UBM Electronics Partners with Numetrics to Launch SmartPROJECT™ -- Analytics-powered Project Management Software Solution for Embedded Systems Developers Offers Production-proven Project Management with Integrated Advanced Analytics, Agile/Scrum and Collaboration Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO and CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the design engineering and electronics industry's decision makers, and Numetrics today announced that the companies are collaborating to launch SmartPROJECT™ (http://smartproject.numetrics.com/), a new analytics-powered project management software solution for embedded systems developers. 

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UBM Electronics' Embedded Market Survey indicates year after year that meeting target schedules and boosting productivity is critical to achieving competitive advantage.  SmartPROJECT provides project and program managers in embedded systems development with a production-proven project management tool underpinned with advanced analytics, Agile/Scrum support and a full suite of collaboration capabilities. 

SmartPROJECT will be on display next week at DESIGN East, which will take place September 17-20 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.  Managers and engineers interested in a demo of the product can visit booth #1102 during the expo September 18 & 19.

Unlike traditional tools, SmartPROJECT is an easy-to-use, affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that provides research and development teams with powerful analytics that generate accurate project estimates, including schedule and engineering resource requirements.  The product includes an industry database of more than 1,300 embedded software projects comprising a full range of project performance metrics and best practices. SmartPROJECT's predictive models generate reliable estimates of project schedules and staffing requirements during the early stages of a project, as well as enable users to benchmark the execution assumptions of their project plans.  Likewise, users can benchmark their embedded software development capabilities against the industry's best‐in‐class.  The rich set of features within SmartPROJECT enable development organizations to boost their productivity, predictability and on-time schedule performance.

"UBM Electronics is delighted to partner with Numetrics on the launch of SmartPROJECT.  Numetrics has unique technology that enables the creation of powerful tools for managing complex engineering projects and a proven track record of SaaS delivery.  This venture with Numetrics is part of our business' strategic growth plan of reach, services and commerce," said David Blaza, Vice President, UBM Electronics. "We believe the global engineering marketplace will recognize the value of having key data, metrics and analytics, all available in real-time, that will significantly boost their development performance."

Ron Collett, CEO, Numetrics, added, "We are extremely excited to be launching SmartPROJECT with our partner, UBM Electronics.  Developing SmartPROJECT has been a collaborative effort to leverage our respective expertise and create a powerful project management solution tailored to embedded systems development that integrates analytics and incorporates a full range of collaboration tools."

The monthly subscription price of SmartPROJECT is $24.95 per user.  Visit http://smartproject.numetrics.com/ for a free trial and additional information.

Follow Smart Project at https://twitter.com/SmrtProject

About Numetrics
Numetrics (www.numetrics.com) provides project and program managers in leading semiconductor and embedded software R&D organizations with production-proven analytics tools and project management solutions to create project schedules and resource estimates that are far more accurate and reliable than projections based solely on intuition and traditional tools/methods – and in a fraction of the time. The software leverages an industry database of nearly 3,000 IC and embedded software projects, enabling reliable benchmarking of both project plan execution assumptions and R&D performance against the industry's best in class. The company is headquartered at 20863 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Suite 510, Cupertino, CA.

About UBM Electronics
UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for design engineering and the electronics industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development, and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities, and professional education services. More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN, DataSheets.com, Designlines, and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DESIGN, DesignCon, and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

For more information, go to UBMElectronics.com; follow us at @ubm_electronics to get the latest UBM Electronics news.

About UBM
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, and in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to UBM.com; follow us at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.

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For more information on UBM Electronics please contact:
Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing
T: 516.562.5652, E: felicia.hamerman@ubm.com

For more information on Numetrics please contact:
Rie Shigematsu, Director, Marketing
T: 408-351-5813; E:  ries@numetrics.com

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