorship communication and correspondence.  

Hope for Gavin:

Tay-Sachs is a rare hereditary disease caused by a genetic mutation that leaves the body unable to produce an enzyme (known as Hex-A) necessary for fat metabolism in nerve cells. Without this enzyme, central nervous system degeneration ensues. The disease is named for a British ophthalmologist, Warren Tay, who first described the disease, in 1881, and a New York neurologist, Bernard Sachs, who first described the cellular changes and the genetic nature of the disease, in 1887.  Gavin is a 5 year old boy who lives in San Diego, CA.  In 2009, Gavin was diagnosed with Tay Sachs disease, a rare and fatal disease.  The Hope for Gavin charity was created to provide support for Gavin and support for the Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation.   The Hope for Gavin team has been using their WorkEngine application to manage all fundraising events, sell tickets, control donations and sponsorships and provide a collaboration environment for all volunteers.  

PMI Chapters (Project Management Institute):

EPM Live has been offering all PMI Chapters the online WorkEngine product for over three years.  PMI Chapters are using WorkEngine to run Chapter business including volunteer programs, conference planning and execution, board meeting minutes and action items, component dinner planning and execution as well as all other simple to complex project management needs.  Because WorkEngine is built on SharePoint, users are able to collaborate easily and efficiently without the need for an elaborate training program.   It also gives PMI Chapters the ability to incentivize volunteers by providing top of the line, best practice software to manage all of their programs, offering them the experience they need to improve their project management skill level.  WorkEngine's security is flexible and scalable so Chapters can collaborate not only with their individual Chapter but can share best practice information across other Chapters in their region as well.  

WorkEngine will continue to give back to the community by providing applications to non-profits that support the entire work and project management lifecycle regardless of work type.   WorkEngine offers its clients solutions that possess the flexibility and scalability to meet specific industry and methodology needs.   These innovative solutions include capabilities such as SharePoint Project Portfolio Management, Project Management, Cost Management, Time Management, Resource Management, Service Management, Agile Management, Business Intelligence and Collaboration.  These capabilities are all designed to work together or separately to meet any organization's specific need.

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About EPM Live

EPM Live is a global leader in Microsoft SharePoint Project and Work Management Solutions. EPM Live's WorkEngine products and services are cutting-edge, revolutionizing the way organizations manage their work. WorkEngine can be consumed online or onsite.

WorkEngine has evolved the Microsoft SharePoint Server stack to a more comprehensive and integrated Enterprise Project Management, Project Portfolio Management and overall Work management system. Building on familiar Microsoft tools, the WorkEngine solution includes web parts, Microsoft Project Add-ins, SharePoint Features, and Industry Best Practices & Process templates designed to work together to help you address your Business Productivity needs.  WorkEngine can be fully integrated with Microsoft Project Professional as well as Microsoft Project Server.  

For additional information: Please contact Heather Champoux at 760-603-9990 or hchampoux@epmlive.com.

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